Today I made a pillow. A big pillow. How big, you may be wondering?
Big enough for a growing puppy! I used two standard bed pillows...not the expensive kind. I sewed a long side of one to a long side of the other. For the cover I used about a yard and a quarter of a sturdy pillow ticking. With right sides together I sewed around the edge with about a 3/4" seam allowance (leaving a fairly large opening to insert the pillows), then turned it right side out and top stitched around it again with about 1/2" seam allowance. I stuffed the pillows into the cover and stitched up the opening with a double row of stitching. Hopefully the double-seamed edges will slow down Rudy's urge to rip into it.
I hope it is comfortable. I hope it is indestructible! I know it was frugal. It cost about half of what his last pre-made dog bed did.
Something got into me today. A burst of energy and motivation on the same day! Must be the SUPER MOON! :) Aside from making Rudy's pillow, I vacuumed the entire house, washed all the bath mats, cleaned the toilets. And because I knew Rudy would be sleeping on his new bed, I gave him a bath, cleaned out the kennel, and vacuumed it well. Then I emptied the vacuum cleaner, and took out the trash.
Now I've had a shower and washed my hair and am ready to go to bed and read.