Showing posts with label Father's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Father's Day. Show all posts
Monday, 2 September 2019
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Dress Shirt Dog Collars (Plus How to Adjust Collar Size)

Dress shirt collars and sewing supplies

We're starting September with a special week long mini-series using materials salvaged from old shirts (the same shirts as were cut apart to make our "Pillow Daddy" recycled dress shirt cushion covers) for a combination of sew and no-sew projects. For years, I've had the occasional giggle from putting one of my husband's laundry-bound shirts onto Oli (and now Humphrey), buttoning the collar and leaving the shirt flapping like a Daddy-scented cape. :) When the time came to cut apart some old shirts, of course I was going to keep the collars for the dogs. Hehehe... How cute do they look in this Father's day photo, recently shared on our Facebook page?

Monday, 26 August 2019
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Recycled Dress Shirt "Pillow Daddy" Cuddle Cushion Covers

Dalmatian dog cuddling with DIY pillow case made from owner's old shirts.

No matter how many walkies we take or treats I bake, Daddy is our boys' favourite human. Over the years, when he has been away on work or other travels and they miss their Dad, I've been known to tuck one of his worn t-shirts into their nests. This was the inspiration for our patchwork t-shirt quilts (still in use) and when he recently sorted through his old dress shirts, I could feel a new project coming on! The ones that were unsuitable for charity donations were kept for my cutting table to be trimmed into usable parts, usable fabric, and workshop rags. Less waste, more use, more creative recycled crafting fun! I have some awesome recycled shirt crafts to share in future posts, but first up are our "Pillow Daddy" cuddle cushion covers in honour of Father's Day in our part of the world this coming Sunday. These pillows were made for our dogs to have virtual snuggles with their Dad, but the same easy DIY could be used with any special fabric and memory/relationship.

Monday, 30 April 2018
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DIY Custom Iron-Ons with Two Colour Shadow Effect Lettering

Blue t-shirts saying "Dali Momma" and "Dali Daddy"

This post has been created in collaboration with our partner blog Creativity Unmasked.  With Mother's Day coming up in a few weeks and Father's Day not long after for those of you up north (it is in September here), we're sharing our custom heat transfer vinyl pet parent t-shirts. I made these first when I got my Cricut as a test for cutting size (little Dalmatian dots) and iron-on resilience. The bright blue shirts were bought as part of our dog vision walkies wardrobe changes, so they were the perfect target for some pet parent territorial marking. 

Friday, 2 September 2016
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DIY Paw Heart T-Shirt - Happy Father's Day from the Pets!

Paw print hearts made with colourful fabric markers on a white t-shirt

This Sunday is Father's Day in our part of the world and today's DIY is an easy gift for a furfather (or any animal lover).  It's very simple and can be easily customised to suit your pets and preferences.  Since we recently made the pets homemade t-shirt quilts and cushions so they could snuggle with their Dad anytime, for our Father's Day DIY we decided to reciprocate and make a jammie shirt that he can wear for virtual pet cuddles when away from home. Based upon my patience-testing experience of making clay pet paw print impressions and the probability of extreme inky mess, I knew that real paw prints were out of the question, so we used a very simple template method instead.