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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WOYWW

Yes here we are at another Wednesday exposure of our crafty spaces.  I've had a busy week with customers sewing this week and in between I have been making toys in readiness for the new puppy Milly.  Shop bought ones can prove rather expensive and don't always last very long so I did some searching for toys that could be made safely for puppies.  Aparantly fleece is a safe material and I found a few ideas on Pinterest using fleece so I found the fleece I had in store and made a start...






As you can see I do have rather a lot of fleece in store but it's either green or black and white....I'm sure Milly wont mind.  :-)



I've used the fleece double so it takes a little longer to demolish and she now has her first cuddly toy.....I plan to make a little frog one too after all what else would I make with the green? :-)



I found a link to make fleece tug of war toys using knots.....they looked simple enough to make but you should have seen the knots I got into before I worked out how to do it. :-)  I'm sure she will have many happy hours pulling me around the kitchen with these.

The other thing I am sharing today is something I found a link to on Facebook.  I always rip the ball bands off yarn when I use them so if there is any left it just goes into my yarn stash.  At a later date I then struggle to remember what ply the yarn is to use again.  Here is a link to a useful page to show us how to tell what ply it is.  I wanted it stored on my blog for me but thought it might come in handy for others too.  :-)

That's all from me for today folks.  There are still some blogs I haven't manage to leave messages on and for that I'm sorry but I will keep trying my best.  

If you are wanting to swap ATCs with me for the WOYWW anniversary don't forget to please send me your details to wipso@toucansurf.com and I will add your name to my ATC swap post.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x

22 comments:

Helen said...

the fleece stash looks gorgeous - I am sure Milly won't mind the colours. Helen #1

Nikki C said...

What puppy would complain about a toy the pulls came out fantastic I'm sure the knots where tricky at first but looks like you got them perfect may they last a while hugs Nikki
I've sent you an email to swap too

Chidkid said...

That's going to be one spoilt puppy! I've used old fleece sweaters in the past too..and they work a treat. Elaine no. 11

Lynn Holland said...

Milky is one lucky puppy, I'm so looking forward to following her adventures. Bobby and Kikki both had sheepskin teddies which were well loved and I still have. Can't bear to part with them.
Lynn 12 xx

Lynn Holland said...

That should say Milly haha

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's good to see you've been having fun making the toys for Milly...they're fab :-). I'm looking forward to seeing pics of her when she arrives! That's a clever idea about the wool ply saver...
Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

glitterandglue said...

You ARE having fun, aren't you? Well done. A great use for all that fleece - and I'm sure you will be getting repeat orders as Milly systematically destroys all that you make!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Vicky Fisher said...

how lovely you're making puppy toys.One lycky puppy. Happy WOYWW Vicky#6

Susanne said...

Milly will be one happy pup. Happy WOYWW. Susanne #38

Twiglet said...

I love the new doggy toys! Thanks for the knitting advice - I pinned the link. x Jo

Sharon Koole said...

Those look so great. What a good idea to make the toys yourself! I think I'm going to try making some ATCs before signing up with people as I haven't made them before. Perhaps they'll end up looking a mess and no-one will want them lol.

Have a great week
Sharon K #46

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a great idea. I have one of those fleece rope toys that a friend made Baxter. Take care Zo xx 44

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the puppy toys. . . and look forward to seeing photos of Milly too! Hugs, Chrisx 47

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh those are fun toys for your puppy! They would be fab for human children too you know.
Thanks for the tip about the yarn. Very handy to know.
Thank you for visiting,
Happy WOYWW,
Have a good week too,
Lisca

Diane Futrell said...

Cute toy. I'm sure Milly will love it!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #36

Anne said...

Oh how lovely - much better than shop bought toys I'm sure, thanks for the link re yarn. I always do same as you!
Anne x #56

Tilly Tea Dance said...

The doggy toy looks fab, I think we'll have a lot of small people with toy envy when Milly comes along! Had a hectic day wet-felting loads of new background pieces so just dropping in for a quick snoop! Happy crafting, Max #37 :-)

Angela Radford said...

Some little puppy is going to be very happy with the new toys! Super cute too. Thanks for the visit to mine. Have a great woyww and happy crafting,
Angela x 21

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for your visit. Seems I've been MIA a long time on comments. So sorry.
I did catch up and you are amazing, such fun posts. Kids are growing up too fast. And your ideas and creativity is awesome. I would like to exchange ATC with you and Jo. I'll email address mine hasn't changed, but no doubt could use your new mail address. Enjoy a fun week. It is lousy here. WINDS and 40 degrees...now raining and we really don't need much more.

Mrs.D said...

Oh Milly is going to have some fun with those toys, knowing how quickly you sew, she'll have a year's worth of toys by the time she joins you in 5 weeks time. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of pictures of her.
Thanks for the link to the yarn wrap thing too, safely pinned on Pinterest for the future.
Chris #20

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh customers, aren't they time consuming!! Milly will love the toys (to death) and now you know an inexhaustible supplier!

Neet said...

Isn't it exciting that you are having a new puppy. I am sure Milly will instantly be at home when she sees her new toys. Very clever of you to make them - and double fleeces too.
Hugs & Thanks for the visit to my blog- Neet 3 xx