Monday, 16 July 2018

Crafting With Cats ~ Part IX ~ How To Make The Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy ~ NO SEWING REQUIRED

Welcome to

Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part IX of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

If mew missed any of our previous CwC posts, here's how to make:

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So the other day, I remembered that we needed a new CwC post... and went to find the P.A. and look what I found her doing!!!!
Needless to say, I put an All Systems Stop on that curtain making project immediately, I mean the sheer nerve of making curtains when much more impawtant things are at paw! 

And now aftur that unexpected kerfuffle in the craft room, we can finally begin...

This time we're making a pawesome

What Mew Will Need*:

Felt of your choice x 2 squares

Ribbon of your choice

Pom Poms

Glue ~ hot or cold ~ **Non Toxic**

Darning Needle or similar


Cane or dowel rod [optional paint]

Feathers or other embellishment

Dried catnip

Optional Cat ~ Pandora was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

*Most of the things we use to make our projects is stuff that we already have, and have probably had fur eons - the P.A. has the tendency of a magpie when she goes to a haberdashery shop or fabric store, and tends to buy completely random things that catch her eye fur future projects which she hasn't even thought of yet! MOL

So we don't actively go and buy more stuff to make new stuff, we use what we have and recycle a lot of items too. Our point is get creative and make new things that bring mew joy from old stuff that's lost its shine.

Let's get Started
1. Take your darning needle [or alternative] and ribbon. Next thread the pom poms of your choice onto the ribbon.  We used 3 pom poms on each one. 

2.  Cut out your fish.

3.  Pin Fish #1 onto your felt and cut out 5 more.

4.  Mew should now have 6 little iddy biddy fishies. 

5.  Take your catnip and sprinkle onto 3 of the fishies.

We used a combo of catnip and catmint which has been drying under the carport fur a few weeks.
6. At this point we decided that the fishies needed some fins, so out came the pink feathers again.  We glued the feathers in place and the ribbon too.  Next we glued the blue fishy to the pink fishy to make one whole catnip fish, and repeated the entire process twice more.  Finally glue on the fishie's eyes - we used smaller black pom poms fur this].

7. Take your cane or dowel rod [we used an old bamboo garden cane and sprayed it white].  Tie your ribbons to one end.  Now as our ribbons were all off cuts and random lengths we made our fishie's hang at different intervals.

8. Wrap and glue more ribbon securely offur the end to secure the 'fishing lines' in place.  We decided that a little more embellishment was required at this point and added a few more pom poms.

9. Then we thought the other end looked at little sparse, so we repeated step 8.

And here's what your Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy should look like now as modeled by Queen Amber.


It shouldn't take mew more than 30 minutes to make this, it took us about 45 minutes, but we were looking fur extra embellishments and as we've said before, we do make it up as we go along! MOL

So What Did The B Team Think?

Our Totally Tropical FeatherNip Fish [completely new species, only just been discovered in the wilds of Mewton-Clawson's moderately tepid reservoir].

We named them:- Harry, Larry and Barry and they really got some punishment from Amber as mew just saw! MOL MOL
The Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy was a real hit here at BB HQ, with Amber taking top prize fur keeness, purrformance and enthusiasm! Sadly I didn't get my paws on it as aftur Amber had slobbered all offur it I decided to put in a request fur a new one! MOL MOL MOL

There are many variations which mew could make such as:

Only have one or two fishie's

Have no fishie's and use any shape mew like

Decorate the wand any way mew like

The possibilities are endless...


Just before we go, we must say:- NEFFUR EFFUR leave your kitty unattended with: 

wand toys, teaser toys or any toys which could be a potential hazard

When we're finished playing, we always make certain that the ribbons or string are wrapped around the handle before being put away in the toy box until next time.

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our ninth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Let's Go Fishing Teaser Toy, we'd love to see.

Feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

And if there's anything mew'd like us to make, leave a comment and we'll do our best.  

We'll be back on the Wednesday with...  

What Would The B Team Do?

 ... and we do hope mew can join us then, in the meantime, there'll be a new puzzle to keep mew entertained tomorrow.

Bestest crafty purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

The Art of Stealth on The Sunday Selfies

Supurr Sunday greetings fabulous furriends and

welcome to another selfie selection, today our theme is:

 The Art of Stealth

Yep, we're doing it right! MOL

We do hope mew're all having an absolutely smashing weekend and we'll be back on the morrow with another fun Crafting with Cats post, so if mew're looking to make something supurr fun this week, join us and find out exactly what we're making!

Wishing mew a supurr chilled day with lots of relaxing sun puddles and cool breezes

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo ~ visit them at their fabulous blog:

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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Pet Peeves with Parsley #18 ~ What's Your Boggle This Week? Smoochie's Boggle Is Seriously Bugged!!!

Many greetings fabulous furriends and happy Caturday

Parsley here *waves paw* and welcome to 

Pet Peeves With Parsley


It would seem that Smooch suddenly realized something the other day.  He came ambling into the bunker with a rather purrplexed look pinned to his face and said, "Dude, how come I'm the only memfur of The B Team that doesn't have their own post?"

I thought about this fur a moment before answering. "Smooch dude, you don't have your own post do mew!"

We sat and pondered this fur a few more minutes, then Smooch said,"Doesn't anypurrdy like me enough, is that the reason?"

"Nah it's not that, the whole wurld loves mew dude!" I replied truthfully.

"Then how come I don't have my own posts?" he pressed, his little furry cute face scrunching up in concentrated thought.

"Did mew ask the P.A.?" I asked.

"Nah, she's at wurk this morning," he replied. "And even Fudge is known as the resident foodie and gets to star in all the sponsored posts and video's!"

"Well if mew could have your own post, what would it be?" 

He paused and then said. "Well I wouldn't want Pandora's gurly fashion post, and I don't like reading books unless they're military books with lot's of pictures to look at... erm... and I don't want your pet peeves post either," he mewsed. "I'd like a post all about me and my uber smoochiness!"

Parsley grinned and nodded thoughtfully. "What, mew mean just share a pic of yourself?"

"Yeah, what would be more pawesome than that?" he questioned.

Honestly I had no answer at all so just nodded again.

Do mew, our pawesome furriends, followers and readers have any idea's on:

What would Smooch's ideal post be?

Before he has a total meltdown! MOL

I am joining in the Caturday Art Blog Hop with  

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So pawesome pals...

What's been your biggest pet peeve this week?

...feel free to leave your peeves in the comment form, all are welcome!

Peevish purrs and MOL-ing!


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Friday, 13 July 2018

Friday The 13th, Will It Effur Rain Again & Cat Fest London on the Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 257 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou

Pawesome Friday Greetings Furriends

Welcome to the Pet Parade Blog Hop and our weekly news round up!

Did mew know it's Friday the 13th today? Now we're vaguely supurrstitious here, though most of it falls by the wayside but there are some things we take heed of such as:

Not walking under ladders, well that's more fur purrsonal safety rather than supurrstition! MOL 

If the P.A. knocks the salt pot offur, we make her throw a pinch [sack] of salt offur her shoulder.

We do not allow the P.A. to do any washing whatsoeffur on New Years Day, as supposedly mew wash away all your future luck fur the coming year.

And finally as it is Friday the 13th we have banned her from doing anything other than being wrapped up in a bubble-suit and staying confined to one room in the house and no, she's not allowed to do anything - well mew know how she is! MOL MOL 
Mew may remember on Mondays post that we gave mew a little weather report/update [see Gardening with Cats link below] well it's been weeks and weeks since we had any rain, our water butts are nearly empty now so it looks like drastic action is needed.  We, aka all The B Team had a little meeting and decided that we needed to do a rain-dance, so this evening guess what?  Yep we're getting geared up, the drums are coming out and we will be honouring the Rain Gods, The Ancestors and The Great Goddess Bast in style; though funnily enough, we had to do the same thing in 2016 at the end of July, so wish us luck in getting some precipitation to fall MOL

This is what we looked like back then, with Angels Humphrey, Snowie and Posie... and yes we did get some rain aftur!

In other news, the P.A. and Dad were going to London tomorrow fur the furry furst Cat Fest, but it's too hot, the Wimbledon tennis finals are on and President Trump is in town so an extra gazillion police officers are about to quell any protests that make occur while he's here.

So many apologies that we won't be able to give mew a full report from Cat Fest, though our supurr buddies at will hopefully be there, so we'll share the link to their Cat Fest experience when it goes live.

I was quite annoyed they decided not to go, but it'll be so horribly busy and sweaty down in the Big Smoke that really I can't blame them, much nicer to amble around the garden in Mewton-Clawson! MOL

and if mew're still bored get our free colouring books below:

Parsley will be here tomorrow with another Pet Peeves post and then we'll be back with our usual selfie selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs and big hugs

Basil & Co xox

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