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stitched a wire-haired fox terrier

Oz1tg

Oz1tg

Whenever my friend Anne's birthday comes around, I try to make something for her. Her dog, Ozzie is one of my favorite inspirations. This year I decided to stitch him onto a flour sack towel. I started with his silhouette and sent the unspotted jpeg to Anne's daughter Maggie. Sweet Maggie drew in the spots for me and returned the file with recommendations for spot colors. (Love the internet!)

That night I drew the design onto a towel with a wash-away quilt marker and stitched him up. 

Oz2tg

Oz2tg

How cute is Ozzie?!

Ozfabric

Ozfabric

So cute that I uploaded the design to Spoonflower and turned him into a yard of fabric just for Anne. By now, I've made a few projects out of it which I'll show you later after I send them to her. 

Loved the fabric design so much that I tweaked it to remove his name (actually just the Z) and then posted it on the Spoonflower site for sale. Seriously, I could do this all day long. Draw, stitch, make, sew. Repeat.

Happy, happy birthday, Anne!

1ozzie

1ozzie

That's Ozzie peeking through his custom window in the garden gate.

mary and my girls

maggie + james

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