The Grands

The Grands

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First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Recycled Homemade Dog Pet Wow!!!

After getting Bella last Friday I have been looking
for a cute dog bed how cute is this one and the
price is FABULOUS. I had to share this cute idea
for all the puppy lovers. I am going to the thrift
stores Thursday I will share mine when I get
it made.
Thanks for this precious idea.

Okay, it’s not the most life-changing DIY you’ve ever seen, but the sad little dog bed my 4-pound Yorkie Winnie called home needed some help! Store-bought beds are easily $50 and not great quality, so I thought, “Hey, why not just make one.”
After much Internet research, a perfect solution (and creative inspiration!) was found via Kristen, a designer and Etsy seller.
Because Winnie is so tiny and likes to nest in small spots, I knew an ordinary suitcase would be too big for her. Luckily, in the back of my closet I had this vintage Samsonite hat case that I’ve been carting around for years–finally, a reason to dust it off!
Again, a stroke of luck when it turned out that Winnie’s old dog bed was the perfect fit! Check out Design^Sprout for more pictures and Kristen’s instructions (scroll to the bottom) for how to sew a pillow to custom fit your suitcase.
Next, I bought a colorful, vintage Afghan for only $1 (it was riddled with holes), cut off the offending parts and used some leftover yarn to sew a sleeve covering the old bed. I tucked in the open end at the bottom because I want to be able to remove it for washing. I then pounded a thin nail through the hinges, preventing them from ever being opened or falling closed, added dog toys (which she immediately attacked!), her favorite blanket and viola!
What was once kicked under the bed when guests arrived is now a conversation piece! All for $1. Doesn’t get much better than that.
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4 comments:

Faeryhollow said...

What an adorable puppy, and a sweet way to put her to bed. I found your blog from visiting Lynne's Gifts From the Heart, and the dog bed caught my eye. You did a great job with the hat box bed! I thought that you might enjoy seeing one that I made for my hubby's aunt's doxie this fall. I have it posted on HGTV's Share My Craft:http://my.hgtv.com/share-my-craft/Home-Decor/A-doggone-cute-project/detail.esi?oid=2620693

I'm so glad to meet you in Blogland. Warm wishes, Barbara

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Vikki,
This is so cute and such a creative way to get a great looking dog bed cheap!

I have really seriously been thinking of getting a dog...just got to convince hubby! We loved Lucy so much, and it took a while to get over her!

Joy said...

What an amazing and creative idea!

jenny said...

That's simply super. great idea :)
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