Monday, 30 January 2012

Monthly Make - January

It is well known that cats have staff... but some cats also have meeces!

Since the festive break I have been a bit low with a bug and needed a gentle kick start back in to the world of addiction known as crafting, so I decided rather than one big project I'd do a handful of little mini fun things, one of which was to make some catnip mice...

So, after a rummage in my stash I found some patterned felt and the off cuts from a pair of trackies that were shortened from annoyingly-slightly-too-short, to wearable long-shorts and with a quick snip and a spurt of sewing I soon had a little nest of rodents ready for their new homes

The catnip came from my local pet food store Aaron's Pets  and was rather generous so I was able to make a couple for a very good friend and cat lover, my Number One Son's puss and I still have enough to make some for my local Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary charity shop

I heart making catnip mice...

Sew I've begun...

Empty body

The catnip


My cunning plan to give the tail a bit more strength against a catnipped up cat

Finished off with a Sharpie face

I think Aaron's Pets will be seeing more of me as since this photo was posted on Facebook another lovely friend has commented her cats are jealous, and as I can't resist the chance to make a cat happy it looks like I'll be making more meeces very soon!

Catnip mice fulfilling their destiny
This has been my January monthly make with Annie The Felt Fairy; I will be attempting slightly more ambitious projects for the rest of the year... maybe!


  1. I can confirm that the mice are each still in one piece though several attempts at shredding and defluffing have been attempted! One mouse is now in the bathroom where it is regularly slung around the (empty) bath by the grey/white cat.

  2. This a great make! I don't have a cat or I'd do one too :)

  3. So cute! What a great January make! x

  4. Cute little pet toy!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. oh how cute looks like we're partners for LissyLous vintage Easter swap glad your as crafty as me cant wait to get to know you and your blog. Jess

  6. I emailed you just to let you know... hope you got it!!

  7. These are soo adorable.. and what a great way to keep your cat happy and yourself crafing! thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!