Dog booties for our realtor - these are 50% reduction of the pattern I found online at http://domestikgoddess.com/sew-your-own-winter-dog-boots/.
Dog booties for a coworker's dog - these are a 45% version. And I had no idea what color his coat was when I grabbed the green fleece for his booties!
Dog collar from Creative Designworks (basic collar kit) - size L, 1 inch wide. This is adjustable and has a release buckle to make it easy to put it on and off. There is also a D-ring for tags.
Dog harness from Creative Designworks. I made the custom size L, 1 inch wide - almost the same measurements as the general size L. And it is still adjustable, around both the neck and girth. This harness was much easier to make than I would have thought - the instructions were great, and it was so nice to have all the hardware in a kit. The D-ring in the bottom of the picture is for attaching the leash.
And from the front, as though you were looking at the imaginary dog's nose.
The only thing I don't like is that I think the chest strap is a bit shorter than is ideal. You can kind of see that the girth strap is tugged forward, behind her elbow. However, it doesn't seem to bother her at all, and she only wears the harness during walks.
And from above. I don't let her off-leash, but just in case anything were to happen, I keep her collar on at all times, even when she has the harness on.
One of a set of two hanging towels, per Gelbean's tutorial. I'm going to be making these to go all over my house, as well as for gifts. I did decide after making this set, however, that for really lightweight fabrics, I'm going to interface them (lightweight interfacing) before cutting the pieces out.
A bag holder with a hanging loop. This matches the dog's leash, collar, and harness, and it hangs in the closet for ease of grabbing plastic bags to recycle as poop scoopers when out for a walk.
Our closet collection. The previous owners put up the hooks, and we have made use of them.
I worked with someone who was kind enough to take care of my dog for a few weeks during my move. And she requested a specific Christmas gift - a coat for her greyhound. This is the original coat which she wanted me to knock off. So I made a pattern using a sharpie and an old sheet and took lots of pictures to remind me of how it all went together.
This is the result, out of a striped knit that's been in stash for at least five years. I added three inches to the neck, at her request, and skipped the leash opening, because this is supposed to be a housecoat. When I cut the pieces, I added seam allowances but no hem allowances, as I planned a self-fabric binding.
The closures have 2 inch velcro, just like the original.
I didn't know how much elastic to use in the neck, so I threaded 1/8 inch elastic through the casing and added a cordlock for ease of adjusting.
I decided that it would be nice to have a zippered pouch for the plastic bags I carry on walks, instead of stuffing my jacket pockets with them. These have snaps from my new snap press to attach them to the leash handle. One is for me and one for my friend with the greyhound.
Another set of towels from Gelbean's tutorial. I made two of the brown ones, as 1/4 yard fabric is enough for 3 towels.
Still more towels - the Nemo one (the towel is actually bright orange) is for my friend who dog-sat, and the two Beatles ones are for my good friend who has a Beatles-decorated room. I have four more Beatles towels cut but haven't stitched the rest. These are great simple gifts.
Two mini dog collars for a friend who is a Beatles fanatic and has two small dogs. These are from a kit from Creative Designworks and the licensed Beatles logo fabric.
A dog crate cover for my mother-in-law - the front flap is free on the sides to allow the door to be opened and shut.
And from the side...
Yellow bunny and chick peeps from the tutorial at www.dandelionsandlace.blogspot.com - these are hilarious!
Pink bunny peeps! These were my originals...
A cushion for the windowsill, to turn it into a reading nook. I made up the pattern myself and used 2 layers of 1" high-density foam. There is a permanent muslin cover and the removable microsuede cover. I used snaps for the removable cover, to avoid having to order a very very long zipper.
The Peep army!
Art on the Go kits from Fishsticks Designs (www.fishsticksdesigns.com). This is a free tutorial, and one that I made using stash. These worked great for keeping the kids occupied during the Easter service at church.
More towels from Gelbean's tutorial. I love these!!! Most of the chili peppers towels are thank-you gifts for people who helped in some way with my thesis, and the Beatles towels are birthday gifts. I wised up this time and used my snap press to set snaps instead of making buttonholes. Much quicker and easier! (The Beatles towel on the right is actually a pale blue.)
S9949 - My aunt requested a purse for her birthday. She wanted it just like a tote bag I made for her before, but smaller. I thought this would fit the bill. She requested blue denim for the outside and a Charlie Brown print from my stash for the lining. And lots of pockets.
The pattern doesn't call for a lining or the inner pockets, but I added those. This larger pocket is itself lined and has elastic in the top. You can also see the key leash in the bottom of the bag.
This is a zippered pocket, intended for a cell phone or small wallet. There is a key fob just under it, to attach a key leash and make it easy to find her keys.
The key leash and a tissue holder to match.
A boppy cover for an icky-colored boppy pillow that my SIL was given for their coming baby. I found free instructions online (will have to dig up the link) and made this as a test. The fabric is leftover from PJ pants I made for her Christmas present. I'm waiting to hear how this fits before I make a second one.
The 10-minute table runner pattern, using two Christmas fabrics I impulsively purchased last year to make table runners. I ran across them in my stash and decided it was time to turn them into their intended purpose! One will go on my piano, and one will go to my BFF as part of her housewarming gift.
Boxbags a la Stacy Schluyer (www.stacysews.com) - both are the same, and I got both out of a half-yard of the outer print and a little less of the blue broadcloth. I used lightweight interfacing, so these don't hold their shape very well. But that's okay - it was what I had on hand.
StudioCherie Burlap Christmas Stockings - I made mine from a linen blend from JAF for better washability than burlap, but I think it still looks pretty similar. These are the four new stockings - one for everyone in the family.
I took the snowman appliques from a wall hanging pattern in McCalls Quick Quilting (Dec/Jan 2012). Thing 2 chose red for his scarf/hatband color, and mine is blue.
Thing 1 loves penguins, and I got this applique by scanning and enlarging the penguin image on the cuff/backing fabric.
This is the International Ornaments fabric (Susan Winget). I thought DH would enjoy the theme and the more muted colors.
S9520 - view E. This is a double-layer fleece coat intended for use on our walks in winter. I did not make any major changes to the pattern.
From the front. I put a snap at the edge there where the coat collar comes in, but I've discovered that's just a bit too tight, so I am not fastening that first snap. You can see that she has both her collar and harness on under the coat - collar stays on at all times with her ID/rabies tags on it, harness is for walks.
I think it's just a smidge too tight over the back, so I'll add a little width on the next one. But it worked well on our inaugural walk, so I'm pretty happy. And you can just see the D-ring from the harness poking out through the buttonhole slit for the leash to attach.