Don't you just love Scottie Dogs? I sure do! They are so cute. In a little town where I grew up there was a house that loved Scottie dogs. The owners had Scottie statues, planters, silhouettes and even their house number plaque had a Scottie dog on it. The house is still there, but the Scottie dogs are gone. I am not sure where they went. The house still looks the same. Neat front yard, shutters still a burnt red, Adirondack chairs still crispy white and flowerbeds maintained. That house instilled a love of Scotties in me. How charming that a pet owner would love their pet so much that they built a house theme around them. I always wondered what it looked like inside the Scottie house.
I grew up, married and moved away. Now, I only saw the house a few times a year. It was during this time that I remember Christmas at Scottie dog house. They decorated heavily on the outside. A few Scottie dogs tucked here and there, but mainly a traditional theme dominated. I will visit Scottie dog house again this year at Christmas and will look hard to see if any Scotties are peeking out among the bushes. So, in honor of the Scottie dog house at Christmas I have made a fun Scottie Dog Trinket Box.
You can't tell it from this picture, but Scotty has a snowflake perfectly balanced on his nose.
I do not like this photo (it's a little harsh) but included it to show you the snowflake. It show up so well against the red.
Pattern for Christmas Scotty Dog.
Felt, ribbon, painted box, punched snowflake
Stitch used: buttonhole unless otherwise noted
Sew the two belly pieces together (this is the piece in lower left corner) along straight edge.
Now sew one of the two body pieces to the belly piece starting at neck, then front leg, belly, back leg.
Add other body piece and start stitching back leg, belly, front leg.
Stitch neck, chin, nose, snout, neck.
Stuff legs and head.
Stitch another 1/2", stuff body and stitch closed.
Glue tail, ears, eyes and then snowflake on. I used a Martha Stewart snowflake punch for my snowflake.
I painted the top red and added vintage ric rac. Of course mod podge the lid with ric rac on. Add holly leaves and berries.
I painted the box cream. Added vertical tan stripes, with smaller brush added three horizontal black stripes close to the top of the box and then three to the lower part of the box. I then used the same brush that I used on the tan for the red. Mod podge the box. Dry. Glue Scottie onto box lid.
Have a great rest of the Sunday afternoon!