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July 22, 2012

  How to Purchase the Best Fitting Dog Diapers in 3 Easy Steps!

If you take your dog on travel, just adopted or purchased a new puppy, have a girl dog in heat or your dog has become old and has incontinence problems, you might need to purchase dog diapers to keep accidents from happening and peace of mind.  But how do you make sure that the diaper you are looking at will fit properly? Easy! All you need are three measurements. One for the diaper length, waist and waist to tail.



If you have a dog that is very young and not yet potty trained, recovering from surgery, is a girl dog in heat or an older dog with an incontinence problem, you might find yourself in a situation where you need to purchase diapers for your favorite fur kid. Styles vary from glamorous for little dog princesses  to nautical styles for little sailor boy dogs. But with so many different dog diaper styles and manufacturers on the market, how do you ensure that they will fit properly? The answer: don’t guess, take measurements! So grab a tape measure, pencil and pad and let's go measure.
  1. Diaper Length: Since dogs’ bodies vary in size just like humans do, determining the length of the diaper will ensure that all areas are adequately covered. To do that, run a tape measure from the approximate waist on the belly, through the back legs and up on to the back. Stop where the waist on the back should be. Allow some room for comfort; you don’t want the diaper to pinch. Write down that measurement.
  2. Waist Size: This measurement ensures that the diaper will close properly and stay on while your dog is active and resting at nap time. You will find that most manufacturers will give you a range of waist measurements, for example: Size XS: 12" to 14”. To guarantee the best possible fit, it is advisable to use the smallest number as a size gauge because the tabs on the back overlap more when they are closed and provide a tighter fit. To get to this measurement, run a tape measure all around your dog’s waist and write down that measurement for future reference.
  3. Waist to Tail Measurement: The purpose for this measurement is to make certain that the back part of the diaper is not too long or too short. If it is too short, your fur kid might find it uncomfortable to wear and if it is too long, your fur kid might step out of the diaper. To get this measurement, run your tape measure from the waist on the back to the beginning of the tail. Make a note of that measurement too.
  4. Now you are ready to shop! With all three measurements ready to go, compare your measurements to the ones given by the manufacturer or designer in a size chart. If you find that some measurements are omitted, contact them before you order and ask about measurements and a possible custom fee (depending on actual measurements).  Most designers will not accept diaper returns for hygiene reasons but will work with you to make sure that your pooch gets a great fitting diaper.




June 16th, 2011

Meet our the artist behind Peachtree Cottage, Mary Robinson who creates miniature bears and friends that are fully jointed, but stand only 4 inches tall!  These wonderful little creations can be found on Artfire, Etsy and on her own website at http://peachtreecottage.com.

Here are just a couple of her wonderful creations:


To view all of Mary's unusual and charming creations, please click one of the links above and don't forget to leave her a comment on our homepage!






 May 23rd, 2011

This week we get to know Janine of Foxtail Creek Studio who lives in Florida, US.

According to her bio, she grew up around lots of nature in West Virginia and Upstate New York, and spent most of her childhood exploring woods, climbing trees and basically being a tomboy.  Janine believes that this is the reason why she finds herself drawn to nature themes in her creations: flowers, grasses, mushrooms, bird's nests, animals, etc.

All of the items in her studio are designed and made by her and as you can see, Janine is a very talented lady!

Here are some examples of her work:


This is a pincushion!  Isn't it cute?  This would make a very special gift.
If you want to check out this listing, please click here.





And this is a little bear.  If you want to go straight to this listing,
please click here.





May 19th, 2011

This week, the spotlight is on Sew Cute Creations of Santa Ana, CA.


Sew Cute Creations artist designs and makes personalized initial tees, baby bodysuits, birthday tees, personalized chenille baby bibs, burp cloths and diaper covers.  If you are looking for something really cute, you will find it here!

Here are some examples of her work: 

This cute shirt features your child's first initial in this cute bandana print, topped off with this little cowboy hat and then personalized with your child's first name in a western lasso font.

What a great little shirt for your favorite little guy!

Click the picture to go straight to the listing to get all the details for this shirt.


 

 
Since pink is my favorite color, the second example had to be this cute flip flop tank dress for all the girly girls like me.  



If you want to learn more about this dress (my favorite!), click the picture and you will go straight to the listing.

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