Monday, March 29, 2010
recycled wool dog bed
I know, i'm breaking my blog schedule again, lol. A new dog needs a new bed, so I set to work yesterday. I apologize in advance for the terrible pictures. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, so I came home with a fleece baby blanket and a long thick fleece scarf from the thrift store yesterday.
I cut 2 circles out of wool blanket pieces I had, and Spots needed some spots on her bed, so my son picked out the scraps to become the spots. The bed IS perfectly round, the pictures were just bad.
I folded over the width of the scarf and that became the sides of the bed. I sewed the 2 circle pieces to the scarf, but I left a 10" opening between the 2 wool layers, so I could slip the folded fleece baby blanket in for padding. I thought I would have to use buttons or something to keep the gap closed, but you can't see it when it's on the floor, so I left it alone. She's standing on one edge of it, tipping up the end with the gap. That's why you can see it so well in the pic.
I know it looks really small, but when I lay out a big blanket, she scoots it around into a nest & curls up into a tiny ball. She sleeps in that position, so I thought she'd like a tiny nest like this, and I was right. I had a really hard time taking a picture of the finished bed without her in it! She loves it :) I plan to make another, so she has one in the bedroom, and one in the family room.