Needle felted custom dog sculpture

commissions now open!

littleolddog@gmail.com

A life size Chihuahua, Tofu.

A life size Chihuahua, Tofu.

Looking for a unique gift for yourself or fellow dog lover? A handmade, personalized needle felted dog sculpture is just the thing!

I am a fiber artist specializing in, what else? DOGS! I use wool that has been ethically sourced from healthy and happy sheep from small flocks to hand-poke one-of-a-kind dog replicas. They can be art, and they can also be a memorial or tribute. They are NOT toys! I can put cremains (ashes) inside of the sculpture and can easily incorporate some of your dog’s fur into it, as well. I understand how sacred the cremains and fur are, and will treat them with all the respect and care that they deserve.

Sherman in the cone of shame

Sherman in the cone of shame

The standard size is anywhere from 5-9 inches. It includes detailed elements like paws, claws, and whiskers. They are built around a sturdy wire armature, have clay noses and glass taxidermy eyes. This size can hold two to three tablespoons of cremains, depending on the breed.

I am happy to take custom orders for any other size (including life size small dogs) just let me know what you’d like!

I can also make other animals…feel free to email me a picture and I’ll let you know if I think I can do it justice or not.

If you’d like to commission a sculpture from me, please email me with a photo of your pet at littleolddog@gmail.com. Let me know what size and if you want any extra accessories (like collar and leash, bed, toy, etc.) and I will give you a quote and an approximate finish date. If you need your dog by a specific date, let me know that, and I will try to accommodate you the best I can.

Maisie, the basset hound

Maisie, the basset hound

I will need as many photos of your dog from as many angles as you can provide. If you have an Instagram feed that is anything like mine (all of my dogs all of the time) I can get photos this way. Just let me know your IG name. It really helps if you provide a photo of the position/pose you’d like your dog to be made in (sitting, sleeping, etc.). I also want to know about the dog. Personality, attitude, likes, dislikes, quirks, etc. I really like to get a feel for what the dog is/was like when I’m doing a sculpture.

I offer a lay-away plan if needed. You can decide the amount you can pay each month and how many months you’ll need.

I require a 25% non-refundable deposit to ensure your place on the waiting list (if there is a waiting list when you email). Full payment is due when I begin the project. You will receive a tracking number upon shipment.

All dogs come in a beautiful box ready for gifting. They also come with an artist card signed by me.

Please contact me with any questions you might have!

Portfolio coming soon!