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   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.
  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 questions you can leave a comment…  and I’ll be happy to give you further directions.Starting next week this crate cover will also be on my  . 
 I hope you get a chance to visit my little  blog  some time. 
Thanks again .

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 . 

Have a lovely Thursday!

A Lovely for Penny and Pandy (Our Doggies)

If you’ve been following along with us for awhile, you’ve heard of Penny and Pandy! But if not, they’re mine and the hubs’ doggies.
Penny, (on the left) a mini Aussie and Pandy (right) a mini Aussie/Shelty

Smiling for the camera of course… 😉
When this cute little doggie package from the Dog Collars Boutique arrived in the mail, they were SUPER excited to do their first product review for you lovelies! 
It came wrapped in fun paw print tissue paper with a cute little dog bone magnet inside!

Our girls are hard on dog toys… i.e. they last only a short time before being completely demolished. 

Look at that face!! “What… I wasn’t just tearing this toy to shreds with my teeth…”
So this time around I was hoping to get a more indestructible toy, but one that was still soft enough to play with inside the house. 
After looking through the Dog Collars Boutique‘s toy selection, I decided on the Bungee-Bone in red of course (it comes in three colors) for my girls. 

Right away miss thing herself, Penny, decided it was to be hers. 
She’s older and thinks she runs the show most of the time. 

But Pandy was having none of that after awhile and tried to get in on the fun. You see, the toy has little squeakers in each end, so as Penny was playing, Pandy realized it was more fun than it had initially looked. :)

They had lots of fun playing with the Bungee Bone by themselves for awhile, and then after they got bored with that brought it to us to play fetch. 
It really seemed to be entertaining! 
We’ve had it for over a week now and it’s still completely intact! 
That’s gotta be a dog toy record at our house!
Last night I caught Pandy sneaking it with her into the bedroom before bedtime…
(They sleep on the floor next to our bed.) 
So obviously, it’s become the new favorite. :)

I learned a couple of things through this first ever doggie review on Truly Lovely! First, the Dog Collars Boutique has a HUGE selection of dog training items including of course collars, but also dog leashes, and toys. 
I also learned it’s incredibly tough to get two dogs to look at the camera at one time. :)

Happy shopping lovelies!!!
From Penny, Pandy

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