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The first bed - two years on May 17 2015

Two years ago this week I produced my first test bed which I handed over to Oz, my Chief Tester. Some of you may have read my previous blog post written after its first year of service. Well here is another update!  The dense hollow fibre filling still plumps up beautifully and settles to a supportive depth of three to four inches. I've had some great feedback from my customers...

Spotted Hound HQ kitchen re-vamp project December 08 2014

Since I founded Spotted Hound several of my clients have ordered pet beds to use as cushions on their sofa or floor. So I decided to do the same!  I took inspiration from the newly painted feature wall in my kitchen (painted using Farrow and Ball's Dix Blue) and a pair of old cushions used on our even older kitchen sofa. I sourced a couple of metres of vintage seaside...

Bespoke cat bed June 18 2014

It's always great creating something a little special for a pet, perhaps using fabric left over after revamping a room or recycling a favourite piece of clothing. I was recently given a well worn pair of jeans and asked to make a bed for Stilton, my client's cat. The shade of denim suited my blue flowers fabric perfectly so we agreed to use the legs of the jeans for the...

The first bed - one year on May 10 2014

A year ago today I produced my first Spotted Hound test bed and I thought you might like to know how it's doing!  This lovely bed has a dense hollow fibre inner pillow and a cover made from Man's Best Friend cotton print fabric. It spends most of its time in our garden room and Chief Tester Oz uses it every single day for some serious snoozing and wildlife watching....

Spring has sprung at Spotted Hound April 03 2014

Hello and welcome to my spring blog! Well it's great see everything turning lush and green after such a stormy winter. Oz and I are certainly looking forward to the summer and I've spent the last few weeks making plans for Spotted Hound. I recently added a couple of new pages to my website, the Needy Paws page which will showcase beds created for animals in rescue centres and an events page which will provide details...

Review of Spotted Hound waterproof bed cover January 14 2014

Sheena and Jade Chapman, Directors of Vippies Pet Care Services in Lincoln, kindly provided a review of the waterproof bed with memory foam inner pillow following testing at their day care facility. The bed withstood weeks of wet dogs, scent marking and slobber! This is what they said: "Having done a trial on this bed it has proven to be very effective in an environment with lots of dogs. The cover...

Exciting times at Spotted Hound! December 31 2013

2013 has been a fantastic first year at Spotted Hound HQ. in October my on-line store opened for business, I met some lovely customers and received some great support from local business owners. At Christmas I launched Needy Paws and donated my first five beds to dogs in need at Doris Banham Rescue.  In 2014 I'll be taking Spotted Hound beds to a number of local village shows and country...

Maiden blog post November 11 2013

Welcome to the Spotted Blog. Well it's been a busy November here at Spotted Hound HQ. The month began with a stand at the Doddington Hall winter craft fair where I met lots of lovely dog and cat owners. Some took home comfy new beds for their pets and others came to say hello, squidge a few beds and chat about their beloved furry friends. This week I'll be looking...
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