Handmade Dog Treats

My neighbor just got a new dog to add to their very long list of pets, so I decided to make "Mamma The Dog" a little treat to welcome her. And then I thought I should probably share the recipe with everyone on the Good Ol BambooPear Blog. 

Recipe is as follows:
You will need to preheat the oven to 300 degrees,You will need a rolling pin, cutting board, a large bowl, a cookie sheet, a spatula, a bone shaped cookie cutter. 

1 cups flour
1/8 cup HOT water
4 Beef bouillon Cubes (CRUSHED)
1cup wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon sugar
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 package of ACTIVE dry Yeast
3/4 cup of tomato juice

Pour the HOT water in the bowl, add the yeast and bouillon and let stand for about five minutes or so.
Add the tomato juice, 1/2 cup of the flour, and all of the wheat germ mix till it forms a nice satin-smooth batter. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Mix until it forms a stiff ball of dough.

Roll the dough on a floured cutting board, it should be about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out bones with your cookie cutter and bake for an hour and 15 minutes. Let them set for a few hours to harden .


Published by BambooPear 2008

Felted Mouse Pattern

This is the finished mouse. I used dk yarn in pink because my Kitty wanted a pink mouse. (I asked her)

I also used size 6 needles You can use any size of yarn the finished product will be larger or smaller as a result. Mine measured 4-inches long x 4 1/2 inches wide before felting. It's final measurement was around 3-inches.

Cast on 4 st with size 6 needles
(row 1 )Inc 1 st into 1st and last stitch of row (6 sts)
(row 2 ) Purl all sts
(row3) Inc 1 st into each of the first and second sts ,k2,Inc 1 st into each of the last 2 st (10sts)
(row4) Purl all sts
(row 5) Inc 1 st into each of the first 3 sts,k4, Inc 1 st into each of the last 3 stitches (16sts)
(row 6) Purl all sts
(row 7) k1, inc 1 st into each of the next 2 sts,k10,inc 1 into each of the next two sts,k1 (20 sts)
(row 8) Purl all sts
(row 9) Inc 1 st into each of the first 2 sts,k 16, Inc 1 st into each of the last 2 sts(24sts)
(rows 10-25) Work in stockinette st
(row 26 ) k4 , k2tog, k2tog,k8,k2tog ,k2tog,k4(20sts)
(Row 27) purl all sts
(row 28) *k2 k2tog* to end of row (15sts)
(row 29) Purl row(row 29) *K1 ,K2tog* to end of row
(row 30) Purl Row
(Row 31) K2 tog to end of row
(row 32) Purl to end of the row
(row 33) K2tog,k1,k2tog (3sts) Don't break yarn
Slip last 3 sts onto DPN and make a I cord at least 4-6 inches long.

Ears make two
Cast on 5 sts with size 6 needles
Row 1 knit
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 k2tog ,k1, k2 tog (3 sts) leave a 4 inch tail weave through last 3 sts and sew ear to body. Make second ear the same way.

Attach a 12 inch length of yarn and sew the body from nose on the angle to the belly, but do not sew the belly closed.

Felt by hand or in the washer with hot water and a little soap ( I Like Lavender). Embroider the eyes using yarn or embroidery thread. Stuff with catnip and fiberfill and sew the belly area closed. And now your kitty will have a new best friend. 

{ This pattern was created by BambooPear  for your personal use only. The pattern can not be reproduced, sold, or given away. Please direct anyone back to this site. } Like all of my other patterns, you are free to sell your finished product online or at craft bazaars, however if someone is curious about the pattern send them here.  

Pattern Available for FREE 
PDF download at my Ravelry store

Published by BambooPear 2008 All rights reserved.

Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp soda

mix all the ingredients together, bake at 350 for about 10 minutes thats how long it takes in my oven .