Thursday, May 18, 2017

I Spent The Entire Day Making These Adorable Dog Bone Decorative Pillows

Towards the end of last year, or maybe it was the beginning of this year, I got my hands on some incredible upholstery fabric. A friend gave it to us. I adored the prints. The fabric is strong and super soft. I folded the fabric and put it on one of the craft shelves in the biscuit room. Since then, I've been trying to figure out what I could use it for. It's not the type of fabric I can use for a quilt or dog apparel. There wasn't enough of each print to make a doggy bed. Last night, the light bulb went off.

Lisa and I were sitting on the sofa with the kids. Sophie got down and decided to curl up on the DIY Doggy Platform Bed we made last year. On the bed is a pillow I had sewn together for the bed. There's also another pillow for the kids in the doggy lounge nook we made last year. Both are rectangle. Once is quilted.

While observing the 2 pillows I made, I thought, "I should have made dog bone shaped pillows..."


That's when it happened.

After I tucked Lisa and the kids into bed, I made a dog bone shaped template.

This morning, I took out the upholstery fabric, traced, sewed, stuffed, and stitched a sample pillow. I knew immediately that I needed to make more and offer these adorable dog bone pillows at the craft show that's only 2 days away.

I sent a photo to Lisa and asked her opinion.

"It's adorable! I love it! But...the craft show is 2 days away? Are you seriously going to make more? Don't you want a day to exhale before the big day?"

I absolutely was going to make more.

That's what I spent the entire afternoon doing.

I had enough fabric to make 8 pillows.

The only thing I need to do is sew up the hole I used to insert the stuffing.

Tomorrow is the day before the event.

I'm cutting it close, but spending an entire day making these pillows was worth it.

Maybe we'll only sell 1. Maybe they'll sell out.

Either way, I won't regret taking the time to make these dog bone pillows.

I can sell them after the show, use them to make Bodacious Raffle Baskets, and maybe (*ahem*) I'll keep 1 or 2 for our kids.

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