yes the fatter beds take up a lot of space in our little castles. here's what i am going to do.... (in case anyone is interested, otherwise ignore
cut out the size of fabric i want for the bed
press under the edges and baste.
baste or pin to a slightly larger (your choice) piece of polar fleece - i have TONS of malden mills polartec but joanns has some good pieces for great prices.
sew newsprint to fleece by going around the straight lines of the articles.
sew around the outer edge.
vIola! i'll cut the fleece edging with scalloped scissors.
could sandwich a piece of polyester quilt batting in between the print and fleece...
should be quick and easy. and fun. AND WASHABLE.
when i had about given up on finding the newsprint fabric i decided to make my own "newspaper" pages in print shop. then print onto the special printable muslin through my inkjet photoprinter. sew up pieces to make the right size.
obviously the yardage i bought will be a sturdier more colorfast choice. still it would be fun to see sami in print.
pets give us lots of excuses to get goofy and have fun. who else can get grown up people to talk so silly w/o even realizing it.
below my dear little gabriel - well and bob - back in 1996 when he was a little puppy. he was a wire-hair doxie who was *so* handsome. great stock but he still ended up with back problems. had MRIs and surgery, etc. then blew it again when he was just 5 and it was so bad we had to have him euthanized.
never wanted another dog. not into emotional pain. had searched a year for a good breeder by joining a list with lots of good breeders. still..
same thing with sami, our little pom. has a bad leg. guess we who are disabled in some way are the caretakers of the pups that way!
... btw, doesn't gabe with his great doxie nose look the grinches dog!
now won't this be funny if i mess up the pix upload.