Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Adventure

This is big old post number 1201. I never thought I'd have so much to say. Thanks to all of you who have stuck with us and become our blog family.
I haven't been around much over the last couple weeks. There was a death in my family and though I checked in on you, I wasn't up to leaving comments. I'm hoping to make up for lost time over the next few weeks.

Now for my new adventure. You might call it an experiment at this stage but if it goes well, I'll be a happy camper and show off the results. I've seen some of the wonderful new collars your pups have sported changing with the seasons and holidays. You might say I have a bad case of collar envy. I've always wanted to get my pups holiday collars, but with ten dogs, the cost mounts up quickly. They usually stick with their old standby collars till the outgrow or damage them.


Today I made the decision to try making collars. How hard can it be?  I've found sources for the hardware. Look at all those pretty colors.
I've found webbing and ribbons.
I already have a sewing machine.
As soon as I can get a few items together, we'll give it a shot. Then maybe next year my pups can have spooky Halloween collars and pretty Christmas collars and Springtime collars, etc, etc, etc.

If any of you have experience making collars, I'm open to any advice.

14 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my dawg. I need the Snoopy one cause mom said I am just like Snoopy
Lily (& Edward)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Good luck. We only wear collars when we leave the property....mostly we go around naked. So our collars last a long time.

Casey said...

I hope you manage to make collars easily. All pups deserve pretty collars!

Mitch and Molly said...

We can't wait to see what you come up with for holiday collars, Miss Sue! Our mom loves buying us collars. If she only knew how to make them!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We bet you can come up with some gorgeous creations, and maybe a little business too:) We don't get to wear collars much because somepup chews them off the others and because we get them caught in the no-sibe fence. But we would love to have some pretty ones like those.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

P.S. Sorry for your loss.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh this sounds exciting. Good luck with the venture. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

The Life of Riley said...

Good on you for making your collars for your dogs! My own human has only got as far as thinking about making me bandannas for special occasions and our blog is in hibernation (due to various other stuff, so lately we have only been up to visiting a few blogs), but we did do a post forever ago (though only four human years!) about "What does your collar say about you" http://rileytheretriever.blogspot.co.nz/2010/07/what-does-yours-say-about-you.html

We had lots of fun reading the answers, so I look forward to seeing what your new collars are like, and what they say about you and the time of year it is!!!

Woofs,
Riley

Anonymous said...

I make collar scrunchies. I sew a sleeve to fit over their collars using a seasonal fabric. If you want the scrunchy look, make it a few inches longer than the sollar so that it scrunches up. They're easy to make, very economical and washable. :-)

bbes tribe said...

Awesome! A couple of us who foster have been making collars for the dogs we rescue and foster. I think it us fun. Main thing is getting the procedure down. I gave even made some for our 5. I think you will enjoy it. Definitely cheaper than buying sometimes. Besides it is fun coming up with colors patterns etc. Can't wait to see them. :-))
Barb and the furkids

Sam said...

Wow, you're talented. 10 dogs???? Oh wow. No wonder you're so busy. There's 4 here and my peeps are always busy. 10 would be very challenging.

Ruby said...

Oh, those collars look FABulous! Ma hasn't gotten me a new collar in like 87 years!!! I loves the designs, let us know how it's goin' with em'.
So sorry abouts your loss. I hopes all the pups are givin' you lots of hugs and kisses!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

SissySees said...

We are so sorry for your loss, but we're excited about the new adventure. The girls are sporting new collars, but we found them at the pet store last night.

Nichole Burke said...

Very sorry for your loss... and excited for your new venture at the same time! Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Jo's World said...

I haven't made collars totally, but I have made seasonal "slipcovers" for their old collars. That is the easiest for me!

Joxxxxxxxxxx