Bait Pocket Squeakers-slash-Ornaments
These unique, handmade ornaments are designed with a dual purpose.
For the dog show exhibitor, they are equipped with a squeaker to get your dog's attention in the ring.
Outside the ring, they make a cute ornament for your tree, a keepsake, collectible, or great gifts for your 'doggie' friends.
They are made of felt, and totally hand-stitched. Occasionally I might use a bit of fabric ink to indicate a marking that would be too difficult to stitch on.
I have made many toys for pets, but THESE are strictly for the enjoyment of the owners.
Note that these are 'caricatures' and, while meant to be reconizable, are not designed to be overly realistic. Consider them more of a three-dimensional 'Cartoon'.
Some patterns can be interpreted as more than one breed. You may see a Foxhound or a Sheltie....I may see a Beagle, or a Collie.
(Some imagination may be required.)
Felt colors are becoming increasingly limited and can be restrictive. I welcome all ideas of how to best 'suggest' the colors and features of your favorite breed.
Most breeds range in price from $10 to $15, and each piece may take several hours to make. I take special orders, and will do my best to complete them in a timely manner.
The breed list steadily grows! The thumbnail pictures below indicate what patterns I have actually constructed one or more of at this time. Colors may vary, and differences in tone may be due to photography. All photos might not be arranged alphabetically. If you don't see your breed in the thumbnails, please don't hesitate to ask me to try to design something for you. I am also currently have a cat pattern, a moose, and a fox, and may add many other animals in the future. Stay tuned!