November 24 ~ Woof & Meow

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Don’t forget the four-legged friends and family members on your holiday list! Make some great Gifts for Pets today…

Make It

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Judi from shows you how to make an easy Dog’s Scarf Bandana. This is Lido modeling the finished product!
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Jessie filled these Cat Toys with catnip, much to the delight of her Tiny House menagerie.
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Gertie models as Cal shows you How to Make a Recycled Dog Sweater at craftstylish.
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Amy from the b-line designed these Pet Pouches (shown here on Lola) as “a little ‘wallet’ to store a plastic baggie.” The pouch keeps you prepared for walks and makes your neighbors happy.

You might also enjoy these related tutorials from the SMS archives: Gifts for Pet Lovers, Pillows (dog bed), Soft Toys & Games (adapt for cat toys)

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:

Jennifer’s choice Jessie’s choice Lauren’s choice
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Buy It

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Sunde at Pinky’s Pet Gear sells a great selection of collars, leashes, bandanas and more for your cats and dogs. We like her Patchwork Dog Leashes, like this one made with fabrics from the Dance with Me collection. Pinky’s Pet Gear has a free shipping special planned from Black Friday (Nov. 27) through Cyber Monday (Nov. 30).

Mix It

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Wendy and Mikey from Holy Scrap Hot Springs shared this Homemade Treats for Pups (and Persons) Recipe at Craftzine. Bake a batch for your favorite pup this holiday season!

Print It

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Jo from Chubby Hobby designed these Mori Gift Tags for you to use this holiday season and beyond.

Win It

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Comment in today’s post for a chance to win this book. The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.

By Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith

(Chronicle Books, $22.95, ISBN: 0811867064
ISBN10 978-0811867061)

From the Publisher:

Wallpaper Projects: More than 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, from Accents to Art By Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith.

Wallpaper Projects — Like a roll of wallpaper, this home decor book is both lovely to look at and entirely practical to use. It showcases contemporary and vintage patterns, plus instructions for over 50 wallpaper projects ranging from quick scrap crafts (book covers) to more involved design upgrades (headboards) to big impact makeovers (walls, window shades). Design experts Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith share photographs of stylish interiors, foolproof instructions, shopping resources, and ideas for designing your own wallpaper. The reverse of the book’s jacket features a pattern designed by artist Lena Corwin—enough paper to complete one of the book’s quick scrap crafts right away.

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23 ~ Smell
22 ~ Count
21 ~ Bake
20 ~ Rock
19 ~ Organize
18 ~ Write
17 ~ Tote
16 ~ Frame
15 ~ Celebrate
14 ~ Shop
13 ~ Go
12 ~ Clean & Tidy
11 ~ Pamper
10 ~ Craft
9 ~ Play
8 ~ Deck the Halls
7 ~ Exercise
6 ~ Sit Back & Relax
5 ~ Read
4 ~ Go Green
3 ~ Sleep
2 ~ Adorn
1 ~ Wear

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198 Responses to November 24 ~ Woof & Meow

  1. Jena says:

    i can’t wait to make my dog a sweater!

  2. Brookiej says:

    I have been wanting to make some doggy bandanas! Thanks for all the cute ideas!! πŸ™‚

  3. Julie says:

    I don’t have a pet, but that dog sweater is too, too cute.

  4. nilly ofan says:

    you gotta be a great dog lover in order to bake them treats lol…

  5. Liesl says:

    Too cute! And the book looks lovely.

  6. Monica A says:

    I would love the book!!

  7. Muriel says:

    cat toys! how cute!!

  8. scenelady says:

    Ooh, that wallpaper book looks like days of fun!

  9. Ashley says:

    That patchwork dog leash is so cute!

  10. becca says:

    I am dying for this book!!!

  11. Kathryn G says:

    The wallpaper book looks so interesting. I would have never thought to use wallpaper as a media form….intriguing.

  12. These the cutest projects’ models ever! Love the pooch pouch, I can think of about 10 people who could use one of those, really- USE one of those! lol

  13. Paulina says:

    This post is something that my cats will like! Well, at least when I make some use of it.

  14. Liz says:

    dog treats! bookmarked! i need to make some without corn, chicken, pork or beef. my dog iz speshul.

  15. Chrissy says:

    I love the doggie pouch!

  16. Ramona says:

    The recycled sweater is a great idea. I plan on making one for my maltese.

  17. Andi says:

    YAY! You didn’t leave the pets out, Love it!

  18. Vicki says:

    That little Gertie in her sweater about makes me melt! Another group of good ideas:)

  19. Tina Mackey says:

    We don’t have any pets, but I love all the great ideas!

  20. Jennifer says:

    Great stuff! We just adopted a cat from Petsmart where my husband works and he definitely needs something for Christmas too! πŸ™‚

  21. Andrea says:

    Excellent ideas! My little Silas will be thankful!

  22. carmel says:

    dogs and cats!! how cute is that?!!

  23. Silvia says:

    Wonderful mori gift tags! they’re so nice!!

  24. Maryanne says:

    Is’nt it interesting that wall paper was so out and now it is so in? So different from the grand swirly stuff on the walls in our family dining room when I was growing up in the 70s!

  25. Aileen says:

    GREAT recipe! That can definitely be altered quite easily to make it Vegetarian, which is what I prefer! Thank you again for the amazing ideas!

  26. Judi B says:

    I will have to make these kitty toys. My cats would love them.

  27. Gretchen says:

    Sweet! I sometimes forget simple things like a bandana! I think I have some extra Christmas fabric from an apron that I can make a matching bandana for my pup. Great use of scrap!

  28. Andrea says:

    Oooohhhh – saw the wallpaper book while out craftshopping with a friend las weekend – we both drooled over it! As someone who grew up in in a home with lots of wild wallpaper – this one’s for me… Come on, RNG!!

  29. D'Ann says:

    The patchwork dog leash is wonderful!

  30. susan mzf says:

    oh there are a few critters in my life that will be happy with their gifts this year… great projects!

  31. DebbieKL says:

    Love the bandanna! I like to put them on my dogs during hunting season in case they get loose. Thanks!

  32. tara says:

    this is perfect for my nephew/dog. thanks!

  33. alli b says:

    love the dog pouch idea.

  34. Tina says:

    must have more kitty toys… one bucket of toys not enough for four cats…. please send kitty toys now!!

  35. Pam says:

    Just bought catnip for my kitties but wasn’t quite sure how to make cat toys. Very timely tutorial. Thanks a bunch for sharing!

  36. Sarah says:

    fun!! and more fun!! nice ideas

  37. Certainly can’t forget the pets at Christmas!

  38. Gretel says:

    Aww! Love that little pet pouch on the collar. Too cute!

  39. farscapegirl says:

    I plan to try that recycled dog sweater for a friend’s Chihuahua! Thanks !

  40. Kate Thomas says:

    Love the cat toys!

  41. heather bush says:

    these are great ideas for the pet lovers in our lives!!

  42. lorena says:

    Wouldn’t those pet pouches make great gifts for my dog owning friends! Thanks for the ideas. πŸ˜‰

  43. Lynn Hynes says:

    I love these! the dog collars are great!

  44. Ruth says:

    Hmm..too bad I don’t have a pet.

  45. Tayla B says:

    I love the pet pouch idea!

  46. Stacy says:

    I do not have a 4-legged friend, but these are great ideas!

  47. sandyandcosmo says:

    Thanks for remembering our four-legged friends!

  48. Marianne says:

    That sweet little pup wearing that sweater is just too cute!

  49. Denise says:

    great ideas for the “other” children in my lil’ family! πŸ™‚

  50. Rachel says:

    We’re getting a dog soon–can’t wait to try out some of these ideas for her. Especially the bandana and the treats!

  51. I love the Mori gift tags. Really cute.

  52. Joanna says:

    Love the pet pouch idea!!! But I don’t have a dog………….

  53. Nicole N. says:

    What lovely ideas! Thanks!

  54. K says:

    Love the shareable treats! πŸ™‚

  55. sy says:

    cat toys are so cute

  56. Jennifer says:

    I have always been afraid of wallpaper- I would love to get over that with those great projects!

  57. Sylvie says:

    Love the gift tags!

  58. Lucie says:

    I don’t own a four-legged friend, but ideas are so super cute. Maybe I’ll have to gift my friends’ pets. Contact at

  59. Sara Suzanne Sews says:

    Cute ideas!

  60. This book looks like fun!

  61. Jill D says:

    Love Jennifer’s choice of fabric for this one!

  62. Kaye Prince says:

    So cute! Unfortunately I don’t have any pets to make presents for (except a fishy and I don’t think he’d appreciate any of these), but my best friend has two cats – maybe they’d like some cute toys!

  63. Kirsten says:

    great stuff for pet lovers. Hope I win!

  64. Emily Dawn says:

    I bet dog owners would love the pouch on the collar!

  65. Megan says:

    I love the little pouch idea! Thanks!

  66. Tammy says:

    more cute things today!

  67. Kadybug says:

    That pet pouch is so clever! Love it. I was always having to carry the bag in my hand.

  68. Alli D says:

    Love it!

  69. Megan says:

    My cat would love a new mouse toy! Great idea!

  70. Salihan says:

    I like the pet pouch. Now if only there is a way for the dog to carry the used baggie till there is a bin around too. :

  71. Kristin says:

    the doggie sweater made me laugh! πŸ™‚

  72. Beth says:

    purrr-fect presents!

  73. SewLindaAnn says:

    Neat pet stuff. I like the patchwork leash idea. I think a little pouch on it would be great to hold keys.

  74. Bunny says:

    Awww, that doggie sweater is adorable! I have to point out, though, that the collar pouch is a bit small. If you want to store poo bags, then you need somewhere to put the poo bag as well. That’s why I prefer a doggie backpack.

  75. Jen C. says:

    cute projects

  76. BreannaS says:

    I love the recycled dog sweaters. I recently adopted 2 pug puppys who are going to get very cold this winter when playing outside I do believe that I need to make a few of these to keep on hand.

  77. Debra says:

    I’m making a collar and leash for a christmas gift and may have to add on the pooch pouch–great idea!

  78. Lindsey says:

    love all the puppy projects. Thanks again!

  79. Susanne says:

    My pup will love these gifties!

  80. Amber Vasquez says:

    Great idea!

  81. Rachel says:

    I know a few dogs who are getting a baggie holder for Christmas!! πŸ™‚

  82. Rachel B says:

    I love the collar pouch. What a great idea!

  83. Trish says:

    I will definitely have to make the cat nip toys! Our two kitties are crazy for anything mouse shaped, and catnip is the cherry on top of the sundae for them!

  84. Michelle Blanc says:

    Oh, how I wish I had the time to make every single thing on this lovely site!

  85. amber says:

    how cute is the pouch on the collar, what a great idea!

  86. Julie W says:

    If I had a dog, I’d make a pet pouch.

  87. Allison says:

    that recycled dog sweater is adorable!

  88. Rochelle says:

    Wait til I show my son that chihuahua in a sweater pic! He’s going to flip over that! And another awesome printable. Thanks!!

  89. Terri says:

    Love the bandana and pet puch!! I have two furry friends to sew for these are just perfect!!!

  90. Amy says:

    I just love the cat toys! Great choice of fabric, too!

  91. keren says:

    so many fab ideas!

  92. Carlee says:

    I wish I had a dog just so I could make it a sweater….I think i will anyway! πŸ™‚

  93. Whistlepea says:

    I love baking dog treats! I’ll have to try these ones.

  94. Myrnie says:

    The dog sweater is too cute πŸ™‚

  95. Jan says:

    I know you’ve already covered this, but I missed it. I looking for suggestions to purchase cloth labels for my quilts.

  96. megelin says:

    that little doggie sweater is so sweet!

  97. Tong says:

    Love the cat toys! Even though I don’t have any cats myself, but they look so cute!

  98. Karen H says:

    Our Maggie is going to love some of these! πŸ™‚

  99. jm says:

    My pups thank you.

  100. Jennifer says:

    The dog sweater is brilliant!

  101. Rachel says:

    That pouch is a great idea… perhaps for my sister?

  102. Christina says:

    cute gifts! the sweater is adorable!

  103. Bethany says:

    pets are not my thing, but these are some super cute ideas!!!

  104. Betsy M says:

    oh, fun ideas!

  105. Cynthia says:

    The wallpaper book sounds very interesting!

  106. Krystina says:

    Beautiful dogs! And the projects were cool too!

  107. ~Helena~ says:

    Thanks, wonderful ideas.

  108. Susan says:

    I’m going to make matching sets of bandanas for my dog nieces.

  109. Sarah says:

    Cute! I love the idea of having the dog wear his plastic bag…genious!

  110. Jenny says:

    Must have my sister see these animal projects, too cool.

  111. Carolyn Wood says:

    I have two granddogs that would love the treats!

  112. Leslie says:

    Cute ideas, but my dogs would totally destroy these items. Bad dogs.

  113. Heidi says:

    I’d love to read that book

  114. Rhiannon says:

    I wish I knew more people with pets… Oh well, I’ll just have to make everything for ME (I mean my pets).

  115. Amy says:

    The pet pouch is a great idea. Got to get sewin!

  116. Angela says:

    Oh I must get a dog! Soon my kids will be too big to sew for so it’s time to get a dog to sew for. Is that so wrong???

  117. Is says:

    Aw, love these!

  118. Danyelle says:

    Great ideas!

  119. Debra says:

    Cute Cute Cute!!!

  120. Maya says:

    Pet Pouches, now that is a great idea!

  121. Grace Wong says:

    love the mori gift tags!

  122. Mama Lusco says:

    I like the dog collar pouch. Great ideas!

  123. Kayduh says:

    Love the dog pouch!

  124. Carrie says:

    I think my cat might actually like one of those cat toys. Ha!

  125. Cara says:

    Thanks for the dog treat recipe! I’ve been looking for one of those.

  126. Liz says:

    Gertie looks warm, but not amused. Those treats will be great stocking stuffers for my pups!

  127. Kim K. says:

    love these pet projects! Very fun gift tags as well!

  128. Amber says:

    Those dog leashes are so cool! And I’ll have to give that recipe to my sister-in-law!

  129. Jessica C says:

    Yay, puppy treats. That is the perfect thing for some friends of ours. I had no idea what to get for them.

  130. Kirsten says:

    So many projects, so little time.

  131. Valerie says:

    I have to run out to get cat food and now catnip this morning!!!!! Yay for new projects!

  132. alexis says:

    i’m totally making the dog pouches for my sister’s dogs!

  133. Michelle says:


  134. Louby Lou says:

    If only I had a pet!

  135. jennsquared says:

    love it that you included furry family gifts!

  136. Coleen says:

    this just makes me want a puppy… and yet another sewing project.

  137. Nadia says:

    Those dog collars are ingenious.

  138. Ashley says:

    The picture of that chihuahua in that sweater is cracking me up this morning.

  139. Ashley Ann says:

    I love the pet pouches. Cute creatures!

  140. Lisa says:

    Love the doggie sweater!

  141. Nikki says:

    I’ll be making one of those doggie scarves for my aunt’s Whippet. He’s a very fashionable dog πŸ™‚

  142. amelia says:

    hmmmm, my mom’s dog could use this.

  143. Chelsey says:

    I love the wallet collar. What a great idea!

  144. mon ami says:

    oh my goodness I love that little dog sweater!

  145. Tabitha says:

    All these are so cute it makes me wish I had a dog! Great gifts for friends with pups though:) That book looks very interesting, would love to read!

  146. Michelle Quinn says:

    That Chihuahua is a adorable!

  147. Unity says:

    I love those cat toys! πŸ™‚

  148. Totally going to mkae some mice for out cat Java! Thanks

  149. Deanne says:

    will have to start on the cat treats – I have a cat who loves to play.

  150. Ellen says:

    I am totally making the cat toys!

  151. I might need to make some pup treats for Snoopy!

  152. ting says:

    Good ideas! Need to get into gear to make something for my pup…

  153. Michelle says:

    The dog pouch on the collar is a genius idea!

  154. sarah says:

    That collar pouch is such a clever idea.

  155. Lola says:

    I love Jessie’s choice of fabric. That fabric is calling for strawberries pincushions. πŸ™‚

  156. Abby says:

    Love the pet pouches. And the dog. The dog is beautiful. πŸ™‚

  157. Laura says:

    Would love to win the book!

  158. Aimee says:

    With 9 dachshunds in the extended family (plus mine), I can see a few sweaters coming off the sewing machine!

  159. The pet pouch idea is also good for keeping the tags on the collar from jangling around. And keeps me sane because I don’t have to listen to that noise.

  160. Andrea says:

    I am not usually a fan of dog clothing but the recycled sweater into a dog sweater has a certain coolness to it! Cute!

  161. Emily says:

    Love the collar pouch. Great ideas

  162. Dacia says:

    Love the fabric choices today!

  163. Julia M. in MI says:

    Fun gifts for pets.

  164. StephanieS says:

    Homemade dog treats sound like fun.

  165. JJ says:

    Fun! So glad you remembered the animals!

  166. Mary says:

    I am so making one of those dog sweaters. I have been intending on crocheting one,so THANK YOU for saving me a lot of time.

  167. Crystal says:

    The mousers look aweseome!

  168. Kate M. says:

    I know my cat would go crazy for a catnip mouse.

  169. Sissy says:

    woof..bow wow licky-licky!

  170. Sonya M says:

    I’d love to do some wallpaper projects with this book. Loving all the retro-inspired prints nowadays!
    I’ve also been meaning to make my dog a sweater, and I have some outgrown wool sweaters, I definitely need to take a look at the tutorial!

  171. Jen says:

    Oh what lovely ideas, need to make catnip mouse for Moses the Cat

  172. Kristen says:

    I actually just exclaimed “yesss!” here at my desk — I have no less than three different dog-crazy family members for whom I was desperately trying to think up something to make.

  173. Katie Bowlby says:

    Great ideas!

  174. Candice says:

    I’m loving the patchwork dog leash!!!

  175. 2hippos says:

    My parents have several furry friends who will be delighted with some of these treats!

  176. Courtney says:

    Love the pouch on the dog collar. Great idea!

  177. Sandra says:

    LOVE that you’ve included be-loved fur babies! Mine are going to have home baked treats for Thanksgiving.

  178. Nicole V says:

    I love my kitties! I’ve always meant to bake for them. No time like the present!

  179. stephanie says:

    the dog treats look interesting — i might whip them up for a colleague who loves his dogs more than anything!

  180. Christine says:

    I see a recycled doggy sweater in my pup’s future!

  181. Stacy says:

    The recycled dog sweater is adorable!

  182. Laura says:

    I -love- that wallpaper book. And the little kitty in the pic with the cat toys reminds my of my Oscar πŸ™‚

  183. beccy says:

    My uncle’s dog eats everything in sight, so maybe I should avoid the beautiful clothing type gifts and go straight for the homemade treats! Thanks again guys πŸ™‚

  184. Katy says:

    Love the little collar pouch – too cute!

  185. Sally says:

    Adorable models for today’s posts!

  186. Sylvie says:

    Thank you for the ideas!

  187. Danielle says:

    I can’t wait to try the recipe out. I always wanted to make my puppy some treats.

  188. Jennifer says:

    not even a dog person and i like these ideas

  189. Limor says:

    When Linus (my chihuahua) was still I puppy I bought kid socks and cut off the heel and the toe and used them as sweaters. I’ve also knitted a bunch of sweaters for him. He loves dressing up. I love the idea of recycling an old sweater into a dog sweater.

  190. Charmaine says:

    That book looks wonderful!

  191. Dawn says:

    Such cute stuff! I would love to win the book!! πŸ˜‰

  192. Jody says:

    Such fun ideas! The leashes that you can buy are beautiful. I loved the dog pouch idea. Oh so clever!

  193. Hilda says:

    awesome ideas again!

  194. Leigh says:

    I love the recycled sweater dog sweater! super cute!

  195. cinzia allocca says:

    I love the dog collars! Why not walk your dog in style!!

  196. Len says:

    Thank you for organizing the tutorials and ideas- already made a Phoebe bag as a gift!

  197. Bettina Groh says:

    The Mori gift tags are great… I showed my husband and he immediately started rattling off ways to use them! Pretty good for them to get a 68 yo going!

  198. Tracy says:


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