My nieces birthday is coming up and I was looking for a gift to send and wanted something out of the ordinary and something made in Ireland. I checked out the Irish Craft Council website where I came across Red Rufus sock dogs. They have an adorable website http://www.redrufus.ie/ and I picked out my favourite before ordering. It was all extremely easy. I had it sent to my home (since I always want to see what I order before giving it as a gift) and I must say I was very pleased with it.
The dog itself is nicely stitched. It doesn’t have the exactness of a machine made toy, but that just adds to the charm. I love the little eyes and the stuffing has a nice feel to it. The ribbon collar has a lovely flower stitch
pattern. The dog felt sturdy and well made and as though it would hold up through hours of play.
It reminds me of a handmade sock monkey I had when I was a child, it was my favourite toy for years and years, and one of the only ones I still have. I just hope my niece loves this one as much as I did mine years ago.
The order came within days of the order placement, even though I also asked for customisation – my niece’s name to be stitched on the back. The stitching was adorable, and I am sure she is going to love it!
- Well Made
- Made in Ireland
Red Rufus Sock Dogs are an adorable made in Ireland gift for children and those who love handmade items.
Red Rufus Sock Dogs