Friday, January 31, 2014

BBBRRRRrrrrr.... It is so cold!

The Weather changed in 1 day!
From 60 to 20 degrees.
Going potty - 
Maximo and Rosie think 
its just too cold.
2nd potty break -
The snow is deeper then 

But at least they are wearing warm sweaters. 
The weather girl said more snow is coming!
I think we will stay inside.

Warm blanket 
right out of the dryer!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Reflective Yarn Order is IN!!!!

WOooo   HOOOooooooo! 
My Reflective Yarn order
 is in!!!
I ordered some in every color!!
 I AM So Excited!
If you would like a
Custom made Reflective 
Dog Sweater Vest

You can order one here:

Perfect for early morning
or evening walks.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Valentine Wreath Project

My Valentine Wreath Project 
Turned Out Pretty Good, I Think.

Here is what I did:
I bought a wreath form and 
the little heart ornament from 
Hobby Lobby.
And Gathered some fun yarns.
1st I used the black, grey and white yarn 
and made a long ribbon , 
and put it around the wreath. 
I also chained the yarn to make a hanger.
2ndly I curled all red tinselly things with a pencil.
3rdly I crocheted 9 hearts using the diagram 
I posted a few days ago.
You can find the Diagram HERE.

4th. I sewed 6 of the hearts around the heart frame, 
then I sewed the last 3 to the bottom.
I attached the wooden ornament 
to the center of the heart frame.
Then I hung it on my door.
I love it!
Do you decorate 
for Valentines Day?
What do you do?

Monday, January 27, 2014

CAL - Puppy Lovie -- Part 2

This is  Part 2 
of the Puppy Lovie 
Crochet Along. 
If you are looking
 for part 1 
you can find it at this

Head :

Note: Use F- hook, we will be working the head in rounds.

R : 1 - Ch 2, 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, place your st marker, ( 6sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, (12 sc)
R : 3 - 1 sc in the 1st st, 2 sc in the next st, repeat around, ( 18 sc)
R : 4 - 1 sc in the 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in the next st, Repeat around ( 27 sc)
R : 5 - 9 - 1 sc in each st around, ( 27 sc)
R : 10 - Sc in the 1st 2 sts, sc2tg in the next st, repeat around, ( 18 sc)
R : 11 - Sc in the 1st st, sc2tg, Repeat around, ( 12 sc)

If  you are using safety eyes , place them on R : 5 about 6 sts apart.

Stuff the head, but not tightly, I light a soft huggable head.

R : 12 - sc2tg around, tie off leaving about a 12 inch tail to sew head on the blanket.

Place head in the center of the blanket and sew securely in place. 

If you chose to use buttons or embroidery for the eyes, 
sew those on at about R: 5 or R : 6.

Note: Use F- hook, we will be working the head in rounds.

R : 1 - Ch 2, 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ( 5sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc around, ( 10 sc)
R : 3- 5 - 1 sc in each sc, tie off leaving a 12 inch tail for sewing on head.( 10 sc)

Stuff muzzle lightly and sew on front of face, centering between the eyes.

Embroider on the nose, and mouth with black yarn

Ears: Make 2:

Use F Hook

R : 1 - Ch 7, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 4 chs, 2 sc in the last ch, turning working down the opposite side of the ch, 2 sc in the 1st ch, 1 sc in the next 5 chs, ch 1( does not count as a st) turn

R : 2 - 1 sc in 1st 6 sc, 2 sc in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the last 6 sts, tie off and leaving a 8 inch tail. Place an ear on each side of the head , and sew in place.
Paws: Make 2

Note: Use F- hook, we will be working the head in rounds.

R : 1 - ch 2,  sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ( 4 sc)
R : 2 - 2 sc in each sc, ( 8sc)
R : 3-7 - 1 sc in each sc, ( 8sc) tie off after R : 7, leaving a 12 inch tail of yarn.

Stuff paw, Then sew end closed, then place next to the head on the blanket and sew securely.

With black yarn make 2 stitches around the front to form paws.

Now its time to embellish - I added a flower but you can add buttons, ribbons,
pompoms, or What ever you want.
Please post pics of your finished Lovies
 to Our Group
(It is a closed group, 
due to the amount of spam 
we have been receiving, 
Just ask to join us)

A PDF File of this Crochet pattern
$1.50 in my Craftsy Shop Click HERE

Looking forward to seeing 
all your creations.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

What Not To Do When Blogging-

Ok, I have only been blogging
 for a few years,
 but I have learned a few things 
"What Not To Do".  or 
"Things that annoy 
me about other blogs".

This is not meant as criticism or meanness, 
Just what I have learned, as well as, 
Tips to help other Bloggers.

1. If your blog takes for then 7 seconds to load, I am leaving.
I love to read other peoples blogs, but I don't have the patience
 to wait too long for all the 'extras" to load. Adds are great, 
but not if you have so many it takes too long for everything to load.

2. If your Blog is too Wordy, I won't read it.
If your blog goes on and on about a subject, 
even if I am interested in the subject, 
I get bored, and leave.

3. If your blog is negative, I am out of there.
We can be sad, bothered and even up set, without being a downer. 
Address the issue with kindness and information, without bashing.
Blogs need to be informative, up lifting and fun, so people will follow
 and come back

4. Clear photography and clean pictures are a must.
If your pictures are all fuzzy, or  if your photo area is messy, you loss people.
 ie dishes in the sink or laundry on the floor, it is distracting and unprofessional.

The clear version of this pic is at the top of the blog.
No pic of dirty laundry, we know what that looks like.  

5. Equal amount of Words and Pics - 
To many words and not enough pics is boring, too many pictures and no 
explanation is distracting.
I tend to lean toward more pics, then words, unless it is a pattern.
You may be an exceptional writer, But people are visual, they want to
 "see" what you are talking about.

These are just my opinions, 
and meant as a help to other bloggers.
Hope these help you...Thanks.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Reflective Yarn Dog Sweater -

I just love the new
 It is perfect for Dogs!
So I had to design a 
New Sweater 
Using it.
I wanted the Dog Vest to be a simple
sweater, that can be easily put on and off.
 No buttons, Velcro or snaps to worry about.

You can find the new 
Dog Sweater Crochet Pattern 
in my

Here are some fun Photos 
Some of the
pattern Testers sent me

purple and pink.
The first photo is what the 
sweater looks like,
This 2nd photo is with flash 
to show the reflective yarn.
Blue Neon and Bright Yellow

Black and green
I really love the black .

If you would like to 
Purchase your dog 
an actual Reflective yarn
 Dog Sweater,
You can Message me.

I will be listing them 
Just as soon as my 
big order of yarn gets in.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Reflective Yarn Dog Collar

This is More of a technique, then a Crochet pattern.
So I am going to tell you how I made a Dog Collar with
 Reflective yarn.

You can use Red Heart Reflective Yarn or 
Hobby Lobby Reflective Yarn or any yarn you want.

See The Video On my Youtube Channel at This LINK

Reflective Yarn Dog Collar By Sara Sach
Please add this Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

What You will need-
Tape measure 
Reflective Yarn - Amount depends on the size of the collar.
(both the red heart Reflective Yarn and 
Hobby Lobby Reflective Yarn will work for this project)
 H or G -Hook
Yarn Needle
A regular dog collar 
( I found some at the Dollar store)
After pricing, the buckle, clips and D rings, 
it was way cheaper
to use a reg. collar, then to buy all the pieces.

Skill: Super Easy

Stitches Used:
 Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)

Okay, Let's Get Started:

Measure your dog's neck and set the collar to your dog's
 neck measurement.

With the reflective yarn of choice, make a slip knot,
then wrapping the yarn around the end of the collar,
 sc across until you reach the little buckle.
ch 3, then continue to sc around the collar
 until you reach the end of the collar. Next, tie off, 
weaving the yarn in at both ends.
AND That's it!

Both dog's wearing the collars.

Here is where I hang them, right by the door.
So all I have to do is put them on and take them off quickly.

I also have a crochet pattern for a leash and
 collar that would be perfect for this yarn.

Here is the link:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Selfies With Our Fur-Babies.

Several selfies of Rosie Bell and Me.

Just for Fun
 I asked my friends and fans of 
my facebook page
 if they take selfies with their Dogs. 
and if they do post a pic.

Here are a few of them.
So Sweet- doggie kisses.


Love, Loves.

This looks like a Photo bomb!


puppy hugs

Happy furbaby, This boy loves me!

More doggie kisses

so warm and cozy

Puppy kisses


I Love my new coat!

We love our cat fur-babies. too

I Love These!
if you have a selfie with your pet,
 feel free to post to my fan page at this link:

I Love Selfies with Pets!