Monday, August 13, 2018

Crafty Catch Up

I made a few things lately and I thought I'd share.

First I made a Grace Travel Satchel* by RLR Creations (affiliate for pattern at Craftsy) for my mom:


The blue on the inside is ripstop and should be easy to clean. The loops on the inside is FOE (elastic) to hold her bottles and should be tall enough for full sized shampoo and lotion bottles. Zip in the front and both sides (hard to see) complete the satchel. It served her well.

I also made her a crossbody purse as she needed something light and easy to carry. I made a Triple Zip by Sew da Kine. She picked out all the bling and so I call it the golden dragon.


I added a credit card slip pocket but everything else was as the pattern was written. The zippers are "metallic" nylon which really makes it more fun. There are gold spots on the teal on the inside. Yep, this one is golden!

The last craft I am sharing is a tag collar I made for the big boy.


He goes through collars and isn't gentle with them (I have no idea how he goes through them!). I usually get him a leather collar (he likes leather... seriously) and I don't sew leather. I spied a tag collar on Etsy and thought I can do that! So I made him one. I have a d-ring on one side and a small lobster clip on the other. It can slip over his head but I thought I'd just give it that extra assurance I can get it off of him if needed. It is only a 1/2" wide and is secured with chicago screws. He seems to love it and it isn't heavy at all. I don't use his collar when I need to leash him so it works well. Monster pup has taken it off of him a couple of times but he just tells me and I go get it and slip it back on. I think I did good. LOL

So what crafty things have you done lately?

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*affiliate links have been noted

30 comments:

  1. I really love all of these, you are ridiculously talented!

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  2. You're so crafty, everything looks amazing!!

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  3. Melissa, you are so talented.I am always in awe at what you can create!

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    1. Oh man, I'm in awe of your cross stitching! Your work rocks!

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  4. Everything you made is awesome. I love the fabric choices and colors.

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  5. Wow nice work! Do you sell your stuff? Looks amazing.

    I think it's funny Monster Pup tells you when it's off. :)

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    1. Thanks! I did sell a few small things but haven't done any lately. I'm just work too slow. :)

      Actually monster pup takes it off, but the big boy tells me that it is off. He hates being without a collar. LOL

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  6. Those bags are so cute! And the puppyyyy! I love him!

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  7. Ooh love all of these! The crossbody really is kind of dragon-esque. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. I am always in awe at how good you are at crafts! Love these so much!

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  9. SO MUCH TALENT!! I love how crafty you are and enjoy seeing the projects, even though I know I'm not going to do the crafts. So cool!!

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  10. You're so talented. Me? Not at all. I didn't even know you could get a pattern for purses and such. And I love that he shows you when he had lost the collar!

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  11. Both of those purses are great. I really liked them.

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  12. I can't believe you made those Melissa! You're really talented. Have you thought of opening an Etsy or something?

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  13. Wow Melissa you are so freaking talented! You need to open your own shop!!

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  14. Wow, those are amazing. You do a great job with these projects. I agree with Kimberly, you should open your own shop.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  15. Melissa, you are so talented and these are so gorgeous!! Big Boy's tag collar is very hansom too! :)

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  16. I am not crafty. At least not on this level lol

    I've been having fun doing some creepy book photo shoots for a horror challenge this month for Instagram.


    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  17. Wow, beautiful work! The bags are beautiful! And look how nicely he's posing with his tag collar!

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  18. Awesome! Why don't you have an etsy shop?

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  19. You really should open your own etsy shop! I bet you would sell so many of the items you make ^_^

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  20. All are awesome! The purses are lovely. I really think you and my mom would really have so much in common with making those. :) And love the big guys collar. :) Give him hugs from Sheba and I! :D

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  21. Sadly I am not a crafty at all, I would love to be. Your dog is beautiful <3 I seen today people sharing Harry Potter leashes, if I still had a dog I would so have one of those! xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  22. I love all of this! Especially the dog collar. I'm always looking for new ones, because they never seem to last very long. I don't know if it's when they're wrestling with each other or what, but they seem to break after a few months. Our last attempt was super thick training collars, but they seem like they are too heavy. I *think* I've found something that will work on Etsy, so we'll see. They're a little pricey. Like you, I don't attach their leashes to their collars (we use harnesses), so I'm not worried about it being pulled on.

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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  23. You are so talented, your mom one lucky woman. Seriously Melissa you should open an Etsy shop.

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