NEW for September 8th

7 Sep

Here are the things that we got made up this week.

I have a pile of Large and XL size collars and some scarves and rich made some climbing rope leashes.

I love the new purple collars.  The fabric looks really cool cut down to collar size!

Everything will be available on Saturday.

Sewing Happens

31 Aug

When working on things to sell, I do a lot of my sewing in batches.  I start out by cutting a whole lot of one thing out.  Then I sew them all.  then I iron, then I finish the sewing, etc.  Whatever steps the project requires, a whole batch gets done at a time.  This is much more efficient, particularly when I am changing thread colors, needle types, and moving from cutting table, sewing machine, ironing station, any maybe surging machine too.

The other night I worked on a batch of dog scarves.  This photo is of the floor in front of my cutting table.  Gee, can you tell that I am working on some football season and fall designs?

A Few Custom Collars

30 Aug

A green a purple for the new puppy Cooper and a raspberry and orange one for Nikki.

A custom Steelers Martingale Collar.

Riding Helmet Covers

29 Aug

I found a new pattern for helmet covers and I love it.  So I whipped out some diamond design covers for my riding team.  I think they came out pretty good.

I also made us up some tie dye t-shirts to switch things up a little.

Teammate Carol Ann

I have tons of other helmet cover designs rolling around in my head.  I just need to pick up some more spandex…

Teammates: Linda, Kim, Myself, Carol Ann

Daisy’s Dog Bed

6 Aug

Daisy goes most places with me, including riding competitions where we camp for the weekend.  She had her own little dog bed that she was happy with in previous years but this year she has decided it does not cut it and she tries to squish her body onto my narrow camp bed.  Which is fine when its cold out, but in the heat of the summer, I want less hot furry dog body touching me while we sleep.

So I made Daisy her own brand new travel bad.  It is constructed out of thick 3 inch foam, so she has plenty of cushion from the ground, and insulation for when it is cold out.  Its super long so she can stretch out as much as she wants and still be comfortably on the bed, and it folds in half and snaps closed for travel.  I also put on a handle for easy transport and a zipper so the cover can be pulled off for easy cleaning.

We get to try it out this weekend too!

 

*I do not plan on making dog bed for sale.  This was a fun one time project that I thought I would share. 

New Fabric!

4 Aug

I picked up some new fabric last weekend and finally got to messing around with what I picked up for dog collars and scarves.  I took this photo before I started cutting it up. I picked up some more pirate, monsters and lady bugs since they flew off the racks.

I am really excited about the purple swirly one on the top left and the green snakes.  The mustache ones on the bottom left is going to be fun.  The mushrooms, owls, and tiny little skulls are cool too.  Heck its all cool!

Walk the Dogs and Chickens

3 Aug

Last night I took the dogs for a walk.

something smelled good

 

At the end of the walk I circled around in front of the house and down the driveway.  I felt eyes on me so I turned around mid way down and I had a flock of chickens following me. 

all but one of our hens

 

two of the new hens

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