Saturday 28 October 2017

Crafting With Cats Halloween Special ~ Part VI ~ How We Made Primo Nip Cat Toys featuring Bertie the Bat, Yummy Plumpkin Tartes and the Purple Peril Kicker

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part VI 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 we made:

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This week we're making these pawesome 
Primo Nip Toys!

What We Used:

Felt squares
Needle and Thread
Sewing machine - optional
Primo Catnip - lots of 
2 x small pom poms
White embroidery thread

FYI: As the there was a big jar of catnip in the craft room the P.A. actually banned us during the construction phase fur her own sanity! MOL

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Bertie the Bat
1.  Cut out a simple pattern
2. Place on felt
3. Trace shape
4. Cut out two pieces
5. Sew pieces together, either by hand or on machine, leaving a small gap.
6. Get stuffing ready
7. And the catnip
8. Stuff Bert and sew up the gap

9. Use remaining felt 
10.  Trace wing pattern
11. Cut out one piece
12. Fold top edge of wings in centre

13. Tack the folds together
14. Attach to Berts back.

15. Bert should now look something like this
16. Cut out eyes and fangs and hand sew 
17. Take white embroidery thread and hand stitch the mouth and then securely sew on black pom poms fur his eyes
18. Bertie the Bat is ALIVE!!!! 

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Purple Peril Kicker Toy
1. Cut out the size mew want
2. Fold and sew up two edges

3. Turn right way out and stuff with wadding and catnip
4. Add the floof and ribbons to top edge, tack in place
5. Stitch securely along the top edge to fully secure ribbons and floof
6. And your finished kicker toy should look something like this

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Yummy Plumpkin Tartes    
1. Mark the size plumpkin mew want on the felt
2. Cut out four pieces
3. Cut wadding slightly smaller add catnip
4. It should now look like a biscuit  

5. Pin all pieces together and sew edges
6. It should now look like this
7. Cut out leaf shapes and hand stitch to plumpkin
8. Your finished yummy plumpkin tartes should look something like this

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Mew should now have some cute toys that look like these and it shouldn't take more than an hour to make them all

Mew may be wundering why the P.A. didn't glue things on... well she said and I quote. 

"Even though the glue I use is non toxic, I prefer to sew the smaller items like eyes, fangs and pom poms on by hand as there is less chance of them becoming detached due to vigorous play - I also wouldn't recommend using those plastic stick-on boggle eyes or the like as they could come off and be a choking hazard.  I also recommend that you do a toy check regularly and throw away anything that is coming apart, is fraying or has any loose components."    

Ohhh that was good advice from the P.A. - Thank mew! MOL 

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Now the really fun part...

In the testing lab

Smooch did get all of the toys while I went and had a little snack... but then I came back and ruined effurything! MOL

As mew can see we were best purrleased with the new toys, we have more videos but this post is long enough! MOL

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our sixth Crafting With Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and 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 morrow with our Supurr Scary Sunday Selfies, and mew won't believe your eyes when mew see us! MOL 

Bestest crafty purrs

Basil & Co xox

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  1. Woo Hoo! Those toys look like fun! I used to buy felt squares as a child, to make clothes for my Troll dolls (which I still have!)

    1. Hiya Eastside Cats, oh the P.A. used to have a couple of those trolls, she still has them somewhere too - those were the days huh!! MOL XOX

  2. Wow! easy toys...petcretry says she could adapt them to make Christmas or Thanksgiving toys! All fur Moi, Pipo!!

    1. Hey Pipo, oh yep easily adaptable, and we'll be doing a Christmas/Catmas post! Enjoy! XOX

  3. Those are really cute - and they look like they were a huge success!

    1. Hi Summer, yep they were a hit indeed and are still going strong! MOL XOX

  4. Those Halloween toys are so cute ! They look like a lot of fun ! Purrs

  5. Y'all are so talented and we love all of those! We have absolutely zero crafting ability here. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Those are great toys. You look like you are having tons of fun with them.

  7. OMC...these Halloweenie toys are priceless! Basil and Smooch are having such a great time. You are talented Cathrine. We're not that talented here but may just give something mom makes up a whap.

    Shoko and Kali

    1. Hey Shoko & Kali, the P.A. says thank mew and we're sure your mom could make them them, but if not, let us know and we'll make some fur mew! XOX

  8. WOW these are awesome toys for any time of year. In fact I reckon on a wand that bat will be a fair game for any active cat....
    Toodle pip and purrs

    1. Hey Erin, oh Bert would be great attached to a wand fur sure! XOX

  9. These toys look great. I need to make a kicker for my cat. Thanks for the instructions.

    1. Hi Edie, thanks furry much and we hope your kicker turns out great! XOX

  10. Those look like fun! Mom loves doing crafts, too. She made the doggie some ear decorations for her mermaid costume. I think she needs to make me some bats like yours! Hugs!

    1. Hey Valentine, oh your mom will love making mew these then and we'd love to see the mermaid costume, it sounds epic!!!! XOX

  11. You've inspired me to go digging in my crafting draw. Love this and will certainly be trying out some of these as I have plenty of catnip to use up!

    1. Hiya Chirpy Cats, oh wow with all that fresh nip mew've grown the toys mew make will be incredible!! XOX

  12. Aww these DIYs are so cute. You gave me a few cool ideas :)


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