This past weekend I finally got around to doing some crafting/sewing.
I had a couple of the fuzzy tubular scarves that I purchased at Goodwill. These tubular scarves make crafting easy. I removed the handset and cords from phone #1 and painted around the number buttons with white acrylic paint. Opening up the pink tubular scarf, I inserted the first phone. I folded under one end of the scarf, leaving about 6-8 inches of excess fur at the back of the phone. I cut off the excess at the other end. Then I glued and folded the scarf around the phone, cutting small holes for the number buttons and the cord openings. I carefully glued around these openings.
I then took the handset and inserted it into the remaining portion of the scarf. I took the excess on one end and pulled it into a rubber band, forming one ear. On the other side I made a loose covering for the spiral cord. I folded up and hand sewed the cord cover so it wouldn't be so bulky. When I tuck back the cord it looks like another ear.
I inserted a piece of balsa wood into the bottom fur cover and glued it to the underside of the phone. I glued a clothespin with its base to the wood and glued a large pink puff ball to the top of the clothes pin. Then I pulled the excess fabric over these pieces, taking a rubber band to tie the end of the clothespin to form the pouf of the tail and securing with a few stitches.
I added some doll eyes and lashes that I already had in my stash, used a button for the nose, glued in a felt tongue and tied a bow on an ear.
I attached the handset to the phone base and plugged in the phone cord.
Now I just need to figure out how to make the phone bark instead of ring!
The handset and cord were permanently inserted into this phone so I had to work around them. I left the brown spiral cord uncovered and made both ears the same way by cutting off a piece of scarf. pulling the excess fur and gluing the fur onto the handset, folding it as necessary.
I made the tail from the excess fur on the back side of the phone - securing it with a rubber band and some stitches.
I cut out white felt ovals for the eyes (no more eyeballs in my stash) and sewed on black buttons with white thread for the pupils. The nose is a button. The tongue is red felt.