Thursday, September 22, 2011

How to make a Wiener Wonderland!

I had a fun week creating  a  wiener wonderland here. I was constantly thinking about the next wonderful wiener I was going to make, whether for Halloween or Christmas. I started with some Christmas wienies.   

This is my very warn, holey pattern for the minis.

A close up of how bad it looks! I really need to make another before this totally disintegrates! The tail is about off.

These are my sophisticated stuffing tools. They were free. 


I started with Christmas doxies. If you have a red wiener dog...


you must also have a green. Unwritten rules of wiener creating. 


And then because I had brown and pink felt , I made this one, which is my fave. 
All my Itty Bitties start with a "B"

The Welcoming Crew

I then added some Hallowienies. Boo....

and Batdog. Here is Batdog's description:
"Every wiener dog has large dreams...dreams of being able to look those Great Danes in the eye, of running with the grace and speed of a Greyhound, of flying to the rescue of all fellow wieners and small brothers. Every wiener dog wishes he were BATDOG! "

Now for the bigger boy. This pattern is a stubby version that I just lengthen when I cut. The pencil line is for the leg placement.


Willy was a bit time consuming as I had to sew together all the pieces (placemats in a former life) and change thread constantly. Then I gave him felt eyes to see with. No one wants to be blind - not even a Hallowiener. 

Finally, I decided to make a dachshund skirt. I have plenty of kitty skirts in The Cat Rack, but wanted to add one to Dogbarks since I sold the only one last week. This two piece pattern is also the one I use for pillows. I randomly cut out legs, tail, and ears. 

This fabric was a nice find at a thrift store. An unused bit of  yardage made of some natural blend fiber. It bled quite a lot when I washed it in hot water. But a cold water wash should be just fine now. The doxie is a wool houndstooth in black and white. Handsome little fellow! 

You can click on any picture to see them in my shops. 
Hope you all get a chance to have a Wonderful Wiener Week, too! 


  1. I love all your wienerland creations. :) Sasha also gives a paws up to you.

  2. Oh I love everything. Love everyone of those stuffed dogs, love how you create them, can see why/where you have to change the thread colors, and then you finish with that fabulous skirt. Great job.

  3. I've fallen in love with Bertram! <3 Green suits him well!

  4. Those are such great wiener dogs. We love the Willy one. That is so neat. You sure do a great job. We also love the picture you drew of the cat. Terrific stuff. Keep up the good work. Take care.

  5. Love the bat wienie! Great creations.

  6. Your Wiener Wonderland is Wunderful!!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  7. Thank you all for liking my doggies! If you sew, you know that they take on little personalities and become real-ish. So I will tell them what you all said! They will do a happy dance!

  8. so great! I love all of them and also seeing them from paper to finished product.

  9. These are so cute! I love the little scarf accessories!!

  10. This was a lot of fun to read, Patty.
    I love the half visible dog motif... which i think is a great success on pillows (such as the one i got) or clothing. The corn dog is super cute- love the four legs.
    well done !

  11. i finally figured out how to comment on a post!! duh - anyway, the doxie skirt is so cute - many thanks for following me - and now that i figured out how to add a comment, you'll be hearing more from me