Grandma Duty

This morning my daughter-in-law married to Number One Son came over with the boys and we made Halloween costumes.  Daddy is a plumber, so this year they are the Mario Brothers.

I should have taken “before” pictures, but these started out as 4 t-shirts.  The small shirts (red and green) were each $2 at the thrift store.  The overalls are made from mens XL t-shirts (turned inside out to hide the print) at $1 each.  The logos and buttons are felt from my big pile of junk. Not to bad for $6 and about 2 hours of work time.

It was so much fun!  Too bad thanksgiving isn’t a costume holiday, too.  Then I would have an excuse to do this again soon!

Dog Toy Tutorial

Some time ago I posted the dog toy created for our new pet, LuLu.  LuLu is doing well and goes through a lot of dog toys. She likes to play tug-o-war and shake things and chase and fetch.  Good thing I have a way to give her cheap entertainment!

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Finally, for your entertainment, here is the tutorial link many of you asked for:  http://makingithomeblog.com/tutorial-fleece-tug-toy-dogs/

I used 8 strands of jersey knit 1-1/2″ wide cut from an old t-shirt rather than fleece.  It was what I had and seemed to work really well.

Sorry it took me so long to answer.  Life has been crazy.  I just resolved to carve out a few minutes this weekend and here I FINALLY am.