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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2010 08:46:24 AM »

Such a worthy idea and you did some cozy looking blankets. The idea of using the thrift store items is so clever. Rockin'! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010 09:19:53 AM »

I just finished making these large dummy toys for the larger dogs at the shelter from left over fleece and stuffing. The large dogs tend to go through the toys very quickly since they sit there the longest(puppies and small breeds always get adopted quicker) and these hold up real well in the washer. Smiley

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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010 09:52:42 AM »

Leftover scraps of fabric can be made into cat toys with feather or ribbon tails and fleece scraps can be braided into dog rope toys too! I work at a Humane Society and we make sure our animals always have a warm blanket and toy.  Don't forget your childrens stuffed animals make great dog toys(not beanies though). Also thrift stores are great options for cheap fabric or blankets that can be cut down to make these individual blankies. Wink
Thanks for your generousity TheMistressT! The shelters need all the help we can give during these tough economic times. We've seen our record breaking intakes of animals these past few months aswell at my work place. Just gotta make them as comfortable as possible.

Oooo!  I actually have several half-made cat toys (from scraps of tiger print flannel) and a bunch of stuffing taken from the too-thick edges of the sleeping bag I made into 4 blankets for big dogs!  Also some sweatshirt fleece that needs using.  Hmmmmmm.

Thanks so much for posting this!! I've been trying to find charities that I can knit for, but didn't think that shelters would accept knitted items, so didn't bother looking in that direction.

I have a *huge* soft spot for shelter animals, especially the older ones who don't always get adopted. If I could, I'd take them all home! (Much to the hubby's chagrin, I'm sure  Undecided)

YEY!  One of the blankets I'm donating is a lovely crocheted lap or crib blanket that somehow made it to the buy-by-the-pound bins at Goodwill.  I didn't alter it, but laundered it with the others and put it in the pile.  Someone furry is going to love and appreciate the hard work that went into it!

This is wonderful! I am both looking for a future with working with animals and a future where I understand my new sewing machine. This is perfect, thanks for posting.

A perfect way to practice!  Animals don't care if you stitch a straight line or not.   Wink

Such a worthy idea and you did some cozy looking blankets. The idea of using the thrift store items is so clever. Rockin'! Smiley

Thanks!  It feels so great to use blankets that are still cozy and warm, but maybe damaged or out-of-style for critters that will appreciate them.

I just finished making these large dummy toys for the larger dogs at the shelter from left over fleece and stuffing. The large dogs tend to go through the toys very quickly since they sit there the longest(puppies and small breeds always get adopted quicker) and these hold up real well in the washer. Smiley

I think I've a next project!  This will be great for using the bits that are too small for blankets, too.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010 01:18:07 PM »

Finally finished the last four!  These are made from a quartered vintage-ish kids' sleeping bag.



At first I thought I'd buy blanket binding, but when I realized it would be about $7/blanket I decided to figure something else out.  I had a couple yards of black sweatshirt fleece, so I cut strips, wrapped them around the edges and sewed.  Not the neatest finish, but free and will work out just fine.



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what a wonderful idea ... im going to have to look into this
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2010 02:19:07 PM »

what a wonderful idea ... im going to have to look into this

YEY!  In the case of Snuggles for shelter animals, more is more.
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2010 04:16:47 PM »

wow the red ones look realy comfy. u r so good to do this.
the shelter will really love these!
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2010 04:55:57 PM »

wow the red ones look realy comfy. u r so good to do this.
the shelter will really love these!
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Don't they?  I bet some big galoot of a dog is going to be so cute laying on them that he or she will get snapped right up!

Thanks everyone for the kind words about me.  It's so nice to hear, but what I really hope is that craftsters will be reminded that a little of their crafting time can go to a good cause and if it's this cause that's great.
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2010 05:46:45 PM »

i live in tropical cairns in australia so its not cold but i think a few pet beds would be nice to donate
i will clear my linen cupboaard out and recycle what i have
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2010 06:45:02 PM »

i live in tropical cairns in australia so its not cold but i think a few pet beds would be nice to donate
i will clear my linen cupboaard out and recycle what i have
great idea

No need for warm there!  But soft is nice, still.  When I was deciding which blankets would be which size I would think of those bony dog elbows and how it seems like the bigger the dog, the thicker the the pad.
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