Sunday, 27 January 2013

Nikki Modelling her coats.

My little girl has certainly been keeping me on my toes. I've lost a 1lb in a week running after her!!

Can you guess what this is?
It look like a swanky fire side rug don't you think? But no animal was hurt in the making of this as it's fake fur. My daughter made Nikki a little going out coat to keep her cosy when she does the rounds of our hamlet. The fur is the reverse of this little red number.
Her she is modelling it, her little tail is wagging so furiously that it's a blur! Of course she shares my love of things red. (and pink) haha. The coat fastens underneath with velcro and around the front. She did have a shop bought one but she kept stepping out of it and didn't like the way it went over her head like a polo neck. (she also had a halter lead which was too big so she has a lead for now) She has her name down for puppy lessons next month so we both will learn what's what with dog training.

Waiting patiently so she can go for a walk. Out and about she saw two huge horses going for a canter with their owners and hardly miffed, was also interested in a couple of chickens but looked at them with distain!

As I thought she needed even a warmer coat to cope with the cold I made her one out of a bit of discarded blue fur, which was thicker.  Another fireside rug....

                                                  Reverse side....
I had a nice homemade pink brooch which I wear but I thought it looked really nice on this piece of fabric, which has green frogs running up it. (In real life it's a bright pink)

Another modelling picture, taken outside Pets@home where she has a micro chip inserted. What was a 5 min job took about 20 mins due to everybody wanting to hold or stroke her!
I used the pattern that my dd made but lengthened it a little bit. I ran out of pink bias binding so had to add a little bit of red to finish it off. I think she is going to have an outfit for everyday soon, made out of scraps of fabric. Maybe even a quirky house mini quilt cover lol.
As my time is taken up such a lot with Nikki I will be posting every two weeks from now on.

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  1. Oh, that is so cute and cosy looking. I knitted a dog coat for a dachshund about a year ago, which was a bit tricky as the doggie had to come for several fittings.

  2. Such a cute puppy. I love your makes.

  3. awwww so cute!! Puppies have a way of consuming all of your time don't they... in the loveliest way though :) x

  4. She is too cute! Goodness! Just want you to know that I will FINALLY be putting your stamps in the mail. I forgot them when I went to the post office a couple of weeks ago, and I've been stuck in the house sick for the last week. They are coming, though!

  5. So very cute. Glad to see that her wardrobe is growing as a girl can never have too many outfits can they?

  6. Oh she just looks so sweet. No wonder everyone wanted a cuddle. The coats are gorgeous and I really like the addition of the pink brooch.
    Ali x

  7. Oh my goodness, Nikki is the cutest little thing ever! Those cute coats just make her even more adorable! She has such a sweet little face :)

    Visiting from Clever Chicks Blog Hop.

  8. Aww she is so cute! Glad to see she enjoys her new coats.

  9. She looks so cute. I like the addition of the brooch.
    Ali x

  10. So adorable. We have a dog too, he's wearing a sweater outside, and he's always freezing in the Winther, so I'll have to try this one! Nice with the warm fur. Thank you for sharing your idea!

  11. Well isn't she just the bees knees in her designer jackets!!
    Love both of them and your doggy. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. WOW. Your daughter is a smart cookie. I am impressed. She must get it from you. These are adorable and they look custom.

    I'm returning your sweet comment love from my blog and happened to notice you have a lovely etsy shop, I am off to check out your bunny ballerina.

  13. Oh my goodness that is the cutest thing EVER!!! I host a weekly party at and would love you to participate!

  14. The little coats are very cute. (I think you linked this post to Sunlit Sunday by mistake?)

  15. Aw she looks so cute in her new coats!

  16. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing these adorable coats on Nikki!

  17. Okay... she is crazy adorable! I love the fur on the inside of the coat. It looks like it adds alot of warmth. I have a chihuahua too! Aren't the just the snuggliest!

  18. This is SO cute and your dog is adorable! Thanks for sharing at Tasty Creations :)

  19. I always wonder if dogs really don't mind wearing these things?! :)
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Babyshoes blog, like mine, get always encouraged to get new comments and nice thoughts.
    And I also remembered that few days ago I was looking your blog and I really fell in love with Timmy the felted Mouse and his/her suitcase :)
    And get idea to also make box like that, from world map. Really cool!
    I stay following your blog, if you liked mine, you are always welcomed back :)