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DIY Doggie Pillow

Today I decided I was going to get some DIY things done around the house since Mike got paid. I went to Home Goods and bought us some new pillows since we’ve been miserable with our pillows since February. Literally 6 months. That’s a long time to be sleeping sad. We had the $12 Duck Down pillows from Ikea and they were WAY too soft and floppy for us (sad face).

So anyway, I found some firm Ralph Lauren pillows at HomeGoods for the same price and I was going to buy dog beds for our 2 small dogs since we’re no longer crating them. Since we’re on such a tight budget, I had a better idea to sew some quick dog beds out of some scrap fabric I had and the fluff from our “old” pillows. I don’t know WHY I thought that would be a good idea, but I ended up with a HUGE mess of white feathers all over the floor.

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I figured, let me just get these things done and I’ll figure out the clean up later. 2 doggie pillows and a quick dyson vacuum job later, and I think Bunny approves. Rocky is still on our couch but I’m trying to entice him down to the pet bed. LOL.

Anyway, it was a great / not so great idea to repurpose the stuffing from our old pillows. I would’ve just stuffed in the pillow but they were too narrow, I wanted more of a square, so there it is.

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Other Hobbies: Sewing a Softie Lamb

Even though I haven’t been running, I have kept myself busy with other hobbies. I recently scored a sewing machine on Craigslist for $20 (closer to $50 once I ordered the pedal and manual) and was super excited to try it out and do some projects.

Here she is:


She’s from the 80’s, but all metal and good construction as far as I’ve read so hopefully she lasts me through many a sewing project.

The first thing I tackled was a little stuffed lamb for my cutie pie baby. I found an adorable pattern on Dolls and Daydreams, and couldn’t wait to make it. I am a little nutso and I have to do things right when they pop into my head, so we are lucky to live in an area where Joann Fabrics is literally across the street. We have a Michaels, and a Hobby Lobby not too far too, so getting crafting supplies is always fun. Most of the time I drag my husband too, which he loves (not).

I got all my supplies ready, and got to work:


::deciding on a face/hair color combo::


Note to self when learning to use the rotary cutter: Do not touch the blade. Very sharp. I cut myself immediately.


All cut out:


Laid out:




I couldn’t wait to add a face to it to give it to the baby, and she doesn’t seem to mind that it doesn’t have a face yet. I just love her!


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