Category Archives: Craft Projects + DIY

we love: hand cut paper pet portraits by Julia Linsteadt


Julia Linsteadt creates beautiful portraits of your pets with nothing but paper and scissors – she puts a new spin on an age-old technique, and her eye for graphic shapes, light, and line is fabulous. We’re smitten! Find her work and commission a portrait of your own pet at her shop here and on Etsy.



etsy find: embroidered custom pet portraits by Hoopla

We ♥ these custom pet portraits by Nichole Alvarado of Hoopla. Send her a photo of your pet, she sends you a rough sketch for approval, and then starts to work with needle and thread. These hoops have us in stitches! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist)…

custom embroidered pet portrait by hoopla

dog silhouette craft project: quick stitched pillow

Sniffed on ‘House of Earnest’ today – what a charming diy addition to your dog-friendly sofa: Erin shares a quick how to for this modern take on an embroidered toss pillow. Read on at House of Earnest >

spotted: mod-dog inspiration boards

This week I’m spotting a few Mod-Dog prints mixed into inspiration boards on blogs and pinterest… and some real-life customers’ rooms – some lovely color combos and design styles, check out the creators and show them some love…

Eclectic and chic Navy & Rust with Mod Great Dane by Second Street East →


A Mod Colorful Style Board by She Moved to Texas →


Emily Clark’s inspired and sophisticated boy’s room →

I’ve been on the fence about joining pinterest, I’m starting to think yes… Got a style board with a Mod-Dog print featured? Share, share!

pet project: diy suitcase pet bed

Today’s roundup: cute pet beds upcycled from vintage suitcases! If there’s a smallish 4-legger in your life (this project is perfect for cats, actually) follow the links below for instructions and inspiration for making your own travel-inspired sleeping spot.Read on

project: make your own dog shampoo

Photograph courtesy

I couldn’t resist pointing you to this gorgeous post at Fab You Bliss, as the owner of a notoriously smelly dog, I can’t wait to try Stephanie’s recipe for great-smelling gentle dog shampoo >