Pet beds for crafty folk and shoppy folk

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Tyler is a dog bed kind of dog. Whereas Bagelkins had very little interest in dog beds (she preferred our bed), when Tyler sees a fluffy little cushion made just for him he makes himself comfy. This might be why he has three dog beds, not to mention free rein of our sofas. If you’re a crafty person with a dog, these are for you! Each photo links to a blog or website with more information.

These next three are all from the DIY Network website. Each links to the article with instructions as well as several other inspiring dog bed projects:

And now, for those of you who are not so crafty. Here are some fun pet beds you can purchase.

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4 Ways to Celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day

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Squirrel Appreciation Day

How should you celebrate this most momentous of national holidays? Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Play a game of eye spy squirrels. You get a point for every squirrel you spot… the game could go on forever, especially if the squirrels in your neighborhood look pretty much the same.

2. Hang squirrel feeders. A few years ago, we stopped feeding the birds because the squirrels were always eating the food. So then we decided just to feed the squirrels instead and quickly found that the birds like squirrel food too. Everyone was happy!

3. Build a squirrel obstacle course.

4. Take photos of the squirrels in your neighborhood and share them with the National Wildlife Federation’s Wildlife Watch.

Whatever you choose to do, have a great time with your squirrel friends today!

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Creating Paper Roses – Technique #1 (Using Patterned Petals and securing with Elmer’s Glue)

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I have been looking into all the various ways to create flowers using paper.  There are so many ways to do this that it’s almost overwhelming!  So I am posting a few different sets of instructions with different techniques, tools and results.  I haven’t gotten time to test these yet so bear with me and let me know if you try them before I do!!

Step 1: Gather Supplies and Tools

Supplies and tools for this craft are very minimal.




Pen, pencil or marker

Clamps (if available)

Paper can be construction paper, copy paper, old book pages, gift backs, gift wrap, scrapbook pages, newspaper,English: This is a paper bag from Victory Supermarkets (Photo credit: Wikipedia) brown paper bags…. Etc. Tissue paper is not recommended.

Step 2: Draw Various Parts on Paper

After some practice you can skip outlining the pieces and just cut them out.

Shown are…

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