♥ be my valentine? ♥

miniature mohair dog

thanks to everyone for the wonderful response about my new pups! there is still one little doggie needing a forever home: Snoopy (tie dyed mutt), house-trained and looking for love.
"haaaaang on sloopy snoopy, snoopy hang on" ♫... sorry couldn't help myself ;) SOLD, thank you!


new mini dogs today!

putting the final touches on the the new mini puppies! they will be posted today at 5:30pm Central on my web site. an email announcement will go out to the special folks on my mailing list (join on my web site) when the pups are ready for adoption! xoxo


new giraffe design!

almost a year in the making (see this post), finally i have unveiled my giraffe design today on PFATT Marketplace! Zola (= african for "love") had been very patiently sitting on my studio shelf awaiting tail, ears, face, horns for many months. i kept procrastinating figuring out the final details so i'm happy she turned out incredibly sweet. Zola is 7 3/4" tall or 6.5" seated, so she is a perfect momma for your mini bears. a little something to warm your heart on this snowy february day ♥ adopted, thank u!


family pawtrait special order

the real-life inspiration:

last month i completed a unique extra special special order. i was commissioned to create a family "pawtrait" of a loving couple, Darin + Nancy and their 2 cats to celebrate Nancy's big 60th birthday. it was to be the centerpiece (main gift) of a party aptly themed "life's a bear". i used tie dye mohair for Darin to represent his tattoos. the bears/ cats sit atop the family lily pad. as i was nearing completion of the set, Darin informed me of some exciting news! they just adopted an italian greyhound pup and asked if i could include him in the portrait too. so i came up with a totally new mini dog design, and was pretty pleased with the results (their pup is pictured top right, bottom left pic i googled for additional reference):

t'was an honor and delight to create Darin + Nancy's bear family portrait!

if you would like a one of a kind bear-portrait of your loved ones for a special gift or occasion, please contact me.
p.s. i will be working on more little pooches for valentine's update