This week, finding the time to complete a project for this challenge has been a bit difficult, so as a consequence, I decided to complete this small project, that I've had in mind to do for a few weeks now. I made a quilt for the dog's travel cage in the car a while back, but it was a little small and thin, and had a tendency to slide around the cage with the dog on it when we go around corners and roundabouts. Lately, we've taken to taking the cushion out of her basket in the kitchen and putting that in the back of the car, but it's a bit of a pain to be honest, as we often forget it and have to come back in for it before we can set off.
The other day, whilst tidying the sewing room/spare bedroom, I came across a piece of fabric that was the ideal size for covering a pillow, which is what I decided I would use to make a new dog cushion. I then cut another similar sized piece of cotton from a recycled table cloth, before sewing them both together and then to an old pillow from the spare bed, that really needed throwing out. As it won't be seen inside this cover, it was perfect for being repurposed for this project. It took about half an hour to complete and here is the finished result which can just be thrown into the washing machine when it gets dirty.
This is the front
and this is the back.
I think you'll agree that the dog should enjoy sitting on this cushion in the car. I'd climb into the cage myself and snuggle up in it if I could. An added advantage is that this is another zero waste project, that has saved something going into landfill at some point, so it's great from this point of view too.
Joining in with Dreamer from Living a Slow and Simple Life in her Project 52 Challenge to complete a task a week for a year.