My name is Bridget Aitchison and I am a maker, a multi-crafter, and a lifelong learner. I also happen to adore my three miniature dachshunds – Marcus, Hugo, and Polly. My main creative domain is in fibre arts – specifically designing for crochet… and papercraft. But I also spin wool (occasionally), knit (rarely) and weave on a Saori loom (as often as possible). Over the last couple of years I’ve added a few more strings to the bow…acrylic pouring and working with resin and clay. It’s that lifelong learner thing… I’m always game to try new things, including new crafts.
I’m also a career educator… I’m a full Professor and I’ve worked in universities for over 30 years… teaching is as much a part of who I am as what I do so it’s only natural that as I learn ways of making and creating, I want to pass that knowledge on to others.
This site was originally dedicated to sharing my crochet patterns as well as tutorial videos on different stitches. But as my interests expanded over the last couple of years, so has my blog. Blog posts are searchable based on what you’re interested in so make use of the search function to find the thing that’s your jam whether it be yarn, hook, paper, ink loom, or …. actual jam.
So welcome to Drunk Dog Creative. Pull up a chair, grab your favourite making tools, relax and come on a creative advenure with us!
Happy hooking (or inking….or weaving… or…whatever!),
Why ‘Drunk Dog Creative’?
Where did “Drunk Dog” come from? I’m glad you asked! Originally my hobby blog was called Long Dog Wool because I mainly made things featuring dachshunds for other dachie lovers. However I did a couple of market stalls and people thought I was selling items crocheted with dog hair. Oops. So I needed a new name. One of the long dogs of Long Dog Wool was Roxy. She was my beautiful short hair chocolate dapple mini dachshund. I say was, because in October 2021, at 12 years old, she crossed the rainbow bridge. It was horrible to lose her and truthfully, I am still not over it. Anyways, the very tiny but mighty Roxy had a way of giving you the ’side eye’ that made you realise you were in deep trouble with her. But it also made her look like she was a bit drunk and trying to figure things out. That’s the official story. Of course, there may or may not have also been an incident where ’someone’ (not one of the family) got Roxy drunk while I was away on a business trip. I have never been so torn between a giggle and sheer anger in my life. Thankfully she was totally fine. Roxy ruled our hearts and our home so the name ‘Drunk Dog Creative’ is in honour of her.