So that wonderful wonderful Rene over at It's all about the cats! emailed me a while back and mentioned ever since my plea for help she has been thinking about micro bead pillows and she saw one at her local JoAnn store. Well I ran right down to mine (OK, I drove, it is 40 minutes away after all) and alas mine did not have any. So right then and there I decided to make one (or four) for The Crew. So I asked the staff if they sold micro beads. Alas they had no idea what I was talking about so I went on line and found some on sale at Amazon, but it was fairly expensive for a small amount. I figured it would end up being cheaper to buy one of those micro bead animals for sale everywhere and take it apart for the beads.
Well I had mentioned this to Rene, and she said she could find them all the time at her local thrift store. I haven't had any luck finding anything other then animals not good for laying on. (yes, my husband and I both squeeze the pillows when we run into displays looking for micro bead pillows and don't think for a second it didn't amuse me to no end to imagine Rene doing the same)
Well I got an email saying she had found some, she washed them up and sent them over. I got it on Tuesday (it arrived on Monday) and this is what occurred... well this is what occurred after I read the really cute card from Rene saying she hoped for pictures!! :)
|Fleurp: what's this?|
|and does not smell like me|
|everything MUST smell like me|
|I shall make it smell like me..|
|This is actually really fun!!|
|Jack & Skippy wondering what she is doing|
|This is MINE!|
|Hey, that worked.|
|puppy dog pretending to be Flat Jack|
|Kit: um, this dog isn't for laying on..|
|Fleurp: Hey, what's going on over there?|
|Jack: this thing has feathers..|
|Fleurp: this thing doesn't smell like me either..|
|Feather fun (this is a mirror shot)|
|I hosied it.|
|a few teeth marks for good measure|
|and a couple of rabbit kicks..|
|oh wonderful feather toy, where have you been all my life|
|Skippy: since she is busy, I'll just make myself comfortable|
|But Skippy, that's mine too..|
|Muffin loved the sock toy. she's kinda a niphead|
Fleurp isn't mean, she is just like a little kid who thinks everything belongs to them and they have no concept of if it is all theirs that means no one else gets any.
I do have some interesting fabric to make a pillow with and will use the dog toy to fill it. I'll stuff the dog with fiberfill and bring it down to the shelter.
a little while later, we had this..