torstai 11. heinäkuuta 2013

Pintester Movement round 2

Gee, I've been a lazy lazy blogger...sorry! Let's end the laziness by participating to another Pintester movement. This time the goal was to re-attempt one of the "pin-tests" Sonja Froust had already done in her blog. I chose this post with the socktopus.

The main reason of choosing this post was that it came first on my mind from all of Pintester's. I had a fade memory of it being a cute and simple craft and easily adjustable to a cat toy ( = no time wasted on a craft which no-one needs if someone furry will play with it). I had a pair of knee-high socks I had worn 10 times during the last decade so it was about time to give them a new life. To make the socktopus kitty-play -material I added some dried catnip inside the pus.

For your own socktopus you will need:

1. A regular or knee-high sock
2. Scissors
3. Fabric for stuffing
4. A sew kit or at least thred or string
(5. dried catnip if you're making a cat toy)

 Roll up the sock. It's easier to get stuffed.
 Folded fabric cutted from a bigger piece.
 Jam the fabric into the sock. This hand position was the best way to get things done btw.
 Pour in a generous amount of catnip
 Now you'll have this/these.
Twist the thread multiple times around the socktopus's neck making several knots along the way.
 Sew buttons (especially if you're making a child's toy/a mascot). I have wathced over my cats when they play with socktopus so they don't accidentally swallow the buttons!
 Cut the tentacles. 8 would be perfect but gladly cats can't count :D

Soooo, you're perhaps wondering did my cats like the socktopussies? Well...

 Hali (on the background) couldn't care less. Papu was slightly interested...
 After a while she also thought "meh"
She then dragged the 'pus inside from the balcony and used it as a pillow for her afternoon naps.

My reaction to their reactions:


 Mommy's little helpers... not.


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8 kommenttia:

  1. Hehe, glad your kitties got good use out of it! Mine wouldn't even get near my failed pork dish... The cat using it as a pillow is PRECIOUS.

    1. Yeah,Papu is so cute and she knows that. Little bugger..

  2. heeheehee! Very cute to make it for the kitties. Sorry they were less than enthusiastic, but they are adorable, so we forgive them, right? Also: penis.

  3. Of course the kitties are forgiven :)

  4. I'm going to have to make one of these for my dog, she eats all of our socks anyway :)

  5. My cats are pretty similar in the lack of interest in anything fun for them. But hello? penis! That makes the craft worth everything!

  6. Poor things, they look like they've been hit by a slick! and penis joke is always a hit! ahahaha! I should have thought of that for my Pintest!

  7. Aww, at least the cats got some kind of use out of them. No matter what I got for my cats they just played with twist ties and hair ties.