When I first introduced a puppy to my household, I was given loads of advice:
- You are now parent to a toddler that never grows up
- Hide anything you care about
- Always walk into the home before she does
- Give up on keeping her off the sofa or bed
All of these rang true, though I never quite mastered the art of being the first to walk into the house. What no one told me is … you’ll have an excuse to sew a new dog-walking bag once every other year!
Six years on, here’s the latest.
It’s sewn from IKEA fabric I ‘inherited’ from the Sewing Weekender. If you contributed this fabric, thank you!
The gold base is an insane, coated card from Stoff & Stil. I believe it’s waterproof, though the proof shall be in the pudding. It comes in smooth shiny rolls, but I scrunched mine up to soften the card and make it look more boho.
The decorated ‘Hello!’ patch is also from Stoff & Stil – they are soooo good with the fun accessories. See them all here!
My machine hated this fabric, so there’s some pretty shonky sewing going on. Do I care? What do you reckon?
I rescued the strap and a lot of the hardware from an old bag I didn’t use any more. Can’t say fairer than that.
Each time I make this bag, I replicate the original. It’s just perfect for my dog-walking needs.
I’ll be interested to see if that coated gold stands up to the demands of thrice-a-day dog walks. In the meantime, Ella is six years old. Six years of gazing into those chocolate eyes. Six years of being ignored in public. Six years of stubbornness. I guess you can never tell what shape love takes in your life, huh?