Sunday, 1 July 2012

diy cat toys

i thought i'd post a little diy on how i made these toys for pixel- they've all been made from leftover scraps of fabric, and bits and pieces that i've had lying around. she absolutely loves them all, and even though some of them are already looking a little worse for wear, they were still fun to make and recycled of course!
the knitted mouse pattern can be found here, took about 15 minutes to knit up and is so cute! perfect for those little bits of yarn left over from other projects. 
for the fabric mice, you will need some scraps of fabric, a needle & thread, stuffing and some string for the tail. the stick was made from 3 ice lolly sticks stuck together with superglue and then covered with string using pva glue; it's not very solid, but it's holding out so far.






i also added some cat nip in with the stuffing, though i've read that kittens don't go as crazy for the stuff as cats do. if i make any more of these i think i'll add some little bells to them as well :)

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  1. How cute! Does Pixel like them?

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    1. she loves them!! i'm so glad she does too :) xx

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  2. These are adorable, love the fabric you used :) x

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    1. thank you :) i made a dress from the green fabric, i love it! xx

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  3. They are so cute! Wow what a great idea :) xx

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  4. This is awesome - Rocky has managed to rip open half of his toys so definitely need to make him some new ones! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. ah thank you! i'm not expecting them to last for too long, but she really loves them so far :) x

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