"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
~George Washington Carver~
Below I have a slideshow displaying pictures of Pokey Pets and other related things along with a link showing the instructions document to make a Pokey Pet. These posts sometimes do not show up with certain web browsers like internet explorer. I have, however, discovered that they are visible with google chrome. Enjoy!

Monday, May 23, 2011


Marie Woodman holding her box of 40 Pokey Pets

Barb Passmore showing off a few of her creative Pokey Pets

Pokey Pets would not be as nearly successful of a project if it weren't for the help from several volunteers. I taught a few women how to make Pokey Pets and several of them "wowed" me by the number they had created and the creative ways that they made them. Barb Passmore and Diane Passmore cleverly figured out a way to sew on cute fabric pieces on top of the pouches to make them more fun; Marie Woodman created her own stuffed bear to place inside of the pouch as the pokey Pet; another woman from Bridgewood sewed a lace white eyelet fabric around the outside edge of the pouch and it looked adorable! Other volunteers simply helped through donations. Catherine Passmore donated a large bag of small stuffed animals she had found on oriental Trader; Meredith Lemen donated several Teenie Beanie Babies; and Gail Lake donated a bag of stuffed animals she had found at the Salvation Army. Thank you, ladies, for helping out with Pokey Pets!