Mice, The TARDIS, and Chalky part 2

Now on to the TARDIS!

I must admit, I do so love being a bit of a nerd. So when I came across the wonderful blog Allons-y Kimberly, I wanted to hug my notebook computer a little. In a DIY section she has instructions for some great DIY Geek Cat Toys. I couldn’t resist the TARDIS. The instructions are hers, and the only adjustment i made was stitching instead of hot gluing the front panels because I don’t actually own a glue gun (yet).

I only have one picture of mine because Grey Davis the cat destroyed the crap out of it several times and now it looks like a wonky destructo TARDIS.

Grey Davis and her TARDIS

Grey Davis and her TARDIS

She doesn’t really understand “sharing” either.

Here are the basics:

You can either stitch around the edges of the two felt cut-outs or flip it inside out like I did to make it a little more poofy for the kids. I also left out the newspaper and replaced the cotton balls with a generic stuffing.

The  rest of the instructions are hers, and the only other adjustment I made was  stitching instead of hot gluing the front window panels because I don’t actually own a glue gun (yet).

SUPPLIES

blue & white felt & thread

scissors & hot glue gun

cotton balls

newspaper

catnip

You can follow the link above, or just click on the lovely pictures below for full instructions.It’s an incredibly easy craft to complete. I promise you won’t regret it.

tardis instructions1tardis instructions

Now, come along Ponds…

 

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Mice, The TARDIS, and Chalky part 1

So you must forgive me, because my creative juices are overflowing, but my talent is still developing (SO I”M STARTING SMALL). However, I figured to kick this blog off I should share with you some of my completed projects.

I have two cats and my roommate has one, and they love to destroy things. They live a charmed life of sleeping on pillows, rolling in catnip and taking advantage of my minimal income. To save money, and keep them happy, I’ve started to make their toys myself. So much cheaper and it gives my hands something to do while watching RuPaul’s Drag Race. So here we go.

THE MICE. This is a personal take on the Martha Stuart Men’swear Mouse Toy. I’ll give you my pattern, follow the link for hers. My mice are pretty simple. Here’s how they look:

one is felt the other is out of some old pajama pants.

one is felt the other is out of some old pajama pants.

Here’s what you need.

-Felt (or any other sturdyish material)

-Stuffing

-Catnip (optional)

-Needle, Thread and Scissors Serious, that’s it. You don’t need anything else. Fabulous, right? Now here’s the template to use as a cut out pattern for your mice.

Mouse template w instructions (1)

And here’s one of the kids (Simeon) modeling his favorite toys for you.

Simeon with his mice.

Simeon with his mice.