Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wyatt's New Bed

Well Wyatt has needed a new bed for awhile, he is a big dog so needs a big bed. I don't know if you have priced dog beds but they can be pretty pricey. Surely I can make it cheaper. I bought fleece at 50% off at Joanns and then looked at the foam-YIKES! 3in foam is priced at 39.99 a yard and I need 42 in. Even at half price it was way too expensive. My solution was Goodwill. I found a full/queen foam sheet there for 4 dollars. I cut it into rectangles and stacked it 3 sheets high. Next I stitched them together, cut my fleece with approx. 6 inches to spare all the way around my foam. I then cut out the corners and cut strips every inch. I tied all the strips and now my big german sheppard has a new bed for a total cost of 13.00.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Baby Name Plate

I made this for a friend of mine. Here are the details of it. I found the "perfect" frame at goodwill for 2 dollars (amazing - I know!!). Then I bought 1/4 of a yard of blue and white stripped flannel- I could of used scrapbooking paper but I didn't want a seam. The fabric cost 99 cents (flannel is a cheaper fabric). Then I bought a cute painted wooden frog from Hobby Lobby-59 cents. I used my cricut to cut the name in white foam. I have never cut foam with the cricut before. It was a bit tricky and next time I will multi -cut it. Then I cut the shadow of the name in brown. I used some ribbon I had on hand to bring it all together and hot glued it down. I think the end product turned out super cute. Total cost about 4.50