HEROES OF THE HORN - March Challenge

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  1. Lilli O' Neeus

    Lilli O' Neeus Sparkly Brown Goddess Aes Sedai Servant of All Coordinator

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    WE CHALLENGE YOU TO BECOME A HERO IN YOUR COMMUNITY
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    The Servant of All team hereby issues a challenge to every member of Tarvalon.net.

    We challenge you to become a hero in your community by participating in the March challenge.

    The March challenge is to use your crafting skills to create as many cage liners/cuddle pads as possible for your local animal shelter before March 31, 2021.

    Cuddle pads are sorely needed by most animal shelters because the ones given to an animal upon intake is either ruined or goes home with the animal. Cuddle pads are an awesome way to make sure that an animal has something to sleep on that is not the cold steel of the cage or concrete floor of a kennel.

    For most cat cages, a cuddle pad must be approximately 12" x 18"
    For small to medium dogs, 24" x 36" is ideal.

    There are several ways you can make these: knit, sew, crochet, tie or rag rugs, felt blankets with tied ends... Use your skill.
    For those that crochet, this translates to an H hook. 75 chain, double crochet for 24 rows (not including the chain); or 150 chain, double crochet for 60 rows (not including chain).
    They must be machine washable.
    Color does not matter. I actually use left over yarn from other projects for mine and make some crazy looking cuddle pads.
    Please call ahead to arrange a drop off time for your items due to COVID.

    Even in the hottest months of the year, these animals need something that they can cuddle up on. Cuddle pads are perfect for this.

    To find your local animal shelter, you can either use Google or this link:
    https://www.petfinder.com/animal-shelters-and-rescues/search/

    If you feel that you are not crafty enough or do not have the time to participate in this challenge, you can still help out.
    The Reds have provided a link to a rabbit rescue near and dear to their hearts. Consider sending them something from their wish list or making a donation!
    http://rabbitresource.org/how-you-can-help/wish-list/

    Who will be March's Hero?

    To have your contribution counted, please post a picture of your blankets and give a count. Last day to post a picture and a count will be March 31st.

    Here is a shiny badge for signatures!!
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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2021
  2. Aleita Taviah

    Aleita Taviah Aes Sedai Director of Marketing Headmistress

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    Best of luck to all the crafters out there! This is such a wonderful idea. ^^
     
  3. Mystica Ari'Yena

    Mystica Ari'Yena Aes Sedai

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    that is a great idea! Good luck to all.
     
  4. Ne'Mireth Delvar

    Ne'Mireth Delvar Aes Sedai Social Marketing Manager

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    Cross posted to Facebook and twitter.
     
  5. Ephrem Elpidius

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    This is brilliant, hope the more talented among us can help. Lillian Sedai you are wonderful for posting this! My Aunt just adopted a rabbit last year, her first ever, it's brought a lot of joy to her life.
     
  6. Calypsa al'Nicolai

    Calypsa al'Nicolai Aes Sedai

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    Our shelter uses blankets and cuddle pads over and over and over, so long as they hold up in the wash! Occasionally we'll send one home with an animal if it's really "their thing" so to speak.

    For anyone who is feeling like they would enjoy a simpler option -- Fleece blankets and cuddle pads are REALLY appreciated. You can make ones with tied edges (like these: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/fleece-tie-blanket-1252959) or more complicated ones if you prefer. No sewing, knitting, crocheting, or complication involved. :) The blankets can be single layer or double, depending on budget and preference.

    The double ones are nice especially for the cats as they are plusher and cozier, while sometimes the single layers can be nice for larger dogs as they tend to get dragged around and played with more. Senior dogs love the double layer blankets.
     
  7. Polegnyn Nemeara

    Polegnyn Nemeara Aes Sedai

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    Oooh! Thank you for the suggestion, @Calypsa :D
     
  8. Lilli O' Neeus

    Lilli O' Neeus Sparkly Brown Goddess Aes Sedai Servant of All Coordinator

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    Hi, I have updated the first post to reflect the variety of way that the blankets can be made. :D
     
  9. Polegnyn Nemeara

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    Just a reminder tomorrow is "last call" to highlight the kennel pads made so far. Share photos below!
     
  10. Cassie Dainar

    Cassie Dainar Darth Dainar Shatayan Aes Sedai

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    I failed to photo. But it was still fun.