DIY Upcycled Cat Toy (Menswear Mouse Toy)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

So I end up with small odd shaped scraps of material like all the time. Not a whole lot (because I upcycle them of course) but still, the smaller remnants accumulate eventually.

I found this project idea from MarthaStewart.com after searching for something smaller to do with them and finally got around to actually doing it.

It's a menswear mouse toy for your cats! or snakes? Hey maybe. Okay probably not because they don't really play, or do they?

Anyway, check it out...


Adorable right? and not to mention kind of easy to do as the tutorial is pretty simple to follow. Mine was a plaid blazer for the mouse body and then a denim underbelly with a brown gingham cotton tail.

I made mine fast though. I mean I didn't even add the eyes (I couldn't find any more beads) and its ears are different than in the tutorial but my cats loved it nonetheless.




Now to make another mouse toy so each cat has their own (there's two, Ajax and Athena) because sharing is no fun.

Vintage Finds | Cloisonne and Enamel Earrings

Friday, November 4, 2016

I have a penchant for vintage cloisonne and enamel earrings. Both pierced and clip on, it doesn't matter. In fact I find clip on earrings to be more comfortable.



I especially like Laurel Burch designs. You can always tell by the signatures on the backs.


My collection is not what it use to be though. A while ago I started selling some off with the idea that I had too many. Several pairs were sold and gone. I have since regretted doing so. Luckily they're not that hard to find. The majority of mine I got from my grandma and the rest are from the flea market. Recently I've found a lot on Etsy too. I think it's time to add to the collection. Here's some of my favorites so far...

Sources from top left to bottom right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4


Sources from top left to bottom right: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

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