There are many famous illustrated dogs in children’s literature, from Lassie to Hairy McClairy, Spot and Snoopy to name just a few. Many of these exceptional creatures inspired Ciara Winkelmann to create, not just one character canine but a whole new breed! Fabadoodles are pretty patterned pooches that experience life through their everyday adventures and make extraordinary friendships along the way.
…long walks, chewy toys, tummy rubs, home comings, blankies, smells, friends, swims, sofas, sleeps…
When it comes to securing ones patch on the World Wide Web it’s important to own your domain. For this reason alone CIARA WINKELMANN ILLUSTRATIONS has dropped an ‘r’ and added the ‘doggies’ to give her pretty patterned pooches their very own space.
Aran is my most traditional Irish fabadoodle to date. The history of the Aran Sweater goes back a long way in our culture with great meaning given to the stitches that go into creating the individual Clan jumpers. Aran’s coat reflects the Honeycomb stitch for Luck and Prosperity and the Cable for Friendship and Love. She is dedicated to my special Book Club Ladies who keep me centred on all things literary.
I don’t know why I create my patterned pooches but I do know I feel love and happiness when I see them appear on my page. I need to show my Fabadoodles and hope everyone feels the love & happiness too.
Thank You Ms.Vaughan & Ms. Doyle for an exquisite Expo of your 3rd Class, Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Doggie Doodles. Precious. X
National Children’s Book Festival 2016 Fabadoodle Tour. Over 150 children from County Wexford got to meet my Fabadoodles and talk about famous illustrated dogs in children’s books. We laughed, sighed, giggled and doodled together until it was time to go home. Dame Daisy managed to keep her nerves in check and the pups were on their best behaviour!
PRETTY PATTERNED POOCHES RULE!
Pádraig is a terrier and a right rascal but he is also a true gentleman. With a special sense of Irish style and charm Pádraig only has to look your way and you’ll fall under his spell!