Saturday, 15 December 2007


One of my favourite British designers is Cath Kidston. I have one of her stylish red dog beds. She must be pretty nice as she has a Lakeland Terrier called Stanley and he's quite handsome. I like the fact that Stanley often features in her mail order catalogue.

Cath Kidston recently held a competition to make a soft toy based on Stanley. The pattern was provided; all you had to do was cut it out and sew it together. Easy! Now J1 is not the best seamstress so she asked her Mum to lend a helping hand. Here is the result:

It's FrankenStanley!

My advice to both of them is don't give up your day jobs unless there's a sudden demand for mutant WFT toys. Click here to see some of the fabulous winning entries.


Blue said...

Now Jackson , I feel you're being a wee bit harsh about J1 & her mums effort. I think he's cute, clearly a WFT modeled on you!

Have checked out the other doggies - what an amazing range, all from one simple pattern.

Pats & pets

Scruffy & Lacie said...

We loved this post!!! Mumsie is a stuffie many cool cool square faced stuffies.

Seymour isn't throwing up anymore. He's actin' weird though. Like goofy. Mumsie thinks we should consult the dog whisperer. More on that later.

Come to our blog. BIG GINORMOUS NEWS!

Jake of Florida said...

You all on "the other side of the pond" have the best competitions!! From mustaches to dog toys. And then you have such creative entries!

We thought J1's Mum had the right idea. Thanks for sharing.

(Our Mom has trouble sewing a button on straight and we have a whole "stuffie hospital" just waiting for her to get out the old needle and thread.)


Jake and Just Harry

Snowball said...

Jackson, Do you still have the pattern? Can you email it to me, pleeeeeaaaaasssssseeee, Handsome?


Ruby Bleu said...

I'm with Blue...FrankenStanley is actually pretty cute!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Snowball said...

I saw the link to the PDF file now. Thanks for sharing this pawsome link. I think jie jie will attempt to make a few of her own Stanley now.


Joe Stains said...

Hey at least she tried, my Mom knows better than to even attempt something crafty!

Harry said...

Well, I thinkk your Stanley is rather handsome, and certainly far better than my ma could manage! Ma likes Cath Kidston too. Even her phone is her design!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Asta said...

I don't think that you awe getting the twue spiwit of this cute me he doesn't look like fwankenstanley , but a gweat intewpwetation of my handsome Jackson..twue awt!
BTW I'm in today's episode on littlesassycat's blog...I'm getting my clues's vewy exciting
smoochie kisses

4xBs said...

hi Jackson, that's a pretty funny Stanley toy. some of those winning entries were pretty cool. franken-Stanley is just ... well.. he's cute in his own way. hee hee.


Maggie & Mitch said...

We think your mom did an awesome job! What a cutie FrankenStanley turned out to be! There were lots of adorable entries!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Hehehe... I like the FrankenStanley!!


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Jackson,
We think the stuffies are cute! Mama printed out the instructions. Who knows what she'll make, hehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jackson
Your mom and your grandma made a good job with their Stanley! I like it!
I saw all the others in that link and is amazing to see all those versions!
Have a good night

Stanley said...


I love your FrankenStanley! He looks like a little kid's stuffy-type rendition of you! Very cool.

I'll have to check Cath Kidston out. She must be cool if she has a lakie, and he's named Stanley!

Goober love,

Lacy said...

woofies Jackson!!! pawsome job u mama and g-ma did...heehee mama cant sew a straight line...and me finkies frankenstanley is a keeper...

b safe,

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

my mum thinks sewing is something done by a teamster.

xxx Asta down under

Gus said...

Hey Jax...take it easy on J1 and GranJ1....that is one cute stuffie. But your J1 is much better on cards, you know?


Agatha and Archie said...

We think he is adorable!!(an da thousand times better than PL2 could ever do!!)We are a bit nervous though becasue she said she wants to go and look at the pattern Love A+A

Amber-Mae said...

Wow, I think he's cute! Cute FrankenStanley!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Kirby said...

Oh, I think J1 did a great job on FrankenStanley. My Mom can't sew at all, so he would have had to stapled together. He he he. Did you eat that delightful stuffy once it was all done? I know you're a chewer just like me!

Your pal,

Simba said...

totally pawesome!!! I want one made for me!!!!



Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We think they did a great job.

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said...

FrankenStanley looks cute. :) There's so many pawsome entries in that contest

~ Girl girl

sharkgila said...

That's so cute, don't you guys listen to Jackson.


Simba said...

Have a great Christmas and New year. Can't wait to catch up with all the blogs when I get back.

Simba xx

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Be very afraid, my mom just printed the pattern...we just have to change the spots!!
Luna -tic

Snowball said...

Come over and see our Stanley. It looks more like a camel... hee..

Thanks for sharing the pattern. We have fun making it.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

haha...i hope i can have a FrankenPacco too...

Noah the Airedale said...

Jackson, we think J1 did a brilliant job. At least it looks like a dog as opposed to if our pinky had of made one.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Randi said...

Awww! I Love FrankenStanley! He looks very lovable..& ripable as well!

He looks like you!

Love & Licks,

Asta said...

Good Mowning Jackson,How awe you today??I hope you'we well's finally sunny hewe,cwoss paws I get to go to the wun,I love you smoochie kisses,Asta

fee said...

o, i love mutant toys! esp mutant wft toys! love them all! do you still have the pattern? could you e-mail it to me please at thanks jackson!


fee said...

o i've found the pattern! thanks for letting us know about this wonderful website, jackson!


Momo & Pinot said...

Jackson!! These stuffies are so so cute!! We wish my mom (or dad) can sew it!!! :(
Thank you for checking out CCSI!!! :)

Momo & Pinot

Lenny said...

Wow - they are all amazing, including J1's! My mom downloaded the pattern so she could give it a whirl.

In my video, my mom is brushing my paw. Since my paws are extra itchy, if you brush or scratch them, I get wild crazy back legs! It just feels so good!

Your friend, Lenny

Asta said...

I'm so glad you liked the ending of the film..I thought it was pawsome!I love the happy ending and thewe's even a lesson to be leawned...pawfect
smoochie kisses

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh Jackson, sweetheart boy, your Mama's sewing is better than Jeannies, but as you say, perhaps not give up the day job! Very funny!!

Thank you so much for your Christmas card to me which arrived yesterday, you are very kind.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and all good wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!

Love and licks from Marvin xxxxx

Love from Jeannie tooooooo!

Hammer said...

Wow, Jackson, I wish my mum could sew so good. Stanley looks great.
Love from Hammer

IndyPindy said...

Hi Jackson! I saw your comment on my blog asking about the Primo Pads. I love mine. They do not have memory foam. Here is the description of the foam from the web site, "Inside the vinyl is a piece of 1" closed cell foam". I LOVE mine. The pad isn't really thick, but the foam is dense, so it's nice and comfy but still firm. I hope that helps!

Ferndoggle said...

Our Mom tries to sew too & is terrible! She could never make a toy that cute. She tried to make Lola a winter coat & it was a mess!!!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wooo Jackson - I am glad you could see your card. I love it too!!! This is our first year in the exchange and I have been overwhelmed with the amount of cards. I am trying to come up with a better way to display for next year. I have thought about getting my own christmas Tree and hooking them to the tree? What do you think about that???


erin said...

Thank you so much for posting this link to the Stanley pattern. I plan on making my own Stanley as one of my Xmas day activities. I'll let you know how it turns out.
- Erin (Keeley's girl)

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

we receive yours card of christmas, thank you so much, it is very nice and original .. a great hug