Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Please welcome my latest creation, hand-sewn from my original design in a smoke-free environment

Kimi is  a West Highland Terrier pup.   She has been named after the talented Kim Niles of KiniArt   http://www.kiniart.com  .  Kim is an illustrator and artist of note, and I love her whimsical pet art.  Go take a look!

Soft, white Alpaca with long pile was chosen for this project.   
Premium glass eyes with needlesculpted eyelids
Her nose was fashioned from Apoxy-Sculpt;  sanded down, and then painted.

I embroidered her pudgy little paw pads with DMC threads before handshading them.

Kimi sits beautifully but is rather unsteady standing.  Her limbs are string-jointed allowing her to adopt many positions.  She has a wobble joint in her head, which makes her head tilt to any side - giving her that cute curious look.  Her body has been stuffed firmly with polyfibre and metal shot for weight.

Her face has been needle-felted and thread sculpted. Scissor sculpting was a challenge and I used lots of downloaded pictures off the net to help me groom her fur.  Once I was happy with the shaping I hand shaded her

Her pointy ears which are typical to the breed have pink suede on the inner side

who's the cutest?

She is 10cms tall when seated and can easily fit in....... a hand

                                                  ...............or a teacup

She is playful and loves nothing more than to play games with you. Her tail is wired internally allowing for poseability.......but generally it's up and perky!

Continue to ignore her, then she will paw you and give you that  quizzical look
....'Is that computer with 'virtual' Westies more fun than me?"

Her favourite game is her tennis ball........apart from chasing lizards, and rats, and of course she loves to dig up the garden.  She is a terrier after all!

fast asleep and all stretched out

                                     Kimi sleeps on her warm crocheted blanket.

one tired little terrier

Kimi's collar has been handmade in a dusky pink Ultrasuede with a blanket stitch detail.  She seems to prefer chewing it, then wearing it.

She was made with lots of love and makes me smile each time I look at her.  Lots more pictures of her.....can't stop photographing her.

 More images of this sweetheart

why wont they play with me?
oh well, i'll just take a nap

Please note that this creation is a collector's item and only intended for display purposes. It is not for children or pets.

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