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I have been using up scraps, making baskets and bowls. These are cotton clothesline wrapped with stops of left over fabric. My first one was not well made and ended up too floppy. I concentrated a little harder on keeping the cording pushed tightly together to keep a better shape. The last one is designed to fit into a 5 gal pail in the barn which hangs on a peg on the wall. We have a momma cat that jumped onto a wood pallet to get to the pail and had a litter of kittens two yrs. in a row. She was hiding her family in plain sight, and I didn't know they were there until I caught her coming out with one as she moved them to a new location. The pail had some unused hay nets in the bottom for her bed. Now she will get a custom pail liner. Our first kittens usually arrive close to the first day of spring

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So cute!  What a great way to use up fabric.  I've alway wanted to make one of these- thanks for the photos.
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Thank you Chaly. I struggle to get the ending right....with a scissors I attempt to cot the coed in a long diaganol to taper the end and avoid the big abrupt lumpy ending. You can see I have not been able to achieve that! As I cut the ending of the cording, it just revels part for me.

I also made a spare dog coat and a bunch of church centerpiece placements. I used a variety of fabric for the placements but neglected to take more oictures.

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The dog coat has a weather proof outer shell from a left over piece we used yrs. ago to recover a snowmobile seat, and the inside lining is old hubby blue jeans material. I never seem to have the right kind of Velcro meant to be sewn on. I pealed off the waxy paper and adhered the pieces to the coat flaps, but a hunting dog with a grove and hedge will need reinforced closures. I end up gumming up a needle so bad that I throw it away.
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Mavis, so sweet to see how you care for all your critters! Great job on bowls, center placemats, and coat.

We bought some snow boots for our Zorro!, Simply made but effective. I was surprised to learn the Velcro loop on the boots was elastic, whereas the hook part was not. Sewing Velcro is frustrating, and pinning just doesn't work. Maybe some fabric glue, left to cure before stitching?

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Hi, Lori!  
I haven't bought any new booties for our dog for years.  Got tired of tromping through the grove and snowbanks looking for the lost ones!  She's forever patrolling her territory, and some of it is pretty rugged, and she tends to be very hard on all of her accessories!  Your Zorro is lovely, and by the looks of, quite a few years younger than our Abby.  

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