Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cabin Fever/Spring Fling

When the weather is cold, I tend to stay inside more, but happily work on projects that I love to do.  Remember that suitcase I was working on last year?  I had taken it apart and there it sat leaving everyone in suspense of what I was doing with it.  Well finally, just finally, it got it finished and made it into a pet bed!  The legs I had purchased at a yard sale one time and my sister gave me the old suitcase.  I had seen other pet beds on line made with suitcases and simply had to make one!  I purchased a cookie sheet to put in the bottom of the suitcase to make it more stable for when the legs were screwed on and nut and washers fastened to it.  Without it, the legs would simply straddle which I wasn't expecting since it seemed firm enough!  Then I added a 2" piece of foam in the bottom and topped off with a pillow made of a soft minkee print. 

I just loved that the legs had some nice curves to it,  that it would mimic the print in the pillow top.

As to whom the pet bed is for...... is yet to be determined by the winner!   This one I am donating to the auction for The Pet Orphanage "Spring Fling" that we are having in March.  People are encouraged to make a pet bed for a contest in which they will have a chance to win a basket full of pampered people and pet gift prizes.   I will have my step son engrave a name plate for  the winner of this bed's pet name in the area between the handle.  Here's a temporary one!

I did an internet search and found lots of awesome bed ideas made from up cycled end tables, suitcases and such.

And then I suppose since it really doesn't have to be for a cat or a dog.  The wording really was "pet bed". LOL  Hard to say what will come in!

 I also had made a quilt for a raffle which will also be drawn on the 24th. (Palm Sunday)  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00 and are sold at Savings Hardware, Honey Fork Fabrics and Grandma Faye's in Logan, Ohio. Or they can be purchased online at The Pet Orphanage.  Winner need not be present to win.  The wall piece measure 46 X 43 and will be just in time for Easter! 

Other events that will be going on at the "Spring Fling" is a craft/ sew in.  On the 22 and the 23. Where people can come and rent a spot for $10.00 to sew, do scrap booking or any other art or craft.  They can also donate a craft or a baked good to be sold on the 24th. People who sew are encouraged to enter in a sewing "jellyroll" races contest.  All of the events will be at the Logan fairgrounds Youth Bldg.  There will be lots of fun, food and prizes!  Monies raised will benefit The Pet Orphanage to help maintain their low cost spay/neuter clinic, medical outreach and other programs.  The organization is run by all volunteers and is a 501(c) 3.  If anyone would like to help, participate or would like more info, they may call 740-385-3251.


Thistle Cove Farm said...

it wouldn't work at my house; it's too small for me and the dogs sleep in my bed. love it though! it would make a fabulous foot stool and use those all the time.

Pattyskypants said...

I LOVE it! I loved it before I knew it was a pet bed; I loved it for being a piece of art. I'm also loving you for being such an avid supporter of organizations that benefit animals; I love animals! xxoo Patty

Ann said...

oh..such a fabulous piece!!
i adore it!!!
does one have to be a Canadian resident to participate in the auction? i would love to bid on this!!!


Ann, We are in Ohio, not Canada. Yes, if you would like to bid on this piece, that would be fine. I will answer on your blog in case you don't see this.

Craftychris said...

What an awesome pet bed - very groovy! Your quilt is gorgeous and thank you for sharing the photo's, they make me smile! xx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love what you have created oh so beautiful!!!!!! Peace, Enjoy the sunshine today! Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

NickiLee said...

Love it! Who would have thought to turn a suitcase into a little bed - it is absoltuel adorable!

Your quilt is gorgeous and I tool would love to buy a few tickets. Can I Paypal you the money?

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Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Wanda,
How did I miss all this? That Pet Bed that you made turned out gorgeous! Hope it went to a good home. The photos of all the Pet Beds are great. Love the two Iguanas....
Your quilts gorgeous...
Lots of hugs,