Posts Tagged ‘dog’

So… tired…

November 1, 2009

Despite the fact that I want to die because I’m so tired, I am very excited for tomorrow when I will get to take my strange little holiday menagerie out for a spin and see how people like the custom pet figurines.


I’m hoping to make millions.


Actually, I’m just hoping to make a few people excited about getting a totally custom sculpture of their dog in a holiday sweater.


Here are the 4 that are going on tour with me tomorrow:


Fiona and Loverboy….



Woody… (Or as he would prefer to be called on Halloween: Wonder Woody)




And my sweet dog Petey who is no longer with us but still enjoys his holiday cookies…..



… and who always sat with his arms like that.  We had our suspicions that he was a little… you know…  And we loved him for it.


Stop by my etsy site for more details and tell your friends! (


No really… do it.  Do it now.



Trick or…

October 8, 2009


A finished bag of Halloween treats for my (thankfully repaired) doggy trick-or-treater.LevelsIMG_3677

And so it begins…

October 7, 2009

Okay, technically it began last Christmas when I made my maniacally obsessed parents figurines of their beloved dogs.  These dogs have replaced my brother and I as the most important things in their lives.  And they don’t even try to hide it anymore.

“Stephanie, that’s Darcy’s chair.  If you don’t want her clawing at your face, you should find somewhere else to sit.”

“Stephanie, I can’t talk right now.  I’m busy cooking the dogs’ dinner.”

“Stephanie, I don’t care how much you say you need two, Buddy needs a kidney and you are giving him yours.”

Okay, the last one is both scientifically implausible and entirely fictional, but you get the idea.

So they loved the tiny little Christmas figurines of their corgis and I thought to myself “Hey, if my insane parents love their custom figures, I bet there are other equally ridiculous people who love their dogs more than life itself and would enjoy having a small replica in festive holiday attire.”

Thus an idea was born.  Clear my Etsy shop of absurdly labor intensive felt animal cards and offer custom pet figurines.

But I needed some examples.  Pictures.  No one is going to buy an hand-crafted replica of Rex or Fluffy or Princess without some concrete evidence that I can do their pup justice.

So I present my current project:  Woody


He starts as a fairly expressionless, vaguely dog-shaped entity…


Then slowly becomes a better representation of a dog (and starts looking much less like a mutant harbor seal)…


Then he gets dressed in his holiday outfit.  Call him “CAPTAIN WOODY” from here on out.  He’s a super hero for Halloween…



Then he has to rest for a little while because my hands are as hot as the sun, apparently.

When he cools down a little so that the slightest touch doesn’t cover him with fingerprints, he will get shaped into a much more accurate Woody.  Plus, all of the textures like fabric and fur will be added.

So stay tuned to see what happens with this pink little canine super hero.