Monday 18 December 2023

**CATMAS CRAFTING RERUN** Crafting With Cats ~ Catmas Special Part 3 ~ How To Make Really Cute Catmas Catnip Toys ~ Level Easy

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks for joining us for a rerun of our Catmas Special Crafting with Cats segment. 

And if mew missed Part One of our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza; How to Make a Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking and how to make the Bahumbug Burlap Cat ~ click here, and Part II, how to make the epically epic Catmas Pudding which every 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 for 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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Let's 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 the 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 very securely 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 them to candy canes. Then stitch it 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 shapes.

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 the gap, and we 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 the gap.

4.  Sew on lots of pom poms securely, and add a small felt starYour 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 the 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 the 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


After 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 furiends, furry sadly brings us to the end of our third crafting rerun post, we do hope mew like 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 tomorrow with Chapter Eight in our Brand New Adventure, **CLAWS OF TERROR** click here to read Chapter Seven if mew missed it, and we do hope mew can join us then.

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  1. Terrific catnip toys!
    That gingerbread man is making me want to have a cookie...

  2. Those are lovely toys. The most creative I got was one year I made nip knots for the local shelter!

  3. All of them are most amazing. You're so talented and having the kitties help is the very best part.

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

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  6. Those are all beautiful and amazing! Good job everyone!!!

  7. Good work snoopervising, Smooch! Really cute and great for capnip parties too!

  8. Love these toys. Your kitties are so lucky. XO

  9. Definitely make for next year fabulous. Love mom & Spike.x😽🐈‍⬛


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