Welcome to the website for Grumpy Dog Designs!

Here you can find information about my custom pet portraits and other embroidery projects.

Waitlist Status: As of July 2019 my waitlist is currently CLOSED for the remainder of the year. To be added to my email list and be alerted when new slots open up, please email grumpy.dog.designs@gmail.com or fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Pricing reflects current prices as of May 2019.

Pet Portraits

Get a one-of-a-kind embroidered portrait of your best friend! Each portrait is hand-embroidered using high-quality long staple cotton thread and cotton-linen fabric, available in a wide range of colors.

6” Full-color pet portrait: $500
8” Full-color double pet portrait: $750
Additional details, including flowers: $50 each
6” Black and white portrait: $300
8” Black and white portrait: $400
Painted or stained hoop: $10


Hold your pet close to your heart! Standard pet pendants are placed into a metal alloy backing (available in six colors) and come with an 18” chain. Or upgrade to one of our beautiful precious-metal-plated backings and add a precious-metal chain for an extra-special piece!

1” standard pendant with chain: $120
Upgraded round or oval pendant (24K gold-plated, copper-plated, or .999 fine silver-plated): +$13
14K gold-filled chain: $9
Copper-plated chain: $3
Sterling-silver chain: $6

Digital Portraits

Hand-drawn on an iPad, these digital drawings are stylized to look like a pencil drawing but can be emailed and printed with the ease of a digital file. You will receive one high-quality digital file, sized to the format you prefer. Note: Digital portraits are not subject to the waitlist and can be created at any time, usually within 48 hours of contact. Please email grumpy.dog.designs@gmail.com for more information.

Black and white digital portrait: $50 per pet
Full color digital portrait: $100 pet pet

Custom Pet Patterns

Are you interested in creating your own special embroidered piece but not sure where to start? With custom pet patterns, you send me a picture of your pet and I transform it into an easy-to-follow pattern! Each custom pattern comes with a free eBook that explains how to use your pattern, how to transfer it to fabric, the best stitches to use, and my favorite embroidery tools and resources. Want to make things even easier? For an extra $30, you can receive a complete embroidery kit, with everything you need to get started, including white cotton-linen fabric, black DMC embroidery thread, a 6” hoop, a size 8 embroidery needle, and your pattern pre-printed on water-soluble transfer paper.

Digital pattern: $50
Embroidery kit: $30

Flower Monograms

Are you welcoming a new baby or looking for the perfect heirloom gift for a new member of the family? These flowered monograms come in fully customizable colors and can include specific flowers on request!

4”: $250
6”: $500
14”: $1,000


Wedding / Baby Announcement Wreath

Give your friends or family a gift they’ll always treasure, or create something special to mark your own big life moment! These wreaths are custom-created to depict the state flowers of the bride and groom or the month flower of the new baby.

10”: $500
14”: $750

Custom Commissions

I love working with clients to create beautiful heirloom pieces! Prices are calculated based on size and level of detail. Please feel free to email me directly to discuss possibilities!

Shipping & Handling Fees

For hoops 8” and smaller shipped within the US, there is a flat fee of $10 for the first hoop. Any additional hoops are $5 each.

Hoops larger than 8” are subject to an additional shipping fee based on size. Please contact me directly for more information. 

For pendants shipped in the US, there is a flat fee of $5 for up to two pendants. Additional pendants are $3 each.

Embroidery kits ship free of charge in the US.

International shipping is calculated based on current shipping charges. Please be advised your local postal organization may charge additional fees upon delivery.

All shipments are insured up to $500. Additional insurance can be purchased for an extra fee.


I accept payment via Venmo or PayPal. Once a price has been quoted, the first half of the payment is due to begin work. After the work has been finished and approved, the second half of the payment is due before shipping.

About the Artist

Kendall Kulper took up embroidery as a way to stay awake for late-night feedings after her younger daughter was born in 2017. What began as a hobby has grown into a passion for creating unique pieces of art for people to treasure. Outside of embroidery, Kendall is a published author of two acclaimed novels for young adults, Salt & Storm and Drift & Dagger. She graduated from Harvard University with an honors degree in History and Literature and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, two daughters, and loveable mutt.

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