I love my little dog, Peanut. He follows me everywhere: sleeps next to me when I’m migraining, sits under the desk when we are doing school, goes for walks with me, and always finds a soft pile of fabric scraps or batting to settle onto when I’m sewing. He loves batting – scratching at it until it shreds, then curling up on it for a nap. It was time for him to have a special place in the sewing room just for him. A well-deserved doggie bed – he’s earned it.
Being a small dog that looks like he has eye lashes, Peanut often gets mistaken for a girl. But he’s all boy – no girly bed for this guy. Fabrics are all a year or two old, I think: Parson Gray (Curious Nature) and A Stitch In Color by United Notions. I quilted some pieced strips and sewed it around a gusseted people pillow. Then. I. waited. It took 3 days for him to figure out that he could sleep on it before I was able to get some pictures. It’s been cold here so Peanut was wearing his sweater.
I did some fake piping along the edges. It helped the cushion cover to keep its shape. For a dog that came to us without any knowledge of basic commands (sit, stay, etc), it is really hard to get a picture of him. The minute I get down close to the ground, he tries to climb in my lap. For that reason alone, I’m really happy with the shot below. He stayed. I mean he really stayed in one spot long enough for me to take the shot.
He takes his new doggie bed seriously. Very seriously.