Adorable, Adorable Felted Frenchies!

Posted by Sharkey

Last month on Martha’s television show, an entire episode was devoted to Etsy.  As you may know, Etsy is an online marketplace where people all over the world run virtual shops to sell their handmade or vintage items, art and supplies.  Etsy member, Jennifer Thornington, was at that show and presented Martha with a very special gift.

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What's wrong Francesca?  Why so down?

1 What's wrong Francesca? Why so down?

I want to run around outside but Dr. Jean said I need to be leashed and supervised so I don't rub my eye.

2 I want to run around outside but Dr. Jean said I need to be leashed and supervised so I don't rub my eye.

Well, maybe this will cheer you up.  Look what I found on the kitchen counter!

3 Well, maybe this will cheer you up. Look what I found on the kitchen counter!

Look!  It's a little you and me!

4 Look! It's a little you and me!

Martha recently did a whole show on Etsy and featured many designers.  These adorable needle felted likenesses were made by Jennifer Thornington, who sells on Etsy.
http://www.marthastewart.com/901112/etsy-show

5 Martha recently did a whole show on Etsy and featured many designers. These adorable needle felted likenesses were made by Jennifer Thornington, who sells on Etsy. http://www.marthastewart.com/901112/etsy-show

She must have used this photo of us wearing our bejeweled collars for inspiration!

6 She must have used this photo of us wearing our bejeweled collars for inspiration!

Let me take a look, Sharkey.  I want to see how much it looks like me!

7 Let me take a look, Sharkey. I want to see how much it looks like me!

It looks a lot like you, Francesca!  If you send Jennifer a photo of your pet, she'll design a felted copy for you.  She constructs them out of wire frames and wool yarn.

8 It looks a lot like you, Francesca! If you send Jennifer a photo of your pet, she'll design a felted copy for you. She constructs them out of wire frames and wool yarn.

Jennifer raises her own sheep and even handspins the yarn for her creations.  She also has her yarn for sale in her Etsy shop.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jstforewe

9 Jennifer raises her own sheep and even handspins the yarn for her creations. She also has her yarn for sale in her Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/jstforewe

I think ours are pretty spot on, don't you?  What an endearing gift to give Martha or any pet owner!

10 I think ours are pretty spot on, don't you? What an endearing gift to give Martha or any pet owner!

Comments (17)

  • Good Morning F & S

    They sure are cute little doggies. I bet Lynn could make those she is very crafy. Franny how is that eye healing? It looks very uncomfortable are you in pain?

    Well I had a crap of a day yesterday, found out Super Nanny is moving in next Monday. Dad is taking mom away for a few days without us and we get "SN" isn't that a bite in the butt for a Monday evening. The only good thing is that Nicole is moving in also which means lots of food at a lower level and she loves to feed me :)

    Rain here all day which means lots of nap time. Not much computer time Mom has an early meeting. Hell I'm going back to bed :(

    Zoe

  • Hey Ladies!
    How nice of Jennifer to make those little doggies. They sure do look like you two! Just darn cute!
    Hey, Zoe, is a Super Nanny so bad? I haven't decided yet which is worse/better. Staying home with an SN or living in a cage. I'm mad because Mimi & Papa haven't been taking me to visit anyone. OK enough of the pouting. Hey, I'll check in later to see how everybody is doing. We have great weather here, sunny all week.
    Later.......Your pal, Rebel Boy do I have clean teeth now!

  • Rebel you are right I shouldn't complain about Super Nanny. I've never had to stay at a doggie day care mom and dad always have her come to the house. If she would just let me sleep in bed :(

    Zoe

  • Good morning everyone,
    Wow, that lady does good work. They really look like you girls. Didn't she do one of GK? I would have liked to see that. Sooooooo, how is the recovery process coming along for the three of you? I hope you will all be back to yourselves real soon.
    Rain, rain, rain. I really have to try and find other programs to watch on tv. I gave up on the Girls Gone Wild Canine Version. I am going to go through the channels and see if there is a Doggie Bachlorette show. If there is, I hope she is a very pretty chow lady. hehehehehe
    I will check back with you guys later today.
    Love to all,
    Maddox
    PS - Mammy Jean starts her walking and doing steps and all that stuff today. I bet she will be tired when she is done. But, when she is done with that, she will get to come home and that is a very good thing.

  • Hello ladies, Kirby.
    Things are looking up around here; it stopped raining and the sun is out. I’ll catch some rays today before it gets too hot out. I’ll be alone for a while today while Mommy and Daddy have their teeth cleaned. I’m glad I don’t have to do that. I try to keep my teeth clean by chewing on something hard like Milk Bones. I keep telling them that’s what they need to do, but they just don’t listen to me at all. Daddy says that chewing on hard things makes his teeth break. He had a giant filling done last week. He said they had to back up a cement truck to fill that tooth. He has some teeth capped but doesn’t want any more at his age. Almost forgot, it’s nap time again.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Absolutely Darling, Darling!!! :-) Jennifer Thornington sure is talented, and to share her talent with you guys was so nice.

    I'm tired this morning because Kitty did not come home till early this morning...I can't sleep because I worry if she's OK....and to top it off, I had a nightmare, I'm worn out mentally and physically (I did a lot of running LOL)

    Good to hear Mammy Jean is starting to walk!

    have a great May day!
    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

  • Hi Girl Friends, &G.K.+Glue Squad, I sure would love to have those cute little toys that Jennifer T. made especially for Martha! I agree that they certainly resemble both of you beautiful girls and hope Lynn will make some to resemble our Angel Basil! Sure hope you girls are feeling lots better and hope GK is doing well, also! Rebel, sure glad you are back home and hope you are having more fun with your family! Maddox, thanks for sharing the latest information about Mammy Jean and I know you will be happy to have her back home! Karen, hope you are doing well! Ran into the 'error 404' again so didn't look at the photos today-how do we get rid of that? Mom is even having trouble getting signed in on the website but everything will probably be fixed soon. Hope all of you have a great day and stay safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Ladies,
    Had trouble getting on the blog this a.m., just like you yesterday Sonya with that error 404-not found message, and then hard to get back on. Zoe, keep your spirits up, you do get to stay at home. Mom has been working so hard, she needs a break. And Rebel, I can just see your teeth sparkling from here. Maddox, keep sending Mammy Jean photos of all the gang. That will make her smile. Don't forget about the show I told you about starting on May 30th. It is a reality show on dogs. I know, I know, it is PG, but something is better than nothing. And Kirby, my husband had dental work done too last week. A crown came out, so out went the tooth. Poirot, I am very grateful for your information on Lyme Disease. It is becoming more and more prevalent here in Colorado. From what I have read the ticks are different than the ones that give us Rocky Mountain Tick Fever--the ones causing Lyme Disease are very, very tiny. No wonder they are hard to find. Chloe, you will have to call Zoe when Super Nanny comes. And Abby, be careful in the water at those lakes--your Frenchie side will sink like a rock. Kitty, don't stay out so late and worry Mama Delia. I hope everyone has a great day today.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Lynn

  • and one more thing....the most important... tomorrow is Sweet 16 Cora Belle. I will get the recipe out for the biscuits and post later.
    Hugs to you,
    Lynn

  • Jennifer is certainly a talented woman. I hope she did one of G.K. as well to make a nice trio gift for MommyM. Finally that stinky error 404 went away. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Good to have you back Rebel, glad your teeth are sparkling now. Zoe, sorry that Super Nanny is back but at least you get to be at home with your sibs. Try to take it easy Delia now that Kitty is home again.

    Pre-Birthday Greetings tho Cora-belle! :smile:

  • Hello Girls and GK,

    Those little doggies look so cute and just like you girls. But where is GK???? Mom is going to check out the web site.
    Well, something happened last night and it made Abbie a bit upset :( I caught a bird last night and it was so much fun :) LOL Those robins were just asking for it. They were all in the trees making so much noise then one swooped down close to my head. And next thing you know....it's in my mouth. Then the rest of them came swooping down at me. Abbie and mom are in the house shouting out the window but I wasn't letting go. Then I heard Abbie say "shock her mom" :( and bam.... I feel that tingle. I dropped that bird but wasn't done. I gave it a wack with my pawl and down it went again. Then I got another tingle LOL After that I gave up and ran up to mom.
    We thought it was dead. Watched it for a bit, then all of a sudden it got up and hopped away. Don't know if it was able to fly but atlease I didn't kill it. Hopefully Frankie, the cat, across the street didn't gt it.

    Well off to take my nap before mom takes me for my walk. Have a great day everyone!

    Chloe xx

  • ..Hi everybody.. cool felt doggies!..super nanny..yikes! good luck with that!..Happy to hear mammy Jean is up and about..can hardly wait for the dog cookie recipe, Lucinda says that is my special b.day present today from the Lynn..and that she will make them today and pass them out at my party tomarrow..we are going to call them the WARRIOR PRINCE cookie..the chiweenies are coming to my party and watch out critters just got word the full size bulldogs will be here and the siberian husky from down the road..it will be such fun!..all us doggers have a special pen to hang out in after we eat and the humans can sit around the bon-fire..wish you all could come to my party!...James and Lucinda wish they had dental insurance..something about costing an arm and a leg..maybe they should chew on pig ears to clean their teeth!..Delia..kitties are naughty little things..Kit-Bang used to go out in the woods and stay gone for days..she would worry us to death..then come home and sleep for days..Looks like another sunny day here in the Pacific N.W.,..so I better go on a walkabout..and then take a snooze..over and out, Cora-Belle P.s. I feel the urge to bark at everything I see today..so i will fire off some extra barks for all you, my glue squad buddies

  • Simply adorable! I do admire those who are crafty. I've yet to learn how to sew a button on a shirt! :)

    Etsy is fun and I do browse often.

    You are much loved F&S by a lot of people!

    Be well!

    gail

  • Hi Birthday Girl Cora belle,Sharkey,Francesca, Lynn, Maddox, Rapper Zoe and all the glue squad,
    Wow those little french bulldog felt dogs are really cute. I hope there is one of Mr. G.K. too. Really fascinating how they are crafted.
    Cheer up Zoe, at least you are not in a pen. maybe super nanny will be nice and bring cookies or maple bars?? Rebel we bet your teeth look great and it will help your overall health too. Must be dental week because my mom had her teeth cleaned today too! She was in a grumpy mood before it was done but is happy now. Delia, hope you catch some zzz's. Lynn, thank you for the advice about lake swimming, I don't know too much about it so far. Did tiny dog paddling. Maddox, is there a Canine Baywatch for you to see?? hehehe.Devils lost the first game last night, wonder if there are any hockey dog fans.
    Mom is busy crafting bead bracelets today so I am napping. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORA BELLE!!!(early!!!)
    Love to all my buddies, Abby the frenchie pug

  • Yo, Chloe, good job on the bird..the winged offender should have stayed away from you..should have shocked it!..but that is just how us old farm/ranch dogs think!..later, Cora-Belle

  • O.K. everybody here is my very own recipe for dog biscuits. I make them every year at my craft shows and all the money from them goes to rescues.Remember this year will be the French Bulldog one. I love Lucinda's name for them. Before today they were just Pumpkin Banana Dog Biscuits a.k.a Warrior Prince Biscuits They have been French Chef approved!!

    2 cups Whole Wheat Four
    1 cup unbleached flour
    1 egg
    1/4 cup Canola Oil
    1/2 cup mashed well Bananas
    1/2 cup Pumpkin (canned is good or fresh if you have it)
    2 T. Molasses
    Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Now that bake time if for high altitude here in Colorado, so it might not be as much elsewhere. You just have to see. Now remember Cora Belle, I will personally bake them for you if you want. Also, I usually double the recipe. Roll it out like sugar cookies to about 1/8 to 1/4 thick and I cut them with a big cutter that looks like a dog biscuit.
    Hugs and smiles,
    Lynn
    P.S.Please give Cora Belle my e-mail and if she wants to send me her address, she can and I will bake her some biscuits.

  • Those are pretty cute Felt Doggies.. just like Frannie and Sharkey.
    Frannie, I will be so happy for you when you can toss the Halo. You win a gold star each day you wear it. Very proud of you for hanging in there with it. Where's GK? Miss you GK... are you out there winning ribbons again?
    Little tired this evening
    Happy Paws to you all.
    Little Lola

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