Today I would like to share my doggy bag with you. A while back I saw some bloggers making small bags out of juice pouches. That got me thinking of what I could recycle into something useful. I saw the empty dog food bag on the counter and decided to make a beach bag of sorts. It was very simple to make and I added a strip of flannel to cover the raw edge at the top. I used an extra scrap from the bag for the handle and covered it with more flannel scraps. I actually use it a lot and it is very sturdy and easy to wash.
I have also started a new charity project in the last month. I wanted to try free-motion quilting and made Julie a dolly blanket. I really enjoyed it and wanted to practice on more things. After coming to the realization that Julie does not need 20 more dolly blankets I contacted a local animal shelter and asked if they would like blankets for their dogs and cats. They were extremely receptive and said that they could also take animal toys and old towels too. So last night I started sewing some scraps together for a blanket and even made a few recycled doggy toys. I took an empty water bottle and sewed a cover over it. Then I tested it out on my pups and I am happy to report that it is puppy approved! (Yes he is huge and yes he is not a puppy anymore but it will always be mumma’s puppy!)