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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Upcycled human hi-vis vest, to doggy hi-vis vest **PICS** on: April 09, 2012 02:29:18 PM
maybe a loop that goes underneath the tail, like on horse blankets. Smiley
that'd be a good idea, til they went to poop  Wink
I thought about putting leg straps on (in New Zealand, our horse rugs have leg straps), but I think they may annoy the dogs, and Snoopy's jacket isn't long enough to put them on
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Recycled Hi-Vis Vests for Dogs on: April 09, 2012 02:18:41 AM
here we go, here's mine http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406863.0 (at last)
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Upcycled human hi-vis vest, to doggy hi-vis vest **PICS** on: April 09, 2012 02:17:22 AM
Our pup has a very dark coloured coat, so I worry that walking in the dark (as it is now coming into winter here in New Zealand), he may not be seen if for some reason he were to accidentally get off his leash.  So, I upcycled my hubby's old work hi-vis vest, to two vests for the dogs.


This one is the puppy's one, it has a big hem with another reflective stripe, so it can be let out as he grows:


Here they are modelling them:


and the backs:


Not sure how to stop them slipping around and flapping up at the back tho.  I initially had the smaller one (Snoopy's) with the belly strap further forward, but moved it back to stop this.  Rocky's one can't be moved back, coz he'd piddle on it!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 2011 Featured Quilting Projects on: March 02, 2012 12:06:43 AM
Wow I feel so privileged to be on this list!!! Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Upholstery Attempt on: February 27, 2012 04:12:15 PM
thanks!  Smiley  I thought about that after I'd pulled everything to pieces, I'll see if I have a pic somewhere with them in the shot.
The footstool was a fawn velour type cordorouy (sp), hideous thing!

Edited... found a couple of [not very good] pics.
Urgh.... I cant' believe the colour and darkness that our lounge used to be!!



yes, it's a photo of dogs, but it's the only pic I have of the window seat before, it doesn't show the fading, tho it shows the stretch/perishing and disgusting-ness of it Wink
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / First Upholstery Attempt on: February 27, 2012 01:53:32 PM
Our house has a bay window seat, it had a gross cushion on it that I've just left, as hunting for the perfect fabric takes time!
Last week I finally managed to find that perfect fabric! yay!
We've recently redecorated the main parts of our home, including the lounge - where said window seat is, so it was looking rather sad compared to the rest of the redecorated lounge.
SO, on Saturday afternoon I took the old cover off the cushion, (and I then realised how dirty, faded and perished it was!), I unpicked the 3.3m long zip off it, to save some money I thought I'd re-use it.  I then cut up the old cushion cover to make a pattern for the new one.
I managed to get the whole thing completed on Saturday afternoon, and worked out that I sewed 31 metres!
I'm really stoked with how it turned out.
Here's the finished project:

excuse the horrid old lounge suite also in the pic... but hey, it does the job!

a close up showing the fleck in the fabric and the fleck in the curtains


And I even had enough fabric left to reupholster our old foot stool, which took all of about 10 minutes:


next project... re-upholstering our dining chairs!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Recycled Hi-Vis Vests for Dogs on: February 13, 2012 05:59:14 PM
very cool.  I've got a few old hi-vis vests that I've stashed away for the exact same project, now I just need to get onto it and sew them!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Fleece dog bed, magenta and polka dots! on: February 13, 2012 05:56:35 PM
what a gorgeous puppy!!!
the bed looks awesome too, I made one before we brought our pup home (a few weeks ago) too, except mine was far more boring, it was just a square bed
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Awesomely bright baby's play mat.. PIC HEAVY on: November 10, 2011 11:46:37 AM
That's an awesome idea ScrappySue!
if I make another one, maybe I'll do that then Smiley

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments!
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Awesomely bright baby's play mat.. PIC HEAVY on: November 08, 2011 06:10:00 PM
It wasn't as hard as it looks Smiley  if you know how to machine applique, you'll be right.
I made a template of the circle out of some ugly fabric I had, that I wouldn't use otherwise, and used that as my pattern, to get the segment sizes right.
I did cheat and use store-bought quilt binding tho!
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