Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A little stamping and a little sewing!
Hello my friends! I hope you are having a wonderful week!!!
Today I wanted to share something I made for my granddaughter's birthday coming up next week! (She doesn't go on the computer or I'd be worried about her seeing this! LOL). Anyway.... for Christmas she got one of the American Girl doll's doggies, and that makes 2 doggies for her now and she really wanted a bed for them. So.... since I made her curtains for her room, I bought extra fabric to make sheets and pillows for her AG doll bed, and this little doggie bed. The doggie bed at AG costs $22.00! You're kidding!!! LOL! Anyway.... this month's set, Paw Prints from Our Daily Bread designs provided the perfect little paw print stamp for the inside fabric. I stamped it with Stazon Ink directly on some fabric. When stamping on fabric, you want to let the stamp rest on the fabric for a moment longer than on you do on paper, to be sure it has absorbed all the ink.
I used a 7" square for the bottom, and 4 x 7" pieces for the sides. I formed a paper pattern for the cut out in the front, and cut the fabric accordingly. I cut the same pieces from my outside fabric and some batting. I sewed right sides together and then inserted the lining into the bed and sewed along the top edge. Then I added the seam binding to the edges. I then made the pillow for the bottom using a piece of cardboard for the base, added a couple layers of batting, then the paw print fabric, adhering to the back of the cardboard. I covered the back with more fabric and viola... a doggie bed. Very simple once I figured out my sizes.
I added the little banner (Spellbinders Ribbon Banners) which I stamped with the sentiment from Paw Prints with Regal Rose and sponged with T Holtz Worn Lipstic Distress Ink. I wish I had my granddaughter's puppies to show in this bed, but anyway... you get the idea. It's fun to take stamping to a different level sometimes.... and this month's sets were just too perfect not to use on this project! Hope you were inspired in some small way to get stamping and maybe even sewing!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!