Doxie & Doxie Wedding Today!

Doxie & Doxie Wedding Today!

If you have never attended a dachshund wedding, you are not going to the right sewing camps.

Okay. Actually. Stuffed animals don't always get married at Sew My Goodness Camps. In fact, today's doxie wedding was a first. But it was FABULOUS! 

Kids learn so much through play. It's how they build community and connection with other kids. It's how they make sense and meaning from the world. Jean Piaget, Maria Montessori, and Lev Vygotsky all agreed, play is the work of childhood. It is not optional. It is vital to cognitive and emotional development. 

I did not anticipate a flash mob dog wedding when I planned this camp. I wish I could take credit but it was entirely their creation. Even before they took their last stitches to complete their dogs, these kids had started planning outfits for the flowerdogs, groomsdogs, bridesdogs, and ring dog. They even stitched a ring pillow and made a veil from a spool net.

I'm always a little sad when I see this sweet part of childhood - pretend play - fading in favor of more "serious" pursuits. That's why I'm holding a camera and brushing away a tear as I watch these dogs waddle down the aisle to become a family. It was a beautiful ceremony. 

A few campers made stuffed snakes today. I'm really hoping someone wants to put those snakes on a pretend plane tomorrow. 


I left my work as a psychotherapist in 2019 to begin laying the foundations for Sew My Goodness. I live and sew in Austin, Texas with my husband, three kids, a hamster (he doesn't sew), and a few dozen sewing machines. I come from a long line of seamstresses, embroiderers, quilters, darners, hemmers, scrap savers, upcyclers, artists, improvisors, and connection makers. For me, sewing is utilitarian, it is art, it is healing, and it is connection. In addition to private sewing camps and classes, Sew My Goodness offers "Sewcial" Clubs, camps, and enrichment classes throughout Round Rock ISD. 


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Thanks, Sandra. ❤ This video doesn’t even come close to capturing the complete cuteness.

Laura Ratzel

This is great!


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