Last year, Husbie and I went through so many ups and downs, and the saddest part being when our darling dog passed away. We've been looking to the future, appreciating our time with her, and together... and setting up new beginnings for 2012. How lovely is twentytwelve already? New Beginnings indeed.
A lot of our doggie loving friends were so supportive and lovely, and many suggested we get a new dog straight away... not to replace her memory, but to be the dog people we are, and share our love with the animals. (I'm sounding completely hippy dippy here, SO SORRY, but you know what I mean!? Getting a new dog is all about that New Beginnings vibe)
SO! We looked around a bit, our friend with two dogs came close to leaving one with us. A shelter dog came around to visit. And I looked over some foster dog care websites. Husbie visited a really scared (and scarred) Staffy who didn't really respond to him... but it was my MUM reading the local paper who spotted our new friend.
Before she arrives, I got crafting!
The bed is made up of these scraps:
Do you find, because you sew, people give you a lot of their old clothing *just in case* you can do something with it? I get a bit here and there, plus I have clothing that I have made (like the orange flower dress above) that have torn or become worn... I cut up lots of large sections and sewed through these layers (for the base), and then made a long tube and stuffed it with heaps of leftover scraps (for the sides of the bed)...
Then I just made a big slip of this darling Charlie Brown bedsheet, and voila, a dog bed.
I love this saying:
And we're looking forward to welcoming our new friend to our gang. Bless!