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« on: January 28, 2008 06:13:01 PM »

These are kinda dumb, but I'm trying to share pics of my work so....

I made these toys for my dog using some old macrame cord I had stashed away. One I did the square lanyard stitch (like you do with plastic lacing to make lanyards in summer camp) then tied knots on the end.  The other I just used scraps and braided them, then braided those then braided those, until I was out.

We'll see how they hold up, sicne I have a 60+ pound boxador who is still in the puppy stage.

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008 06:49:13 PM »

looks like a good use for left overs, hopefully it last a bit
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008 07:53:06 PM »

Their cute, your dog will love them, for my girl I plait torn up old jeans and tie knots at the end to make 'thingies'. She loves her 'thingies'.

« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008 10:53:40 PM »

Uh correction- these are NOT dumb!!!!  Smiley

I think this is a GREAT idea. I recently became aware of the problems with pet toys from China. Apparently a lot of baby and children's toys were recalled that had come from China because of toxic levels of lead in them- so someone decided to test pet toys. Same toxic levels of lead- but the pet toys are NOT being recalled. If you look at the pet toys in any store- most come from China and I don't trust any of them anymore. So I went through all the pet toys- and threw out most of the toys I had for my puppy and most of Bug's toys too- and now am making them myself!

I just cleaned my boyfriend's closet and plan to make something similar to this out of strips of his jeans that are too worn out for him to wear now.

You can buy rope too and I think it would be great to use this idea with any rope or strips of cloth.

Jo Biasi

Jo Biasi
Santa Rosa, CA
Chubby Pixie
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008 09:24:47 PM »

I agree, those are awesome toys.  I make my guys toys like that out of fleece scraps  but I bet they'd like the texture of the macrame cord better.  I've done denim ones as well but ran into some problems when my dog mistook my jeans for his toy and chewed a big chunk out of the waist.  Shocked I've since learned to put my jeans in the hamper.  Wink   
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