Contributor Post by Mary from StockLaneStudio
According to the Chinese astrological calendar, each year is related to an animal. February 16th, 2018 marked the beginning of the Earth Dog Year.
Were you born in a Dog Year? Here are a few more: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018 and the next will be in 2030. Sorry, that doesn’t mean you get to count your age in dog years, but it does mean that your lucky numbers are 3, 4 and 9 and your lucky colors are red, green and purple.
You share good fortune with these famous dogs: Justin Bieber (a wood dog – 1994); Michael Jackson (an earth dog, 1958), Steven Spielberg (a fire dog, 1946); Elvis Presley (a wood dog, 1935); and Mother Theresa (a gold dog 1910).
From Quilts and Pillow Panels to bookmarks and decorations, the EtsyCIJ team offers loads of lucky items to celebrate the Chinese New Year and our Earth Dog friends. Feeling retro? Check out the pottery dog dish or read through a vintage Ken-L-Ration booklet. Have a look at some of these great finds.
Marta Gotliba from Gottliebtextiles says:
The lace decor dog’s paw initially was sold as a Christmas tree decor. But after the season was over, my clients still kept buying them. I asked what for and turned out that this paw looked beautiful hung on the rear-view mirror of the clients’ cars.
Year of the Dog. My Dog Bookmark is great for this as it is earthy in color and has the red Fire Hydrant. A fun way to mark your page in the book you are reading.
Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:
As someone who is “owned” by two collies, I have always found stories of their loyalty and humor intriguing and heartwarming. You may remember this wonderful book from your own childhood and if not, it’s time to get reacquainted.
Buff A Collie and Other Dog Stories
Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:
This is a pillow for those who have a border collie. It makes a nice statement on your sofa or bed. The Year of the Dog is a chance to show how important these dedicated creatures are in our lives.
Perfect gift for a dog lover or to use as a decorative prop. Helpful hints, dog care advice, kitschy drawings – 31 pages of fun!
Vintage Ken-L-Ration Dog Care Booklet
Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:
We just love dogs at Ms P Designs! Our dogs are part of the family, and we love that this is the “Year of the Dog” to honor our very special friends. We have several nursery quilt patterns that feature dogs, but this is our new favorite. These cute Huskies are so happy to have the chance to play outside on a cold winter day.
Husky Dogs PDF Appliqué
Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:
I paint portraits of dogs to order and in my shop, you can find a lot of different breeds of dogs. But especially to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog, I prepared these small, hand-painted home decorations with dogs. Of course, ten want to present Pekingese. If you don’t find your favorite breed in my shop, you can order the similar decoration with your pet.
Pekingese DOG New Year Ornament
This sewing panel can be used as pillows, a wall hanging, a tote bag front, and much more. Dog lovers love to show off their pets and show them love so the Year of the Dog is right up their alley!
Dog Pillow Panel
Elizabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:
Cherish your Fur baby –
Dog memory gifts will put peace in our hearts.
Pet Loss Gift