Monday, October 7, 2019

The Countdown Continues! Countdown to Christmas--Week 3

Every yearThe Blu Print Blog does a Countdown to Christmas.  For 12 weeks Julie and her dog Harry invite shop owners to post 3 items from their shops.  The only requirement is that they share everyone's items on their social media platforms, especially Pinterest, since Pinterest is very visual.  Here are some of my picks from this week's offerings.

Christmas Tree Earrings by Shadow Dog Designs

Amazing Lampwork Beads by Cover Girl Beads

Wood Bead and Leather Necklace by The Singing Beader

Ford SRT Pickup Truck Clock by KevsKrafts

Handmade Kitchen Set by Crafting Memories 1

NewBorn Jumpsuit Set by Magdalene Knits

Yellow and Orange Art Table Topper by RSS Deisgns In Fiber

Hope Glass Bracelet by Linorstore Jewelry and Kippah

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chaplet Bracelet by by Pretty Gonzo

Eye of Providence Hoop Earring by Victorian Style Treasures

Custom Photo Album by DaisyBlu

Yellow Flower Beaded Necklace by Blue Morning Expressions

Red Poppy Jasper Necklace by KatsAllThat

Orange Alpaca Fiber Woven Scarf By Andrea Designs

The Splendor of Autumn Throw Pillow by Colleen Cornelius

Unfortunately, I couldn't provide a photo for this item.  But click on the link to view.

And last, but not least, my own offering for this week's countdown.

Made To Order Dragon Scale Arm Warmers by Tiny Weasel Fiber Arts

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Finn The Destoyer or Play With Your Dog!

I have an aggressive chewer of a dog.  You wouldn't think it to look at him, but put any soft toy within reach of his jaws and he will destroy it!

His name is Finn, and he's a Lab/Whippet mix.  He's as fast as greased lightning and as lean and svelte as a greyhound.

I have trained him to stay in my yard(I don't have a fence), so that he can run around and work off some of his excess energy.  The other day, we were out playing in the yard with a new tug toy that I bought him.  Admittedly, it was a cheap toy,(it only cost $1.60 at a local discount store), but he only had it for about two minutes when I looked over and saw him gleefully pulling stuffing out of the thing.  Needless to say, that was the end of that toy!

He also has or should I say had, something called a Wubber.  These toys fare better than most, but he has just destroyed his third one in about 2 years.

He loves playing tug of war and needless to say, these fetch toys don't do well. So I decided to make him one.

These box weave tug toys were made using the box weave knot and stitched and knotted at each end.  These have fared much better than the average tug toy that you can buy in a store, but I still have to take them away from Finn after we are through playing, because he will destroy these!

But, as long as I remove them after we are done playing, these last pretty well.

I have made some of these for sale.  Each is made with the care that I used in making Finn's toy.  But these are NOT CHEW TOYS!  They are for interactive play only.

Each of these toys are approximately 27 inches long, with about 17 inches between the knots.

Pink and White Braided Tug Toy
Gray on Gray Braided Pull Toy
Red and Dark Gray Braided Tug Toy
Purple, Pink and White Braided Dog Pull Toy