Monday 18 June 2018

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #28 ~ Crafting With Cats Halloween Special ~ Part VI ~ How To Make Primo Nip Cat Toys featuring Bertie the Bat, Yummy Plumpkin Tartes and the Purple Peril Kicker

Welcome to our 28th Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 28th October 2017 and revisiting 

Crafting With Cats Halloween Special ~ Part VI ~ 

How To Make Primo Nip Cat Toys featuring Bertie the Bat, Yummy Plumpkin Tartes and the Purple Peril Kicker

Let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go a little ways back....

Woo hoo, that was fun... and not too swirly either! MOL

Welcome to

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 to make:

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  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

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

What Mew Will Need:

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

So 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 if mew decide to make your furry own catnip Halloween Toys 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.  

Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back with our next FlashBack Fever post before mew know it!

Bestest purrs

Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. You have some EPIC toys there! I bet you had fun making them with your mum. I remember seeing Bertie on your bloggie when you first introduced him! All Hallows Eve is my most fav holiday in the entire world! In the summertime I think I see Bertie fly around my backyard to eat the insects. Winks.

  2. What GREAT toys! I gotta get my Mom to make me some!
    Thanks for taking ups back in the WAY BACK Timemachine! Basil - YOU ROCK!

  3. GUYZ !!!! how did we mizz thiz post furst time round!!! de toyz iz epic yur
    mooveez getted 984 pawz UP for act shun act shun act shun N de PA did a grate
    job puttin everee thing two gether ~~~~~~~~ way kewl ☺☺♥♥♥

  4. I really forgot how much fun this is, and wont be too long before we'll be needing them toys making for this year! Nice on Basil, and crew

  5. Those toys are terrific, and Bert the bat is a bit scary. I couldn't see the videos, it said internal server error and a whole lot of code.

    1. Ivor was complaining he couldn't get You Tube on the TV and was getting the error too but it is back again, and I can also see your videos now. You Tube must have had a temporary blip!

  6. Aren't you a clever, crafty one?
    Thanks for joining us at

  7. What great toys!
    Have a super Monday...

    Noodle and crew

  8. These are incredible! Years ago, before Bear slowed down a bit - I made him a bunch of homemade toys so he wouldn't get bored ... but none were as fancy as these!


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