|"Cam! Mags! Look at how beautiful these are!"|
"Hey! It's us!"
Mom's very creative friend, our Aunt Denise (some of you may know her as Genny and Chai's mom!) MADE these! With thread! Let's get a better look!
|Thread painted ornaments!|
Aunt Denise started up a business not long ago called "DogGone Memories" (website at that link, FaceBook page at this link). Here's a quote from her website to help explain:
DogGone Memories uses fabric and thread to create artful memories of our beloved companions, past and present. Pet memorial quilts with photo images and thread painted portraits are my specialties. 25% of proceeds go to animal rescues.
Isn't that fabulous?!? We love the part about animal rescue! Mom has gifted a couple special friends larger thread paintings of their pups, and a while ago, Aunt Denise asked if she could use photos of us as models for prototype ornaments! Wow! We were honored. As a surprise, she sent us the ornaments this week!!!
Here is the photo Mom sent her of me:
|ME in thread!|
Her colors are perfect and she captured my "look" perfectly! Let's take a look at Maggie's!
Here's the photo Mom sent:
... and here's Maggie's ornament:
Her attention to detail is remarkable - and to be able to do it on something this small is amazing! Mom knows that is a huge challenge! Aunt Denise is so creative, so skilled, and wow, so very generous, too!
If you're interested in her work, please check out her website! She does all kinds of thread paintings and quilts, personalized just for you! Fellow pups and kit-cats, maybe you'd like to be thread-painted -- or perhaps your people would like a memory of a past pet stitched into something special! She will work with you, creating something unique and oh, so special!
Thank you again, Aunt Denise!
(And Mags, Mom, and Dad!)
PS: We were gifted these ornaments with no strings attached. (Threads, yes, strings, no. 😁) We asked if we could blog about them because they are such lovely, one-of-a-kind keepsakes. We know some of our readers would be very interested to know about DogGone Memories and wanted to share with you!