St. Patrick Day Bows using the Bowdabra

So I have another bow tutorial for you guys today. I really like bows. But this tutorial is a little different, because it uses a bow maker, instead of me trying to do it all by hand. About a week and a half ago I was given a mini Bowdabra bow making kit, and it pretty much changed the way I make bows. Once and a while I will probably still sew a bow or just try something new to see if I can, but for no-sew bows, a bow maker is the way to go. It’s fast, easy, and gives you a polished look that hot glue just doesn’t seem to do.

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Pet Jewelry – Simple and Classic DIY Necklace Tutorial

I love dressing my dogs up. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things to do with my dogs. If you’ve been here long, you probably already know about my past poodle. And a proper poodle she was too! She loved a fresh hair cut, great big bows, cute sweaters, and yes – even jewelry. Our necks were the same size, so I would let her borrow my necklaces if there was a reason to dress up. Don’t ask me how I figured that out. “I was thirteen, obsessed with my dog, and had nothing better to do?” is the only answer I can come up with. Anyway, I don’t have my sweet Pompeii anymore, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still think about dressing pets to their best.

I’ve been thinking about making a necklace for some time now, and I finally made myself sit down and do it. I love this pattern because it can be fitted to any mammal. Though I would only really recommend it for dogs, cats, and guinea pigs (maybe a rabbit, if you have a really calm one). It’s a little more involved than some of my other projects, but so worth it.

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