Best in Show: Our Pick of Canine-Themed Crafting!
The greatest dog show on Earth is back once again for 2018, packed with the world’s favourite pooches all hoping to take home a title! What are we talking about? It’s Crufts of course! At Create and Craft, we love our pets as much as we love our craft kits – so when these two worlds collide, we experience serious happiness overload! Since Crufts is in full swing this month, we thought we’d take the opportunity to pick out our favourite dog-themed crafts. Whether you have a four-legged friend snoozing under your craft table or not, you’ll be hard-pushed not to fall in with this pawsitively adorable collection of canine crafting goodies!
We couldn’t resist kicking it off with this cuddly bunch! If you’re a fan of amigurumi,there’s no way you’ll want to miss out on these luxuriously soft and huggable dogs found in the brand new Edward’s Menagerie Dogs book, written by best-selling author, Kerry Lord. This must-have bundle includes everything you need to create these five handsome hounds, including DK yarn spun from 100% wool, alongside 5 postcard patterns. The best part? These cuddly canines are incredibly low maintenance once created… no feeding, grooming or walking required!
If you just love to sew, you probably couldn’t imagine a way of making sewing any more wonderful than it already is, right? We hear you. But then we saw these fabulous fat quarters! Featuring lovely sausage dog prints in pale and dark blue, with floral fillers and a multicolour bone print, these fat quarters will enable you to transform ANY sewing project into something totally pawsome! Whether you’re creating something for your dog – like a bed, a collar or a bandana – or just something for your own home, this sausage dog print is only going to make it even more fabulous!
This cute little friend is just dying to join you at your craft table! Introducing the Tilda Friends Dog. This gorgeous dog measures approximately 48cm x 7cm, and promises NEVER to chew the skirting boards! The body of the dog is pre-sewn which is perfect for those who find doll sewing a bit daunting, or for young people learning to create and sew. But what’s great about this little chap, is that he just loves to model! Create a variety of hand-sewn garments for him, and dress him up to suit the season, your home decor, or however else takes your fancy!
Just in case Toft’s Hound Dogs bundle didn’t pack enough of a huggable punch, we just had to include Kerry Lord’s Edwards Menagerie Dogs Book. Inside you’ll find a whopping 50 modern crochet patterns for soft dog toys, as well as explanations on techniques and different stitches, and guidance on adapting patterns to create different sizes. You could work your way through all 50 and give them as gifts to friends and family, or create your own canine collection! Search for your favourite breeds inside and bring them to life, one by one!
Pup-lovin’ papercrafters, rejoice! Featuring 12 beloved dog breeds, this fantastic CD ROM is filled with artwork by Bree Merryn that will melt your heart! Discover Fifi the French Bulldog, Gwen the Golden Retriever and all their equally adorable friends. Each design set includes images, toppers, papers, stationery boxes, gift bags, design sheets, cards, and notelets – and you’ll also receive the colour-coordinated cardstock you need to get crafting straight away!
And now, because the best things tend to come in small packages, here’s something for the tiny dog-owners among you! This fantastic pattern set from Simplicity will enable you to create some seriously stylish attire for your miniature bestie. Why not buy the sausage dog print fat quarters, and use them to recreate one of these stunning small dog jackets? And for the most coordinated canines of all, you can also create a matching lead and hat!
An iconic moment from Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’ – the infamous spaghetti scene – has been immortalised in this lovely limited edition die. Ideal for magical scene building in cardmaking, scrapbooking, party stationery, and home décor projects, the sky’s the limit with this romantic design! Add a canine twist to Valentine’s cards, anniversary cards and more – the paper pad coordinates perfectly with the die to make creating professional quality projects easy!
Craftwork Cards Selection – Includes Inspired Illustrations USB, Pampered Pets Collection and Colour Reveal Cards and Envelopes:
This fantastic Craftwork Cards Bundle is just bursting with pretty pets, across a fresh spring colour palette that’s bound to perk up your day! And it’s not just dogs that steal the show in this collection – the cats have climbed on board too! A useful ideas sheet featuring inspiration, hints and tips from Julie Hickey is included, so you can discover just how to make the most of this incredible crafting kit.
And here’s another cute collection that features even more of your favourite pets! Dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits and more come together to make this colourful collection from Kanban a must-have for every kind of animal-loving crafter out there! Inserts, toppers and backgrounds are included to enable you to create beautiful coordinated cards just bursting with cuteness. You’d be barking mad not to check this one out!
Do you have a four-legged friend at home? And will you be creating any of these adorable dog-themed projects soon? Let us know in the comments below!