*puppy project*

Well, first off I wanted to mention my new site, and blog! How incredible is it?? All thanks to my wonderful designer Alissa from The Color Interactive she is INCREDIBLE and once again nailed it! I wanted a logo and site that was more of a reflection of ME and I think it is just perfect! I am just so excited about it!!

So today I am here showing a craft I recently worked on. My kids have had the puppy bug forever now, and we have been promising them that we would get one….so the time has come! We have caved! I am looking forward to it, but know that it will be like having a newborn all over again….not so much looking forward to that part! So, I have been trying to get a few things here and there, and went to find a puppy bed. Not very impressed by them, and especially the price tags! So, of course there is always the side of me that says “oh i could SO make one!” so that is what i set out to do! I am going to do a little step by step process here, really it is just a cover.  And it is UBER easy, all you need to know is sewing basics….which is all i am really good at!

1.So first you will want to find a pillow. I had an old pillow here just a standard size, if you have a bigger dog you will of course want a bigger one…you could even just make a cover for the dog bed you already have.

2. Find fabric that will hide some dirt, I found some vintage fabrics. One is a vintage sheet I got for 25 cents, and the other at a thrift store that is YES polyester HA! but it holds heat,and does not stain…perfect for a puppy!

3. Measure your pillow and add a seam allowance on the sides. For the back side I used a SUPER simple method that will make it easier to take on and off. You could also leave the ends open and attach velcro. But, I went the easy way!  So for the backside, you are going to want two pieces. You will want to half the length measurement but add at least 3 inches to one of the sides, so that it overlaps the other piece on the back.  So my length of my pillow was 26″ with allowance, and so for the back I cut two pieces one 13″ and the other 16″.

4. Next you are going to want to hem the two sides that will be exposed on the backside so that they do not fray when washed.

5. Then pin together the front piece to the back pieces, right sides together, lining them up so that they are overlapping on the back. and iron them flat.

6. Sew around the entire edge within your seam allowance. Turn right side out and insert your pillow. You can then add ruffles, bows or any other cutsie thing! 🙂

We will hopefully have a new puppy within the next month..so you KNOW i will be posting some pics as soon as she arrives! 🙂

ALSO..my wedding season has arrived so busy I will be. I cant wait to post some pictures from my recent Chico wedding…it had a farm cowboy theme, SO fun!!! Be back soon to post some pictures!

Hope you enjoy this fun little project!