Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mom's a Doggie Fashion Designer!

Our Mom has always been a little on the creative side. Back a few years ago, she was into knitting and had made lots of scarves and even a baby blanket for one of her friend's new baby. Then she got into jewelry making, as you all know, and has now moved on, besides the jewelry making, to sewing.

When Mom was a little girl, she took sewing lessons with all her little friends from this woman in her neighborhood. But then she grew up and didn't sew anymore, except for the time she made a medieval costume she wore when she used to go to King Richard's Faire.

Butt, ever since we came into her lives, she's been wanting a sewing machine in the worst way! She said that she wanted to make us clothes herself, because she's always looking for particular outfits and gets frustrated when she can't find them, or the colors that she wants. Plus, we think that she just has too many ideas in her head that she wants to get out!!

So, when her birthday rolled around, she decided one day that that was it....she was definitely going to get a machine. She called Grandma for help in buying a good machine (Grandma is also a very big sewer, she used to make Mom and Uncle clothes and Halloween costumes when they were little and has moved on to making beautiful quilts and wall hangings). Grandma went to a local sewing machine shop and one day Mom came home with a brand new shiny sewing machine!

We are very pleased (and proud) to debut her first creation.....her Sunshine & Daisies dress, designed after the Lilibell's Jewels Sunshine & Daisies necklace!

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Don't I look so pretty in it?
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Mom said that she is going to make a leash to match it.....our Mom is so very matchy matchy, BOL!

We would like to add, for all you hoomans who think it is silly and/or cruel to dress dogs in outfits, that I, Lilibell, just LOVE to dress up! Besides making me look and feel like a princess, because I am a little one and my fur is very, very short, I get cold a lot and clothes help me to not shiver. Chewy only gets dressed on special occasions, he has a much higher body temp than I do and only shivers in the dead of winter.

Keep your eye out, Mom has lots of ideas in her head and we foresee a storm of sewing in the future!!

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10 comments:

Louisiana Belle said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! When was it?

Secondly, I wish I could sew. I tried to fashion a smock top in junior high and it looked like a 2 year old put it together.

You are two lucky chis to have custom made outfits! We could not be happier for you. Can't wait to see more photos!

The Two Country Poodles said...

I love dressing up too. I just love you dress Yellow looks stunning next to your furs! Our momma just learned to sew and has gone sewing mad! She is mostly making collars and leashes cause she very matchy matchy too. Every tag must have a collar and every collar must have a leash. BOL


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo
& Uncle Puppy

Draco and his Mom said...

You look very pretty in your cloths...your mom is good with her sewing machine. Your necklaces are great too.
Wags,
Draco

Jemma the Chihuahua said...

Oh wow, that is awesome. Your mom is very good at this! I wish my mom could sew so she could make me clothes.

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

Gail, my birthday was back in March!

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

What a beautiful dress, your mother is obviously a genius with the sewing machine.
You look so pretty Lilibell!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

You look beautiful Lilibell!! And your jewelry matches too!! We love it!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Lilibell, please tell our auntie that we said she did a FABULOUS job! Mom is going totally bonkers over that dress. She said it is too perfect for words. Whatever that means. We all love the yellow (of course), the necklace, and we can't wait to see the matching leash. You know our Mom is all matchy matchy too. What are we going to do with our moms? They are a handful!

Chihuahua kisses,
Lexus

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Lucky you, now you will have many beautiful dresses and thanks to your mom's skills. Our congrats for you and your mom. Peggy and Mhathy

Twix said...

Beautiful! That's all I can say is Beautiful! You are one lucky girl, Lilibell!
Snuggles,
Twix