Sunday, July 15, 2012

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:



  1. Lisa I just love this..... think of a box I could use to make one for a 75lb, who thinks shes a lap dog, moose :)

  2. Adorable- both your 10 thousand dollar puppy AND the colorful toy box for her.

  3. well Lisa! I think that doggie toy box is just dog-gone adorable! I may have to get a dog just so I can make one from my scraps!


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