As some of you may remember, my friend, Karen had given me a catnip plant and I have been busy drying it for several months. I finally had to polish off the drying time using the oven, but I got it done. One the way to my Uncles recent funeral (I had three hours in the backseat of the car)...I hand cut, sewed and stuffed my first cat toy!
I had saved candy wrappers that crunch when you squish them, and my toy has one of these, some catnip, and some polyester stuffing inside. I also sewed on some stiff shiny gold ribbons, and green ribbons with a bell attached. I believe this may be the worlds most ultimate cat toy with all of these fantastic features!!! LOL.
Seriously, though, I tested this one out on my 11 year old cat, who has lost most of his spunk for living...and even he was attacking and batting it around! I have great hope for the younger kitties that I will present them too at Christmas! I need to make only two more...but I am about to pull out my sewing machine. The only part I will hand sew is the end "cap". where I stuff and attach ribbons. It is a delicate operation being so small. The whole toy is about 1.5 inches long.
I'm glad no one is waiting for me to make any other sort of thing this Christmas...in my current "loss of creativity" stage...I doubt if much else would materialize! Here's hoping for a much more creative 2010!!!