So today Rob and I have been all over the dang place. Rather than having a landlord that lets us send a check we have to go to a bank that’s kind of a ways and deposit that check directly into the bank. It’s pretty sweet for them but every month we have to head on down to the bank. To make matters a bit more difficult, our rent is due by the 3rd but the bank is always closed on Saturday. So we got there a day late but not a dollar short!
It’s been one of those frustrating days in all but very productive… we went and got a P.O. Box at the nearest post office. It was kind of a terror because we didn’t want to wait in line so we tried to do it online but every time we put in the post office’s address as the address it would say “this is not a valid address.” Dude. Only the United States Postal Service, I tell ya. We wound up going in and waiting in line twice. Once because we didn’t know we needed a current utility bill. So we went home and went back with our sopping wet electric bill. And that is the reason we went and got a P.O. Box :)
At any rate thinking about how things are setting up so well here I’m really excited to finally go and get my cats back including JouJou, Marla and Max. The lovely Gracie and Liddy have become particularly smitten with my dad and mom, respectively so I think they have a new home. It makes me so sad but at the same time they’ve been living with them since August, 2015 when my house was just about to be listed and they needed to vacate the premises due to potential buyer allergies. That’s a long, long time for cats to get attached to humans and vice versa. I know That GMunny and Pretty Liddy will be very well taken care of and that’s fab. Today I’m sharing a project with you from way, way back in the day when I lived with my 4 cats in a little house on a hill in Oklahoma featuring G$ – my Daddy’s cat.
For this project you will need:
- wool or acrylic felt in a beige/tan
- wool or acrylic felt in white cut into strips around 1/4″ -1/2″ tall and 1-2″ wide
- matching embroidery floss and a needle
- disappearing fabric ink pen
- circular shape to trace (I used a glass)
- Poly-fil (optional)
Trace a round shape onto your felt using disappearing ink (see link above). I suggest making these circles 3.5-4 inches. Cut each shape out with a sharp pair of scissors.
Fold a circle in half and stitch a line about an inch long in the center near the fold.
Open the folded circle up and match up either end from the stitched line.
Begin using a blanket stitch to close the shape up, stopping at about the halfway point.
Fill with catnip and Poly-fil, if you choose to use it. Be sure you fill it so that the cookie will look full, but can still be closed shut.
Continue with the blanket stitch until you get to where you desire your fortune to come out of. Insert the tag and stitch on top to continue closing the toy up.
Finish stitching to the end, knot and trim to finish up.
Now look at that beautiful boy and his fun, new toy!
In truth the kitties only have 1 or 2 of these toys left and they are fuzzy beyond belief but still very well played with :)