Favorite Fourth of July Dog Outfits

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I’ve complied a list of my favorite Fourth of July dog outfits! Your dog deserves to get in on the fun this holiday brings!

4thdressThis is an adorable dress that will make your girl the life of any barbecue!








This tank top is great! It has some sparkle and comes in a wide arrange of colors.





collarcoverFor a bit more subdued look, this collar cover is great to get your dog dressed up for the day’s activities without worrying about your dog getting too hot.





61iMtXyUZOL._SL1500_If you’re not a fan of bows, maybe this collar cover will suit your pup for the Fourth of July.






tieMaybe everyone needs to dress up for your holiday activities, this tie is the perfect accessory for your dog.





DogTies-RedWBlue-300You can’t go wrong with a classic bow tie.





bandana This reversible bandana is great for any holiday function.





funcollarThis Smoochers collar is full of fun and sass.






pulloverThese pullovers are fun and casual.






sweaterThis sweater will keep your pup warm throughout the evening.

2014 St. Patrick’s Day Dog Outfits

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I have created a list of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day dog outfits.

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This cute t-shirt by Canine Causal that says “Kiss Me I’m Irish!


This green harness is a cute and functional way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.


This adorable bandana says “Lucky Charm” and is a great way to celebrate without your dog having to wear a lot of clothes.

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This dog barrette is a cute addition to any dog’s wardrobe.

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Turn your pup into a leprechaun with this adorable costume.

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This cute headband from Old Navy will be sure to get you and your dog in the spirit.

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For those still having cold weather, this shamrock fleece is just perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day dog outfit!

st patricks dayOr if you aren’t into fleece maybe your pup can wear this cute knit shamrock sweater.

Favorite Dog Halloween Costumes 2013

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Didn’t have time to create your pup a costume for Halloween? Or just didn’t want to? No worries.

Here is a list of my favorite dog Halloween costumes for this year.

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1. This wooly mammoth costume by Animal Planet (found on Amazon) is beyond words for how cute it is!



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2. This Yoshi costume from the Etsy shop PlayfulPup is perfect for the dog owner who also loves Mario Brothers!




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3. “There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!” Turn your pup into a super hero with this Underdog costume by Rasta Imposta.


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4. Turn your pup into a nurse this year to help you feel better after all of the candy you ate. Costume at Posh Puppy Boutique and Amazon.



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5. Transform your pup into Waldo’s best friend with this adorable costume by Elope Inc.




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6. Another super hero option, Bat Dog! This great costume by Rubie’s Costume Co. can help your dog fight crime, or just look he’s going to.



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7. I just love this Snow White costume! A Disney princess is such a good idea!




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8. This cupcake costume found at Target and Amazon is cute enough to eat! Who doesn’t love cupcakes?




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9. This cow costume found at Trixie + Peanut  and Amazon is adorable.




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10. Last costume on the list is this gorgeous blue butterfly costume from the Etsy Shop Hope’s Bonetique. You and your pet will definitely be the center of attention wherever you go this Halloween.


Make Your Own Dress Form Links

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Ever wanted to make your own dress form? Me too! I have complied a list of tutorials to choose from. Pick the one that is best for you and good luck on your dress form making endeavors!

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This how to is from The Esty Labs Archive gives a very detailed description with pictures to make a dress form out of a t-shirt and duct tape with the help of a friend. You can also jazz it up a bit by using colored or patterned duct tape.




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This paper tape dress form from Instructables is great idea with the use of paper tape, t-shirt, spray sealant foam and a friend. The instructions and pictures are extremely detailed.




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This dress form from Jezebel is probably the closest to buying the real thing, but it is also a lot more involved. It uses plaster bandages, sealant foam, IV cart to create your own stand for it to go on and sewing and creating a cover to cover the form.



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I love the creativity used to make this form. It seems to be so simple. Syzygyo of Worlds created one from chicken wire and some duct tape!




Also, if you have your own dress form already but it isn’t to you exact measurements, look at FabulousFit, they sell “fitting systems” which are pads you can buy to help make adjustments to any part of your dress form!

Where to Buy Fabric Online

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A lot of people don’t have access to great fabric stores in their areas and some, like me, are a bit lazy and prefer the comfort of their homes and computer screens to buy fabric. I have found a few online fabric stores to aid in your search for the perfect fabric. Granted you can’t touch the fabric and you have to wait for it to be shipped to you but I feel being able to find exactly what you want is worth the wait.

  1. Big Z Fabric has a something for everyone. It has your basics, as well as beaded fabric, faux leather, lace, velvet and upholstery fabric. It’s worth it to just browse to see what all it has to offer.
  2. Fabric.com has all of your basics. It also has great sales and a couple of free patterns.
  3. Fabric Exchange is another great place that has everything from cotton, fake fur, sequined fabric, taffeta and many more options. It’s an addicting fabric website to just look at. There are so many unique fabrics at the Fabric Exchange.
  4. Fabric Worm is great for children’s and quilting fabrics. It also has a few free patterns.
  5. Mood Fabrics has a little bit of everything. Part of my love for it stems from it being featured on Project Runway, I love that show!
  6. Purl Soho is another website that is fun to browse. It has fabric, notions, yarns and books. All seem to be unique and it even has kits to make a variety of projects.
  7. Spoon Flower is another fun online fabric store. It has a lot of unique patterns. It also sells wallpaper and wall decals. Another reason to love this store is because you can design your own fabric, wall paper, decals and wrapping paper! You just need to upload your file of the pattern you designed and they create it for you!
  8. Emma One Sock for fabric! It even lets you order swatches of material.
  9. Fabrics Fashion Club
  10. Trim Fabric for fabric and it has a great selection of trims and notions.
  11. M&J Trimming for all trims! Ribbons, rhinestones, lace, crystals, buttons and more!
  12. Mendel’s is where I purchased the faux fur for the lion’s mane costume.

Favorite Patriotic Dog Outfits

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Fourth of July is another fun holiday to dress up your furry baby and take them to parades and barbecues. But if your dog is anything like my Rusty, you have to take them home before the fireworks because fireworks are scary. I’ve picked a few of my favorite patriotic dog outfits for the occasion.

fourthofjulydog This adorable outfit is the perfect for your pup! It can be found on Amazon or Rubies Costume Co.








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pat2aThese matching his and her dog outfits from The Pet Boutique are just perfect for your little lady and gentleman.








patriotic dog This bow is oh so cute even a person could wear it! It from the Yuppy Puppy Boutique and is the perfect accessory for your lady.




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Like the bow, this is a great way to dress up your pup without putting on a lot of extra material if it tends to get too hot where you live. Also, it attaches with a clip! So you don’t have to tie it. It can be found on Amazon.







patriotic dogAnother way to keep them cool but still dress up are these cute stars and stripes collars by Bloomingtails Dog Boutique.





patriotic dogYour handsome little gentleman will never be turned away from a party in this collar and bow tie found at Muttropolis.








patriotic dogThis is a great simple and chic dress for your little lady. It can be found at Cassie’s Closet.










I have never seen a dog in a swimsuit before but when I saw this when I was online shopping I knew I had to include it! It’s just too cute for your little lady! Found on Amazon.







This is for the more practical. It’s a great backpack for your dog. Now you don’t need to carry a purse around! Just don’t lose your dog. Perfect for a day out. This backpack can be found at PupRwear Dog Boutique.

Free iPhone Knitting Apps

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I have compiled a small list of free and hopefully useful knitting apps for iPhones. This list definitely doesn’t have all the free knitting apps available. I’m just mentioning a few I liked and that fit my needs.


knit appsI like stitch counter app by KAZE because it allows you store multiple projects. It also has a feature on the counter screen where you can turn the sleep function off. It also has a memo section where you can type notes about your progress, as well as, take pictures of your work.

Jknit LiteThere is also JKnit Lite HD for your iPad. JKnit Lite by Jakro Soft lets you store all of your pdf files in it for easy access and viewing where ever you are, no need to waste all of that paper anymore. There is also and stitch counter, place to write notes about your project and a camera option to take a pic of your project. There’s even a timer to record how much time you spent working on your project!


knit appsQuilt2Go has a couple of free apps that can be useful for knitters. The first one is a counter called StitchMinder and the other is called KnitMinder Lite.  KnitMinder Lite is a cool app because it allows you to put in and track current projects. It also has categories to list your pattern, yarn, and needle stashes so you will always know what you have instead of rummaging through everything to make sure you have it. The only thing that could be an issue is that the Lite version limits the amount of information you can put in to the app, you have to buy the full version to get more space.

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Gaugfy Free:Knitting Gauge Calculator is a handy app that helps you figure out what the gauge for a project should be. It also does the math for you when you need to figure out how long a project will be if you knit so many stitches per and how many rows. Or the opposite, you can input how long you need your project to be and it will tell you how many rows to knit. 

Top Picks for Easter Outfits for Dogs

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I can’t believe it is almost Easter already! Where has the time gone this year? Here are my favorite outfits and costumes for your pup for this holiday.




If you can’t find anyone to dress up and the Easter bunny, make your pup be the adorable bunny with this cute bunny costume by Zack and Zoey and found on Amazon.






This is a beautiful Easter dress that also doubles as a harness! It’s by Bella Lucca Collection and is just too cute!millefleurcol










This bunny ears can be found at Petco and Amazon. They come in blue, pink or yellow with a clip under the chin to help your pup keep them on!










If your dog would like a little more sparkle to her look for Easter this t-shirt from Bitch New York would be perfect.








If your pup is looking to be warm and cozy try these cute fleece flowered pajamas complete with bunny ears. They are by KLIPPO and can be found at Amazon.






SpringChecksbowtieThis bow tie by PupRwear is perfect for your pup this Easter.











This cute Easter egg bandana is the perfect accessory for the dog who doesn’t like to wear clothes. It just slips over the collar, he won’t even realize he’s wearing it. Made by Miracles on Earth and sold on Amazon.






blueplaidThis adorable vest and bow tie from Ruff Ruff Couture and found on DoggieVogue is perfect for any Easter event your pup will attend.






greenbandanaThis reversible bandana by Designer Duds for Dogs and sold on Amazon is so adorable you pup is sure to get tons of compliments.





Who doesn’t love a tutu? This is the perfect Easter dress by Talia Dog Boutique for the pup that wants to make a statement. pinktutu

10 Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Outfits for Dogs

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I have created a list of my ten favorite St. Patrick’s Day outfits for Dogs.


st patricks day dog outfitThis adorable hoodie, can be found on Amazon, will keep your pup nice and warm and still festive for the holiday. It also comes in a variety of colors making it the perfect option for a male or a female.








st patricks day dog outfitThis tutu dress from Posh Puppy Boutique will make your dog the center of all of the St Patrick’s Day festivities.





st patricks day dogIf clothes aren’t your dog’s style, try this collar from Artful Canine sold by Amazon.








dressHere’s something for your pup if you want an outfit she can wear more than once a year but is still green. It’s by DoggyVogue.com and they also have a tank for your male pup.






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Perfect for a male or female, this bandana is the perfect accessory for St Patrick’s Day, it is made and sold by Designer Duds for Dogs as well as Amazon.





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This adorable collar from Bloomingtails Dog Boutique is fun and sparkly.








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This reversible bandana can get a little bit more bang for your buck and it clips on instead of tying!








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If your dog is a tough dog than this tee might be what he/she needs. Sold at michipet.com.







This tee, sold by i see spot, is the perfect statement for St Patrick’s Day.st patricks day dog








st patricks day dogAnd last but not least, even though the picture is tiny, is this adorable leprechaun hat, sold by rockstarpuppyboutique.com. Oh if only I could get Rusty to keep a hat on his head.



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Top Ten Valentine’s Day Dog Clothes

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Even though Rusty isn’t a fan of clothes, I find dog clothes to be adorable and themed ones are even better. Normally I say “make your own, be creative” but that can’t happen all the time. So if you don’t have time to make a bandana, tutu, or stamp a heart onto a doggy shirt, no big deal!

Here is my ten favorite Valentine’s Day Dog Clothes:

valentine's day clothes Love Letter Collar

The perfect accessory, found on Amazon, for either gender and is for the pup who wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day without being loud about it.







valentine's day dog clothesThe Monkey Daze Heart and Arrow Dog Hoodie.

This adorable hoodie, complete with heart shaped ears, can be found at doggievogue.com and can be worn by both sexes and keep your puppy warm on the cold February mornings.





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Couture Velour Pajamas- Pink/Yellow Hearts

Who doesn’t love comfy PJs? These can be found at poshpuppyboutique.com



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Be Mine Dog Tee


This tee is cute enough to eat! Can be found at Amazon and Jake’s Dog House.







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Hot Pink Tie Tee Shirt by Olivetini 

This is perfect for the doggy man in your life! Simple tee with a hot pink tie and he’s ready for Valentine’s Day. It can be found at yuppypuppyboutique.com.








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Black Tux Bib with Satin Bow Tie


This adorable tux bib and bow tie will keep your perfect gentleman all night. It can be found at  doggyduds.com








Red Sweet Heart Festive Dog Collar


This collar is perfect for your pup to make a grand entrance wherever she goes.








Full of Heart Tutu Dress


This tutu dress by East Side Collection and can be found on Amazon is adorable! Every girl should where a tutu at least once in their life.





Two Hearts Antenna 

This is for your pup with a goofy and heartwarming personality. It’s probably my favorite of the outfits, it can be found at LovADog.







Valentines day dog clothes Valentines Day dog ClothesThe last, and best model 🙂 for my favorite Valentine’s Day outfit is a simple bow tie from my husband’s closet. Rusty looks so handsome and ready for a night on the town.