Monday, December 03, 2012

How much is that doggy (and kitty) in the window??

When I was little I loved getting packages where the package itself was just as fun as whatever was inside.  A friend of my mom's always made the outside of the package special by making little scenes on top, or putting small toys or candies taped to the outside.  I loved getting packages from her...

So for the "littles" on my Christmas list this year, I decided to do the same.  I found this pattern at an estate sale and knew I was going to have to make a couple of these for Christmas gifts.
Aren't they the cutest??
So this past week I have been busy, cutting and sewing and stuffing and swearing.
Some of the parts were a little fiddly, but I wasn't going to give up and I am so pleased with the result.

I used the stuffed animals as package toppers for the "littles" gifts! 
A blue polka dot dog with red and white polka dot ears that can't wait for a little 2 year old boy to give him kisses.

The red and white polka dot dog with black and white gingham ears is looking forward to spending some quality time with a 4 month old little boy.  (I will tell his mom to either cut the tongue off or hang on to this puppy until he is old enough not to chew it off!)

A pretty yellow kitty for a precious 2 year old girl.. 
Hello polka dot kitty, hope you enjoy your new home with my sweet 6 year old great neice.
And until Christmas I will enjoy this menagerie under my Christmas tree!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Blessings
Linda


18 comments:

Kim K. said...

Absolutely precious. I love your fabric selections. They are purrfect. Darling new blog header too.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh so cute, Linda! That pattern front would look cute framed, too! ♥

ImagiMeri said...

Linda those are darling, and what sweet treasures for them to have from you.

Hugs,
Meri

Debby said...

Very cute. I love when packages have fun things on them. My DIL does the best wrapping. I am attempting sock animals. I don't sew with a machine. I had fits with the first one but hope the next ones goes better, hah.

GardenofDaisies said...

Love your little critters! I have a soft spot in my heart for yellow kitty-cats, so that one is my favorite.

Shirley Hatfield said...

What a sweetheart you are! Those precious little animals are so delightful...they will never want to let them go. I need to rethink my gift giving...more homemade and less storebought. Your gifting shows how much you care. =D

My Vintage Mending said...

Linda these are darling..I have always wanted to do one of these older patterns....Did you find it difficult? Smiles..Renee

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

They are very sweet and the children will Love Them!!! I admire you gals who sew!!
Warmly,
deb

Perfectly Printed said...

OMG!! These are the cutest ever!!

chris

Nan said...

Oh Linda these are precious I love them. You did a wonderful job making them, I know what it takes and it's a lot of work. I have one PJ dog here cut out of flannel which is not done yet you have inspired me to get with the program!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
Oh...I just love your sweet vintage critters and so will the little ones. You have been busy and doesn't it feel great knowing that you have made these yourself. I love sewing for the little ones in my life, too.
Blessings to you and thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.
Carolynn xxx

craftyles said...

Linda, They are absolutely adorable. The colors and fabrics you chose are so perfect. They are gonna love them!

Jenny's Heart said...

Adorable and a special treat for your littles :)

Diane said...

Too too cute!

Cheryl said...

Oh those are darling! I have a similar pattern of animals... One day I'll get around to making them! There is never enough time!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You MADE these...oh be still my heart! They are just precious! I'm going to keep my eye open for that pattern! Very cute and sweet!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

You should be so proud of yourself! Oh I wish I could make things like this! They're wonderful!
Happy Holidays :)
Erica

Tammy's in Love said...

The animals came out so nice! I bet you're happy that you persisted and putzed and got them to turn out! Little people are going to be very happy just looking at the box!