DIY: Geeky Cat Toys

December 24, 2012

DIY: Geeky Cat Toys | allonsykimberly.com

This is the first Christmas in four years that I’ve had a cat to get presents for. Needless to say, I’m kind of spoiling Hugo this year. I got him a huge tub of catnip, a laser pointer, and I made four new toys for him to play with, a computer mouse, TARDIS, cactuar, and a golden snitch.

To make all four you’ll need…

  • felt (green, black, blue, grey, white, and yellow)
  • needle & thread (blue, black, and green – not needed for snitch)
  • hot glue gun (not needed for mouse)
  • catnip
  • newspaper
  • scissors
  • Styrofoam ball (only for snitch)

 

TOY #1: TARDIS

DIY: TARDIS Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

DIY: TARDIS Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

1. cut two TARDIS shapes from the blue felt // 2. cut and glue the white felt to make the signs and windows // 3. use the blue thread to stitch the door and panels // 4. whip stitch three sides, stuff with cotton balls, catnip, and newspaper, then sew up the remaining side

 

TOY #2: FINAL FANTASY CACTUAR

DIY: Cactuar Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

DIY: Cactuar Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

The cactuar is made similar to the TARDIS, but when you get to step 6, before you finish stitching the whole thing up, cut and glue three little spikes for the top of its head. If you have trouble getting the catnip and newspaper into the arms and legs, try using a pencil to help shove it all in there.

 

TOY #4: COMPUTER MOUSE

DIY: Computer Mouse Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

DIY: Computer Mouse Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

The computer mouse is the most simple out of the four toys to make. Just follow the same steps as the TARDIS and cactuar (you don’t have anything to glue onto the front this time). Then in step 3 glue the cord in place before stitching the whole thing together in step 4.

 

TOY #4: GOLDEN SNITCH

DIY: Golden Snitch Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

The snitch has a very different method of being made, but it’s really easy, don’t worry!

DIY: Golden Snitch Cat Toy | allonsykimberly.com

1. cut a piece of yellow felt to fit around the ball // 2. glue the felt around the ball // 3. cut triangles on the end // 4. trim the tops of the triangles so they just reach past the center of the ball when folded over // 5.-6. fold and glue the flaps down until the whole side is covered // 7. repeat on the other side // 8. cut four wing shapes from the white felt // 9. glue two wings together back to back (if your felt is thick enough that you can’t see through the white, you can skip this step) // 10. glue wings to both sides of the ball (this step isn’t pictured, but just refer to the finished photo before the steps if you’re unsure where to glue them on)

I didn’t use any catnip with this one. Hugo will love it just because it’s round and he can roll it around on the floor.

 

Once they’re are finished, all that’s left to do is give them to your cat and let him/her go crazy!

DIY: Geeky Cat Toys | allonsykimberly.com

DIY: Geeky Cat Toys | allonsykimberly.com

Sometimes Hugo just likes to rub his face on them. Whatever makes him happy.


// sometimes I share my projects, printables, and home decor on these sites. //



Friday Favorites #42

December 21, 2012

Cat vs Human

This is my life right now. Wrapping present with a cat around is proving to be one of the most difficult tasks I’ve ever tried to accomplish. Seriously, I should get a medal or something.
(via Cat vs. Human)

 

 

Harry Potter Shop Opens at Platform 9 34 via The Independent

A Harry Potter shop just opened up between platforms 9 and 10 at King’s Cross Station. “Muggles can buy wands, robes, uniforms, golden platform 9 ¾ tickets and other Potter collectibles.”
(via The Independent)

 

 

Lego Block Bag from luxfordst

I love this denim Lego brick bag from Luxford St.

 

 

Lgt Art Gallery Star Wars Submissions
[clockwise: 1, 2, 3, 4]

Ltd. Art Gallery showcases artists that combine different forms of art with pop culture universes. I am in love with their Star Wars gallery. It was so hard narrowing it down to four pieces to showcase.

 

 

Scrooge by Davd A. Reeves Photography and Design

David A. Reeves is an amazing artist who recreates scenes from different books, games, and movies using paper cutouts. It’s incredible the amount of work he puts into each piece – creating and cutting the silhouettes, designing the backdrops, even setting up the lighting so it casts just the right shadows – it’s very impressive.

 

 

It’s the last weekend before Christmas. Hope it’s a good one for all of you. Stay safe if you’re traveling and have fun with your families. Andrew’s coming “home” today and I get him for the whole rest of the year! I’m pretty excited.




My Sister’s Wedding: Part 2

December 19, 2012

Yesterday, I shared the first half of pictures from my sister’s wedding. Now it’s time for the rest!

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Christina and Kevin were blessed with a gorgeous day for their wedding, and other than a few minor snafus – like my sister accidently calling Kevin her wife during their vows – everything was perfect. I’m so thankful to have been a part of their big day.

 

*all photos taken by The Pros.




My Sister’s Wedding: Part 1

December 18, 2012

I know it’s been over six months since my sister got married, but I finally got a hold of the pictures from her big day and put together a couple of posts to share them with you.

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My Sister’s Wedding| allonsykimberly.com

My Sister’s Wedding| allonsykimberly.com

My Sister’s Wedding| allonsykimberly.com

My Sister’s Wedding| allonsykimberly.com

I’ll be back tomorrow with pictures from the ceremony and reception!

 

*all photos taken by The Pros.




DIY Chewbacca iPhone Case

December 09, 2012

DIY Chewbacca iPhone Case
I’m finally starting to get back on track with everything. It’s been such a crazy couple of weeks, but now that I’m some what caught up, I have a lot of projects to share with you. Starting with the case I made for my iPhone.
SUPPLIES
  • black/brown phone case (you can get them for $5 at Big Lots or 5 Below)
  • dark brown felt
  • light brown felt
  • grey felt
  • scissors
  • super glue
I don’t have any step by step pictures, because honestly it’s pretty self explanatory. However I do have two methods of doing this. There’s the way I made mine, and then there’s the way that I think would be much quicker and easier.
What I did was trace my case onto the dark brown felt, then cut it out to glue on the back of the case. This proved to be a little more difficult than I imagined since felt tends to stretch and pull as you work with it so it took me a while to actually cut out a piece that fit nicely onto the case.
What I think might be easier to do is super glue a big piece of dark brown felt on first then trim around the edges to fit. I can’t say for sure this will work, but in my head it seems like an easier solution.
Once you get that piece cut, the rest is just cutting and gluing the remaining pieces on. I didn’t bother measuring anything to be an exact size (obviously), but feel free to do so if you want a cleaner look.
DIY Chewbacca iPhone Case
Then snap it on and show everyone just how much you love Star Wars.
DIY Chewbacca iPhone Case
Which in my case, is a lot. :)




Friday Favorites #40

December 07, 2012

BFFs by TheRedHoodie

“BFFs” by TheRedHoodie
That last panel make my heart happy.

 

 

Ohio State Cutting Board by AHeirloom

Love this Ohio Cutting Board by AHeirloom. They’re custom made so you can have the heart carved over any city you’d like.

 

 

Space Invaders Argyle Annihilation Shirt by ScatterbrainTees

Argyle has never looked better. (by ScatterbrainTees )

 

 

Throw Pillows from Societ6
[top-ltr: 1, 2, 3 // bottom-ltr: 1, 2, 3]

So many great throw pillows available at Society6 now.

 

 

One of my favorite Doctor Who moments. <3

 

 

Have a great weekend everybody!

 

P.S. I'm guest posting over at The Mandatory Mooch today. Make sure you stop by and say hi!


Christmas Giveaway with FIE [closed]

December 03, 2012

Are you guys ready for another fantastic giveaway from Flat Iron Experts?

 

In case you missed the last giveaway, FIE is an online beauty shop that offers free beauty tips and advice on choosing the perfect hair styling tool fit for any hair type. They specializing in selling and reviewing the best flat irons, but they also offer a ton of other great hair products, including hair dryers, curling irons, extensions,  and so much more.

 

And this month they’re giving one lucky reader an awesome Christmas present!

Christmas Giveaway from FIE | allonsykimberly.com

Up for grabs is a Cortex Solo 450 Titanium Zebra Flat Iron / Hair Straightener (1").

 

Discriminating Salons and Stylists around the globe expect the best from the tools of their trade. That's why they choose the Cortex Solo 450 Collection for superior, longer lasting performance in hair expression. Our technologically advanced line uses the highest quality materials, which means beautiful results faster. Cortex Solo 450 Collection is new to the market and made for professionals in the beauty industry. You probably could have guessed this iron heats up to 450 degrees F, the hottest in the market. Adjustable heat and ergon-omically designed, this flat iron can be used on ultra thick frizzy hair or ultra thin hair.The results are amazing!

 

Christmas Giveaway from FIE | allonsykimberly.com

This $129 offer could be yours for FREE!

Here’s how to enter:
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THE RULES
The giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents and will close on Wednesday, December 12 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be chosen and notified the next day. They will then have 48 hours to get back to me before the prize is forfeited and another winner is chosen.


Good Luck!