I had made her a little friendship bracelet style collar a few weeks ago and my parents gave me another lecture on choking and collar safety. Did I mention I am 37 years old and still getting lectures? I will just take it as proof that my parents still love me...??? OK, OK, so it was not very safe to tie a bunch of string around her tiny neck. I deserved the lecture.
SO... I decided to rethink my collars for Bug and here is the following checklist:
- Safe? Velcro closure. Check
- Cute? Has bugs, a bow and bobble. Check
- Handmade? By me. Check.
- Versatile? I have a large stash of cute fabric for more collars. Check
- Comfy? Very lightweight and soft. Check
- Does Bug approve? HELL NO. Five out of six ain't bad.
Just a tube of fabric. Add Velcro for the closure. Used a honey colored cotton quilt thread to secure the honey bee charm and a bit of red ribbon.
Isn't she a pretty pretty princess? My sweet little girl!
My next project for her is to bind a lightweight blanket of flannel. Fleece for winter, flannel for summer. She goes almost everywhere with me and I don't want her to get chilly.
Gold gingham binding on this cute pink, white and gold flannel. So pretty for my Pretty!
I am going to make a tote bag to carry her around. I have an idea to use a canvas tote and retro-fit it ( I love that word...retro-fit) or upcycle it (not so much liking the word upcycle) so that she can be carried comfortably and still remain contained within. Usually when we go someplace, I wrap her in a blanket and carry her like a baby. She conks right out. Anyway, I will do a tutorial if it comes out OK.
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