This project idea started with a trip to a farm and home store, or as the commercials call it “the man’s mall” In the pet section by the pet training stuff they had some 10-30 foot leashes which started at $20. I have wanted a long leash since I started training the puppy as a bird dog, but I think I can make one cheaper. Off to the hardware section where the I found leash clips for $1.60 each.
I decided to not only make the long leash, but to make a couple of 3′ leashes (to fit in our hunting vest pockets better), and a 6′ leash for my parent’s house. (my parent’s live within walking distance, and their house is the first place I look when the puppy wanders off so it will be handy for them to have a leash.)
They did have some nylon strap there but I thought I could get it cheaper at the craft store with a coupon. I could have, but didn’t think it was good enough quality for this purpose. So I got 10 yards on eBay for $13.57.
I know it was kind of taking a shot in the dark as to the quality, but this seller also had leashes and clips. (which ere cheaper at the hardware store) I am very happy with the quality of the nylon strap.
I will get 4 custom leashes for about $20!
I know I should be crafting, but I haven’t had a lot of time the past few days. My order of moose charms and filigree beads with rhinestones came. The etsy.com seller also threw in a couple of freebies in. I’ll figure out to do with them someday.
Maybe it is maybe it isn’t hip to be square.
But I like this scoop neck shirt refashioned into a square. I think it would also work for a basic t shirt pattern.
I don’t normally do beauty/hair posts. About 6 months ago I chopped off enough hair to donate. But since then when I wash it I get an un-even mess of curls, It was stick straight before the cut, so I don’t really know what to do with it I will have to find a t-shirt to try this tonight.
Of course I am cheap and usually don’t do much with my hair so I don’t have product on hand. But I might start getting product if it works out.
The kids got some paint kits for Christmas. I purposely saved them for a day off of school. The other day they had a snow day. And now that the plane is assembled again after the puppy getting ahold of it. They both had a lot of fun working on their projects.
This pair of pajama pants have been sitting over a year. Whoops. All that was left was the hem, adding the elastic, and adding the tube of fabric I made for faux draw-string.
It didn’t actually take that long to finish.
I chose white thread because I didn’t have that shade of blue and it is also the color I serged with.
I can’t wait to snuggle up wearing them.