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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cat nip toys

I am pretty sure I have blogged about these before but I was making more for the bazaar this weekend and thought they were worth repeating.

I sew 2 charm squares together on 3 sides and turn them right sides out. I do not clip the corners nor do I press the seams...seams to make the toy puffier.

Partially fill each bag with 'nip, home grown of course! More is better but it depends on how much dried 'nip you have available. You will probably find that store bought is crushed pretty fine and probably ok in a pinch but we just let the leaves dry and don't crush them. The cats will do that later as they play with the toys  :)



This part is a little hard to explain but pinch the open end together at the seams, turning all edges in 1/4" and edge stitch the ends together. This will give you a weird shape that my cats find easier to carry around :) Give the toy a little shake to spread out the 'nip.

Once the toys are completed, they must be tested by the local QCOs...


I have spent over an hour trying to upload an adorable 15 sec video of Squeaks playing with the pile of toys but I had to give up on it. Sorry. Would love any suggestions to get it loaded...
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Warning: catnip can cause extreme bursts of energy for your QCOs

6 comments:

Me and My Stitches said...

OH...I really need to make some of these! My hubby started some catnip in some pots outside and the darned dog tore them up! Poor kitties will probably never get their fresh nip!

Janet O. said...

Very cute toys. Looks pretty straightforward to make them. Wish the video had loaded. Looks like it would have been fun! : )

Michelle said...

Yes!!
Very cute cat toys....

quilt32 said...

I'll have to remember these toys for my daughter's two cats.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Denise :) said...

Bahaha!!! Love, love this!!! You ought to consider selling your wares on Etsy ... your audience is wider and you can keep things up for past the weekend!! :)

Karen said...

What a great way to make a catnip "mouse". My Polly would love these as much as your kitties do. Squeaks looks like she is having a blast!