Bloggie Bestie Blog Swap with Becky of Reinventing the Ordinary

Hello dolls!!! 
We have the first Bloggie Bestie of 2012 to introduce you to today!!! 
Becky of Reinventing the Ordinary

How cute is her pup there on her blog button (above)! 
She loves her pets as much as we love ours! 
Today she has a fun pet idea to share with you! 


Take it away Becky!!!


Hi, I’m  Becky from Reinventing the Ordinary

 I want to thank  Kassi  here at  Truly Lovely  for allowing me toGuest Blog and also for her agreeing to Guest on  my little site.
A little about me
With degrees in Art Architecture & Interior Design I have always enjoyed
rebuilding reworking and restoring.
I absolutely hate boring and really like to shake things up whenever possible
of course I gotta do it myself and always on a budget.
My Etsy Shop  features things I’ve made for my own home and pets … then decided to share with others.Today I thought I’d share with you my latest addition to the shop.
I’ll be adding this  Fleece Crate Cover  next week  so I thought I’d share a quick DIY for you guys.
Materials Needed:
1  1/3 yard fleece Color 1
1/2 yard fleece Color 2
*** this is for a small 12″ x 14″ x 18″ crate***



From  Color 1
                                        Piece A)   Cut one piece  26″ x  48″ (sides and bottom)
                                       Piece B)   Cut one piece  20″ x  20 ” ( liner for front door)
From  Color 2
                                        Piece C)   Cut one piece 52 ” x 20 ”  (back, roof, and front door)



Piece A
At corners  cut out 4″ x 4 ” squares  as shown.



Fold under one long edge of Piece A for a 4″ hem.This will be the front of the cover.
On the other 3 sides cut slits 2″ wide and 4″ deep.



Sew Piece B to front short end of Piece C.
Cut 4″ x 4″ square from corners on Piece C as shown …
then fold under  a 4″ hem.
On the remaining  3 sides slits cut 2″ wide and 4″ deep.
Wrap Piece A  around bottom and sides of crate.
Hemmed edge should butt up along front edge of crate.
Wrap Piece B/C  across back/top/front.
Align the top and back of the two sections.
Tie the top section to the side section.

As you can see I also used the same tie method to make a pillow.This is just only a short tutorial.  I just gave you a thumb nail explanation. It’s is a quick project about 1 hour. If you have any questionsyou can leave a comment atreinventingtheordinary.com…  and I’ll be happy to give you further directions.Starting next week this crate cover will also be on my  Etsy Shop. 
 I hope you get a chance to visit my little  blog  some time. 
Thanks again Kassi.


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Thanks to Becky for sharing her cute crate cover and pillow with us today!
AND of course, for being the Bloggie Bestie at Truly Lovely this week!
To learn more about being a Bloggie Bestie, click here

Have a lovely Thursday!


Comments

  1. Jayme and Mendi says:

    That is so cozy and sweet! My dogs would totally eat that! 🙂

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  2. cute!! just one more reason i need to have a little dog. thanks for sharing!

  3. Lauren Bird says:

    Becky is so talented! This is such a great tutorial : )

  4. what a cute lil den you have made!! so sweet