inspired by craft wars—doggy toy box

last week on craft wars, the pop craft challenge was to make a kid's toy box and the master craft challenge was to make a pet mansion. i have a 5-month old puppy who has a boatload of toys and after watching the show, i was inspired to gussy up one of my plain blue fabric storage totes for her stuff.

i used fusible web to collage scraps of bright geometric prints on each side, wrapping the fabrics around two opposite corners. then i glued wide blue ribbon on the other two opposite corners to cover the raw edges of the fabric. i glued blue cord at the top and bottom edges, then finished it off with some fun little buttons in random spots.

my pup is only 5 pounds, so her toy box is big enough to be her mansion, too!

tune in to tlc this week (tuesday 7/17 at 7pm pt; 10pm et) for the episode featuring my crafty sistah andrea and me - click here for a sneak peek! for you no-tv types, you can also download episodes from itunes

hope you'll cheer us on as we compete with two other teams for the grand prize of $10,000!

then on wednesday, 7/18 at 5pm pt (8pm et) head over here to nikki's blog for a live webchat with crafters all over the country to talk about our (gulp) episode! andrea and i will pop in to chat with y'all too, so please be gentle... :-)

check out what some of the other craft wars vets were inspired to create this week: