Friday, July 1, 2011

New Fabric Arrived!!! Whoot whoot!

I thought it would be cheaper to make my little pooch a doggie bed with a pattern that I found at the thrift store (unused!).  Unfortunately, after all the fabric and 4" high density foam that I had to purchase, I think it costs way more than if I had just bought one for him at the store.  Oh well! LOL!

This is the first time that I have ventured to purchase fabric from an online fabric store.  I placed an order with Fashion Fabrics Club.  Overall I would say the experience was okay.

I placed my order on June 13th and received an email confirmation.  But then I kept waiting and waiting for a shipping notification.  Then I started thinking that perhaps they didn't send shipping notifications after all.  So I started looking on my porch... nothing.  Then I started trying to check and see if perhaps my order wasn't received after all.  THEN on June 22, I received a shipping notice in my email.  So it took almost 10 days to ship. THEN on June 27th it arrived.  So from order date to delivery it took two weeks from order to delivery.  The price was right, but when you are excited to get a project started and have no fabric, it kind of sucks.

Anyway, here is a photo of the fabric that I am making my puppy (9 month old "Twister"... part Pug - part Dachshund or as he was sold, a "Daug" lol) a doggie bed with:

I was sort of limited in my options as to fabric choices due to the fact that since it's a dog bed it needs a very durable material.  I was also limited because I didn't want to spend too much on fabric since the amount of high density foam I was going to need to purchase at the fabric store was apparently going to cost upwards of $125 before tax (so I got online and found a place where I was able to purchase it with shipping for less than $45!!! Ha! Take that fabric store!)

This is a really nice thick canvas material and I think it's a really pretty design.  Albeit he is a boy and butterflies are girly, but he will like it darn it!

Can't wait to get started!!

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