Ben is a very sociable kind of dog with lots of canine friends, some large, and some small. They may be fluffy or they may be smooth, with long legs or short, curly tails or straight ones – all with shiny wet noses. But one of his very best friends is Jacqui’s little dog, Lionel.
Lionel is very young still, and looks up (literally!) to Ben, wanting to share in everything he does …..
“What’s that you’ve found Ben – can I see?”
“It’s a stick – a nice fat chewy one, can I have it?”
“Pleeeeaasseeeee …. you know it’s good to share!”
” Mum … Ben won’t share with me! I know, I’ll have to find my own…”
Ben (trying to keep an eye on Lionel) ”Peace at last!”
They are just so funny together – and the best of friends. Which inspired the first patterns in my new collaboration with the amazingly talented Jacqui (remember her kittens?) featuring the naughty pair ..
Simple, but so lovely – and just the right size to frame in a 6″ hoop. Great for newbies, or if you’re more experienced they’ll take just a single evening to stitch – the first two designs took me about 4 hours each …
They’ll be coming soon to the Bustle & Sew website as part of a new range of patterns – SewFlapdoodle at Bustle & Sew. I need to write up the patterns and re-organise my shop a little – this shouldn’t take too long and I hope to be able to list them in the next week or so. I’ll be sure to let you know when they’re available. Jacqui and I are both keeping our fingers crossed hoping you like them .. please do let us know what you think!