December 11, 2008

Festive dog embroidery

Ok, I may very well be the last person who has discovered this festive dog pattern from Helen Dardik, but please, people, how cute is this?!! There are full instructions to complete your doggie on Helen's blog. My favorite part about this project is it is simple and quick (perfect for last-minute crafting) and even a beginner can make something drop-dead adorable. Just for the record people... this is a dachsund... with reindeer antlers... and ornaments hanging from his festive little head... I'm sorry, I just died from the cuteness.

Need a little help with those stitches? Try these awesome video tutorials from Needle n' Thread (scroll down to see the videos):
Satin Stitch
French knot
Split Stitch
Chain Stitch


  1. That is sooo darn cute! Thanks for the informative-but fun post! Lol! My daughter would love that design.

  2. well you are not the last person, clearly I am! :) Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try it.

  3. haha that dog is soo cute!

  4. What a cute doggie. He reminds me of the dog on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Remember how the Grinch fastened antlers on his dog to make him pull the sleigh?


  5. That pooch is too cute! Thanks for posting the teaching videos. It has been years since I did any embroidery and I was having some trouble with French Knots. The video did the trick.

    Thanks, :-)