Going to Australia?

the-posh-dog-clothing-company-fleece-bed-cover-1My Henry is a digger!!

He does this to all his bed cushions – drives me nuts!!

So – this time we are going to have a bit of an experiment – and let’s just see.

the-posh-dog-clothing-company-fleece-bed-cover-2 I wanted to cover the front and back with a new layer of fleece.  I considered filing in the hole in the cushion – but decided that if I did it would only fall out any way.  So I laid out 2 layers of fleece and cut round the-posh-dog-clothing-company-fleece-bed-cover-3the shape with about a 3″ over lap.

 

Normally when you knot fleece blanket – you are cutting flat – in a straight line.  As I was working ‘in the round’ – with the way the edges sit unevenly – I cut the top layer – then the bottom layer as the-posh-dog-clothing-company-fleece-bed-cover-4separate items

 

 

 


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Work in small sections so that you don’t get too far out off pattern

 

 

 

 

I worked short knot tassels because the covered pad is going to sit into a bed with sides – normally I would have much longer tassels. Carry on working round the shape in small chunks – matching the cuts up as you go.

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Work all the way round.

When all the edges are secure – I put it in his bed

 

 

I think that means he likes it

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Off on your travels anyone

The challenge – to create a mat that you can take out and about.  That is cosy and snug to sit and sleep on – is a recurring familiar presence when you have to have to be in an unfamiliar place – and is easy and light to carry about so that it is easy to do.

The result –

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a super soft cuddle fleece on one side for coziness – strong polar fleece on the other for strength.  Sandwiched between the outside fleeces is a layer of 4oz wadding – so the mat is lovely and warm – but still very light to carry.  The mats are quilted round the edge to keep the wadding in place – the amount of quilting depends on the size of the mat – and the wrap around cotton herringbone handle is permanently attached – so you don’t lose it!

This will be available is a variety of sizes – each listing has the measurements on it – please check – and if you need a different size I can make it for you

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Fancy a nap?

This is my next project starting to come together – the reason I bought all the silky fleece.

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Pet sleeping bags.

The front – the long side has the opening so that they can get in and out easily.  with a bit of a graduation so they can find the way to the inside easily.
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The outer is a very soft cuddle fleece – but fully lined with a contrast polar fleece for extra hard wearing when they do the circle dancethe posh dog clothing company sleeping bag small.

 

This is the smallest size for cats and teacup/toy size/miniature dogs. They are so snuggly, cosy.

 

 

 

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This is the back.  The fold down contrast carries on round the bag at the same level so the edges 3 layers and are really strong.

 

Fully washable – just put in the machine on a cool setting – and give it a good shake – don’t iron or anything.

I will be working on the proportions for a medium size – that will be my Henry terrier size – next.  Once I have cracked that – I hope to do a large one.  I am also aiming to make these as just a blanket – with the silky fleece backed by the polar but flat – again in  different sizes – just keep an eye open for the cutest patterns EVER – I am saving them so that I don’t mess it up and waste them!

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