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On the sixth day of Christmas Young Wifey shared with me her Christmas Mouse Cat Toy, Melted Frosty Ornament, Crocheted Fan Bookmarks, Crocheted Snowflake Ornaments, Wine Glass Charms and Glass Globe Ornaments…
Rory has been so involved with my Christmas Crafting, he even ran off with my crocheted fan bookmark the other day. I decided it was time to make him an early Christmas present. I recently read somewhere that 70% of pet owners give their pets presents for the Holidays. I have a playful cat who loves to play with my hair ties, but ignore cat toys I bring home from the store. I decided to make him a Christmas Mouse Toy… red and green of course. He must have known it was for him because he ran off with it before I could even photograph it. Two hours later, he’s still playing with his newest prey.
Cut two sides out of red fleece. Cut base and two ears from green fleece. Using embroidery thread make a large knot to make an eye, stitch it to red fleece, repeat with other side. Fold bottom of green ears and stitch in place on red fleece sides. With wrong sides together, uses a sewing machine to stitch the top of the sides together. Attach base to the bottom of the sides by stitching around the base, leave an 1″ hole. Turn mouse right side out. Fill 1/3 full with fiberfil, place metal bell in middle of fiberfil and stuff until 2/3 full. Sprinkle in some cat nip and finish stuffing. Stitch hole closed and let your cat admire or hunt his/her new toy.
1 package of 25 metal bells = $1, 2 squares of fleece = $1, bag of fiberfil = $2, small pack of embroidery thread = 25¢, catnip = free from my dad’s garden, thread & needle I had on hand Make a Christmas Mouse Cat Toy for about 53¢ each.
Last year, Belle made dog treats for all her doggie cousins and friends… maybe this year Rory will find time to make some of these for his cat cousins and friends.
2009′s Christmas Countdown – On the twelfth day of Christmas Young Wifey shared with me, her chocolate Christmas fudge, chocolate bonbons, coconut clusters, cranberry almond bark, chocolate amaretto cherries, pecan turtles, raspberry chocolate truffles, gingerbread fudge, peppermint bark, dark chocolate peanut butter balls, cracked glass candy, and her peanut butter fudge recipe…