How could I say no? As a dog-lover and the owner of a Great Pyrenees, I feel obligated to participate.
Let me introduce you to Zoe:
|My inspiration dog|
Here are the "rules," copied from Sophie Lee's blog:
"You can interpret the challenge however you like – whether you make a garment from dog-themed fabric, make yourself a dog costume, make an outfit for your dog, or ALL THREE, is up to you. Even a dog quilt would be awesome!"
I stepped out on my Stashbusting Challenge to attend the Superbowl Sunday fabric sale at Hart's, where my friend Lisa (and a bunch of other friendly fabric lovers) helped me go through every bolt of dog-themed fabric in the store.
There were a surprising number of options to choose from. Some were cute, but bad colors for me, some were a bit too youthful (read "pre-school") in style, but there were several that were very tempting. I ended up going with a nice, soft cotton from Cotton and Steel.
Don't you think there's a clear resemblance to my inspiration dog?
I have until March 15 to turn 1.5 yards of this fabric into (probably) a blouse. Game on!
|Bonus adorable picture of Zoe (at 75 lbs) with her friend Hermes (at 2.5 lbs)|
* Coincidentally, The Man is an expert in the mathematics of Random Walks. Eerie, huh?