My sister-in-law has a pug, who she likens to a crab. We're always on the hunt for crab collars or something we can decorate Izzy with. But with no luck, I finally took matters into my own hands.
Browsing at Ikea, I happened upon this fabric and immediately knew its destiny! Apparently it was hot off the truck and people have been anxiously awaiting this fabric.... huh? I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. "First cut!" (think Mary Katherine Gallagher).
This is an actual cut from the fabric:
And this is a crab cut from the fabric and appliqued onto some kona cotton.
I even attempted piping and a zipper... but there ended up being a lot of hand sewing to compensate for the multiple imperfections.
I think it turned out great - probably the gift I am most excited to give this year! I think Izzy will love it! (and his mama too)
*This is a Christmas gift, so don't tell her!*