Every year, I make some sort of christmas gifts for our cats and for our friends’ cats. Last year, I made fabric birds.
I found this adorable pattern for knitted Christmas light bulbs – so I gathered up the catnip and my knitting supplies for cute presents for the cats.
In the process of crafting the cat toys
Three Blue Lights
Three Purple Lights
WG enjoying his christmas light bulb toy
Lily enjoying her gift … and her grooming
Ravelry page: Catnip Christmas Lights
Yarn: Caron Symphony in Ocean, Loops & Threads in Lime, and Lion Brand Wool Ease in Royal Purple
Needles: Size 3 dpn
Over the weekend, we bought a cardboard bungalow for the cats. We had an ulterior motive for the purchase – we really wanted to get rid of a few old boxes that the cats used for sleeping spots. I think the people have won this round.
For the past few years, I have made kitty presents for the cats in our lives. I started doing it around the holidays to avoid buying cat toys or treats that they hate. The dogs in our lives tend to love just about anything but alas, the cats are picky. Last year, I made catnip fortune cookies from felt. I didn’t use anything down the middle or include a fortune, but I added lots of catnip.
2010 Christmas Presents for Kitty Friends
This year, I decided to be a little more ambition. I found a bird plushie pattern that requires a bit of sewing and I immediately knew that all of the kitties NEEDED catnip birds for Christmas. So far, all of the kitties who have been gifted with these birds love them!
Bottom of the Birds
6 Sewn Birds
WG enjoying the Christmas gift