You remember I was cutting the legs off jeans this week to make shorts for my daughter? Well Ruby the Puppy decided to keep running away with the bits of legs that I had removed, so I put down what I was busy with and decided to make her a toy.
Introducing 'Scrappy' - great name huh? ;)
So, what did I do? Well, first I took a plastic sauce bottle out of my recyling bin - washed it again to make sure it was spotlessly clean.
Then popped some dog treats inside to make it rattle. I wanted something to make a noise within the toy, and used dog treats as at least I know they are digestible in the chance that she gets into it.
Screwed the lid on tight and gave it a shake to check it was noisy enough :)
Then I took the piece that once was the bottom of a pair of jeans.
Decided that it would fit the bottle in this way, but if you are making one fit it in anyway it will go.
I TRIPLE sewed a line up the 1/3rd mark of the denim, so hopefully it will be a nice strong seam.
Then I slid the bottle in and triple sewed another line to keep in in place.
Next I sliced up the edges to make ribbons of denim.
Some of the ribbons I plaited and sewed the ends to make them hard to undo. I left the little tag in place as Ruby seems to like chewing tags.
And other ribbons I knotted with very tight knots.
Yeah.... she likes it. All the blooming toys we have bought her and this is now a firm favourite. Maybe because it smells of her humans.
She even takes her naps with it beside her.
Would you like a little video of her playing with Scrappy? Yeah, thought you might ;)
Now, I must add a disclaimer. I would never leave my dog alone with this, even though I don't expect anything is too harmful, I don't fancy paying a large Vet bill for bits of plastic that have got stuck in her little gut!