Monday, October 28, 2013

Batty Cat Toy!

Happy Howl-O-Ween Yall!  

This quick tutorial will drive your cat batty! You only need a few supplies to get your cat in the holiday spirit!
What you will need:
-Sewing Machine or a Needle and Thread
-Dried Catnip
First, you will want to print out your bat pattern,  I used the middle sized bat. You will want to pin your bat cutout onto your felt. You will need two bats so you can fold over your felt or you can cut two out at one time.

Second, You will want to used your needle and thread or your sewing machine to sew up your bat. I went all the way around and left the bottom of the belly open so I could fill it with the catnip.
Third, stuff your bat full of catnip! You may want to do this alone otherwise your cats will be "helping" you!
Once you get your bat nice and full you can pin the opening closed and sew it up.
Lastly, pull your pins out, cut all your strings and I am sure your cat will not be far away so y'all can start playing!
My cats love these! This look me all of 10 minutes to create a fun, affordable toy for my kitties.

Have fun and Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Free Pet Themed Halloween Printables

Here is your second round of free printables from us.
These two are special, they were made by a very wonderful, and talented friend of mine. She is going to the Art Institute for design and she made these for us to use. Thank you Sandra for creating such cute printables!!!
These can be printed up to 5X7


Thursday, October 3, 2013

DIY Pumpkin Cat Toy Tutorial

 I know we put a lot of dog tutorials on here so I just wanted to share the love with all of out cat owners out there. I too have cats and they love toys so here is a quick DIY tutorial for a Pumpkin Cat Toy.
What you will need:
- Rotary Cutter and/or Scissors
- Felt
- Cardboard square
I have two small scraps of felt here one orange and one green. You will a want to cut your felt into long strips that are about 1/2 inch thick and about 8" long.

You will want to cut about 10-15 strips of orange and 2-3 strips of green.
Next, you will want to get a piece of cardboard about 3x3 or in my case I used an acrylic stamp block.
You will want to start wrapping the green in the center and then wrap the orange around that until you have used all your felt pieces except 1 orange one. Wrap your felt tight enough but not too tight that you can not slide the felt off the cardboard.
Carefully slide your wrapped felt off the block and tie your remaining felt piece around the center of the felt. Tie this off as tight as you can and then grab your scissors.

You will want to use your scissors to cut the loops on your ball. This will make it puff out and become a full ball. You will have to pull some of the felt a little to shape your ball or you can hold one piece and shake it a bit to fluff it up.
And there you have it. Quick and easy! I hope y'all love our pumpkin tutorial! Happy Halloween!
AND we have a winner!