I have been wanting to make Piper a pillow cover for a pillow I bought to put in his crate. So today, while Patrick was watching "Band of Brothers, disc 2", I happily made my way to my sewing machine! I figured that now was a great time to do my girly thing, so Patrick could get some man time in. War movies just don't excite me...but sewing does!
I bought this crazy striped fleece fabric several weeks ago (I figured Piper wouldn't mind that the sale section didn't have much of a variety!). I finally remembered to take it to the laundry mat with me yesterday. I over measured a bit, but that's ok. At least the pillow fits into the cover I made! I sewed the sides together and left the top open. Eventually, it will have buttons to hold it closed. Since I couldn't find my jar of buttons, safety pins are doing the job. The pillow is a bit small for Piper outside of his crate, but it fits perfectly inside his crate. He is getting so big and will probably outgrow his crate soon. He does look a little cramped in it! Especially with the pillow in there with him :)
When I finished it and introduced Piper to his new bedding, he attacked it and chewed it until I swatted him away. I got a few pictures of my new creation and Piper's first meeting with his pillow.
Over all, I would say it was a hit. If it doesn't work as a comfy pillow for my puppy...it will be a great chew toy (because that's what he thinks it is).