A doggone fun and cute project!

January 31st, 2009 in member junk     
Faeryhollow Faeryhollow, member
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Have bed, will travel!
The fabrics came from a local discount fabric outlet. The back pocket is great for toys or brushes.
I covered the buttons with the coordinating fabrics to tuft the cushion.
I covered the ribbon lid stops with stitched on doggie-themed ribbon from the craft store.
The feet screw through the bottom of the suitcase into these wooden plaques, so they can be removed and placed inside for travel. The paws covering the holes are metal paper brads from the scrapbooking section.
Have bed, will travel!

Have bed, will travel!

I used one of the many vintage suitcases that I've acquired at thrift stores to make this doggie bed for my aunt's doxie last Fall. The feet are drapery finials, the cushion is removable, reversible, and washable. I used scrapbook elements for a fun personalized bed for Miss Sassy.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, suitcase, luggage, dog bed

Comments (14)

arbedadams writes: Love it!! I make these also and love your idea with the legs!! Great job!:) Posted: 10:32 pm on July 15th
grabe writes: love this idea wow! Posted: 6:34 pm on June 6th
RecycledPages writes: This is a great idea for a dog bed. Linda :) Posted: 3:50 pm on February 21st
chiccottagejunk writes: I don't have a dog, but after seeing this cute bed, I think I WANT one! Oh so sweet. Posted: 9:29 pm on February 16th
Faeryhollow writes: Thanks for cheering me on! Check out my new suitcase project using a vintage train case.
Barbara Posted: 9:29 pm on February 12th
wildheart44 writes: oh I just love that its so cute. Posted: 6:07 pm on February 12th
MimiToria writes: Great project.
Posted: 6:31 pm on February 3rd
Momtodogs writes: I totally love this idea! And your dog is adorable. Posted: 6:37 pm on February 2nd
MelHow writes: This is brilliant - what a wonderful idea!! And you are a master of details and details really make a difference. Posted: 10:07 am on February 1st
irishrovr writes: ooooo! I love your little hollow!

BTW - I have a cousin who is doctor in Henderson - would be a small world if you knew him (Joe Mulcahy)???

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 2:02 am on February 1st
Faeryhollow writes: Thanks for the kind comments! I just found this site, and have loved looking at all the wonderful projects. I am so happy to find other kindred spirits who enjoy turning trash into treasure and know that I'll be inspired by all of you creative junkers here. Posted: 10:49 pm on January 31st
grannijo writes: Lucky dog!I have a lab so don't think there would be a big enough suitcase!...neat idea! Posted: 10:01 pm on January 31st
irishrovr writes: She looks just like a queen on her bed! Great idea! I like that you made it travel-worthy also! Neat!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 9:06 pm on January 31st
resalediva writes: What a lucky dog and a great idea! Posted: 8:53 pm on January 31st
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