Doggie bed with very thick cushion

So I bought a very thick sponge/cushion at a fabric store long time ago and forgot about it…  But now, my dog has a minor back issue, I need to have extra steps he can use, so he does not have to jump up and down to go up to couches, beds, etc.

Then I thought about the cushion I bought (it was expensive) and I have tons of fabric my neighbor gave me when she was moving away.  I have not sewn for a while, but I figured it should not be too hard.  It is just rectangular shape.  But I wanted a zipper, so I can take it off to wash it.

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My dog fell asleep while I was working on it…  Since it took a while.
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So glad I got a serger!  This fabric was unraveling so much, I could see it could cause problems eventually.   So I cleaned it up with the serger.  Love it!

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Here it is!  It is a bit loose, but the cushion is so dense, I could barely push it in there…

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And he approves!

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I have tons more sewing projects I would love to tackle during my summer break.  I will see how much I get done…

Handmade Birthday card for Jenny

Ever since I started working as an instructional aide for a special ed program, I have been making birthday cards for students since we celebrate their birthdays at school. We only have 18 students, so we get to know them pretty well, so I try to make cards that fits their personality.  So it is fun to think about design every time!

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Handmade Birthday card for Frannie

My dog has a few friends he grew up with ever since we met at a dog park when they were all around 6 months old…

Frannie is one of them. Cute miniature poodle and CEO of Frannie’s Harnesses.

So I made this card for her 7th birthday.  Boy, they are getting old.  My dog is turning 8 this year.  He is growing too fast!

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A bit late… But finally Valentine’s Day cards

I have been taking pictures of cards I make, but have not had much time to post… So 4 months later, I am finally posting Valentine’s Day boxes and card I made.

This is a box for my colleague who does not like chocolate much, so I had to make different size box to fit Sour Patch in.  A small bag of it didn’t quite fit in, so I had to eat a few pieces…  But he would not know, right?

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Box for students and other colleague.  I put a few pieces of Dove chocolates.  I will make simpler boxes next year…  I had to make 20 of these and it took way too much time!  But kids were happy to receive handmade box of chocolates, so it was worth it! 🙂

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And finally a Valentine’s Day card for my hubby.  I wanted to make something simple.  I got an inspiration from a design I found on Pinterest.


I need to start working on the boxes earlier also…  I barely finished the day before!

Mini thank-you cards

So continuing from yesterday’s blog, here are a bunch I made.  They are all similar to business card size.  I really like the sizes of them, so I am planning to make more!

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It has been a while… But here are some Thank-you cards

OMG!  I have not blogged since last Dec???  I have made lots of cards since then and have photos…  So I will start posting them slowly.

I made a bunch of thank you cards one day and my sister wanted mini version of it…  These are in regular sizes (5″x7″ kind of size).


Here is one in a business card size. You can see its size next to a business card of a barber who does my undercut.  My sister loved it!

So I made a bunch more…  I will post them next.



Happy Holidays!

I usually send out 30+ holiday cards, so I knew I could not make cards for everybody…  So I picked 8 people to make card for.  I finally got to use snow flake embossing folder!

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Hello Kitty birthday card

One of our students is very into Hello Kitty, so I knew I wanted to make Hello Kitty card for her.  I found an image and converted to png, and it worked!  She really liked it.  🙂  The next day, she came in and said she put it up on a wall in her room.

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Birthday card with a flower

I forgot to make a birthday card for my in-law until the last minute, so I picked the design and made it quick.  She was very with the card, though.

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Birthday card for my mom’s 70 birthday

My mom turned 70 this year, so I made a box card!  It took a while to make these flowers, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

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