I stopped by the dollar store the other night to see what kind of dog-friendly (i.e. not easily destroyed) costuming I could find. One of the things I found was this lanyard for keys or an id pass that had Canadian flags on it.
What caught my eye was the quick-release buckle. Just like a dog collar.
I used the dogs' current collars to measure the length at which it should fold through the end. That's not the spot I cut it at, it just gave me a reference point to make sure it wasn't too short.
I fed the strap through and then pinned it in place.
I used my sewing machine and sewed back and forth several times.
I ended up sewing three different lines to give it some strength.
Here's Little Dog showing hers off. She was much better at having her picture taken this time.
Chloe acted the petulant teenager and gave me the eye-roll.
She then got distracted by a Febreezed carpet. Or else she has narcolepsy.
After a round of photos I realized that the lanyards had come with much better rings (and a clip) for attaching tags. So I removed the chain loops and strung the other ones. That looks much cleaner and prettier!
But then no one wanted their picture taken.
I got this:
We are not amused.
Happy Canada Day to everyone celebrating this weekend!
I'm linking up here this week!