How To Make a Catnip Mat

Happy Monday everyone! We are hopping with  Create with Joy’s Inspire Me Monday and To Grandma’s House DIY Linky party both are great places to display your creativity. If you are looking for some crafts and recipes be sure to check these out. We are also joining Comedy Plus’ Awww..Mondays

First off, I will tell you how to make a catnip mat if you have a sewing machine ( you could also sew it by hand if you want).

You will need 1/2 yard of fabric, 1/4 yard of quilt batting, catnip and velcro.

Fold the 1/2 yd of fabric inside out.

then place the batting on top

Place the fabric/batting under the needle with the folded part at the top. Stitch down one long end, turn and stitch the short end, turn again and sew the other long end-stop when you have about 2 inches left to sew.

This is where I stopped. Then flip the fabric back through the 2 inch spot you left open so you can see the correct side of the fabric.

Add catnip ( the more, the better). Now glue the velcro into the 2 inch space. Now you can refill as needed.

If you can’t sew, you can buy this magic Heat “N Bond stuff at any craft store ( even at Walmart).

You will open the 1/2 yd. fabric with the good side on the bottom. Roll out a piece of this Bonding stuff on the bottom of 1/4 yd.

Place the batting on top of the piece

Place under piece of bonding stuff on top of the batting and fold the fabric on top. Then you iron the fabric which melts the bonding tape into place. Do this on all 3 sides, leaving 2 inches to add catnip and velcro.

The only trouble with this way is the edges won’t be smooth, but I doubt your kitty will mind. Let me know if you have any questions.

Emmy is tired from promoting the giveaway last week.

Inspire Me Monday

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 98

Hi everyone! Time for the Friendly Fill-Ins. Be sure to leave your link at McGuffy’s Reader. You can also answer in the comment section. Thank you to all who participate.

1. I am the _________________ in my family.

2. I have __________________ sibling(s).
3. I am looking forward to                            this Spring.

4. The first sign of Spring this year was                      .
My answers:
1. I am the youngest  in my family. I mean birth order wise, The Great One is the youngest for now, until June.
2. I have one sibling. My sister is 8 years older.
3. I am looking forward to going for walks with my hubby this Spring.
4. The first sign of Spring this year was my the pussy willows blooming at the end of February ( which is early for them).

We are also joining Feline Friday currently hosted by Comedy Plus


Would you like a chance to win this catnip mat ( there are astronaut cats on it) and this mini crocheted TARDIS?

This Saturday from 11AM -11 PM  is the annual #SCIFIPAWTY on Twitter, it is a great cause. Click here to learn more and our good friend, Stunning Keisha will be a DJ at 9 PM. This is just one of the prizes, there are many more, but the only way to win is to be at the pawty on Twitter.

Valentine’s Toys for Your Cat and a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Poor Penny doesn’t get to give her tip today, but we are having a giveaway.

First off, I wanted to show you a deal I found at Michael’s Craft store.

  These were regularly $4.99, but were 40% off. There are 12 small felt hearts and 3 larger ones. They seem to be as well made as ones I have seen for cats. I am going to pull the small letters off the larger ones for safety though. I sprayed them with catnip spray and now I have 15 cat toys.

Joanie is here to display the items on our Valentine’s giveaway. A catnip mat, 3 nip knot toys and 3 of the felt hearts. We are also including an adorable little spoon that looks like a cat and hangs on the edge of your mug. To enter, just comment on this post before 9PM EST on Wednesday. Prancie will announce the winner on Thursday. It is open to everyone. Joanie is not included 🙂



Selfie Sunday with Phoebe

Hi everyone! I am having a great week. I got to see Grammie on Friday and look what she brought me us. I love her so very, very much.


Mom has gone crazy again and chopped up 7 more books. Plus she has been chasing us around the house to get photos of our Halloween costumes. I must say that I did a great job with mine- they will all be on display tomorrow. Look at all this nip Mom is drying and she has it in the dining room which is off-limits to us- phooey!


“The Great One” is going to be one on Tuesday. She has really cut into my Grammie time, but I feel bad for her because my Mom sings Soft Kitty to her all the time. And you know how bad my Mom sings. So I got her a birthday gift, a soft kitty with Penny’s voice singing ( not our Penny, the one from Big Bang Theory).


I decided to have a giveaway for The Day of the Dead even though we don’t celebrate it. We celebrate All Soul’s Day and All Saints Day, but they all recognize our departed loved ones.

100_9786  There is a catnip mat, a catnip ghost, a magnet and a button skull Mom made. Just comment on this post to be entered in the giveaway- I will announce the winner on Tuesday.

Today’s word for the #JHC is creature: 100_9596

We are joining The Cat On My Head’s Sunday Selfie Blog Hop.


Happy Phoebe

Hi everyone! I guess my poem worked, I saw Grammie Friday and Saturday! I love her so very, very much. Plus she is going to watch us when Mom and Dad go to see Star Trek on Monday. DSCF2112 (2)

My Purrince sent me a letter and lots of photos. He is such a sweet and handsome boy.


DSCF2119 (2) This one is my favorite!

I am so happy that I decided to have a giveaway! It has been so hot that I thought some ice cream might cool you down.

DSCF2113 (2)

The winner will get a catnip mat ( ice cream printed fabric) , a crocheted ice cream cone and a button art card with an ice cream cone on it. I am not going to make it easy though. Mom likes to watch some of her favorite movies during her birthday month of July ( glad that is almost over) so I took some notes. You need to identify the films these quotes are from, the one that gets the most correct will win. If several of you get them all correct then I will have a drawing for the winner. Mom has strange tastes so this is going to be tough. Hint: They are not all Nicolas Cage films. Put your answers in the comments, we will keep the guessing open until Monday 9PM EST, the winner will be announced Tuesday.

  1. ” The blouse man is on the premises”
  2. ” I carried a watermelon”
  3. “Our love fern! You let it die!”
  4. ” You were a shooting star amongst ordinary stars”
  5. “It’s really funny. YOU bought an Edsel. “

We are joining The Cat on my Head Sunday Selfies Blog Hop!


Phoebe’s 4th of July Giveaway

Happy Sunday everyone!  I got to see my Grammie on Friday. I love her so very, very much. I hope she visits me again soon.

We are all proud of Sammy, he passed his exam at Cat Scouts University and got a Certificate of Excellence.

DSCF1679  Purrsonally, I think the frame is a little much, but no one asked my opinion ( they should have though).

I want to let you know about some books you can get for free today through Amazon  from our friends at Random Thoughts and Observations. They have a poetry book, one on paying off debt and one on homeschooling.Just click here to go to their blog, you will see the links to the books on the right.

And now, my 4th of July Giveaway: DSCF1673 (2)  You could win a catnip mat with fireworks printed on it and 2 crocheted “firecrackers”- don’t worry, they are not the loud kind. Just leave a comment, you can comment daily from now until Wednesday- I will announce the winner on Thursday.

We are joining The Cat on My Head Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. Cat4-001

Saturday Art

Hi everyone! Thank you to all who participated in the friendly fill-ins yesterday. You can link up until Wednesday. I apologize that my linky  is not working, but McGuffy’s Reader is so you can add links through there. I don’t know why Blogger has no problem with the code and my WordPress hosted through GoDaddy does.

I have been attempting to make a button art cat , but I have a long way to go.

DSCF1405 It is supposed to be a black cat, but I need to fill it in more. I love button art- has anyone out there made any?

I hope this qualifies for Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.Caturday Art


This one was hanging in the vet’s office, one of the vet techs made it and it sold for over $200 ( not sure of the exact price). If you want to see her other work, click here.

We are also joining Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

Pet Parade for all pets and animal lovers blog hop link up for pet bloggers

And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into Phoebe’s giveaway- she will announce the winner tomorrow.


Thankful Thursday Giveaway

Hi everyone! Do I look thin? DSCF1421 (2) I haven’t seen my Grammie since Saturday!!!!!! I love her so very much, I hope I see her soon. Mom and Dad are stingy with the treats.

DSCF1425  Mom’s Tiny Hats Book came in and she tried to make some. I don’t have thumbs and I bet I could do better.

DSCF1431 (2) DSCF1429 (2) The crown is OK, needs some bling though, but the Fedora needs more practice.

rednose  It is #RedNoseDay ! This is the best Mom could get out of us ( notice she is holding the nose on Joanie).

DSCF1423  I am thankful for all of you so I am having a giveaway. There is a catnip mat ( I am standing on it, don’t worry, I washed my feet). And 2 catnip ice cream cones ( they kind of blend into the mat). Just leave a comment between now and Saturday ( each day you comment counts as an entry).  The mat has catnip from Cat-A-Bliss on Etsy ( Purrseidon’s Preferred). If you want to buy your own nip, you can get 10% off with the code 15ANDMEOWING until the end of the month.

Tomorrow is Friendly Fill-Ins, here are the fill-ins for those that want to hop with us. If you don’t have a blog, you can put your answers in the comments tomorrow. Mom came up with the first 2 and Annie of McGuffy’s Reader came up with the second 2.

  1. Whatever happened to ____________________?
  2. I always ________________________ on Memorial Day ( or your country’s equivalent).
  3. I used to wish ___________________, but _______________________.
  4.  I just cannot _________________ , no matter ____________________.


And today I am joining PepiSmartDog’s Thankful Thursday Blog, pet centric



Selfie Sunday: The Cadbury Bunny Auditions-Part 1

Hi everyone! I saw my Grammie today and she emptied another treat bag. I love her so very much.

This year we are bringing back -Selfie Sunday: The Cadbury Bunny Auditions. Here are our first 7.



Spooky and Joanie


DSCF0751 DSCF0754 DSCF0756Prancie

Sammy and MIllie


DSCF0757 DSCF0758 DSCF0760Penny

And Daryl the Feral wasn’t quite ready for his audition, but he did try on the St. Patrick’s Day hat. DSCF0744 Mom is thinking of changing his name because he is not very feral. Brody may be  his new name-what do you think?

I am starting an Easter Giveaway today, comment now through Wednesday. Speaking of Wednesday, that is D-Day! Dental Day- phooey!


The Easter giveaway is for a catnip mat and 2 crocheted catnip pears eggs . I will announce the winner on Thursday.

We are joining The Cat on My Head’s Selfie Sunday Blog Hop.Cat4-001

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

Happy Thursday everyone! I am having a nice week. I got to see my Grammie for a long time on Tuesday. I love her so very much.

Mom did force me to wear the Indian headband-phooey!015I wouldn’t lift my head or open my eyes though. At least now I can relax until she starts with the Christmas photos.

Thank you for all the input on the heated throws/electric blankets. Mom has agreed to get them out for us today.


I am having a big giveaway for Thanksgiving! It starts today, I will announce the winner on Sunday. You can comment once a day from now through Saturday.  It includes a turkey print catnip mat, a crocheted turkey leg and a pumpkin and for your human there is a wishbone ornament and a book called The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lillian Jackson Braun.  The book is from a book sale, but Mom thought it would go well with the theme of the giveaway. There is also a crocheted pilgrim hat and a feather headband for you to be tortured wear.

031 Crap on a cracker, I gotta go- I am not dressing up as a turkey. See you Sunday!