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« on: December 16, 2008 05:49:42 PM »

I used to make these for my kitty, Sally, every Christmas.  She LOVED these.  My kitty passed away about two years ago, and I miss her every day.  I decided to make these for other people's kitties, so they can enjoy these little mice.  I re-drafted my pattern, and made some of these up using reclaimed/recycled fabric scraps.  I used embroidery floss I purchased at the thrift store.  The mice are stuffed with polyfil and they do have a fabric-wrapped core of catnip inside for extra fun!





I embroidered their faces, so there aren't any little pieces that can come off and choke the kitty.

This one was made from a vintage table cloth!


This one was made from a shirt:


And so was this one:


The tails are cotton cord, but could also be made of ribbon or rick rack.
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008 05:54:06 PM »

Those are adorable ! I only wish my kitties would play with cloth mice, however they like the crinkle balls.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008 06:06:57 PM »

Those are so cute! I think my cats would find me stupid if I made some for them and tried to make them play with them...  Smiley But that's okay. I think other kitties are going to get a very nice present!
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008 06:21:10 PM »

 Those are just too cute. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008 06:31:28 PM »

My kitty would LOVE those.  She likes to carry her mice around in her mouth and plays fetch too. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008 07:17:43 PM »

These are adorable and look well made. I'm sure kitties will love them.

I know how hard it is to lose a pet. I hope you have or will be able to bring another kitty into your life. I still think of my kitty Daphne every day and she died 3 1/2 years ago. My other girl will be 16 in February.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008 07:31:48 PM »

I'd love a pattern! My kitties will be so thrilled this Christmas.

Sorry about your kitty. My kitty passed away a few years ago and I miss him terribly.
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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008 07:33:00 PM »

These are adorable and your story just about made me cry!

I would snap all of these up in a heartbeat-- it's obvious that you've put a lot of thought and care into them!
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008 10:26:46 PM »

please post a pattern.  i've been planning on making some toys for the kitties at my local animal shelter and this looks perfect.   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008 10:35:06 PM »

very nice mice indeed!!
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