Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Keeping myself busy!

Instead of dwelling on our infertility struggle, I decided I need to be productive. Yesterday I did a craft project. One of our pugs, Suzie, has destroyed multiple dog beds that she's had in her crate. One of them she even chewed the zip off - she's a little terror sometimes! For a while I've been trying to figure out what to do. I've looked in countless stores to see if we can get something made of tougher fabric, but haven't found anything suitable. We bought some fabric a month or so ago, and I was going to make a new cover for her old crate mat. The trouble with that is that the egg-crate foam was all damaged too, so it didn't seem like that would be a good solution. I couldn't find any similar foam, except in the form of mattress-toppers, and they were pretty pricey.

A few days ago, it came to me - why not use an old pillow? We have a few that we never use anymore, so it seemed like a good solution! So, I set about making a cover for the pillow. I ended up making two, because I figured if it was double-covered it might be more durable. I used Velcro - no zips for her to chew off! This means the covers are removable for washing, which is obviously a must for a dog bed.

Anyway, here's the finished result:

Little Miss Destructive seems to approve!

This is her favorite toy - a dragon! I've had to fix him a few times too!

Let's see how long this bed lasts! At least it only cost $6 for the fabric (and I have some left). I already had all the other stuff I needed. It took about 3 hours from start to finish. Hopefully it wasn't a waste of time!

In another effort to keep busy, I spent some time today working on the blog. I added some pages and changed the layout a little. I think it looks a lot better now!  :)


  1. Awww she is so cute! That's what I did for my pugs! One loves to eat and destroy his beds the other one cares less.... but Yoda (the bed chewer) has a favorite toy too and its a teridactile - we love the toys with no stuffing ...

    1. Thanks! :) That's how our 2 are, Suzie's a monster who happily destroys things and Gracie takes good care of her stuff, LOL! The toys without stuffing at the best :)

  2. I love distraction projects, and this is a great one! She looks very cozy in her new bed :)

    1. Thanks, Sass! It really took my mind off everything, I'm going to have to do some more sewing I think! Suzie absolutely loves her new bed, she wants to be in her crate all the time now! :)