Meet Gertrude! She’s 10 months old and she used to live on the streets of Taiwan. These days, she lives in West Seattle with me. She enjoys wrestling, doggy daycare, and long walks in the park.
She also has a penchant for 5 am wakeup calls when she hastogotothebathroomNOW. Sometimes, in my half-awake state, I forget to bring a handy dandy doggy bag with me outside (ie - down 3 flights of stairs in our apartment building). Any dog owner will tell you that’s a crappy way to start the day (literally).
So for Laser Thursday last night, I made this cute lil leather pouch in attempt to make sure this never, ever happens to me again. It’ll easily tie onto her leash so I don’t have to think about grabbing a baggie. Right now it’s got about 5 bags in it, but I think it could easily hold 10 - 15.
The design was super-simple and I chose some camel-colored 2 oz leather. The print took about 5 and a half minutes, and then I took the contact paper off, looped the string through, and cinched it together. I’ve been playing with it to soften it and it already cinches tighter than it did last night.
@dan, who is allergic to dogs, is less charmed by my intended use for the bag than other co-workers who cohabitate with canines (forgive my alliterations, I can’t help it!) If you don’t have pups, a bag like this could also be used for game pieces, makeup, small gifts, etc. A few alterations I might make if I do it again: bevel the edges, engrave some paw prints around the edge, engrave the name smaller since it gets distorted when the bag is in use.