I think it’s about time I officially introduce the new patterns we debuted at Market! Today I’ll be featuring our new Pet Poufs pattern. Bet you could never guess who inspired this creation!
Yes, that would be my Miss Ella! or doodles (she’s a Labradoodle), doods for short, Ella bowbella (Sam and my nickname for her) and the list goes on…….. poor thing, it just dawned on me – I wonder if all these names are confusing to her? They’re all said in love so I bet she gets it! Well that was a bit of a diversion from the pattern introduction.
The pattern includes 6 sizes of Poufs that are based on standard crate sizes, so if you’d like to use it in a crate it should fit. They are great out of a crate to!
I recommend on the pattern that you stuff the Pouf with an old comforter. It’s really comfy, washable, cheap, good for the environment….. and if you don’t have one laying around, grab one at a garage sale for a couple bucks, or the Goodwill. I wonder what they thought when I left the Goodwill with 7 comforter? And that was only one trip!
We made our samples out of Minky type fabrics. They are soooo very cuddly. Ella LOVES her’s. They could really be made from any fabric. Of course for a dog that likes to dig at its bed to get comfy, a canvas/denim would be better. At Market Amy Barickman was showing a new line of colored denim she was coming out with and we ordered some for the beds. It comes in yummy home dec colors and will be GREAT for the Poufs! I can’t wait for it to get here!
We use a nice long 24″ nylon zipper that is made for bags. It has a nice big pull tab that’s easy to grab and can be cut down to any size. If you have troubles finding the 24″ zippers I’ll be adding them to the website soon. If they aren’t up yet and you need one, email me.
Other uses for the Poufs ~ the uses are really endless. The way the pattern is written it would be very easy to modify the shape and/or size to fit your desires. I’m going to make a stack of them for my little guys as floor pillows out of the Cowboy Minky (yes it just arrived. I’m so excited!) Remember the House of Shannon and the cowboy room from Market? The Minky projects are beginning.
Archie and Bella Rose are my friends puppies. They were 9 weeks old when they posed for these pictures. Aren’t they ADORABLE!!
“Pet Poufs” will be a class this fall if you live locally. Watch for the new schedule.
Who would you make a Pouf for? We’ve had lots of fun making these and I’m sure there are many more in our future!
Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~ Terri