Sunday, 7 September 2014

Nikki, a portrait of a dog

Hello chums, this week I've finally finished the 'quirky' portrait that I was making of daughter's little doggie Nikki. It's only taken about 9 months to make!
                                       Getting started....not sure about the background.

                                         A bit of stitching makes all the difference

                                A definate likeness to the real Nikki!

As you can see the background has changed completely. It is a small patchwork piece which is slightly padded and also made Nikki a bit plumper with a bit of stuffing as she was looking a bit 'flat'. The body is made from an old cardigan.

She has all her favourite 'photos' surrounding her. Her twin puppies, her favourite person in the whole wide world (my dd) Tigger the cat (who doesn't like Nikki!) a plate of bones and of course.....our dear Archie.

Above our fireplace. Hmmm... best not get to comfortable there, cos it's going to my daughters and hopefully it will make her smile when she looks at it, as it did me whilst I was making it.

Not to leave Archie out here, he is with a big bowl of grapes that were growing in our polytunnel,

now in the process of being made into wine.
They look yummy but not for eating raw sadly as they are small,pippy and a wee bit tart. Last year we had about 3 bunches which were added to some jam and that was rather delicious. Not bad for a 99p grape vine eh!

and so, on to this weeks Linky parties


  1. That is fab! So cute and so much detail. love love love it!

  2. It's fabulous, I'm sure you daughter will love it.

  3. I absolutely love that picture - so much detail and beautifully quirky! I'm sure it will be treasured x

  4. Oh my goodness! This is absolutely fab. A true likeness indeed. I love it as will your Daughter. Hugs Mrs A.

  5. Absolutely Adorable! And it has your own personal style all over it, as well as a likeness with the original dog. So well done. Thank you for linking it up with us at the party. Hope to see you again tomorrow!