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Behold! Dogs in Sweaters

Nov 29, 2011

by miledeepfilms

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(Music by Noel Selders)

Many artists require the sort of inspiration that only a muse can provide. In the case of Anne Burton, that muse is Bean, her adorable, photogenic and blissfully patient Boston Terrier. Their artistic collaboration began during a frigid Midwestern winter; Anne crocheted sweaters for Bean so that he could enjoy playing outside, despite the cold. Soon friends and family were asking for colorful sweaters, hats and bow ties for their own stylish pets. The result is Beantown Handmade.

Anthony Ladesich is a two-time Emmy award winning filmmaker from Kansas City, MO. He has worked professionally in the Midwest for over 10 years as a director, cinematographer, editor, and writer. 


  • RossLab

    RossLab said 9 years ago

    I have to say he looks good, warm, and very proud of his outfits!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 9 years ago

    Adorable doggy wear and adorable dog!

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 9 years ago

    Cute pups.

  • maggiesraggedyinn

    maggiesraggedyinn said 9 years ago

    What a great blog entry. He's so cute!!!!!!!

  • bombastitch

    bombastitch said 9 years ago

    So adorable!!!!! :)

  • CavemanPottery

    CavemanPottery said 9 years ago

    That is too cute! Makes me want to dress up my little frenchie, if she would let me!

  • blainedesign

    blainedesign said 9 years ago

    This video is the sweetest thing I've seen in about a million years! Love, love, love!

  • Vintage50sEyewear

    Vintage50sEyewear said 9 years ago

    That is the cutest little dog. Love this !!!!!!!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 9 years ago

    All soo cute! My dog still likes to wear his Dracula cape left over from Halloween.

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 9 years ago

    OMG...he is amazing! I wish I could get my dog to wear a sweater. She gets so cold during the winter she curls up on the heating vent to stay warm...but she would tear a sweater to shreds.

  • fantasygarden

    fantasygarden said 9 years ago

    That dog is really cooperate . I like those hats:)

  • SomeWheninTime

    SomeWheninTime said 9 years ago

    Cutest video I've seen in a while. Amazing dog.

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 9 years ago


  • SusanFaye

    SusanFaye said 9 years ago

    Bean is obviously an amazing studio assistant and fashion model for such a creative human! I'd like to see a sequel to this film called "Behold! Cats in Hats"...

  • missmiscmetals

    missmiscmetals said 9 years ago

    Beantown Handmade was the first shop to get me hooked on Etsy ...and now I have a shop of my own! Thanks for the inspiration! I wish my Boston was as good a model as Bean :)

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 9 years ago

    Love it! My puppy definetely wants one :)

  • Deborahmurdoch

    Deborahmurdoch said 9 years ago

    This is sooooooooooooooooooo cute I have a cat though, think she would get her claws out if I even attempted it! x

  • TailedBluePhotos

    TailedBluePhotos said 9 years ago

    love the video and want the pup!!

  • mudpuppy

    mudpuppy said 9 years ago

    So sweet. I love you bean. xoxo

  • ykurtsman

    ykurtsman said 9 years ago

    Oh my goodness. This video rocks! Thank you!

  • misswoof

    misswoof said 9 years ago

    Just love Bean.....isn't he simply a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!!!

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 9 years ago

    So cute video! Love it!

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 9 years ago

    Ah, nothing like a dog in a sweater to make you smile :)

  • ButterworthandBee

    ButterworthandBee said 9 years ago

    love the photo shoot and your dog!

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 9 years ago

    ahaahah I love when animals dress up! ;)

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 9 years ago

    And that french bulldog posing is perfect. It looks like she/he knows it's modeling time. Fabulous!

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts said 9 years ago

    the model seems to like the holly jolly neck warmer best, and the plaid not at all. Great piece!

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 9 years ago

    Crazy Cool Sweaters.

  • funktionslust

    funktionslust said 9 years ago

    zomg i have loved this store ever since i found it! i love the stickers of bean too! i love boston terriers, I can't get a dog because i live alone, but when that changes the first thing i'm doing is getting a little boston for a friend!

  • pipapiep

    pipapiep said 9 years ago

    Sooo cute! you dog is adorable! Love what you make!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 9 years ago

    pretty darn cute ~ and a bit noble

  • jdfootloose

    jdfootloose said 9 years ago


  • pattihaskins

    pattihaskins said 9 years ago

    woof! cute dog. my terrier mutts will not tolerate clothing or hats and my cats roll their eyes. someday I'll find a co-operative critter.

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 9 years ago

    Congrats Anne this is wonderful! I love it!

  • Huismus

    Huismus said 9 years ago

    Such a sweet familiar face, so great to listen to your story :-) Thank you, and go Bean! You rock..

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 9 years ago

    heheh. bean is so photogenic. love this.

  • LiddoKiddo

    LiddoKiddo said 9 years ago

    So cute Bean was made to model his lovely sweaters!!!

  • Haagensen

    Haagensen said 9 years ago

    Cute cute cute

  • salvageshop

    salvageshop said 9 years ago

    soooo adorable!!

  • BingoBox

    BingoBox said 9 years ago

    Congratulations - Anne ! Bean is ridiculously cute. Lovely film Anthony.

  • melaniemross

    melaniemross said 9 years ago

    I LOVE this video! Bean is just like my Boston Terrier, Basil also my first dog because I grew up with an "allergic" father. Awww, so glad he is so inspiring and the sweaters are great!

  • phunkyphashions

    phunkyphashions said 9 years ago

    My heart is melting!!! <3 <3 <3

  • Sirwood

    Sirwood said 9 years ago

    I love the video and the outfits!!

  • kumosgreetings

    kumosgreetings said 9 years ago

    I would love some of those sweaters! I'm sure I'll look really good in them. :)

  • bburgott

    bburgott said 9 years ago

    Gotta love Bostons! Very cute.

  • ballandchain

    ballandchain said 9 years ago

    Awww, my favorite esty model! so cute. Don't tell my BT Snorkle, he will be jealous... unless i get him a sweater maybe.

  • ShopLittleKitten

    ShopLittleKitten said 9 years ago

    Awe, that's so adorable and sweet! Your dog is awesome!

  • vinskord

    vinskord said 9 years ago

    Too cute! I love it!!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 9 years ago

    Cool!! .)

  • oneplusonedesign

    oneplusonedesign said 9 years ago

    Bean is adorable and so are all of your doggy accessories. We don't have a pup ourselves (I wish!) but I'll definitely be passing your shop along to friends. It's to cute not to share. PS I love Bean as Godzilla. :)

  • sewgracious

    sewgracious said 9 years ago

    I used to have Bostons! Love them! Now a malt-i-tzu has my heart. Love your goodies for pups!

  • BeesHook

    BeesHook said 9 years ago

    I grew up with Bostons. Everytime see Bean he makes me smile.

  • wolfartglass

    wolfartglass said 9 years ago

    Love it! You guys are so real, and talented and you are lucky to have such a great friend in Bean. Congrats on your feature!!

  • emwi

    emwi said 9 years ago

    Great video! My aunt always has Boston terriers, so I hold a soft spot in my heart for them. Now if only there was a sweater large enough for my 100 pound German shepherd.

  • sevenply

    sevenply said 9 years ago

    I LOVE BEAN!!! I have two boston's and a pug. Moo Shu (Boston) Judah (Pug) and Cash Money (Boston) I have always loved your shop and am so happy to meet Bean..he is so sweet!

  • polarity

    polarity said 9 years ago

    I. love. Bean. - so happy to see this profile of one of my fave shops!

  • ModDogShop

    ModDogShop said 9 years ago

    yay beantown! so glad to see one of my favorite shops featured, dogs in sweaters, what could be sweeter?

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Aww so cute! It must be great getting emails from buyers and their photos, that'd make my day!

  • chickfamilyink

    chickfamilyink said 9 years ago

    SOME OF THOSE DOGS LOOK PISSED! Love the idea though, sometimes being a crazy cat lady has a downside.

  • pennypinchvintage

    pennypinchvintage said 9 years ago

    this is so great!

  • BallisticInkwell

    BallisticInkwell said 9 years ago

    That is so cute. The Godzilla hat made me smile, but to have Bean destroying a little city - that cracks me up! Bean is obviously a well-trained, patient dog, but I'm willing to bet he shares that sense of humor too. :P

  • GypsyCloth

    GypsyCloth said 9 years ago

    wow! this is the cutest thing i have ever seen! wish my dog would be that calm haha!

  • DelilahsAttic

    DelilahsAttic said 9 years ago

    that is so cute! awesome film! I love the little Godzilla thing - very cute.

  • pinglemonster

    pinglemonster said 9 years ago

    He is so cute! I love this idea that keep your dearest friend, child in warm wrap. I have two cats, though they are cute, doubt they would just run away if I want to try these on. lol Happy to put the shop into my favourite.:)

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 9 years ago

    Bean is gorgeous! I don't have a dog but Bean makes me want to buy some of your adorable puppy dog garments. Thanks for the big smiles ~ lovely video. All the very best to you and Bean...

  • littlebobbins

    littlebobbins said 9 years ago

    What a lovely film - too cute for words!

  • SaraAmrhein

    SaraAmrhein said 9 years ago

    OMG!!!!!!! OMG!!! I love it!!! That is so friggin' adorable!! There is nothing that I love more than a doggy in a sweater! I would love to have a dog myself and put sweaters on him. someday. I will have my little puggy. But at the moment I am head over heels for my fat kitty named Michelangelo. Maybe I should try a sweater on him?!

  • dianestaudt

    dianestaudt said 9 years ago

    I just love Bean! I wish he lived closer so I could visit him. He just cracks me up. And the handmade creations are wonderful! I have collar flowers for my lab, Emma. She loves them!

  • RetroRenovation

    RetroRenovation said 9 years ago

    Hey, I just wrote about 21 dogs in dog sweaters on etsy!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    WoW! He's super cute!

  • MDsparks

    MDsparks said 9 years ago

    Sooooo cute! I want one :)

  • deborahradley

    deborahradley said 9 years ago

    very cute; we love our bts

  • JanePhillips

    JanePhillips said 9 years ago

    The way you knit is very impressed me:) Lucky dog ~~~

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 9 years ago

    We have a very large dog - a Norwegian Elkhound - and she will not wear clothes (nor does she need them to stay warm), but I would like to sit her down to watch this video so that she can see what it is to be well-mannered and cooperative (read: not surly) pooch. Well done! I admire your work and your shop and am smitten with Bean.

  • lkmccray

    lkmccray said 9 years ago

    I love this video and its ever-patient star, Bean! I'm always a little skeptical of dogs in clothes, but I think Bean and his talented dresser have changed my mind. Great use of all those stills...especially Bean biting the building.

  • BeanTownHandmade

    BeanTownHandmade said 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for all your warm comments, Bean is feeling the love! A big thanks to Etsy for the opportunity and to Tony and Mile Deep Films for creating such a beautiful piece that reflects our love of Bean and Lily and what we do. The embroidery at the beginning of the piece is by the lovely Jo, her shop is StudioLegohead, and the cutout at the end was a gift from one of our customers Nichole of GreenGrassyField.

  • NutfieldWeaver

    NutfieldWeaver said 9 years ago

    Our dog is a Norwegian Elkhound and frowns upon clothing (unfortunately) as she is rather burly & surly. However, I would like to sit her down to view the well-mannered Bean and show her an example of what a fine and patient pooch he is and tell her that she could learn a thing or two from him. I admire your work and your shop and am smitten with Bean. :)

  • ddfoto

    ddfoto said 9 years ago

    Loved the video and the SUPER MODEL!! Cute!!

  • majoys

    majoys said 9 years ago

    You do such beautiful work....and your dog is just so.....cute :)


    JANNYSGIRL said 9 years ago

    Fabulous video! How could you not fall in love with that adorable face! Keep up the good work Bean!

  • riverluna

    riverluna said 9 years ago

    I LOVE the vid! Bean is adorable! I have my own Boston Terrier here snoring away. Definitely going to need a sweater and hat for this little girl.

  • DesignsbySamba

    DesignsbySamba said 9 years ago

    Wow, absolutely adorable items! Creating things like this for my mini schnauzer is my dream... if my husband would stop his incessant eye-rolling.

  • catiques

    catiques said 9 years ago

    so sweet the doggie wear and the sweet doggie. My Doxie thinks I am crazy when I put a bow tie on him.but they are our babies and need it.:) Great article and items.

  • InnerWild

    InnerWild said 9 years ago

    we were so busy "oooo"-ing! and "aaaahhh-ing!" and "aaaahhh!-ing and oooooo"-ing! and squealing throughout at beautiful Bean we didn't heard a word Anne said! Will have to watch this piece of wonderfulness again! Thank you for making the world more happy!

  • ShaggyChic

    ShaggyChic said 9 years ago

    Anne - Congrats on the great feature and Bean - you are the next Al Pacino! Anne is one of my hero's on Etsy, we have chatted before about how great her photos are! I have told her, my "models" are more suited for YouTube than still pictures =:o !! With my Shaggy crew, a film would come out looking more like a cross between an episode of "Animal Hoarders" and a Benny Hill movie (picture it now, sped up film, 7 dogs running in and out doors, me chasing them with sweaters in hand.....!) Again, great film, great shop, Love to Anne, Bean, and Bean Daddy!! and Bean sibling??

  • claudiahensel

    claudiahensel said 9 years ago

    OMG - I am a cat person, but I enjoyed this so much! (Also sent it on to the dog people in my life; they'll go nuts!)

  • Craftyforyou

    Craftyforyou said 9 years ago

    Oh my I was laughing so hard I woke Jake up from his nap. Bean is so sweet very regal he looks like he should wear a top hat and tails for dinner and eat out of a crystal bowl, I love your shop the hats are precious. I have made Jake hats I know we must look hilarious Jake in a sweater and hat walking with a big German Shepherd we live in horse country!!! If I did a film it would be like ShaggyChic's as my daughters 4 dogs would be a part of it. Watching the video made my day. Love your shop too ShaggyChic. Now I am in such a good mood off to take pictures.

  • TaylorArts

    TaylorArts said 9 years ago

    This is REALLY great. Such wonderful characters, beautiful handmade goods, and great filming. I'm sharing this video with other dog loving friends. Congratulations on the whole project. For the record, our black lab mutt loves to dress up, too. He went as a duck decoy for Halloween. Check out photos at

  • karencaseysmith

    karencaseysmith said 9 years ago

    Completely adorable, and the creator is charming! I just shared this with my sister. Her dog only has one sweater so far. :)

  • ahashim Admin

    ahashim said 9 years ago

    This is my most favorite thing ever

  • mrsofttop

    mrsofttop said 9 years ago

    Great video - I can really relate to how she feels about Bean. Daisy my little Brussels Griffon is just the same. She is such a great little model and it really encourages you to make more cute and different items. I love the beantown photos they are so cute.

  • LindaJanesCreations

    LindaJanesCreations said 9 years ago

    Bean, is adoprable. I have 3 chi's that wear sweaters, now I must work on them wearing hats.

  • AmyHuber

    AmyHuber said 9 years ago

    This post made me crack up! Bean is a great inspiration!

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    ottoknits said 9 years ago


  • QuiteMary

    QuiteMary said 9 years ago

    You just made my day! I immediately fell in love with Bean and all of your outfits. I don't think my wonderful 50-pound mutt would tolerate any outerwear otherwise I would be placing a big order for her! Your products are just darling. I'm going to share this video with all of my dog-loving friends (and I have a bunch) so maybe they'll be purchasing from you. Best of luck!

  • JuneOnMay

    JuneOnMay said 9 years ago

    Sooooo cute!!!! I love this, and have to say that Bean is a very VERY special puppy :-)

  • latenightdrawing

    latenightdrawing said 9 years ago


  • almaloaiza

    almaloaiza said 9 years ago

    I love your dog!!! Since the very first moment I saw your link in one of the emails Etsy sends everyday. I have always wanted to have a Boston. But for now I am already happy with my westie (see picture). I am going to show your video to my family :) Greetings from Mexico.

  • almaloaiza

    almaloaiza said 9 years ago

    (btw I was laughing watching the video when you took the pic to Bean, at the same time you guys laughed, so funny).

  • KSDluxe

    KSDluxe said 9 years ago

    I love the video and your story. You have great pieces and Bean is wonderful. Keep up the great work...and give Bean a hug for me...

  • 1stlove

    1stlove said 9 years ago

    Congrats Anne. Great story. I am getting my 1st dog this spring (a frenchie) and can't wait!!! I am sure he will be needing a sweater too. I'll be doing some shopping at BeanTown!

  • gusgusgems

    gusgusgems said 9 years ago

    What a wonderful video and story of Bean! Absolutely warms my heart. What a fabulous, patient dog. Our dog will not wear anything!!!

  • melongings

    melongings said 9 years ago

    this design story makes me oh so giddy. smiles to you all! thank you for sharing.

  • handmadeinisrael

    handmadeinisrael said 9 years ago

    Fabulous! What a dog!!!

  • needorwant

    needorwant said 9 years ago

    Bean rocks and so do your sweaters. Congrats on your feature.

  • WoodenNickelsJewelry

    WoodenNickelsJewelry said 9 years ago

    Ahhh, that sigh Bean gave at the front of the video...tooooo much! My pooch does the same - and always at the most accurate and appropriate times. Thanks for the smile! Congrats to all of you!

  • Goodthings88

    Goodthings88 said 9 years ago

    how cuuuuuute is that ?!?!!!! i wonna dog so much, but never was allowed to have one too :(

  • MyMondaysChild

    MyMondaysChild said 9 years ago

    So cute! Bean and I have been in two treasuries together and I have fallen madly in love with him! Thank you for sharing this video!

  • FullCircleRetro

    FullCircleRetro said 9 years ago

    My dog is always hot..! So no sweaters for him.. :[ Bean is cuteness! It was a pleasure to watch the video =)

  • crankbunny

    crankbunny said 9 years ago

    i LOVE that you did a portrait about Bean & Beantown. Bean is such an awesome BT!

  • LAccentNou

    LAccentNou said 9 years ago

    So adorable!

  • mmerrittdesigns

    mmerrittdesigns said 9 years ago

    Bean IS a supermodel! I can't believe he sat so still with those adorable hats on. Loved the video!

  • j9wings

    j9wings said 9 years ago

    Every dog loves to have a job. Bean looks like a pro modeling your adorable creations. It's also nice to know there is another "Bean" in the world. I named my dog Bean too!

  • allibell

    allibell said 9 years ago

    My dog is named Bean also- after Jim Henson's Bean Bunny muppet (from Tale of the Bunny Picnic). It's funny that there are a few of us with dogs named Bean... curious as to why others liked that name! Also sending a link to this video to my BF who dresses her little chihuahua up in the winter. Your Bean is so stinkin' cute!

  • Marumadrid

    Marumadrid said 9 years ago

    OM F G! What a cute dog... so profesional! :)

  • courtneyobanion

    courtneyobanion said 9 years ago

    Bean is adorable! And, he is rockin' those sweaters and hats. I wish my pup Charlie would be cooperative and wear clothing like this :)

  • nanouke

    nanouke said 9 years ago

    I have to say, I hate seeing dogs with clothing. I do. But Bean looks so natural and cool posing for you that it made me smile :)

  • boneysbonez1

    boneysbonez1 said 9 years ago

    very cute:)


    MASHUGANA said 9 years ago

    LOVE THIS! Great video!

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