Today was our local United Way's Day of Caring. My department/division at work encourages us to volunteer for the day, and we don't even have to take a vacation day!
I chose to volunteer at a local women's health clinic, making baby blankets that are given to expectant mothers when they're close to giving birth. I spent the day cutting blankets out of fleece. My fellow cutter was a horse person, so we had fun conversations about horses and dogs.
I also had a moment of inspiration, and asked if I could take home the long, skinny pieces of fleece that were left over when we cut out the blankets. They were going in the trash, but I had a better idea...
Here's what I've made so far:
2 "jellyfish" toys (the two on the left):
they have extra long handles on them so they can be drug around for dogs to chase
2 braids - one thin, one thick. Good for chewing and tugging.
Why make so many dog toys?
Because Ziggy likes to stop playing a lot sooner than Rip does.
I hope this prevents the destruction of other small, cloth items by one little puppy.
I still have a LOT of fabric left - hopefully it will last me through puppy-hood. I also think it's appropriate that the fabric is all baby-themed - though Rip doesn't seem to care.