Keep your pet -- or at least his image -- at hand all the time, and show everyone just how cute he is. Adorn a bag with a silhouette of his profile. Ultrasuede fabric doesn't fray, so it's simple to work with, and twill tape, used for the collar and leash, is easy to shape.
If you've ever rushed around the house, looking in vain for your keys or for a pen to take a message, you'll appreciate the thinking behind this homemade message center. Adding cup hooks and a ribbon tie to a simple crafts-store chalkboard will make it the first and last place you need to look.
9 3/4-by-12 1/2-inch chalkboard with unfinished wood frame