Tuesday 31 January 2023

**CRAFTING RERUN** Crafting With Cats ~ Part XI ~ Valentines Special ~ Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy

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Thanks for joining for us for a rerun of Part XI 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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This time we're making 

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

What Mew Will Need:

Felt squares

Cotton fabric of your choice

Ribbon

Tailors chalk or similar fabric marker

Scissors

Thread and Needle or Sewing machine

Stuffing/Wadding

and we used lots of homegrown BBHQ catnip and catmint

Optional Cat ~ Parsley was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

Here's our selection of fabric

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

Ooooh what purretty colours!

Making The Catnip Hearts


Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

1. Parsley was snoopervising today's session and making sure all Health & Safety protocols were carried out.

2. Cut out a cardboard template of your chosen heart

3.  Pick which colour felt square and trace 2 x heart outlines 

4. Repeat No. 3 then cut out hearts and place right sides together.


Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

5. & 6. If mew don't have a sewing machine, that's ok.  Mew can hand stitch the hearts together.  We used the sewing machine and left a good inch so we could turn the right sides out.

7. Turn right sides out, and your heart should look something like this.

8.  Get your catnip and stuff to the brim, then hand stitch the last part of the seams together.

Making The Catnip Heart Kicker Toy

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

1.  Take your chosen fabric, we used this lovely cotton print.  Cut a rectangle, mew can make it to a size of your choice, though ours is approx 8 x 4 inches.

2.  Fold the rectangle along the long edge [in half] and sew along the bottom and long edge, either by hand or with a sewing machine. 

3. Turn right side out and get your wadding ready.

4.  Stuff kicker toy, alternating with wadding and then catnip until full.

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

5.  Cut your ribbon into approx 4 inch lengths and add to the top edge, tack in place if mew need to.  Stitch securely along the top edge to fully secure ribbons. 

And mew should now have something like this - some epically epic toys and a crazy cat or two, or maybe even three! MOL

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

Smooch was loving it.

This was Melvyn's very first day on the blog back in 2019! 

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

Even crotchety Amber got stuck in too.

Catnip Hearts and Kicker Toy - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Valentine's Special 2019

In total from start to finish, these 3 toys took about 25 mins to make. It would have been quicker, but the P.A. couldn't see to thread the needle - PFFFFTTTT  - OLD TIMERS!



As mew can see the Valentines toys were a total hit, the P.A. said she'd neffur seen so much cat drool and made a note on a post-it to use less potent nip next time, though we promptly ate said post-it note as we really like the extra potent nip! MOL 


And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of today's fun Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it, and if mew decide to make your furry own Valentines toys, we hope mew enjoy them as much as we are still enjoying ours! 

We'll be back tomorrow with The Midweek News Round-up and do hope mew can join us then.

Epic crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 






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7 comments:

  1. Such lovely Valentine's Day toys!

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  2. Tomorrow begins the month of love. I love your crafts. You're ever so talented.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to the kitties and a hug to mom. xo ♥

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  3. That picture of Melvyn makes me go Squeee! Sadly my momma is not allowed to play with needles because she bleeds all over everything. Yoor meowmy is fabulously creative. Love, Dori

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  4. Very cool Valentine's toys! Those are pretty colors indeed, and happy cats!

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  5. How easy they look to make and much cheaper than buying them definitely a must do. Than you. Melvyn such a wee cutie you still have your gorgeous looks.x😻♥️♥️

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  6. Those are pawsome! I love them all!

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