Monday, June 25, 2012
fleece horseshoe tutorial
Have a hankering to play some horseshoes that won't put anyone's eye out? I found this idea here, and recreated it from the photo-with my dad and Rory's help. I admit I actually don't know the rules of horseshoes-but I know you're supposed to throw them towards the pole, right? My sis beat me good when we had a preliminary warm up game before the party started. So I guess I won't be applying to the Olympics anytime soon. What....don't they have horseshoe teams?
The wooden base was made from some plywood cut into a wavy circle, then a 2" dowel was screwed into the bottom. Easy peasy! Then I painted it of course...with just some white paint leftover from the house, and black craft paint.
Also...in case you wanted to make some fleece horseshoes for your own set...here's a quick how to!
I used fleece-and cut two from my pattern for each horseshoe. (er, update...haven't gotten a chance to upload it yet but hopefully soon! sorry!)
Then sew around the outside, leaving one top flat side open. Sew again around, about 1/8" from the first seam...for strength!
Then use a funnel to fill your horseshoe from the open end-I used split peas since I had some randomly. (craving gone and passed)
Fill until you're happy with it and then sew the open end shut-twice also. All done!