Homemade Blocking block

For awhile I’ve been working on a new blanket. I’ve made a few squares, put it aside, etc. recently I picked it back up again and am going strong!
My mister, who says he can’t wait for it to be finished, surprised me today by making a custom sized “blocking block”!
He said there had to be a more efficient way to do that and proceeded to make one!! Love him. 😍

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Now I have 25 squares going at one time with enough air flow space for drying between each. So much easier!
About a third of the way through only a hundred or so more squares to make…..

Bow tie collar for your fur child!

It’s raining hard here and I got bored, so today I whipped up a bow tie collar for Fat Louis. This only took an hour or so and the possibilities are endless for customizing!!
The collar size is based off your pet, however the bow size was made for a little guy, so small dogs and cats it is. However, the steps are the same no matter what size you make the bow, so feel free to make some big dog ones!
Pet Collar Bow Tie:

Bow:

Supplies:
-small amount of fabric
-scissors
-ruler
-needle, thread, pins
-sewing machine ( optional )

For the Bow, cut a piece of fabric 6 inches by 5 1/2 inches
For the knot, cut a piece of fabric 3 inches by 3 1/2 inches

-Turn you pieces inside out and pin two sides shut, sew the pinned sides together.

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-Turn them both right side out and sew the open ends closed.
-Sew the “knot” together to form a circle, it doesn’t have to be perfect as it will be in the back.

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-Slide the the bow through the knot. If you choose to, you can secure it in place with a couple of hidden stitches.

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Collar:
Supplies:

-worsted weight yarn any color ( great stash buster! )
-G-hook
-yarn needle
-small button

Using G-hook and worsted weight yarn, ch 4

1. Starting in second ch from hk, sc across – 3
2. Ch 1, turn, sc across – 3

Repeat row #2 until desired length for pets neck, minus the final two rows.
Final two rows will be for button hole

Button Hole:
Ch 3 turn skp 2 sc, sc in final stitch.

Ch 1 turn, sc around the ch, fasten off weave in ends.

Sew button to opposite end of collar. Slide collar through back of knot on bow.

All done, quick and easy! Make sure to remove collar if pet is unattended. 😃

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Sorry I’ve been slacking…. 😐

Hello there everyone. I know I’ve been slacking hard. Pretty sure I haven’t posted in 2 months!!!! That’s really bad for me….
Got super busy with the Christmas season and then my mister went and got me the best present ever!!! Everyone meet Fat Louis!

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He’s 9weeks old and absolutely perfect!! I forgot how much time a puppy takes from you though….
I have also been working on a special project these past couple of weeks.
My two obsessions have collided in this, crochet and vintage Pyrex!

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I have a few more to finish up and then they needed to be sent out.
So that’s my excuse… I have to motivate and get some inspiration for new amigurumi. Need some ideas!!!