Holey Socks & Sweater Scraps! Recycled Cat Toys from Marvelous Melissa Plus BONUS GIVEAWAY Winner’s Choice!

Mon, Nov 9, 2009

Giveaways, Green Design, Toys

Three Blind Mice

What moderncat doesn’t love a nice homemade toy that helps reduce the impact on the landfill? Well, as soon as your cat reads this, he’ll be asking you for one of these toys from Etsy seller Marvelous Melissa. She makes two different kinds of eco-friendly cats toys: Three Blind Mice and darn!socks, both of which are extremely popular with the eco-conscious feline crowd.

Three Blind Mice are made with felted scraps of old wool sweaters rolled into little mice with organic catnip inside. Perfect for carrying and batting around. Darn!Socks are made from holey old socks, bound for the trash, but instead reincarnated as adorable mice, just the right size for bunny kicking. These guys are filled with organic catnip, a bit of recycled crinkly plastic, a few pistachio shells (for a good crunch), and recycled wool sweater lint. It doesn’t get any more eco-friendly than that!

Darn!Socks

Enter to Win! Bonus Giveaway, Five Winners, Winner’s Choice!

Marvelous Melissa is offering five winners each their choice of either a set of Three Blind Mice or a darn!socks cat toy. Please leave a comment on this post to enter. The five winners will be chosen in a random drawing on November 17 and notified via email. One entry per person. This giveaway is open to readers everywhere. Now that’s marvelous!

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658 Responses to “Holey Socks & Sweater Scraps! Recycled Cat Toys from Marvelous Melissa Plus BONUS GIVEAWAY Winner’s Choice!”

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    Wendy

    cool! thanks for the chance to win.

  3. 53
    Sharon

    What a great idea! Not to mention the mice are adorable too. My cats would love them. :)

  4. 54
    kris

    These are adorable! I think my little furry boys would love playing with them.

  5. 55
    Sally Timson

    These are so cute! What a creative idea….Bowser would love them!

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    rachel

    Oh my goodness! How precious! I love the three blind mice!

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    Mark

    They look great! Ours would love them.

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    Lee Sullivan

    I love the darn!socks! Not only are the toys too cute for words but the name is awesome, too!

  10. 60
    Holly

    How Wonderful! I sure hope I win–the kitties will love this!

  11. 61
    Keatra

    What a great idea! Thanks for having a giveaway!

  12. 62
    Jessica H.

    what an awesome idea!

  13. 63
    VANESSA

    Love these! They are super cute and great for the environment. My cat would love them too!♥

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    Natalia

    My playful three little girl-cats would love to chase these around. They can never get enough play time.

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    Jacqui'

    These would make ideal kitty stocking stuffers!

  16. 66
    Ally Hayworth

    What an original idea!!!

  17. 67
    Carol

    These are great, hope I win.

  18. 68
    Kelly Martin

    Absolutely adorable! My kitties would love these!

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    Kerry Winger

    The darn socks would be wonderful. What a wonderful use of recycled products!

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    Karianne

    What a great idea! My girls would love some holey mice.

  21. 71
    Ry

    This a great idea and really cute! Earlier this morning my Persian was batting around a piece of paper in the kitchen for about an hour! Proof that anything can be made into a delightful toy! These mice,of course. are much cuter! Great “Green” recycling idea.

  22. 72
    Laurie

    Very, very cute! What a great idea! My cats love to carry around small toys like those.

  23. 73
    Eric

    Our 2 cats would love these!

  24. 74
    Belinda Bonello

    Oh they are so cute, I’d love to win :)

  25. 75
    Nanc

    Oh my. My furbabies would absolutly go nuts for either toy. I just love them and my babies would love them even more. Many thanks for the chance to win one.

  26. 76
    Diana

    So cute, and smart too!

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    Laura Richardson

    What a marvelous idea!

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    Julia

    what a great idea! My 3 cats would love these, as they are very eco-conscious.

  29. 79
    Suzanne

    Great idea! I have a cat who loves to steal my knitting and race around. She would love these.

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    Jo

    What a great idea!

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    Patrick

    What Marvellous idea!

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    sarah

    what a great idea! would that I had the skill to do that with my own old socks and sweaters. our three kitties would love them!

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    Linda

    so adorable. my cat & i would love to have a few of these mice.

  34. 84
    Laura Oliva

    Wonderful, lets be green and keep our cats happy!

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    tamsinlee

    How cute! Two of my cat’s favorite things: sweaters and mice! I have been going to the thrift store to buy him sweaters. If I were talented and crafty, I would make these for him. Alas, I’ll leave it to the professionals.

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    Sally Williams

    So clever! Marlin,Jonesey and Brodie would love to play with them!!

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    Jenna

    Eco-friendly AND cute! I’m sold!

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    MsChaos

    those are so cute! I one kitty would love these (the other would look on with disdain)

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    peggy

    what a great idea………..I believe in recycling just
    about everything. The cats/kittens would love them

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    Mette Ida

    My cat would be absolutely thrilled to get this one :)

  41. 91
    Beatrice Bellin

    Another so simple, but genius idea! The mice are CUTE!

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    Denise

    They are so cute & such a neat idea!

  43. 93
    Emily Loring

    What a genius idea! I love what they are made out of!

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    Linda

    What cute toys. I can picture my cats playing with them.

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    Diane Thompson

    You were right! As soon as my cats read about these socks, they were asking for one (five, really). I love the idea of recycling and lowering our impact on the environment.

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    Lydia

    OMG!! I LOVE THESE!!! MY KITTIES WOULD LOVE THESE!

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    gailmail5

    So cute! Just like kids, stuff you find around the house works better that fancy toys…

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    Karen

    I know exactly which end of which sofa the cats will stash these cute little mice.

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    Stephanie

    How cute and what a good idea!

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    Debbie

    Gracie would love one!


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