These little pets were going to adorn the front of t-shirts for Gracie but she requested a new bookmark instead. We've been glued to the "Little House on the Prairie" series or books lately and she wanted to upgrade our old train ticket place marker.
This is, Kitty in a stripy jumper
...and, Puppy in blue trousers.
And the jingly tail is made with items from our collection of things found at the bottom of button tins.
These little pets are not my creation, they are Gracie's designs. I love the personality she gives her subjects. Remember this little lady we transferred to fabric? While Gracie's not overly keen to embroider them herself, she lets me have a go and is very pleased to offer them to you too! This drawing is now available to receive via email by leaving a comment for Gracie on this post. UPDATE: This pattern is now available on my patterns page by a voluntary donation of any amount. Gracie always receives !00% of the donations from the patterns she's designed.
The PDF of this pattern is larger of course, but we printed it at 40% for this bookmark. The black and white ribbon near kitty is from the goddess of gingham, Sonia. Sonia makes the sweetest, more grown-up bookmarks with embroidered linen, and she takes custom orders :)
While G has plans for a blog all her own one day, she's going to start out by creating her own page on this one. She'll let you know when it's up. UPDATE: Gracie has started her own blog, though she's not posting often she has some great stuff. Find her here, at Gracie's Universe.
I'll be back with some surprises and another pattern, the one inspired by my boy and his sweet cheeks - you might like it for Valentine's Day. We've had intermittent Internet connection due to heavy rain and the way the phone line cables are laid, or some such nonsense... but I hope to "see" you Monday.
Have a lovely weekend. Jx