I received permission to post this from rantyhippie. I am a bit intimidated to post this, but decided to anyway.
I especially liked how my package for her turned out. This is the best photo I have for it.
She shared some pictures with me of her Lemon Beagle named Buster. And I made a drawing to represent his spunky playfulness. And created a pillow cover. The rope to the front of the pillow cover is a separate tuggy toy that I added for the swap. I also made some homemade dog biscuits in the shape of Texas (where Buster lives). And sent some Scooby Snacks (graham crackers) for her.
The image is applique and hand embroidery using fuzzy fabrics. His tongue is red plastic. The ball is layered applique, and the rope attached is also 3-D. I thought that he turned out mighty cute, and I was careful to get his colors and spots in all the right places. She mentioned for the swap that she didn't like the color brown...but 'duh'. That is color of her dog! I represented his color almost exactly to the pictures.
Here is the link to the Swap Thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433884.0
Thanks for looking!