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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Question about dog bed construction on: February 20, 2008 07:01:47 AM
I'm going to be making my bull terrier a new dog bed (because she just chewed up her old one - store bought ones aren't very durable) My plan is to make it so the cover can be removed and washed. The inside pillow will be covered with fused plastic bags. The outside cover will be made out of something durable that should be harder to chew & dig into - i was thinking something like denim or burlap. Anyhoo...my problem is the closure of the cover. She has had ones in the past with zippers, and that seems to be what she knaws and chews off first - and a zipper pull or pieces of the zipper isn't something for a dog to swallow. So I was trying to think of some kind of closure that would do the job of keeping the cover closed so that she can't chew up the pillow, but also something that she wouldn't be so apt to knaw off again. Buttons would be eaten, so that's out of the picture. Maybe sewing it up with hemp cord so that it can be re-opened, but then i would have to sew it back up every time i take it off to wash it. Then i thought velcro, that might work. Any suggestions?Huh would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!:)
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Beaded foot thongs beach wedding on: December 12, 2007 01:18:58 PM
This is my first post, hopefully i'm doing it right.
Here's some jewelry I made for my sisters wedding last year in the virgin islands. The ceremony was right on the beach, so we all were barefoot (alot better then those uncomfortable bridesmaid shoes!!) So I made these for myself and the other two bridesmaids - with white see thru ribbon and orange/coral and clear glass crackle beads. The ribbon was made to wrap up the leg - but it stayed better when just wrapped around the ankle. The bride's (left) was made out of turqoise, pearl and clear glass beads. This one was made to clasp in the back of the ankle instead of the ribbon(more expensive beads - don't want them to fall off) and my sis (bride) has the same size foot as me so when I made it (i live in NY - so I had to make it before I went down for the wedding - my sis lived there), i used my own foot as a template and it fit her perfectly. With the ribbon ones, the other bridesmaids were also states away, but with the ribbon, it just wrapped around the back of the foot, so no specific size was needed, one size fits most (unless you have sasquatch feethehe). I also made the bridesmaids jewelry - earrings, bracelets and a necklace out of pearls & coral colored mother of pearl type beads- but I don't have any  pictures of those - I will post them if i can find them.
Hope you enjoy my first post.....many more to come  Smiley

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