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Postby crafterwannabe » Sun May 20, 2007 11:46 am

More Ideas: Dog & Cat Toys

Date Posted: 18:36:32 08/11/06 Fri
Author: Cathy in MT
Subject: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple)

I have just been contacted by a leader for a Girl
Scout troop looking for a way to help out with the animals at our no kill shelter where I volunteer at.These gals are middle school age and have access to sewing machines and would like to make toys for our animals. They are looking for simple to sew patterns or other simple ideas as none of them except the leader has much experience with sewing other than hand sewing. They are trying to keep their expenses down and we have no budget for toys for these homeless animals.I did look thru the archives and didn't find anything except a crocheted fleece toy which would not work for them and as for patterns at a fabric store I could not tell if they were simple as they don't allow you to open them till you buy and they won't either. Any ideas or helps would be appreciated. Thanks, Cathy

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- Ginny, 20:31:24 08/11/06 Fri [1]

http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/mmousetoy.htm

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- Mary Ann, 20:38:39 08/11/06 Fri [1]

I make kitty pads for a local animal shelter. What I use are crib bumper pads (i buy then a the salvation army store). I measure the total length of the bumper and then divide that by how many pads I want to make. I usually make them appoximately 12" or 13" whatever works best. I then sew them that length 3 times with about 1/4" between each seam. I cut them on the center seam and zigzag the ends closed. I sew them before cutting so the stuffing doesn't come out and make a mess. The shelters use these in the cages or sell them for pads in the carriers. Hope this helps.
The girls should be very proud of themselves for helping the little critters!!!

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- birdhousebonnie, 20:55:08 08/11/06 Fri [1]

Hi - I make catnip mice from old jeans. Simply cut out 2 mice shapes a little larger than you want them to end up (to allow for the seam and turning). It is kind of a semi circle but thinner on each end. For the tail, you cut a piece of the double stitched seam along the leg of the jeans. Place the tail in, pin if you want to, and sew around, leaving the belly open. Turn, stuff with catnip and sew shut. You can add button and carpet thread for whiskers and stitch on a little eye, but the cats don't really care about these details. The only cost is for the catnip, which you can order online (very inexpensive for a large bag)or maybe your local health food store carries it bulk. I do not put any stuffing in - just fill them with catnip. Bonnie

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- jacksmum, 21:19:26 08/11/06 Fri [1]

How about cushions in animal shapes?
It would be easy enough to trace a dog and cat basic pattern onto material - cut two pieces - sew together inside out leaving a gap, turn the right way in and stuff with fibrefill and then sew up the opening. draw on faces and you have an original handmade cushion for the pets comfort.
Sue

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- Cathy in MT (Happy with ideas), 22:26:32 08/11/06 Fri [1]

Thanks to all of you. I will pass the ideas on to the leader.All of your ideas sound great. The girls have to do so many projects to earn badges and community service is one and they try and do something different each year. A parent saw one of our flyers and called the leader and sugggested that this might work for a couple of areas so she went for it! Thanks again!! Cathy

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- melinda ny, 07:38:05 08/12/06 Sat [1]

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/homemade-g ... toys.shtml

Here's 3 patterns, that i was talking about on the other post.
hope these help. PLUS there's all kinds of neat things that the girls might be able to use!
Melinda ny

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- Julie R, 09:15:07 08/12/06 Sat [1]

Jazbo had posted a no-sew dog toy idea on another post that you might want to try. It's made from polar fleece strips that are knotted at one end and then braided and knotted again at the other end. You could make them large or small for different size dogs. A great way to use fleece scraps, too!

Re: Dog and/or Cat toys (simple) -- Cathy in MT (Thankful for Voy friends ideas), 16:58:54 08/12/06 Sat [1]

Thanks for all of the ideas...I have already passed some on and Ginny, my director says thanks for the shelter source website, She has already e-mailed for some information from the marketing site! Thanks again for your help! Cathy
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Date Posted: 22:34:58 08/11/06 Fri
Author: crafterwannabe
Subject: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy

Within the last week, someone mentioned a dog tug toy being a best seller. I think they said fleece. I searched for instructions but can't find anything. Can anyone please tell me how these are made or share a link where they might be. Thank you!

[> Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- jazbo, 00:17:33 08/12/06 Sat [1]

You know, of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most. I thought I had posted what I made our dogs, but I could not find it, either.

Here’s one with a link for a chew toy crochet from rags:
viewtopic.php?t=10053&highlight=fleece+toy

What I did was take 6 or 9 strips (depending on the thickness of the fleece) about 36" long. Tie a secure knot in one end about 3-4" from the end. Braid the strips; tie another knot in the other end.

Hope this helps.

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- Daisy, 00:26:29 08/12/06 Sat [1]

It really depends on the dog my moms dogs like the braided fleece my dogs don't. I take squares of fleece fold them over to make a triangle stuff and sew my dogs love these

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- Julie R, 00:32:37 08/12/06 Sat [1]

Jazbo I'm so glad you responded to this post! I remember this idea for the braided fleece toy and couldn't recall who had posted it. I've been in the archives forever trying to find it. I thought this was a great idea and so easy! What a great way to use up leftover fleece. Thanks for reminding me of yet another craft I wanted to try but can't find time for! Seroiusly tho, I have two big dogs who love to play tug with each other and they go through toys so fast. I will definitely try this! Thanks!

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- jazbo, 00:39:50 08/12/06 Sat [1]

I forgot to say you can make them from torn fabric strips or yarn.

Daisy, the triangle toy sounds easy enough. I will try some of those with our dogs.

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- Jude_KS, 02:19:18 08/12/06 Sat [1]

I make a lot of dog and cat toys from shepla, the faux lamb's wool.

Usually I just cut simple circles (works for a frisbee), bone shapes, cookie cutter style "dolls" and make tubes. I always make sure to use a high quality stuffing and do not add anything that would come off and choke a pet or a child that might be playing with them.

A mouse if really easy to make - one () shaped piece for the bottom - 2 more with more of an arch on one seam (the mouse back and some half circles for ears. I usually buy cotton twine and braid a long piece for the tail... Cats love long tailed mice!!! HA!HA!HA!

I made a big shepla mouse (8 inches long) and our Brittany Ted, loves it! He drags it everywhere and plays with it more than anything else.

Once again (here we go again!!!) - I appeal to your love and humanity...
If you make some toys - small ones, would you please make a few extra and donate them to your local animal shelter. I know you have heard me ask that you do this for the holidays with pet treats - its a cause dear to my heart.
Thanks bunches - Jude!

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- melinda ny, 07:10:48 08/12/06 Sat [1]

I have a site where i saved 2 things. one's a toy. A toss ball. then there's another called Gutless Fleece Toy, that I DIDN'T saved, but will go back.

http://www.allfreecrafts.com/homemade-g ... toys.shtml

hope the sites still there, it says 2002 on the bottom of page.
The other thing i saved was the measurement for the bandanas.
same site.
Melinda ny

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- crafterwannabe, 13:52:10 08/12/06 Sat [1]

Thanks to everyone who responded! And I sure feel better that neither Bonnie nor Julie embarrassed me by coming up with the fleece instructions in the archives. -grinning- I searched all kinds of ways and found nothing either. Jude - I'll remember a shelter. Thanks for the reminder. I'm saving your ideas but wanted to use fleece remnants that I have.

Bonnie - I'm sure what I'm remembering are the fleece braided tug toys you make. Puzzles me why it wouldn't have been archived. And I know someone mentioned them in a post just in the last week. I scanned the post titles here on Voy but nothing popped out at me. I'll try it how you suggest. Thanks! Would 2 to 2-1/2" wide strips be about right?

Daisy - I don't sew much but I should be able to manage a triangle. I was thinking of something not stuffed because our little dachshund used to be able to get to anything that was stuffed. I'm sure a plain triangle would work too.

Re: ISO How to Make Dog Tug or Pull Toy -- jazbo, 20:02:34 08/12/06 Sat [1]

Carolyn, I searched & searched the archives, too, but could find nothing about the fleece pull toys. I could swear we talked about them before. Beats me where the original post is.

I think you could make them any size you want. Just experiment with differen widths, etc.
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Postby crafterwannabe » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:05 am

Treats Gift for Dog Owner & Dog

Date Posted: 08:45:11 09/04/07 Tue
Author: Crafty Me2
Subject: Need a gift for a dog lover...check this out

Something for the pooch and their owner, too Crafty Me2
Wrapped dog treats & wrapped mini chocolates

http://www.punkyandpoo.com/images/Arran ... didogs.jpg

[> Re: Need a gift for a dog lover...check this out -- Steff, 09:35:05 09/07/07 Fri [1]

Has anyone figured out how to make this?

[> Re: Need a gift for a dog lover...check this out -- Shirttails, 10:22:25 09/07/07 Fri [1]

Looks like the chocolate is for the master and the bones are for the dog as I'm sure the person who made these knows not to feed a dog chocolate! Cute idea! I'm going to check out the site...punkyandpoo.com

[> Re: Need a gift for a dog lover...check this out -- Elaine, 16:28:27 09/07/07 Fri [1]

Regarding how to make:
It looks like the wrapped treats are hot glued to a dowel. You could put the glue on the back of wrapper by seam and attach that way. You can use styrofoam blocks like the kind for floral arrangements. I have some white styrofoam rectangle sheets that I use for that. Someone gave these to me so I don't know where they were purchased. Colored cello under styrofoam when putting in tin, which can be purchased at Michaels etc. Or you could use paper or cello shred on top instead. I imgaine there is probably a printable wrapper you can obtain somewhere online. Or maybe someone here has one to share...
Those are my thought on putting one of those together.
It's a really neat idea for gifts and craft fairs!
Elaine
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Postby crafterwannabe » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:43 pm

Golf Ball Puppy for the Dog Lover

Date Posted: 11:47:05 09/15/07 Sat
Author: shilo
Subject: Golf ball puppy, plus lots of other crafts

http://www.freewoodpuzzles.com/golfballdog.html
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Postby crafterwannabe » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:02 pm

Dog Bone Sign with Saying

Date Posted: 08:54:46 09/18/07 Tue
Author: shilo
Subject: Cute dog wall hanging

http://www.ourveggiegarden.com/CraftsDo ... nging.html
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Postby crafterwannabe » Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:17 am

Ideas for Cat Lovers

Date Posted: 12:26:47 10/31/07 Wed
Author: dutchie =^^= (inspired by crafty me2)
Subject: Cat gifts and toys?

My family is loaded with cat lovers. My sisters participate in fostering and feral cat focus and the nuetering program through SPCA.
I am getting a new cat soon (making it three
in a mobile home lol) Anyhow...
Making new things has been the projects this last weeks. My hubby and I worked last weekend and made a cat tower. I was just deciding how to make beds and crafty Me 2 saved the day! For Next weeks project, I was actually going to check the thrift store nearby and pick up a crib set. I thought I could use the comforter part for the bed base and sew the bumpers around the sides similar to the basket shown in Crafty's post. I figured I could get at least a couple out of one set.

If anyone has any other crafty and thrifty pet ideas let's share them here. Sometimes the receivers of the pet gifts are more thrilled than if you got something for them to use!
Thanks in advance,
Dutchie

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[> Re: Cat gifts and toys? -- Crafty Me2, 09:54:34 11/02/07 Fri [1]

Dutchie,
Just saw these cat stencils perhaps they might be helpful! This is the first page but be sure to click on the other 5! All sorts of possibilities! ;-)

http://painting.about.com/od/freestenci ... s-Cat1.htm

[> Re: Cat gifts and toys? -- crafterwannabe, 20:59:23 10/31/07 Wed [1]

Have you seen these archived posts?
http://www.craftsayings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7069
http://www.craftsayings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11358
http://www.craftsayings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8961

[> Re: Cat gifts and toys? -- Taerie, 18:39:23 11/02/07 Fri [1]

I like making doggie and cat placemats for underneath their food bowl. For the dog I make a bone and for the cat I make a cat shape laying down. I put a little pocket to one side to put a treat in.

[> Re: Cat gifts and toys? -- dutchie, 13:49:56 11/01/07 Thu [1]

No Crafterwannabee,
I didn't see these. Like the V8 commercial,"I could've checked the archives" lol
Thanks for the info.
Dutchie
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Postby crafterwannabe » Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:36 am

Make a Dog Leash

Date Posted: 09:54:27 10/31/07 Wed
Author: Crafty Me2
Subject: Make your own stylish doggie leash

You can coordinate with your outfits lol
http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/200 ... g-lab.html
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Postby crafterwannabe » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:02 pm

Tutorial: Cat Basket (sewing)

Date Posted: 10:07:26 10/31/07 Wed
Author: Crafty Me2
Subject: Cat Basket Tutorial

For use at home or perhaps on the go?
http://www.ihanna.nu/blog/?p=411
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Mat for Cat Food/Water Bowls (sewing)

Date Posted: 10:08:33 10/31/07 Wed
Author: Crafty Me2
Subject: Cat feeding mat

Less time involved than the basket
http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/2006/04/16/whiplash/
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Postby crafterwannabe » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:02 pm

Dog & Cat Themed Craft Projects

Date Posted: 15:56:17 01/04/08 Fri
Author: Sherron
Subject: Pet Projects

http://www.freepetprojects.com/default.aspx?PageID=933
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Postby crafterwannabe » Fri May 30, 2008 3:51 pm

Download Dog & Cat Patterns to Make Critter Page Markers Starting with Plastic Lids

Date Posted: 11:43:02 05/13/08 Tue
Author: shilo
Subject: Cute page bookmark critters

Cute for the kids....
http://www.bhg.com/crafts/kids/rainy-da ... ail=883182
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Postby crafterwannabe » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:25 pm

Sew a Doggy Loggy Bag to Take When Walking Your Dog

Date Posted: 22:27:45 07/07/08 Mon
Author: Sherron
Subject: Doggy Loggy Bag Tutorial

http://iliketomakestuff.blogspot.com/20 ... s-bag.html
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Postby crafterwannabe » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:27 pm

Foam Adopt-A-Dog Pin

Date Posted: 18:04:18 08/03/08 Sun
Author: shilo
Subject: Make a cute adopt a dog pin

http://createyourcrafts.com/projects/pr ... dogpin.htm#
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Postby crafterwannabe » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:39 am

Crocheted Dog Paw Protectors

Date Posted: 17:22:18 07/25/08 Fri
Author: Crafty Me2
Subject: Crocheted Paw Protectors

Want to outfit and protect your pooch's paws in the newest style... check out these cuties ;-) Cm2

http://www.azcentral.com/style/hfe/craf ... 07301.html

Note: Also on the Crochet Board
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Postby crafterwannabe » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:16 pm

Dog Santa Sweater & Hat - Crocheted

Date Posted: 18:14:07 08/05/08 Tue
Author: Sherron
Subject: Crochet Dog's Santa Sweater & Hat

http://www.crochetnmore.com/gigetssanta ... andhat.htm
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Winter Dog Boots (Sewing)

Date Posted: 18:15:18 08/05/08 Tue
Author: Sherron
Subject: Winter Dog Boots

http://domestikgoddess.com/sew-your-own ... dog-boots/
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Postby crafterwannabe » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:45 pm

Dog Collarettes (Use Recycled Shirt/Blouse Collars)

Date Posted: 18:06:37 08/05/08 Tue
Author: Sherron
Subject: Collarettes for your Fur Babies

http://thebark.com/ezine/features_speci ... ettes.html
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Postby crafterwannabe » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:03 pm

Felt Cat Toy Critters

Date Posted: 10:18:43 08/09/08 Sat
Author: Sherron
Subject: Felt Cat Toy Critters

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=63399.0

Patterns:
http://www.handcraftedfantastictoys.com ... attern.jpg
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