Monday 30 December 2019

Crafting With Cats ~ Part XVII ~ Catmas Special Part IV ~ Catmas Catnip Toys ~ Level Easy

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part XVII of our Crafting with Cats segment, the last one of the Catmas Special posts, and the very last crafting one for 2019.  But neffur fear, next year we've got some amazing things lined up, starting in February just in time for Valentines Day.

And if mew missed Part One of our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza; How to Make a Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking ~ click here.  For Part II, how to make the Bahumbug Burlap Cat and Part III, how to make the epically epic Catmas Pudding which effury kitty on the planet will want! MOL
All of our previous CWC posts are on the Crafting with Cats Page, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them.  Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

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This time we're making these pawesome

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toys with Fudge

What Mew Will Need:

Felt squares in different colours

Mini poms poms

Ribbons, trim etc...


Catnip ~ we use our homegrown organic nip

Needle/thread/scissors/chalk/sewing machine 

Optional Cat ~ Smooch was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy with Snoopervisor Smooch

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Lets Get Started

Furst up is Fudge's Fabulous Gingerbread Purrson

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Gingerbread Purrson

1. &  2.  Mew can download our pattern here. Then cut out 2 x purrsons.

3. & 4.  Pin together, and sew around edge leaving the bottom of the legs open.

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Gingerbread Purrson

5. & 6.  Get your stuffing and catnip, and stuff to your desired level.

7.  Mew should now have something that looks like this.

8.  Use pom poms for eyes and buttons.  Cut a smile from the black felt.  Hand-stitch in place, and mew should now have your very own gingerbread purrson like this.


Melvyn's Catnip Candy Cane Kicker

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Candy Cane

1. Make a pattern, ours are always approx A4 size.

2. Cut out 2 x white candy canes.

3. & 4. Cut several strips of red felt and pin to candy canes. Then stitch in place.

5.  Trim edges, and they should now look like this.

6.  Place both candy canes together and stitch around the edge leaving the bottom open.

7.  Stuff with catnip and stuffing until quite full, and sew up the bottom edge.

8. Mew should now have a lovely catnip candy cane kicker.


Smooch's Snowman

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Smooch's Snowman

1. & 2.  Gather supplies and make a template.  Cut out 2 x snowman shape.

3.  & 4.  Sew together, leaving a gap to stuff.  Stuff with catnip and wadding to your desired level.

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Smooch's Snowman

5. Sew up gap, and mew should now have something like this.

6.  Make a top hat, and use one of the pom poms as his nose, we shaped ours to look like a carrot! MOL

7. Use a small length of felt for the scarf and use pom poms for buttons.  We cut tiny black triangles for his eyes. Hand-stitch items securely in place, and your snowman should look like this.


Parsley's Catmas Tree

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Parsley's Catmas Tree

1. &  2.  Cut out 2 x Catmas trees

3.  Sew together, leaving a gap. Fill with wadding and catnip, then sew up gap.

4.  Sew on lots of pom poms securely, and add a small felt star.  Your Catmas tree should now look something like this.


Pandora's Catmas Bauble

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toy - Pandora's Catmas Bauble

1. Cut out bauble template. Mark up 2 x bauble shapes on felt.

2.  On one piece, place your ribbons, pin and stitch in place.

3. Cut both pieces out, pin together and sew, leaving a gap. Stuff to your desired level, add lots of catnip.

4. Sew up gap and mew should now have a supurr sparkly catnip bauble.


Amber's Catmas Catnip Candle is made from our basic kicker toy template which mew can find here


Aftur all that effort, mew should now have several cute toys that look something like this!

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toys

The toys are a huge hit with The B Team, and if mew missed Smooch yesterday, click here

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 4  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Catnip Toys with Melvyn and Amber


Health and Safety

Here at BBHQ, the toys with pom poms on are only available to The B Team when the P.A. is snoopervising the play session.  Plus she makes extra sure the pom poms are stitched very securely in place; however kitties have sharp claws and teeth, so we recommend this:

**Use pom pom toys under supervision only.  Check the toys for loose bits before and after each and every play session; either re-sew securely if anything has come loose, or cut pom poms off**

Or mew can just make the toys without the pom poms.  If your kitty is a total heathen toy destroyer, definitely make the toys without the pom poms! 

Mew should regularly check shop bought toys too, and throw away anything that is damaged, broken or defective.

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our 17th Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza and if mew decide to make any of the projects, we'd love to see; so feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

We'll be back on the Wednesday with The New Years Pet Parade  and do hope mew can join us then.

Bestest crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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  1. Those are all so cool and fun, fun, fun!

  2. Those are all lovely toys, and you can't beat home grown nip.

  3. Sadly, we can't have any cat toys, especially with catnip because cat bro Bert will eat the whole toy within minutes. He is a wild guy and eating felt and other fabric isn't really a good thing, so he has no toys.

  4. Sounds like great fun. Great ideas too. My HuMom Mommy Crystal got a Snowman project for Christmas. It's No Sew. Maybe I'll Meow her in to showing to you after she's done. Thanks for sharing.
    Daisy Mae

  5. It's good to have wonderful cat toys. Well done.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  6. I love the snowman toy best, but all are adorbs!

  7. Hope you and the kitties had a wonderful Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing at

  8. Our kitties are total heathen toy destroyers, so no pom poms for us! Wonderful toys, thanks for the walkthrough!

  9. Meow, would Luzie says... have a Happy New Year

  10. These are so cool!! You guys are so talented. Happy New Year, friends.

  11. THese are so cute. I will try to make some for next Christmas. XO

  12. You hit the jackpot when your momma handmade all those special toys for you. Purr purr purr.


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