November 6 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers

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Don’t leave your faithful, furry friends and companions off your holiday list!

Make It

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Candace shares an Easy, Inexpensive Dog Bed Tutorial on Crafty Daisies.
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You’ll have fun whipping up lots of felt Cat Toy Patterns from craftershock.
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Don’t miss Keykalou’s Recycled Dog Collar Tutorial via her Keyka Lou blog.

Don’t miss these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Pillows.

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

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Buy It

spacer Eco-Friendly Fleece Pet Beds from Annies Sweatshop
Annie makes pet beds with removable, interchangeable and customizable pillow sham bases that snap to a blanket. You can mix and match at Annies Sweatshop, and she also offers many more pet-friendly products.
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Shannon sells a wide variety of pet collars in her Lucky Fiona shop, including a great selection for “Howliday 2008!”

Mix It

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Fill a little stocking and a happy puppy’s stomach with goodies from this Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe from sugarlaws.

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254 Responses to November 6 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers

  1. Everything is so cute! I really love the dog bed and think I may have to make one for my little Rat Terrier, I think she’d love it!

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  3. Rhiannon says:

    I think my new doggy need a x-mas cover for his bed.

  4. mary says:

    I’m definetley making a batch of those dog treats! Thank you!

  5. Erica says:

    The treats would be the perfect gift for our friends that raise assistance dogs with us. Our puppies are allowed few treats, but peanut butter is one of them! A great motivater!

  6. Crystal Medlock says:

    I am definately making those doggy cookies today! Great idea. Actually I think I would like to make all of the pet items…

  7. Amber says:

    Cute collar idea!

  8. Paige says:

    What great ideas! Thanks for including the link to the dog treat recipe. My parents have a well-loved yellow lab who would definitely enjoy a special snack.

  9. Karmela says:

    Thank you for the great tutorials!

  10. Anna says:

    I’d love to be in the drawing for a gift certificate!

  11. Shelly says:

    Everything is so cute! I really love the dog bed and think I may have to make one for my little Rat Terrier, I think she’d love it!

  12. Amy says:

    i might have to make those dog treats for a friend of ours that just got a little puppy of their own!

  13. Erin says:

    My Lola will love a new collar!

  14. Anary says:

    I am making that dog cookie for the all my friend’s poochs. Fact!

  15. Bonnie says:

    I think I know what my parents’ doggie will be getting this year! I also would like to use a smaller variation of the collar for my sister’s kitty 🙂

  16. Kirsten says:

    Love it all!

  17. Jodie says:

    This is great, especially since I am NOT a pet person buy am buying/making gifts for family members who are! Thanks.

  18. sarah Lemmon says:

    That cat toy is perfect for scraps of fabric!

  19. Beth says:

    My pretty girl would love any of these — but I find making a dog bed large enough for her is cost prohibitive!

  20. Beth G. says:

    Dog bed, very tempting!

  21. Lauren Elliott says:

    Can’t wait to try making the doggie treats!

  22. meg says:

    My Christmas present this year is a dog, and I’ve been searching for some great dog bed and collar tutorials! Thanks!

  23. Sara says:

    Precisely what every dog needs!

  24. Amy says:

    My niece just adopted her first dog! Thanks for the gift ideas! I’ll have to try some!

  25. Kelly says:

    My cat might get that dog-sized bed for Christmas. He’s a huge beast of a thing and is way oversized for normal cat beds. I’m pretty sure that my stitches wouldn’t hold up to the wear and tear that either one of the cats would put on a toy though, so I’ll just stick to buying them at the store.

  26. Karie says:

    Those are awesome ideas for pets! My doggie would love a new cute collar!! and maybe even a new bed….

  27. My two sweet boys (pointer-terrorist mix)will be looking good in new collars! And loving those peanut butter treats!! I can’t tell you often enough how much I love this blog!! Keep up the GREAT work!

  28. Agne says:

    I do not have a dog. But some of my friend have… These will be good ideas for me 🙂

  29. Victoria says:

    Thanks so much for all the awesome ideas this week!

  30. Sandy says:

    Great link to Annie’s Sweatshop, I love her idea of adding a blankie to the dog pillows.

  31. Jessica says:

    Great ideas! My puppies would love a new bed!

  32. aSprinkling says:

    I don’t have a pet or know somebody that particularly loves theirs…but I would love to win!

  33. D'Lane says:

    I was just thinking yesterday, “What can I make the family pets for Christmas?” PURRR-fect!

  34. Brookie J says:

    This is my favorite list yet! Very cute ideas…wonderful gifts for so many on my list.

  35. Melinda says:

    I love the collar! I bet it would work for cats too!

  36. Jo Anne says:

    Never enough treats or Pillows for my two boys!!

  37. Viv says:

    I think the cat will be getting a nice pressie this Xmas!

  38. Kristen says:

    Such cute ideas! I love this whole month of gifts, and these are all good ones! I hate lists of gifts that include so many that are way too expensive or just weird or too – specific, for lack of a better word. Not applicable to everyone. This is all so customizable – specific in a great way! My parents just bought a puppy, so he may be getting his own gift this year… 🙂

  39. Liz says:

    the pet collar idea is verrrrry interesting for when i finally get myself a dog. i don’t know that anyone else needs one right now. just me. 🙂 also, for the record, i have the fabric on the right (brown with flowers) except mine is on a white background, which is very old-time-nightgown-ish.

  40. Julie says:

    My cat is getting the toys for Christmas! Might make some for my mom for her cat too!

  41. Celeste says:

    Yes, my best friend, Claire, deserves those peanut butter treats and she just happens to be a dog. really.

  42. Penny says:

    Great ideas, I think the cats and the dog will all be getting new collars, toys for the cats and treats for the dog. Now what to get for the rabbit and lizards ?.. Hmmmmm

  43. Alana says:

    Wow, how awesome would it be to win 20 bucks to use on Sew, Mama, Sew! It would be tough to narrow it down to 20 bucks, but I sure would love to try!

  44. Kimberly says:

    Too cute. Thanks for the link on the eco-friendly dog beds. I will definitely check those out.

  45. Christy says:

    Ooooh, thank you!!! Our new puppy needs a bed of her own, perhaps then she’ll stay off my pillow!

  46. Yvette says:

    Fun, Fun! Will definitely be baking some doggie cookies and sewing some cat toys. Thanks for more great ideas! Love the added recipes this year too :o)

  47. Hazel says:

    I’m going to fill my kitty’s stocking with those adorable felt fish! I might even make some for the kids!

  48. Terri says:

    My cats would so love those fleece pet beds. I can’t keep them off my fleece jackets!

  49. Rebecca says:

    The cat is in need of some new handmade toys…he’s loved all his others to pieces. Thanks for the link.

  50. tammy bowser says:

    I love the dog bed! I bought some fabric about one month ago to make one and still have not got to it. Now I have a good reason to get it made. And a great pattern. Thanks bunches!

  51. Bailey says:

    Those peanut butter treats look good! And that little white dog is my dog’s twin. 🙂 Thanks again for all the ideas…

  52. Emily S says:

    Cute ideas – but you definitely need more kitty-geared projects. You know how us crafters love our kittehs!

  53. Julie says:

    LOVE the doggie bed! I think that would look much better in our living room than a smooshed down foldbable kids couch, which my boxer pup has taken over!

  54. Karen says:

    how do you all find such wonderful things? I seriously can’t get enough of this website and checking in everyday!

  55. Lisa says:

    The handmade holidays gift ideas have been so inspiring. I am definitely making the peanut butter treats and the bed as well. So, our dog friends will sleep well with full tummies on a comfortable bed. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?! Thank you

  56. Wendy says:

    The bed’s by Annie are amazing. I just have to decide which color!

  57. Jordan Durbin says:

    The fleecey beds are adorable! They’d be awesome for so many things!

  58. Rebecca says:

    I’m thinking of making the kitty tunnel from Amy Butler’s In Stitches – thanks for some more ideas too!

  59. Robin C says:

    love these pet ideas. The cat toys are perfect. Love them

  60. Sarah S says:

    Adorable gift ideas…keep ’em coming!

  61. kathy haggblom says:

    Great site. Thank you for all the fantastic ideas.

  62. Bethany says:

    I never thought to make my own cat toys. I am sure my cats would love that!

  63. Jess says:

    Super cute ideas! Keep ’em coming!

  64. Suzi says:

    I like the cat toy, I think this would be a good project for older children to make for their pet.

  65. Cheryl says:

    Great gift ideas! So many creative people!

  66. JenO says:

    I have lots of dog nieces and nephews, so I’ll be making the treats this holiday!

  67. joy newman says:

    what fun ideas for pets! my dad’s dog will love those dog treats.

  68. tammie says:

    Our poor dog is so in need of a new collar – I think it used to be red! 🙂 Thanks for the ideas!

  69. Pamela says:

    Thank you for the ideas and links! Needing to make a few cat beds here. 🙂 Maybe add some kitty toys too!

  70. thea says:

    I LOVE the recipient niches you have defined! I will find something to make buy or cook for everyone!!

  71. Amber says:

    I love the cat toys. Thanks for the link.

  72. Fuji Mama says:

    I love that you included pet gift ideas! I’m going to have to make some new toys for our kitties!

  73. sonrie says:

    Oh yes, I can create some wonderful gifts for loved ones.

  74. Wendy says:

    That dog bed is so cute! I think I’ll make one for my own puppies.

  75. Joy says:

    Wow! You guys have thought of everything…even the pets!! 😉

  76. Erica says:

    These are sure cute ideas. I also love going to the different blogs and reading about other tutorials or happenings. My daughter loved the top picture with the dog on the brown floral dog bed!

  77. Ramona says:

    I really love the dog bed. I actually need a new one right now. The old one bit the dust.

  78. Jennifer N. says:

    You always offer so much to love. Thank you.

  79. Debbie says:

    Such great ideas! Those dogs are so cute!!!

  80. Ingrid says:

    I’m going to have to make those treats for my dog Lucy. She loves peanut butter!

  81. Megan says:

    What’s funny is we don’t have any pets yet. But I love the cat toys so much that I’m going to make one for our friend’s cat! Too cute! Thanks

  82. Sue Cahill says:

    My dog is my kid, we always give him lots of gifts for Chritmas and his birthday! Thanks for the great ideas.
    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  83. Beth says:

    What fun ideas!!

  84. Yetta says:

    In order to get started on all these cute projects, I need me a pet first. 🙂 Great list. I know a few friends who would love these sewing ideas.

  85. Cara says:

    OMG! Cute overload!
    I have an urge to rush out and get myself a pet! All those cats and dogs are soooo cute!!

  86. Kacy says:

    Thanks for the dog treat recipe! Our dogs would LOVE to find that in their stocking 🙂

  87. Lalli says:

    The dog bed and the recycled collar look great! 🙂

  88. Junglewife says:

    Great ideas! I’d love to win the $20 certificate!

  89. Mary says:

    I love that Dog Park fabric.

  90. Rebecca says:

    I just love this time of year! Everyday feels like Christmas when I visit your lovely site and find so many great ideas. Keep up the great work!

  91. Alex says:

    I love this gift ideas. Thanks so much for putting them together!

  92. Mari says:

    Those collars, what a fabulous idea! I’ll make new, cute collars for our 2 cats. Thanks!

  93. Sara D. says:

    Love the kitty toys! A family member just adopted a new kitten, perfect timing for this tutorial!

  94. Allyk says:

    cool ideas!! I am a pet lover, so I will be making this for my fur babies x-mas presents!

  95. Bridgette says:

    LOL!!!! That is by far the best weiner dog bed I hace ever seen!!! I have to buy one!

  96. BethieB says:

    I need to make one of those beds, that’s an awesome tut, thank sew much!

  97. Whistlepea says:

    I’m loving the gift guide!

  98. Michelle says:

    I love the idea of making dog collars, I never thought of that before!

  99. Thanks for these links. I made a great dog leash from a tutorial on Anna Maria Horner’s site.

  100. Amanda says:

    More great ideas. Thanks!

  101. Coralee says:

    Aww, so cute. Missing my kittens who would love those cat toys.

  102. Rebecca says:

    Wow, so many great ideas! And who wouldn’t love to spend $20 at SMS?!

  103. Carrie says:

    Love the dog collar. I don’t have any pets, however I have a a friend who will love this…

  104. Liz says:

    I will be making the peanut butter dod treats for my roommate’s puppy- can’t wait! And it’s got to be better for him than the boxed treats

  105. Elle Doughty says:

    Recycled collar & peanut butter dog treats — can’t wait to make both! Great tutorials, thanks for sharing 🙂 Elle

  106. Kathy R. says:

    Will be trying the peanut butter dog treats as soon as I get a chance. Our Dobie is costing me a fortune in treats – he only wants the pricey ones. My cats are in need of some new toys too. Thanks for the ideas.

  107. debra says:

    I think I will have to make that dog bed for my DD’s stuffed dog. We don’t have any animals due to allergies and she loves her stuffed dog just as much as a real one!

  108. Katie Mitchell says:

    I sure could use that gift certificate!!!

  109. Sue says:

    Thanks for all the great projects!

  110. the dog treats are just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks!

  111. Annie says:

    I could just see my cat on one of those beds, she is my pride and joy, have been companions for 10 years now.

  112. Mrs. H. says:

    The dog collar is too cute. I need to make one for my dog and my cat.

  113. Brenda says:

    Love the catnip toy ideas! I’ll be making a few of those for our kitty’s stocking!

  114. Serena says:

    What cute collars!

  115. Lindsey says:

    awww i love the doggie beds, so cute!

  116. Jocelyn says:

    What a great idea to recycle those collars! My daughter would like them for her stuffed animals!

  117. Bloom says:

    Not sure which are cuter, the projects or the pets?! Thank you for great ideas.

  118. Sam says:

    I LOVE the cat toy patterns! I am making them this year for my cat, he is gonna flip out! Can a cat OD on catnip????

  119. My mother-in-law would love the dog bed for her dog I may have to make that for her.

  120. mara says:

    the cat toys and dog collars would be great items to whip up for holiday craft fairs at your local church or school. easy to do, fun to buy & give, what more can you ask for?

  121. Amy says:

    This is great. I always try to remember my childless friends’ pets during the holidays as their pets are their babies and they always remember my human baby.

  122. mojoandco says:

    The dog collars look great! Much prettier than most store-bought collars.

  123. Hilary says:

    The dog bed would be a great gift for my in-laws dogs. They need a space of their own in their new house.

  124. I can’t believe I don’t have our dog on my Christmas List. I am thinking the recycled collar might be perfect for her as her old one is a bit worn.

  125. SPUNKGRL says:

    LOVE THESE IDEAS!! They will definitely come in handy for all my friends this holiday season.

  126. Lil' d says:

    I love my dogs, but they’ve eaten 4 pet pillows, so far – they’re not getting any more…

  127. Julie says:

    I’m sure my dogs would look very stylish in new collars. I’ll have to find some fabric to do a couple up.

  128. Andi says:

    I can’t wait until I have a dog again so I can whip up one of those pillows and a collar. Until then, I will haveto pamper my friend’s pets!

  129. Becky says:

    Do doggies like peanut butter as much as I do? Like the kitty toys.

  130. Jodie says:

    My sister is soooo in love with her puppy – these would make great gifts for her. The hard part will be deciding – they are all adorable!

  131. Katy says:

    Interesting gift ideas! I’m hoping that you do a post on teacher gifts, or gifts for sporty people. My daughter is at an adaptive preschool and I have ideas for the music therapist / teacher thanks to the “gifts for music lovers” post but I am completely stuck on what to give the male gym teacher.

  132. Jennifer B says:

    This is right up my alley! I love my baby and I just have to make him a cute bed for Christmas. Thank you so much for all these creative ideas! You artists are AMAZING!

  133. Ashley Ann says:

    Ooh! Great ideas. I have a pug that might like one of those beds!

  134. Kimmer says:

    Yay for the dog treat recipe! Though we don’t have a dog ourselves, our friends’ dogs are going to be very happy this Christmas!

  135. Tammy says:

    I was going to say I don’t have any doggie lovers on my list this year, but actually, that isn’t true! My MIL just got a puppy and they’d probably love those pet treats! 🙂

  136. Julia says:

    Just PERFECT for my “niece dog” she’s going to get a new collar for Christmas – Thank you so much for finding it ;o)
    Hugs, Julia

  137. georgia says:

    I’ve been thinking of making my puppy a new collar and now I can! Thanks so much!

  138. Michele says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  139. Sunny says:

    My mother in law just got a new dog! I can make those treats and a dog bed for the 3 lb. little ball of fluff. Awesome!

  140. ellen says:

    I know two little white dogs that will be getting new beds for Christmas! I have been saving that Heather Ross fabric, but now I know what I will use it for!

  141. Shannon says:

    perfect for my fur babies! and the cats need new collars…

  142. Linda says:

    Great pet gifts. Thanks.

  143. Sara says:

    I can’t wait to use the dog collar tutorial… I have several pet owners on my list. Thank you!!!

  144. Tina M. says:

    Love the dog collar. Keep the good ideas coming 🙂

  145. Stephanie says:

    Thank u for all the excellent ideas for xmas. This really makes it easy for those that want to make their own gifts.

  146. Frogdancer says:

    I was wondering what to make for my sister as a thank-you for hosting Christmas dinner this year. That pet bed for her schnauzers looks ideal. Thank you!

  147. JLu says:

    my cats are going to LOVE their new catnip toys! pls put my name in the hat so i can buy some of the cute dog fabric!

  148. Jessica says:

    How fun! I can think of a number of pet lovers in my life …

  149. Rita says:

    I love this! I made two beds for my dog, but my cat kicks him out every time. 🙂

  150. Jenn M says:

    Those fleece pet beds look way comfortable!

  151. Gretchen says:

    First stop: The animal shelter, to find a cute critter to be the recipient of some of these beautiful things!

  152. Ineke says:

    Very Inspirational!!!

  153. Katie says:

    All these ideas are great! I’m loving the handmade holidays, thanks so much for the inspiration.

  154. mary says:

    That dog collar looks perfect for “Guido”–my sister’s dog!

  155. min says:

    ok…I’m thinking that those fleece blanket pet beds would be great for toddler sleeping bags (with a bit of re-measuring). I think I’ve found a new project to create!

  156. alison says:

    Now I can even include the dog on our handmade Christmas list!

  157. Kimberly says:

    The biscuit recipe looks easy. I think I will try these out later today.

  158. Karen says:

    I read your peanut butter dog treat recipe and immediately reached for my jar of peanut butter hear on my desk. Eating it now, with a fork, no less. Hmm…wonder what comment that might say about me? Woof! I’m making dog treats for my pooch this weekend! Thanks!

  159. Joanne says:

    The dog collar is a great idea! I think I’ll make a Christmas one out of the old collar I have laying around.

  160. Sara says:

    The dogs will be happy with their treats that I intend to make! Thanks for all these great ideas! I’m having a great time…

  161. Amanda says:

    Someone just sent me a link to this place and this looks awesome! Our neighbors have dogs. I think I shall make some of these for them!

  162. Shelley says:

    Meg’s choice of fabric is beautiful!

  163. Aison says:

    Great topic today! I love that the four-footed are not forgotten on the holiday wish list. The cat toys are really funny!

  164. Clara says:

    I think my kitty would love Annie’s sweatshop bed. He loves to snuggle under a blanket.

  165. Betsy says:

    The hard part is going to be keeping my two year old from eating the puppy’s “cookies”.

  166. Christine Bolin says:

    I like making doggie goodies and can’t wait to try this one. It looks a lot less complicated that the one I use.

  167. Barbara says:

    The Annies sweatshop fleece beds picture looks like a dog version of princess and the pea – Cute!

  168. Christy says:

    I love the bed and the collars! Thanks for thinking of everyone!

  169. Sara says:

    I absolutely love the pool of ideas and will be pointing my readers your way. Thank you, thank you!!

  170. Tabitha says:

    I definitely can’t leave out my two little kittens or my Golden. I have a feeling the Pbutter dog treats will be a hit even while they’re baking!

  171. Dog treats are the perfect thing to send along with other goodies to the family. Ahh… those with dogs anyways. Great projects.

  172. Jodie says:

    My dogs thank you for the peanut butter treat recipe!

  173. Janice says:

    No pets here, but I can find a use for fabric 🙂

  174. Stacy says:

    We’re going to have to make those treats for all of the dogs in our family for Christmas this year!

  175. Josiane says:

    Oh, the Eco-Friendly Fleece Pet Beds from Annies Sweatshop are adorable! Too bad my mom’s dog is too big to fit in one of these…

  176. buebau says:

    My dog will love this fluffy bed 🙂

  177. collins says:

    Can’t wait to make the dog collar!

  178. Trina says:

    Makes me want to get a pet, just so I can make some of these.

  179. Christine says:

    Ooh I’ve been thining of making a dog bed (but for my cat). Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    I love the handmade holidays BTW! 🙂

  180. Anne says:

    No pets here, but great ideas for gifts, that’s for sure! Could definitely use a gift certificate 😉

  181. Shellie says:

    Love the ideas….I might have to try the dog collar one…too cute!

  182. Christina says:

    OH my goodness! I thought that was my mom’s blog post this morning when I opened Google Reader and saw the little white dog getting a cookie. We will have to make some of these peanutbutter cookies for her little rug-rats. (5 westies and a dalmation!)

  183. Kathryn says:

    Ooh, I know a happy kitty that could use some new toys. By the end of the month I’m going to use up all of my scraps!

  184. joey says:

    Definately need to make something for my Yorkie or my husbands Sheperd. They both would love one of the beds (xtra small and xtra large sizes. heehee)

  185. Elizabeth says:

    A dog bed is definitely on my list.
    After seeing the fleece beds maybe I can switch that from make to buy.
    Thanks again for all the great info.

  186. Carrie says:

    I just have to make some of those cat toys. Too cute!

  187. Sandy H. says:

    I’m always on the lookout for new baby projects – they bring such instant satisfaction.

  188. Julie says:

    I love all these great ideas we get every day. Thank you so much.

  189. Alana Jo says:

    Oh.. I wanna make all 3 of these. My cat/dogs would be so stylish. So many things I wanna make.. so little time. Guess I better get BUSY!

  190. amy says:

    I love the little fishie cat toy…and I love the recycled dog collar. That would make a very thoughtful and very environmentally sound gift for a lucky pet. I love the octopus fabric as well!!!

  191. Ms. Cleaver says:

    But what about the fish, bird, and reptile owners?

  192. Alex says:

    I like the idea of making dog collars. I wonder if anyone has a pattern for a collar that is adjustible?

  193. Courtney says:

    Oh! These are great! We are thinking about getting the two year old a puppy for Christmas.

  194. ran says:

    Thanks, again, for great ideas.

  195. sabrey murphy says:

    I love your blog and your holiday crafting ideas! I’m so inspired to craft!

  196. Doris says:

    Cute stuff!

  197. Tammy :) says:

    I love all of today’s gifts! I have cats and dogs, so there is a good chance they will all be getting gifts inspired by this post. 🙂

  198. brooke adams says:

    I love this handmade holidays series. So inspirational. Now if I could only find time to sew!

  199. Emily says:

    So many good projects, so little time!

  200. Stephanie says:

    I never thought about making dog collars before! How smart! I can’t wait to use up some cute fabric scraps on this project. Thanks for the great idea!

  201. Virginia says:

    I can’t wait to make the dog collar in my brother’s favortie teams for their dogs for christmas gifts.

  202. Kendall says:

    I never even thought of making my own cat toys. Genius!

  203. Lynne in NC says:

    Today’s ideas are so timely. My niece just got a puppy to keep her other dog happy.
    The dog pictured in the dog bed tutorial looks like her puppy, but all grown up. Too cute!!!
    I’m definitely trying the dog cookies and the dog collar. Thanks for all the super ideas.
    Lynne in NC

  204. Jessy Roos says:

    LOVE the cat toy pattern! My mom gives the cats a stocking every year, and they go through their catnips toys like no tomorrow, so this will come in handy. Thanks!

  205. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  206. mommymae says:

    those pb treats are a great idea!

  207. Rebecka says:

    Hi, I’d love that gift certificate! 🙂

  208. Alyssa says:

    I don’t have any pets but I do know some kitties at my local Humane Society that would love some cute toys!

  209. Alice S says:

    Thank you for all of these Holiday Ideas! I’ve never thought about crafting for pets.

  210. DawnMcD says:

    I have several friends who would love some of these gifts. The collars are so cute! Thank you for the inspiration.

  211. Robyn says:

    I’ll be making some cat toys for sure!! Thanks for the links and ideas!

  212. Leesa says:

    I loved looking at the Handmade Holidays last year and I am so loonking forward to seeing what shows up this year.

  213. Jennifer says:

    I was just thinking about doggie treats for my “grand-dogger”–thanks so much!

  214. Angela says:

    Love the dog bed project! So many great gift ideas to make and buy. Thanks so much for assemblying all of this!


  215. alisha says:

    The fleece pet bed with a snap blanket is a great idea. It’s not unusual to find my dog inside my duvet cover, so I think he would really like that kind of bed — if only I could get him out of my bed!

  216. Harley says:

    I love those pet collars! So cute. And I’m copying the recipe for the peanut butter dog treats right now! 🙂

  217. Kat says:

    Those peanut butter dog treats sound fun- and yummy!

  218. The dog bed is a great idea!

  219. Holly says:

    I am so excited about the collar tutorial! I love making my dog stuff out of recycled materials and a collar is our final frontier.

  220. Rigel says:

    I have no pets, but know have some friends who do and would appreciate a nice and fluffy bed for their little pets!! Thanks for this great idea!

  221. Maggie says:

    Oooh, this is the best prize yet! I can think of a few people who would appreciate the recycled dog collar or the dog bed this year. I have a love/hate relationship with these handmade for the holidays posts. Such fabulous, creative ideas that I would love to make, however my list of things to make for the holidays is already way to ambitious to be accomplished in time!

  222. those cat toys are so cute!!

  223. Chris says:

    OH! I just love that dog bed with the blankie attached! Maybe my dog will stay on her pillow at night and quit trying to weasel her way under my blankets!

    great projects today!

  224. MegVS says:

    What a neat tutorial for the dog collar!

  225. Brandy says:

    these are really cute ideas! Love the dog collar!

  226. tanja says:

    Great ideas! Maybe we should buy a dog… 😉

  227. Carolyn says:

    The doggie biscuit recipe looks like the perfect gift for all my friends with dogs. Thanks! And please put my name in the hat for the drawing! 🙂

  228. Alissa says:

    Oh my little Pug might need that pet bed!! These are all such great ideas.

  229. Ellen B says:

    I would love some of that Mendocino fabric!!!

  230. Somer says:

    The fleece pet beds look so cozy, I wonder if I could fit in one.

  231. Hannah says:

    These are some adorable ideas! I am doing the easy pet bed tutorial today! My little yorkies need a bed makeover on their bed in my studio! I have I said how much I loooooove the Handmade Holidays!! Thanks so much!

  232. kristine hanson says:

    not a big “pet lover” but these are cute ideas!

  233. Lee says:

    Thanks, especially, for the dog treat link. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me before that I could make them, rather than try to figure out what scary things go into the store bought variety!

  234. Stacey C. says:

    I think I’ll try the dog collar for my sister. Thanks for the tutorials!

  235. kara says:

    cute fabric

  236. Celeste says:

    I don’t have any pets, but I sure would love a gift card!

  237. Vanessa says:

    I love the dog collar idea!! My mother in law would love to have that for her cutie pie.

  238. Amy says:

    Ohh, thanks for the tutorial on the dog bed. I’ve priced them in the stores and just said, “No way.” And the dog collar? We are always buying new ones, I just may have to make one myself and save a few bucks.

  239. Jennie says:

    I love the collar idea! They are so cute and look so easy to do!

  240. Regina says:

    My in-laws just adopted a dog – I have a feeling some of these ideas will come in handy for our newest family member’s first Christmas!

  241. Cass H says:

    My dogs thank you for this post 😀

  242. Linda says:

    Cute ideas!

    Thanks for sharing!

  243. Rane says:

    The look on that sweet dog says that those doggie treats are so good he feels guilty
    having more! Soooo cute! I would love to chat but I am going to go look around at
    these cute sites!
    Thanks a million!
    Rane and kids

  244. Aileen W says:

    such cute collars!

  245. indywriter says:

    I don’t have a pets, but I have passed these ideas on to the pet lovers at work. Keep the great ideas coming!

  246. Deb says:

    We have a pooch and kitties, so thanks for these tuts!!

  247. erinmalia says:

    it’s fate: my own black pug would love that bed too!

  248. Baba says:

    Please put my name in the hat! Love the pet toy ideas! Sometimes we forget our furry friends.

  249. Amy says:

    Oooh, how fun! Santa, I want that little black pug. I’ve been working on a doggie leash using Anna Maria Horner’s pattern at

  250. Julia in MI says:

    I don’t have any pets, but I would want to make one of those dog beds in a fun fabric if I had one.

  251. melissa p. says:

    i think we’ll have to make the doggie treats for all the friendly pets in our neighborhood…we love giving treats, and they sound great!

  252. Jenn L says:

    oooooh that dog bed and dog are so cute…thanks for the insipiration. I would love to win some free bucks too!

  253. Joy says:

    I love the pet ideas! Some of my family members are hard to shop for but
    this should do it! They all have pets! Thanks for even more great ideas!!

  254. Michelle says:

    Oh my goodness. I think I may be able to check everyone off my list with all of these gift ideas. Cat = done! I think I’m going to make her the dog bed because for some reason she believes she is of the canine persuasion!

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