Super excited that I finally got around to finishing this project. It’s something that’s been on my to-do list ever since we brought Karla home back in July. With the adoption, we received a free collar and leash from the spcaLA that worked fine, and most importantly, didn’t cost a cent! I quickly grew tired of looking at it, though, as I felt it was drab and didn’t give her any pizazz. Yes, I could save myself the trouble and just buy a new leash for cheap, but why not make it personal and one-of-a-kind?
Although it’s kind of a basic project, it was a great way of getting back into crafting/sewing mode while not breaking the bank. It requires just a few supplies, and if you wait for the right sales or coupons, it’ll hardly cost a thing. Since it’s small and only requires a few steps, I was able to finish in a couple of hours while watching the Boo save Gotham in Arkham Knight. I used this really cute paw print fabric, but a strip of ribbon would work and be even faster. I figured out a few little tweaks I will try out when I make the next one. I got all of the supplies from JoAnn, and I have some leftover fabric so I’m thinking of making a matching treat bag or new collar to match.
I swore I’d NEVER be one of THOSE people that make a fuss about my furbaby’s accessories, and yet, here I am. I’ve already made a trial beanie and sweater that just needs some tweaking to the patterns for a little better fit. I was so busy during the holidays that I didn’t have time to take progress pictures or blog about it, but I did post it to Instagram. I was pleasantly surprised when the JoAnn Fabric and Craft account asked to repost it on their page! Someone even asked if there was a pattern! It definitely gave me a little confidence boost. I hate the color of the yarns, but I just used some scrap yarn I had on hand since it was just a sample to figure out a pattern.
Feels good to get some practice in, while also making things that are useful!