January 18, 2011

I'm just the toy maker...

It has become clear, that Grace is more a destroyer of toys then Riley ever was! So in light of this discovery, I decided to make my own toys! I've seen other people make them, but just never got around to doing it. Well now I have a reason :)

I didn't even get the fleece laid out on the floor before the dogs were all over it! Apparently it was the prime spot for Riley to chew on his kong and for Riley and Grace to wrestle! I think they had more fun playing on the large pieces and trying to steal the toys prematurely :)

"Oh, were you working here?"

"Bah hahahaha!"


Grace coming to help delay the toy making process.

So many legs!

I can't tell who's is who's!!!

In the end, I was able to make 2 new toys and a blanket for Grace :) I have more fabric to make more toys and Riley a blanket, but I am taking a break for now.

The toys were a hit! Grace really likes them because she can shake them dead!

Here is 1 of the 2 blankets :)


  1. Those toys are a brilliant idea! I think I'm going to make some for Oreo. He loves fleece toys.

    The blanket is really cute.

  2. What a good mom, new toys and blankies hand made with love!

  3. "So many legs"??? SO MANY SPOTS!!! Gracie is beautiful! I make those toys for Beau and Charlie, they last surprisingly long!

  4. I was thinking about you today and wondering how the "kids" were getting along. It looks like they are doing quite well. Have you had any scuffles yet? I love the spotted legs in the air. So funny! The blanket is darling with all the paw prints on it.
    I hope everyone is adjusting well :)

  5. That was quick:)!!!
    Good job on the toys and blanket:) That is a cute pattern, the paw print fleece.
    You might like to try making a four strand braid, it is really sturdy if you stretch the strands as you are braiding. I make my strands 3-4" wide, depending on how heavy the fleece is.

    Riley and Grace look like they are getting along really well and having so much fun together. I'll bet you get people asking you if they are siblings:)

  6. You did a really good job with those toys! The dogs will love those!

  7. Emma Rose: Riley and Grace are doing great! The first few day were a little rough, we did have some scuffles. She has a dominate type personality; humping and pushing Riley around. So we started NILIF and she has calmed down a lot in the last couple days and is learning what our rules are and where she is in our lil pack. She is really starting to mold right into our family :) We love her!

    Karen: THANKS! The site was a huge help :) I looked closely at yours and just couldn't figure out you did it haha