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« on: February 01, 2008 08:44:43 PM »

My New Year's Resolution is a little different. I am going the whole year buying only resale. Thought being, there is enough stuff on the planet now for a person get by on, without making new stuff. Ok, the big exceptions are groceries and any emergency items I might need for home repair or auto. No, a wedge needle for my sewing machine is not a necessity. As much as I want one right now....

My first real challenge has been birthday gifts for the many children in the herd of families my daughter and I run with. I decided to make them all sock doggies. There were 5 birthdays in January alone! I had a big bag of polyfill and once I told people about the project, they started giving me socks.

This is the first time I've posted anything, sorry for the jumpie to: A few finshed dogs



One dog got gifted before getting his picture taken. The film canister is a stash 'barrel' that I give cash, movie money or small trinkets in. Here's a very pink one and some other angles of the doggies.


I found the directions in Martha Stewart kids magazine a few years ago. Here is a link to an online version. I pretty much am making them exactly as you find this tutorial, too many to make to experiment right now. The only thing that I am doing differently is sewing closed the face before attaching it to the body.

These are stupid easy to make, and I'm getting them done faster too. A month in, I have succeeded in avoiding my usual retail haunts and actually have saved some money as an added bonus! (plus, the kiddies love them)

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 09:22:25 PM »

aww, so cute! i love how the pink one has a pocket on it's side
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 09:45:19 PM »

they're awesome!  i love sock pressies too Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 09:56:53 PM »

I love these sooo much! I must make some.

I love the ideas for the pocket and the film canister too. Inspirational!

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008 11:09:47 PM »

those are so cuteee!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008 06:30:19 AM »

oh man, those are *super* cute! Thanks for the link, because I want one, too! Great call on the pockets for $ or gc or whatnot.

The best part of your resolution is that you're going all year buying only resale. Ya you!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2008 06:53:27 AM »

These are awesome!  I so admire the point you are making by not buying anything.  I just may jump on that bandwagon.  You rock girl!
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2008 08:15:39 AM »

oh
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These are so cute I can't stand it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2008 12:34:21 PM »

Thanks everybody!
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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2008 04:01:07 PM »

very cute!!
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