I love puppies of all kinds but major toy manufacturers seem to only put out plushes of the most popular breeds. What about everyone who has a mutt, sorta popular breed or dogs with unusual coats? That's where we sewist take matters into our own hands.
With this handsewing pattern you can make a Labrador retriever and many other breeds. You can easily make this pattern in a white with small black polka dots and it's a dalmatian. Use a cream furry fabric and you've got a Golden retriever. Other breeds I've made from this pattern with some modifications are huskies, mutts, pointers, Rhodesian ridge backs. See these pics of these plushes here:
I love making thing. This includes everything from growing flowers in the garden to canning my home cooked pickles to sewing my own clothes. I love that at the end of my time there's something beautiful and tangible to enjoy. My favorite making things hobby at the moment is sewing.