Congratulations Avi, Cutest Crafting Pet!

Congratulations to Avi, Taiwan Dog Extraordinaire, who won The Dreamstress’ “Cutest Crafting Pet Competition!”

Avi won a box full of all kinds of goodies – a bag of pineapple lumps (have since been eaten), the biggest chocolate bar I have ever seen (has since been eaten), some lovely postcards, and the most wonderful reticule on the face of the earth.

Hand made by the Dreamstress herself, this little reticule is a lovely silk rendition of a pineapple, which became all the rage around the turn of the 19th century. I cannot WAIT to carry this with me to various late 18th century, Regency, and Victorian events! I think this reticule is quite possibly the most lovely thing I’ve ever had!

Avi, well, she tolerated me tying it about her neck and snapping her photo, even after she was utterly shocked at Kanye West popping up in our living room… (thanks Madame Berg!)

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