March 23, 2009

puppy projects

I was a busy little bee this weekend... lots and lots to do. But I'm really happy that I was able to check off a lot of my little projects I had been meaning to get accomplished. A couple of these were quick and easy craft projects that I thought some of you guys might be interested in.

I purchased one of the handprint kits from a local crafts store and made an impression of sweet Sully's paw... a couple of hints if you decide to try this one - 1) let the plaster set up a little longer than the directions advise and 2) trim any fur around the pad in order to get a cleaner impression. The picture doesn't really do it justice, but I was very happy with how the paw print turned out. I'm going to attach a ribbon to the back and hang it on the wall somewhere.

I also crafted this little pillow that features Sully's silhouette on the front. I took the photo below, enlarged it to the size I wanted, and then cut out Sully's shape. I then just pinned it to a piece of felt, cut around, and TA-DA... a little mini-Sully silhouette. I chose to hand-stitch him onto chocolate brown wool, sewed the two pillow pieces together on a machine, stuffed with a pillow and was all done! I'm SO happy with how it looks!


Other non-dog-related projects accomplished this weekend include new pillows for the sofa (I have NO idea why the seat cushions look to be a completely different color than the rest of the sofa because it's NOT that way in real life), AND creating a homemade magnetic chalkboard to fit an old frame I had (um, PS - it's quite possible my French on the new chalkboard below makes NO SENSE AT ALL since I have no idea how to speak French). See? Told ya I was busy...

3 comments:

Brown Dog Boutique said...

I love your idea for the dog silhouette pillow! It looks great! I've been reading your blog for a while now & love your stories! You have a precious doggie family. Thanks for writing!

Anne said...

I just adore your Sully silhouette pillow! You should make those and sell them on etsy...I know I'd buy one! (Well, I'd want the sweet lab shape to be brown, but that's because my handsome boy is a chocolate.) Great work!

Tom Jones said...

you plan on selling the dogie pillows?