Tuesday, 25 August 2015

"Scottie" - Tartan and Scottish Terrier Whimsy Design for August

My inspiration for this month's whimsy comes from one of the fluffiest and most adorable breeds of little pup, the Scottish Terrier.

Scottie Dog vintage style whimsy veil hat

I haven't been in a dog-owning household since we left our golden retrievers behind in America, when I was seven years old. They were bigger than me, and could bowl me over completely, but I don't think that bothered me at all.

Scottie Dog vintage style whimsy veil hat

Despite being more of a cat-lover, when it comes to my personal pet preference, I do love dogs too. And I have always liked Scotties. In fact, a very scribbly fluffy Scottie was the main character in a little comic strip I (very) briefly drew when I was about 11 years old.

Scottie Dog vintage style whimsy veil hat

Strangely, in all my brainstorms of possible whimsy themes, I hadn't considered Scottie dogs, but once the idea was in my brain, I couldn't make it fast enough. And I knew I had this ribbon, with the Black Watch tartan pattern, in my ribbon box, just waiting for an opportunity like this.

Scottie Dog vintage style whimsy veil hat

Mel's Maltese puppy doesn't seem to mind posing with a whimsy featuring a different dog, which just goes to show you that dogs have a less jealous temperament than cats. I'm sure cats would object to such scandalous ideas.

Scottie Dog vintage style whimsy veil hat

The felt dogs are cut out freehand, so they are all a bit different!

Scottie Dog vintage style whimsy veil hat


A nice addition to the year of whimsies collection, I think.
 
Are there any other animals that you think should grace the veil of a whimsy?

8 comments:

  1. Too fabulously cute for words! Aside from how creative + adorable this is, my first though when I saw it how much Joanna from Dividing Vintage Moments would enjoy this particular whimsy, as she's a big scottie dog fan.

    Aww, I'm going to me smiling to myself all day now thinking about this darling topper! :)

    Tons of hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Did I tell you that I LOVE THIS!! I love scottie dogs so much and one day my hubby and I hope to own one (the puppies are too cute!). This is one of my favorite whimsy's yet.

    Awesome job!

    Liz :)

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    1. Hehe I'm glad that you love it so much, and I hope you do get to have one in your life some day. They seem like a fabulous dog to own!

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  3. This is so much fun, the scotties are great paired with the tartan. You are right, no cat would be seen next to a whimsy that didn't feature its own portrait! Thinking of other animals, autumn themed ones like squirrels and acorns or hedgehogs and leaves or badgers and berries, ( do badgers eat berries? If not, they should)!

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    1. Oh I love you Kate-Em!! I have been thinking about a whimsy that features acorns, and I didn't know what else to put on it. Squirrels! Perfect. Actually I love ALL of those ideas. I love all those animals. Especially badgers :) I'm so excited now by these ideas!

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  4. Tanith,

    I adore this hat! Was it difficult to make? I have a Cairn mix, so I love terrier things.

    For the autumn veil of whimsy, foxes or red pandas.
    For winter artic fox or polar bears?

    I truly enjoy your posts.

    Wishing you the best!
    Tambra

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    1. Making the whimsy is very easy, if you missed it I did a tutorial here: http://tanithrowan.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/a-guide-to-making-vintage-style-whimsy.html

      The only trick is cutting out the dogs - but practise makes perfect!

      And I love those suggestions! I adore all of those animals!

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