For the cats of the world

How cute is this mouse?

OK it has no eyes, because I accidentally skipped that step.
They are the easiest things to make your cat for Christmas.
They will love them too, because they're filled with catnip. I don't know about your cat, but mine gets violent when its high on that stuff!

Catnip's so easy to get hold of, try you local pet store, garden centre, or even Ebay, which is where I got mine.

You will need:
Scraps of strong cotton fabric.
String or ribbon, for the tail.
Hollow fibre fill toy stuffing.
2 tsp of dried catnip for each mouse.
Scraps of felt for the ears.
Needle and thread/sewing machine.

Cut out a square of fabric. Fold this is half and draw half a heart where the fold is, like your making paper dolls. Cut the heart out, and then but it in half. These are now the two halves of your mouse.

Place the right sides of the fabric together and tuck the tail into position so that you catch it as you sew.
Stitch together, leaving a gap of about 3cm at the base of the mouse. Turn the mouse right-side out.
Fill with hollow fill fibre and a couple of teaspoons of dried catnip. Then sew up the hole.
Cut small triangles of felt for the ears and stitch them on. Embroider small crosses on for eyes.

The sent of catnip will remain strong for several months.

Do you have any pets?
Do you always buy/make them something for Christmas?


Leigh-Ellen said...

I think our cats would love them whether they were filled with catnip or not. Then the dog tries to carry all of their toys around when we're not looking. She gets all sneaky in the corners so I always know.

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

My cat gets crazy with catnip. I sprinkled some on his scratching bed and that helped so much take his claws off the furniture. :)

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