I have a list of things I will be making and here is a preview:
- pet beds
- sweaters & jackets (cats and dogs)
- The Lazy Dog's Overnight Bag
- The Lazy Cat's Overnight Bag (more on both of these at a later date, but I tell you they are going to be cool!)
- Dog & Cat wound cuff for legs and tails
- Patterns for some of this stuff
- and.... dog shoes - - rough and tough, awesome dog shoes.
Have you ever made a dog shoe? If you haven't then you are missing something.
First of all, I do not currently have a dog living in my home. Thus, I had to find one. Fortunately, my friend Julia has kindly volunteered to bring over her lovely tripod beagle Bentley to try them on. He is a perfect candidate for these shoes as they have a non-skid sole on them and his ability to maneuver quickly across wood floors is frequently problematic.
So, the big day came last Saturday and Bentley came to visit - I should have taken a picture of the darling boy as he is just too cute! I brought the shoes over and no matter what we did, they would not go on his foot. Ugh! I tapered them for the velcro but the taper was too deep; not to mention the toe box was too narrow. Back to the drawing table, my shape was all wrong - but now I do have the right width of his foot, so that is going to help.
I have been back on the computer using my drafting brain for the last few days working out the pattern schematics for these dog shoes - and I think I've got it! This drafting degree is coming in handy I tell you.
Now, I'm just about finished with these little babies and then I'll be off to see Bentley and Julia again for another test drive - hopefully a successful one this time.
I'll keep you posted on my dog shoe dilemma and if I managed to solve it with my recent development. If so, I'll happily share my successes with you soon. In the meantime, dear void of readers out there... wish me luck and if you have any ideas you want to share about dog shoes you've made, I'd be very interested to hear how it went for you.