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« on: April 03, 2008 07:20:01 PM »

Here's my entry! I found three paw print fleece scarves at the dollar store that I knew would make for good craft a while ago. Later while checking out the weirdness at my local Dollar Tree I saw fleece receiving blankets for $1.00. "Ah-ha!" says I, The perfect thing to marry the paw print scarves!" The blanket is flimsy, but I liked the funky green color. Not a problem because I know the perfect member of my household who _loves_ to snuggle in fleece blankets but really doesn't need extra blankets to keep warm - my dog Blitzkrieg!


Blitzkrieg enjoying his new blanket after a romp in the snow.


Better view of the scarves now trimming the blanket. I cut the scarves to 8 inches wide, folded them in half, and used a blind hem to attach them to the blanket. If I had a fourth scarf I would have attempted mitering the corners of the trim.

I spent:
3 fleece scarves at $1.00 each = $3.00
1 fleece receiving blanket = $1.00   
Total spent $4.00

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008 07:34:12 PM »

ADORABLE! I demand more pooch pictures, too. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008 07:48:24 PM »

That's so cute, and Blitzkrieg is a little too adorable for words  Wink

I love the color combo, you were totally right about the green!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2008 08:34:17 AM »

That's so cute, and Blitzkrieg is a little too adorable for words  Wink

I love the color combo, you were totally right about the green!

Thanks for the kind words. I'm dipping a toe in with this, my first contest entry, which is kinda lame in creativity compared to some of the other entries in this contest. I'm just glad to have a few looks & a couple of comments on my entry!(comment on my cool one-eyed dog are appreciated too!) Grin

That citrusy green color is slowly infiltrating itself around the house as an accent color. I'm going to paint the walls in my craft room/guest room a very very light version of citrus green one of these days when I have time. 


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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2008 11:45:44 AM »

With a cute furball like that, how could you help but craft for him?  Smiley Smiley

I like how this one project's color is now infiltrating elsewhere in the house!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2008 03:31:22 PM »

With a cute furball like that, how could you help but craft for him?  Smiley Smiley
Yeah, the little furball got me back to crafting after a taking a break from it for a couple of years. I started making stuff for Blitzkrieg because I couldn't find stuff for him that didn't look girly or cheesey. That's also helped me with my 2006 New Year's Resolution to use stuff in my craft stash. I'm slowly but surely posting some of this stuff on my blog and on Crafster once I have more time to take the photos!

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I like how this one project's color is now infiltrating elsewhere in the house!

  • I'm a redhead with pasty pale skin (I think the polite term for it is "fair skinned" Cheesy) I wear limey/citrusy green a lot.
  • I have a limey green table cloth and matching cloth napkins on the dining room table. Inspired by the limey green color is in the print on Blitzkrieg's pillow (a floor pillow that was cheaper to buy at the store than the bag of fiberfill I orginally was going to buy at the same store so I could make Blitzkrieg a dog pillow/bed. A nice surprise!)
  • I rotate decorating varous room in the hosue with limey green candles
  • I used bright green tissue paper as a wall treatment (a la Doug Wilson) in our computer room (pictures posted TBA)
  • I have a row of 4 green halogen lamps on top of the bookcases in our computer room as overhead lighting a la IKEA ads/Vern Yip's Trading Spaces designs (pictures posted TBA)
  • I want to paint my craft/guest room with Glidden's paint named December Moon =  lots of white and yellow added to a light Citrusy green. Currently that's the room where Blitzkrieg's Pawtastic blanket lives.

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008 02:52:04 PM »

With Blitzkrieg's satisfied look, who needs votes!?  Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2008 09:19:35 AM »

Ah, I love the blanket & adore your dog!!!!  My dog is 1/2 pekingese so, Im very fond on the breed.  Mine also loves blankets but with all his thick fur doesnt need very thick ones. 
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