Baxter’s Bucket – a handy little storage cube to hold the cute one’s grooming stuff. He has several tools and possibly more hair products than I do, and they all need to be available at a moment’s notice to grab a grooming opportunity. It’s modelled after Debbie Shore’s Treat Tub with the addition of a few internal pockets – a recurring theme for my customisations – for handy treats to enhance the grooming experience.
The dog print fabric (Pooch Parade from Doughty’s) is brilliant because the small pattern is easy to match up but the gingham, which I thought would be easiest to line up, was actually more challenging to keep square and more obvious when I didn’t get it right. As I wanted to fold the sides of the box in to make it easy to carry I just used fused fleece to line them, but I did put a piece of plastic mesh bag base material into the bottom to make it a bit more sturdy.
With the leftover fabric I planned to make a bandana to attach to B’s collar but TOH says no way is he going walkies with the dog wearing a bright turquoise and red scarf. He is definitely more scruffy mutt than elegant show dog, and the dog isn’t one for fancy trappings either, so I get his point. Not to be beaten by their lack of fashion sense, I made this one instead.
The Patch Dog Montage fabric from Makower is much more subtle, don’t you think? I have a selection of co-coordinating fat quarters from The Cotton Patch, so don’t let on, but there might be more outfits on the way!