Archive for the ‘pet projects’ Category
Ever heard of a bee hotel? I hadn’t either. Don’t bees live in colonies, with a queen, and they dance around and tell each other where to find the good nectar?
Turns out that meany bees actually don’t live in hives, instead creating their own (solitary) nests. Females oviposit a single egg in each compartment, and then plug it up so that the baby can gestate peacefully. Bees and other insects also use the compartments to hibernate, or just take shelter.
All three of my poms love squeaky toys. I know that if I walk into a pet store and return with something soft that squeaks that my dogs will be pleased with my choice. With that being said, my dog Waffles has a predilection for destroying toys from time to time. He loves ripping things so I’ve started getting fabric toys (like the Happy Moppy) just for him to take apart.
When I ran across this no sew Easy Handmade Jersey Knit Dog Toy on Fab You Bliss, I fell in love. It is everything that Waffles loves in a toy and everything I love in DIY project! To make your own fabric dog toy, all you need is some jersey material, a pair of scissors and some rubber bands (and don’t worry, the rubber bands don’t stay on).
Image: Fab You Bliss
I’ve amassed a slightly embarrassing collection of pet bowls over the years. Some are from reviews I’ve done for this site, others were gifts, and more still have been dishes I haven’t been able to pass up at garage sales. Unfortunately, despite the collection, I hate that everything’s so mismatched. Some are steel and melamine, some are ceramic, and each have their own pet-themed pattern. One of these days I’d like all my pets to be eating out of similar dishware and when that day comes, I’d like it to be because I DIYed a rad set of bowls like those seen above.
Remember when I posted about Sew Doggy’s no sew ties for dogs? Well, if you’re feeling extra creative and having a sewing machine, I have a found another sweet dog tie that you can make!
Image: Dog Under My Desk