Friday, December 30, 2011

Paw Print Granny Square

I Just found this really cool
 Crochet Square with a
paw print worked into it.

This is  not one of my patterns..Wish I would have thought of it!!!

But I will be making some of theses!

Isn't This Pawsome!
Here is the link for the FREE Pattern

This Blog I got the pattern from
has a lot of Fun free patterns.




Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Penguin and a Skeleton!!!!!!

Posh Pooch Designs has
2 new Dog hat Releases!!!!

Both hats are designed with the small in mind,
but have a pic and instructions on how to measure your dog's head and adjust the pattern to fit larger dogs.

1. The Penguin Dog Beanie Hat

The Hat is listed and the
Crochet Pattern Can be found in my Etsy Shop 


2. The Skeleton Dog Beanie hat

The hat is listed in and 
Crochet pattern can
 be found in my Etsy Shop

Both Crochet Patterns can also be
found in my Ravelry Shop
for an immediate PDF file download.

Many new Items to come after the new year!

Merry Christmas
and
a Happy New year!

Friday, December 23, 2011

How to have A Dog Safe Christmas

10 Steps for a Dog Safe Holiday Tree
Story link:


By: Dr. Debra Primovic

1. Choose the Right Spot. Pick an area where the tree can be enjoyed by the family but so much in the center activity that it can be easily knocked over. An area by the wall or in a corner is ideal and out of the traffic flow pattern of the house. Try to place the tree near an outlet so you don't have to run electrical cords long distances.



2. Prepare the Area. Lay down plastic sheeting or buy a "tree bag." This is an extra large trash bag used for live trees. Center the tree on the bag. When the season is over and you have removed the tree ornaments, pull the bag over the tree. This will catch the pine needles as they fall from the tree – and prevent them from being chewed or swallowed by your pet.



3. Secure the Tree. Many trees have been sent swaying by a rambunctious dog or puppy. Dogs can knock over a tree by rubbing against or playing under it. Pet can be injured if the trees or ornaments fall and break. You can place the tree in a corner and secure it from two sides to small hooks in the walls. Another trick is to place a small hook in the ceiling above the tree and use clear fishing line from the top of the tree to the hook. Apply gentle tension and tie. The clear line is invisible.



4. Hide the Cords. Electrical cords are a grave danger to pets – especially puppies and that tend to chew on anything. Cords can cause electrocution and serious injury or even death. Secure the cords by positioning them higher than the pet can reach or hiding them with special covers.



5. No Hooks. Check your ornaments and replace hooks with a loop of string tied in a knot. Ornaments often fall from the tree and pets may catch their mouths on or swallow the hooks.



6. Choose Safe Ornaments. There is no perfectly pet-safe bulb, as any ornament can be ingested and cause an intestinal obstruction. Pet "safer" bulbs would be plastic or wood. Glass bulbs on the lower limbs can be especially dangerous. If broken, pets can step on them and cut their feet or worse yet – treat the bulbs like a ball and chew on them causing them to break, resulting in mouth or throat trauma and bleeding. Many pet owners have learned the hard way not to place any ornaments on the lower limbs. Ornaments made of food may be especially attractive to pets.



7. Ribbons. Big red velvet ribbons are a lovely addition and may replace tinsel and garland that can be eaten dogs and caught in their intestine. Cats are especially attracted to the bright shiny tinsel and should really be avoided in households with cats. Ingestion of this material can cause intestinal obstruction that may require surgery.



8. Presents. Dogs love to investigate and most don't understand that the presents are not meant to be opened before Christmas Day. Decorative ribbons and string can be ingested, gifts can be destroyed by a playful pet. Consider storing the presents in a safe area until right before the holiday or make sure your pet is always supervised while investigating and searching for his special gift.



9. Sweep and Water. Sweep up the pine needles. Ingestion of needles can cause vomiting and gastric irritation. Keep the tree watered and only turn the lights on when you are at home. Risk of fire is always there with a live tree. Do not allow your pet access to the tree water to drink.



10. Supervise. The safest thing to do is to allow your pet access to the tree only when supervised. Pets that continue to want to bother the tree should be encouraged – using positive reinforcement – to leave it alone. Bitter apple can be sprayed on low branches for persistent chewers.



Consider these steps for a holiday safe tree. For other tips on holiday hazards, please click on Holiday Hazards.


I found this and thought I would share it for all the pet and dog lovers out there,  Sara

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Dog Bone Christmas Ornaments

Dog Bone Christmas ornaments made from
non-edible Dough.
Recipe to make dough ornaments:


Ingredients
· 4 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 cup salt
· 1 1/2 cups warm water

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon. Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable.
3. Roll out on floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. With a toothpick make a hole in the top of the ornament for threading string. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until hard, about 1 hour. Decorate with paint and varnish to preserve.

metal dog bone cookie cutter-
Dog bones ready to be decorated.

I used paint, and striped ribbon.

I also used hot glue to attache the ribbon to the back.

Sara

Monday, December 12, 2011

Posh Pooch Designs is Featured on Today.com

WOW! I AM SO EXCITED!

Posh Pooch Designs
 is
Featured on the
Today.com Webpage!

Ruff Weather Ahead
is the name of the Article.


They Featured
the Snowman hat

and the Reindeer hat!
As well as, a small article about Posh Pooch Designs and about me, :O)!
There are several other really cute dogs in sweaters, too.
Please click on the link and look at the pics and articles.
It is really well done and very cute.
Thanks,

Sara


Friday, December 9, 2011

Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn YUMMY!!

I need to bring a Christmas treat or Cookie for an exchange tomorrow.
Since I moved to Colorado..I just can not bake.
So...............I am making
  Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

Here is What I used:
1 Bag Microwave Popcorn (plain) popped
1 bag Peppermint Marshmellows
6 Blocks of Melting Chocolate
2 Blocks of white melting Chocolate
Red and White Sprinkles ( do not use the sugar kind, it's too grainy)
Several Candy canes Crushed
Wax paper
 2 cookie Sheets
25 Christmas Sandwich Bags.

1. Lay out the wax paper in the Cookie Sheets.
2. Melt 2 blocks of the Cho. and drizzle across the wax paper.
3. Spread the popped popcorn across the Drizzzled cookie Sheets.
4. Sprinkle the marshmellows across the pop corn.
5. Melt the rest of the Choc. and drizzile across them again.
6. Sprinklle with the Crushed peppermint and the sprinkles.
7. Melt the white Choc. and Drizzle that also Across them.
8. Flip the mixture around gently, lightly coating the popcorn and the marshmellows.

9. Leave them To Dry about a hour, then divide into individual portions
putting them in the ssandwich bags.

Makes 25 individual bags, plus some left over for you to try.

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas hats for Pooches

I Love To design
Christmas hats for Pooches.

I sell Custom made Dog Hats and
the Crochet Patterns for the Hats
and I have the best models in all the world.

The Christmas collection:
1.Reindeer
2. Jester/ curls
3.Snowman
4. Jingle Bell Rock Mohawk
5. Holiday striped ear flap
6. Stocking hat / elf ears optional
7. Santa hat
8. Santa Clause face hat

All of these and more
can be purchased from 

If you would like to purchase the actual Hats
These are also all listed at
Etsy shop




What Can I make for your Pooch for Christmas?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Merry Christmas From Maximo, Rosie and Posh Pooch Designs

My husband and I decided, since it snowed,
 to take some outdoor pics for Christmas.
Our Son, Daniel is a great photographer
and took these pics for us


That is a real snow covered tree in our back yard!

Keith and Maximo


Me, (Sara) and Rosie Bell



This is what I came up with for
Our Christmas Card Picture.

 M e r r y   C h r i s t m a s !

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Vacation to St. Lucis, West Indies!!!

The Vacation was awesome!!!
WE flew from Denver to Miami,
Then from Miami to St. Lucia,
then a little over an hour
 drive to the Resort Called La Toc Sandals.
The Resort was huge!
over a 1/2 mile long.
had 6 different restaurants.

We booked a walk out room,
so we could walk right out the pools and beach.

They had everything you could want to do available,
weather permitting.

Then, after 6 days, it was time to go home and this is what we came home too.
I don't mind. it is December, after all.


Thanks, For Stopping by!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

ON VACATION - But Still Open!

I am "On Vacation"
from November 26 - December 2

I am still taking orders in my shops,
 as I will be checking in each evening
to send out Crochet Patterns
 and answer
Emails.

For Crochet Patterns and an
 immediate PDF Down load go to

It is My 30th Anniversary of Marriage!
(Yes, to the same man!)
We were married Dec. 30th, 1981
(I couldn't get the pic to turn...So please just tilt your head to the left.)
Love The peach ruffle shirt my hubby is wearing!!!!

See ya next week!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Peppermint Christmas Dog collar Crochet Pattern


Peppermint Dog Collar
Crochet Pattern
Add This Crochet Pattern to your Ravelry Favorites
Skill: Easy

Materials :
Hook - H
Yarn- Bernat Denim- Lava Wash 
              (This is a chunky Yarn, you can also use strand
                 each of a Red and White Worsted weight yarn.)
Peppermint PLASTIC decorations- 
                     I found these in the mini. Christmas Tree Section
                     at Hobby Lobby. Do Not Use real Peppermints!!!


Stitches:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch ( sl st)

First measure your dog, cat, bunny or pets neck.


Ch 27 for a 10 inch neck - 
(to make larger or smaller add chs in increments of 4.)


R : 1 Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *skip the next ch, 4 dc in the next ch, 
skip the next ch, 1 sc in the next ch, Repeat from * 5 more times for 6 shells,
 1 sc in the last ch, ch1


R : 2 - Working down the opposite side of the ch, 1 sc in the 1st sc,
 *skip the next ch, 4 dc in the next ch (should be in the center of the last shell) 
skip the next ch, sc in the next ch, repeat 5 more times for 6 shells, sc in the last ch.
 do not tie off.


1st Tie- Ch 25, 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the end, sl st back down the ch to the collar, 
join with a sl st and tie off.


2nd Tie - join yarn to the opposite end of the collar with a sl st, Ch 25, 
1 dc in the 2nd ch from the end, sl st back down the ch to the collar,
 join with a sl st and tie off.

I cut off the loops from the plastic peppermints. 
Then I Hot Glued one in each shell center. 
The package comes with 9 peppermints, 
so if you need to make the collar larger you have a few extra.


Rosie is wearing the Reindeer hat. 
You can find the Pattern in my Ravelry shop

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

12 Dog collar Free Crochet Pattern Links | Posh Pooch Designs

Last year I did a Crochet Dog Collar pattern
 each week for 12 weeks before Christmas.

Many of you have been asking for
the crochet patterns,
so I am making a listing right
here with the links to find them.

TheCrochet Patterns
 are ALL FREE, FREE, FREE!!!!!!
12 Collars of Christmas

1. Jingle Bell Dog Collar:Link

2. Bow tie Dog Collar: Link

3. Flowers and Lace Dog Collar: Link

4. The Skull Dog Collar: Link

5. Fringe Dog Collar: Link

6. Pomp A Doddle Dog Collar: Link

7. The Retro Dog Collar: Link

8. Button Dog Scarf: Link

9. Candy Cane Dog Collar: Link

10. Black and Silver: Link

11. Snowflakes and Gems: Link

12. Beaded Dog Collar: Link

Have fun making these 
for your Pooches 
and Kitties, too

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chihuahua Themed Christmas Wreath

My Daughter in law and her friend 
asked if I would like to make new Christmas 
wreaths with them. So we went to  Hobby Lobby, picked out a wreath and all the bobbles 
and ribbons to make them.
I Bought 3 ceramic Chihuahuas and bright
 colorful decorations and ribbon.

A Chihuahua Themed Christmas Wreath!
To make the Wreath, 
I purchased an wreath that was empty.
Then I used a lot of Hot Glue.
 I placed everything were I wanted it and just
 glued it in place.  Even the ribbon is glued on.
It is really easy, Just choose a them and let your imagination take over.
And a Lot of Hot Glue!

Here are the three wreathes we designed.
1. Ice Cream Themed
2. Chihuahua Themed
3. Cupcake Themed

It was so much fun.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free Boot Cuff Crochet pattern

Free Boot Cuff Crochet Pattern
We just updated this crochet pattern and 
added a video to help you.



















See the Video Tutorial on My Youtube Channel at this LINK

Boot Cuffs Crochet Pattern by Sara Sach
Please, Add This Crochet Pattern to Your Ravelry Favorites

Skill- Easy 

Materials:
Hook - I
Yarn - Option1 - Worsted Weight (4) yarn, and Chunky yarn - I used Homespun yarn
           Option 2  -Worsted Weight (4) Vanna's Choice
Yarn Needle
Tape measure for adjusting the pattern

Stitches-
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc)
Skip (sk)

Sizing - 1 size fits most
Boot Cuff measures 10 inched around and 8 inches long.
4 rows of the band = approx. 1 inch


R: 1 - Beginning at the top band, With the WW yarn, Ch 11,
1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 sc in the next 9 chs, ch1 turn (10 sc)

R: 2 - Working in the back loops, 1 sc in each sc, ch1, turn (10 fpsc)

R: 3 - 28 - Repeat R- 2

R: 29 - Repeat R : 2 , do not tie off, put the 2 ends together to form a circle,
and sc closed, do not tie off.

R: 30 - Turn Band up and sc around the top of the cuff,
putting 1 sc in the top of each row for 29 scs, join

R: 31 - (For Option 1 Change to the Chunky yarn, Option 2 WW4)
 Ch2, 1 hdc in the 1st sc, sk the next sc,
*2 hdc in the next sc, ch1,skip the next sc*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff,
1 hdc in the 1st st, join, ch 2

R: 32 -  1 hdc in the same st as the ch 3, ch1,
*2 hdc in the next ch1 space, ch1*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff,
1 hdc in the 1st st, join, ch 2

R: 33- Sl st to the 1st ch1 sp, ch2, 1 hdc in that ch1 sp, ch 1
*2 hdc in the next ch1 space, ch1*
 Repeat from *to *  around cuff,
ch 2, join.

R: 34 - 43 - Repeat R : 32 (if you need a longer Cuff continue to add more rows )

R: 45 - Forming the bottom cuff, Change back to the WW Yarn if doing option 1,
1 dc in each hdc and in each ch1 around, join, ch3

R: 46 - Ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st st, *1 fpdc in the next st, 1 dc
in the next st, repeat from * around cuff.

R: 47 - R: 48 - Repeat R: 46


Wear Them up, or roll them down over your shorted boots.

Hope You enjoy the Crochet Pattern!
I Love it and plan on making several colors.