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21  Pitbull Freight Harness (Updated with action shots!) in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: April 18, 2009 07:59:49 PM
I made a harness for Swiper! It's mostly finished, I might add some padding and I might add a backstrap, but I'm just so darn pleased with myself I had to post. It's made of 2" blue nylon webbing, a welded steel D ring and a repurposed pinata whacker.

I used UberPest's tutorial http://www.uberpest.com/harness.html but still ended up with a slightly twisted strap. I'm not sure how I'm going to fix that, but I'll probably take the spreader bar off tomorrow and see if I can't figure it out.


Omg cheese!


Didn't want your stupid cheese anyway.

Hopefully it'll be dry enough tomorrow to get some action shots. I crave feedback, suggestions, and improvements.

Okay,finally got to try it out on the road!

We got some wierd looks, but I think most of them were just jealous.

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22  Re: 'nother pitbull collar in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: September 30, 2008 11:19:40 AM
 Shocked Wow, that's exactly what I need! Thanks!!!

BloodyBella, your girl is adorable, and I love her nails! I wish I could paint Swiper's nails for Halloween, but he likes to chew on his toes so I'm afraid most of it would end up on on his teeth.  Grin
I feel bad that he scares people, since he has no idea that he's part pit bull...

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23  'nother pitbull collar in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: September 30, 2008 07:46:57 AM
Swiper's getting into the 'spirit' of things.
Another attempt at a cutesy, kid friendly collar. I haven't taken it for a test drive yet, but I think it should be quite the ice breaker.

He may look depressed and morose that his owner likes to dress him up like a chihuahua, but inside he's brimming with excitement for his new accoutrement. I swear.

Cotton folded around a nylon strap, sewn with upholstery thread and finished with a steel double bar buckle.
Can someone tell me if there's some trick to cutting a straight line? I seem incapable of it.

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24  Re: The Hermidifier in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: August 25, 2008 08:11:21 PM
It's pretty basic, and cost nothing since we already had everything.

First, drill two small holes the diameter of aquarium tubing in the lid of a bottle. One hose attatches to the pump, goes all the way to the bottom of the bottle, and ends with a little blue bubble maker, the kind you use in a fishtank. The next hose goes in the bottle but stays above the water line, to suck the moist air out. The end of this goes into the crabitat. I stuck the end in the crab's wading pool, since I thought that would increase the amount of water that gets into the air.

It's been in there for a few hours now and the previously bone-dry tank now feels warm and moist when I put my hand in. (I don't have anything to measure the exact humidity, yet.)
The crabs are moving around more than normal, so I think that's a sign that they approve.  Grin

Here is the link to the instructable, which provides pictures and more coherent directions.

WYOKrista, I had no idea they needed humidity either, but apparently they prefer it to be around 70%. My six year old got a book on hermit crab care and has been telling me everything that we've been doing wrong. She's such a know it all.  Smiley
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25  The Hermidifier in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: August 25, 2008 06:46:52 PM
I used an instructable for this, can I still post it? It pleases me immensely.

It's a humidifier for hermit crabs. Get it?   Cheesy
Sorry, I crack myself up.

And a close-up of the tank, which really should have some kind of lighting underneath:

Finally, my crabs are nice and moist.

Sorry, that was gross.
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26  Bitty Baby Rebuild in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Longelegantlegs on: June 23, 2008 11:56:25 AM
This is Harold, my daughter's constant companion for the last four years. As you can see, she's suffering from the Velveteen Rabbit's disease & I'd like to repair her.

I don't want to send her to the American Girl doll hospital because aside from the trauma of losing Harold for three weeks, they'll replace all her limbs, and I'd rather keep her looking like she does now. Does that hole by her arm look like it could be fixed? If so, how? There's only a tiny thread of fabric holding the arm on.
I'm willing to make a new body, but I have no idea how. She's got kind of a flat panel on her butt that allows her to sit, and I'd like to replicate that if possible. Does anyone have any experience with dolls like this, or links to a tutorial? I tried googling it but I just got a bunch of links to handmade doll clothes.
Thanks for your help!!
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27  Pitbull Collar in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: April 11, 2008 09:44:26 PM
I done made me a badass collar! It's two inches wide, made of nylon webbing covered with a cotton print and sewn with upholstery thread. The hardware is steel and the D-ring is welded; I'm going to take it to the park and test it out tommorrow.
Here's Swiper modeling for me:

I'm having problems sewing a straight line around the buckle, as you can probably see. It keeps hitting the sewing machine.

What do y'all think? If you saw a pit bull wearing that, would you be afraid of him?

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28  Re: Garden Through the Seasons 2008 in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: March 13, 2008 01:19:58 PM
Time for an update!

My sugar snap peas have emerged:

As well as one little pumpkin sproutling:

My lettuce is FINALLY taking off:

And my patchouli continues it's slow decline.:

I nixed that pathway, and used to rocks to outline what will soon become my cucumber bed. I'll get some pictures when it's done.
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29  Pit bull lion costume in Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions by Longelegantlegs on: March 06, 2008 11:25:36 AM

Anybody have a pattern for this, or something similar, that they would be willing to share?
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30  Re: Garden Through the Seasons 2008 in Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects by Longelegantlegs on: February 25, 2008 03:24:19 PM
More pictures! First, here is my barrel:

You can't really see them, but the cilantro and dill in the far left coffee cans are starting to sprout. The basil's doing okay, and the chives. The little leaves growing wild are actually baby radishes & carrots; I forgot I planted them!
The pointy sticks are to keep the feral cats from pooping there.
Stupid cats.  Angry

Here is my lettuce & spinach.

They haven't really taken off like I'm hoping, but then it's only been a few weeks. I really like the raised beds...Didn't dig at all, just dumped some growing mix in there.

And here's the path I made with all the broken bits of concrete and rock we uncovered in the back yard.

I love the idea of a garden path, but I don't know that I'm in love with this garden path. Hopefully it'll look better once the plants start blooming.

We also planted some sugar snap peas by the porch, hopefully they'll climb up the railings and look pretty. We also planted some white pumpkin seeds by the hedge, I'll post pictures once they start to come up.
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