Yesterday I received a series of messages from Rosie’s young goldendoodle Tilly (who would appear to have learned to read, write and operate Rosie’s phone since leaving me three weeks ago!) Sshhhh … don’t tell, but I think it was Rosie typing on her behalf! Anyway the messages went something like this …
Hi! It’s me – Tilly! I’ve been trying to get comfy on the sofa, but all I have to lie on is this old, rather lumpy and uncomfortable cushion. Just as I get comfortable and close my eyes ….
My head starts to slip sideways off the cushion onto the sofa with a BUMP!
Which wakes me up suddenly so I feel all confused and bewildered.
I need a new soft cushion – please can you help?
Well … what could I say? So I had a little doodle on my pad and came up with a simple applique design that I hoped would suit our puppy princess. Then I combined it with some patchwork scraps and reverse applique to make Tilly her very own cushion ….
What a spoiled young goldendoodle she is! In case you too have a spoiled pet and would like to make something for them, here’s my original design ….
And it would be an easy idea to customise to suit your own dog – or even cat! The whole cushion took me less than an afternoon to make – it really is very simple and would be a great project to try if you’re new to these techniques. I think it’s easy to work the process out from the pictures, but if anyone would like a pattern then please let me know by leaving a comment – if there’s enough demand then I’ll put one together.