When it comes to spoiling our pets, the sky is truly the limit, particularly around the holiday season. Amanda Neely, an expert embroiderer, certainly knows how to capitalize on our fanatic pet obsession – and can you blame her? Her Etsy Shop CrewelGhoul is completely dedicated to crazy-detailed pet portraits, all done on hoops or hats.
“I got started embroidering about ten years ago as a side hobby and outlet to relieve stress and taught myself basic stitches,” Amanda told POPSUGAR. “Then about three or four years ago I thought it would be fun to try to embroider pet portraits and it turned into a big challenge! So I really dove into learning about ‘thread painting’ and making the portraits more realistic. It’s still a challenge, but a very rewarding one!”
Is there a better way to show your pets how much you love them other than commissioning a jaw-dropping 4-Inch Portrait ($125)? No! Prices increase by the size of the hoop. You can also snag a hat with your pet’s face on it for $100. Scroll through to get a look at some of Amanda’s eye-catching work.