it’s a dog’s life!

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Photos today of Gibbs, and some crafting for dogs!  First up, a couple of Gibbs during one of our daily walks in the park, where Gibbs burns off all that excess energy . . . either swimming

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or simply charging around, enjoying the freedom of wide open spaces

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After a good run around,  Gibbs usually zonks out for a nice long nap in the afternoon . . . and, as I showed you recently, I decided he needed a few new bed covers, to allow me to wash & dry regularly.

After the fairly stitch/embroidery intensive bed cover, made using strips of denim from old jeans, which looked like this

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I had a rummage in my boxes of heavy-weight fabrics, and set to work on a second cover.

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This one was a lot quicker to make, since I just have one main panel and two bands on one side.  Reverse side is a boring khaki fabric.  I had enough of this “bordeaux” fabric to go ahead and make a second cover.

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Zooming in here, to show you a close up of the central panel.  This second cover is going to be for our neighbour’s dog:  Moka, a chocolate labrador.  I’ve got enough of my recycled bed quilts to make a mattress to fit.  There’s no reason why Gibbs should be the only dog to enjoy a comfy bed!

9 thoughts on “it’s a dog’s life!

  1. Lucky boy!
    I notice his collar is starting to look a little ‘used’ – unless it’s just the photo – do you want to make him a new one? It could be a belated birthday gift for him.

    • It’s not actually wearing out or anything, although colours aren’t as bright as they used to be. Could be they’ve faded with the sun or that it needs a wash because Gibbs doesnt swim in the cleanest of water lol. And just noticed, he’s wearing it upside down at the moment.

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