OK, It's come to my attention that in my last post about making toys for pets and shelter animals, all but one of the examples and patterns I listed were knitted. What was I thinking? Well, you see I'm a knitter, so I get carried away sometimes when I come across cute knitting patterns. Ask my husband. We have boxes and notebooks full of knitting patterns. I figure I'll need to live to be at least 200 years old to knit up all the things I want to make and that doesn't include the cross stitch patterns and sewing patterns.
So to remedy my error, I'm doing this second post for you crocheters and sewers and those of you who don't do any of the above.
How about crocheting up a turtle for someone furry to love.
Want to crochet a dog bone?
Make a whole pond full of fish.
Every kitty would like a few catnip mice.
This fishy and the octopus, star and bird can all be found at the same place.
Try them. They can be made up in no time at all.
Aren't these furry mice cute. Any cat or kitten would be crazy about them.
While you have your crochet hooks out, how about a hamster hideout?
For those of you who prefer the sewing machine, here are a couple ideas for you.
A dog stuffie, with or without squeaker. The shelters might actually prefer to not have squeakers. Having ten dogs of my own, I know how noisy it can get with everyone squeaking at the same time.
There are several sewn toys such as a daisy and fish at this site. They didn't have pictures, but they have patterns and instructions. Check them out. Try making them from an old pair of jeans that are worn out or too tight.
Now for those of you who don't knit, crochet or sew, you don't get off the hook. How about a no sew blanket? They're quick and easy and awfully cute. I know several people who tell me they're also addictive.
You may wind up making these fleece blankets for everyone on your gift list.
So now I think I've included everyone. Let's all make something for a shelter animal.