Last year we created a mattress stuffed with hay to keep her warm but it was dusty and we think it made her itchy. We have also tried an actual dog mattress but Jessie turned it into a wrestling toy and pulled out all the stuffing. So this year we have lined her kennel with a thick layer of newspaper topped with a layer of carpet, topped with an old doona (duvet) cover. But even with these layers beneath her we thought a coat would be the best thing for her.
So I headed off to the local op shop to see if they had any polar fleece jumpers I could convert. As it turned out I was able to pick up a polar fleece blanket that was being sold as a dog blanket as it had a hole in it. It was only 50 cents and perfect for what I wanted. I also picked up a set of double bed vintage sheets in good condition for $3.00 and a brand new coffee plunger for $3.00. I have been on the look out for either a new tea pot or similar to make herbal tea in.
|Op Shop Finds|
|My Paper template|
|The finished product|
Then it was Jessie's turn to model her new coat.
|Jessie's new coat|
|"Really? You are really taking my photo while I sit here looking soooo impressed"|
What have you been sewing lately?
Have you ever made pet coats?