Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Doggy pins!

The wonderfully sweet Jacqueline of Cheapskate Blethering inspired this piece -- her love for her rescued canines is an example to all of us. You know I've said it again and again -- adopt, don't buy, and give an abandoned animal a real chance at a full, happy life. Just look at Buddha and Abby -- aren't they adorable?? Woodgy woodgy woodgy woodge (smooshy dog head cuddling sound most doggy people are familiar with).


Well, a lovely lady in Georgia requested a pin with a Boxer, and after looking at all the sweet doggy faces in my vintage books and magazines, I decided to include custom Dog pins in the shop! They're crazy colourful and fun and unique -- just like our canine chums. I'm currently working on an order for a Schnauzer, which tells me that most of us doggy people really do love our canine friends and having them with us wherever we go (well, almost haha).

As with all my other collage pins, each Doggy pin is a OOAK collage made from recycled heavyweight cut paper and shiny foil elements, mounted on thick illustration board, and protected by several layers of glossy varnish. They are painstakingly hand-cut, sanded and assembled, making every piece a unique work of art!

Every Doggy pin measures approximately 3" round, and features a cute picture of the canine of your choice -- a sweet yet sassy accessory for an environmentally-friendly kid or grown-up! Pin them to your coat, your bag, your favourite beret!

All the pieces featured here -- except the Boxer -- are currently available in the shop; I'm thinking if any of my dear readers here express an interest, I'll give you a 10% discount for a Dog pin of your choice! Just be a follower and the first to leave a comment saying so (valid till June 3rd) -- these teeny giveaway things sure are fun!

20 comments:

Sulky Kitten said...

These are so cute, Jan. You're so inventive!

Sara said...

Ohhhhh this is adorable ^^ and you can make it with cats too although I prefer dogs :D
have a great week!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

These are adorable! And yes....ADOPT! There are so many wonderful animals waiting for a loving home.

two birds said...

i love jacqueline's blog! and i love these inspired pins. how fun!

Christine Altmiller said...

adorable!!! it took me 41 years to discover the love of a dog and now i know there is no returning from that :-)

Kim Alston said...

These should be a really big hit with dog owners! They're cute.
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Our Neck of the Woods said...

What lovely and unique pieces! I've been following Jacqueline's blog for a while now! I love her! :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thanks so much for finding and following me, Jan. You and Jacqueline are stellar ladies, and your crafts are adorably cheery. So glad to return the follow and I'm looking forward to more fun doses of Bikbik.

xoRobyn

Gloria said...

Aww these are sweet and even better because of the inspiration! I've adopted twice, the only way to go for me.

Jill said...

These are adorable!

Chelsea St.Pierre said...

They are a work of art indeed!!! from France with love ...back from camping soon keep well!

Magic Love Crow said...

These are precious! Well done ;o)

Dee said...

The pins are wonderful

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Just so precious x

Rosemary said...

What a great idea and for such a wonderful cause :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so adorable! Dog owners will be all over them. :)

Gloria said...

Oh I'm such a sucker for anything dog themed - love these!

Linda said...

Very nice! People love their dog-friends!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Isn't Jacqueline great? I love the pin you made for her. Our farm dog Scooter is a border collie that came from a rescue and he is the best dog we've ever had.

Debbie Nolan said...

Jan - these pins are awesome. You are quite talented. Thank you for sharing.

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