"We are so sick of hearing about this project, Mom.
Seriously, talk about us more."
There was another request for a tutorial on the pet beds, so I will again refer you to the instructions Sue over at Pitter Pats of Baby Cats put together: http://www.pitterpatsofbabycats.com/2011/04/finally-as-requested.html. Sue's post was the original inspiration for this project, and her instructions are the ones I use.
Here's a quick how-to on the heart that goes in the middle of the beds I make. It does serve a purpose--keeping the batting in place--but mainly I think it's sweet. The heart is the last step in making the bed, after you've already put the batting inside, sewed it closed, and stitched a border.
Sewing the Heart
1. Cut a heart pattern out of scrap fabric. I used one of Geoff's old t-shirts for mine. The size doesn't much matter, but here's a sample to give an idea of the heart-to-bed ratio:
2. Pin the heart pattern onto the center of your pet bed.
4. Evict the tuxie.
5. Sew around the outside of your pattern. I like to start at the top and go around clockwise.
And voila! You're done.