Puppy love

So, I couldn’t resist. I just couldn’t. I have to show you photos of Otto, our ten week old Golden Retriever puppy, although I have combined the photos with a bit of sewing – kind of.

We collected him three weeks ago and the first week was a complete nightmare as he was really sick – let’s just say we may need to replace our carpet. No, seriously. However, he is completely better now and as cute as a button, but as naughty as can be!

Golden retriever puppy

On the morning we collected him, asleep in the back of the car. Such an exciting day.

I want to make him lots of things, but at this age, you just know that everything will be eaten in no time at all. However, I am going to make him a cushion and a bed. I bought a maternity ‘V’ shaped cushion as I thought this was the perfect shape so he could nestle into the middle of it (he loves to nestle). The pillow itself was very cheap and comes with its own slip, which can be used as a pattern. I had some beautiful wool (far too nice for a dog) that I decided to use (because I’m a sucker for a puppy).

Golden retriever puppy cushion

Just three weeks later and he is twice the size. This is the cushion inner. I used the slip it came with to make a pattern for a new cover.

How to make a dog cushion

I tried to sew tough seams to deal with puppy teeth.

How to make a dog cushion

The cushion has an envelope end so it can be slipped on and off for washing.

Golden retriever puppy on cushion

He genuinely loves it.

How to make a dog cushion

I can’t bear how sweet he is.

Andrex puppy

But then he turns around and does this.

Andrex puppy

And he thinks it’s hilarious.

Next on the list is a dog bed, which will be another excuse for more photos. Sorry!





    • katy
      2nd July 2013 / 2:40 pm

      I saw your cat on twitter yesterday…seriously cute! x

    • katy
      2nd July 2013 / 2:40 pm


    • katy
      2nd July 2013 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks, Lauren! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. 2nd July 2013 / 8:24 pm

    So cute! Can’t believe you trusted him with that lovely cushion…

    • Katy
      2nd July 2013 / 8:34 pm

      I was tempted to keep it for myself, I’ll be honest. I can understand why pregnant women use those cushions – so comfortable!

  2. becky
    4th July 2013 / 5:06 pm

    I love it – he’s very cute – ill have to pass on photos of the dog bed i made for Mini!!!
    ps. Those cushions are great when you are pregnant!! xx

  3. 5th July 2013 / 11:26 am

    Just catching up on my favourite blogs, and oh wow isn’t Otto just gorgeous! I can imagine quite the handful, but adorable all the same. I bet he’s great for cuddles. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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