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!”

  1. 101
    Patricia Roseman

    How adorable! I can see my three kitties with these all over the house…..I would also give them as presents to my cat friends.

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    Iro

    Manu will absolutely adore these!!!!!He is a crazy nail scratching ragdoll and he plays with nothing but mice!!!!We want them!!!!

  4. 104
    Sally Messing

    These are all just adorable!

  5. 105
    cristina

    i love it!

  6. 106
    Dawn

    What a great idea ! My fur babies would love this

  7. 107
    julie

    Very cute! is she looking for donations of single lonely socks too?

  8. 108
    Jeff

    Love all reuse items! And the pistacio shells “for a good crunch”! What kitty wouldn’t love it!?!?

  9. 109
    Rita-Anne

    Oh, now THAT is a terrific idea! We work hard in our home to make sure we recycle as much as possible. This makes so much sense!

  10. 110
    GT

    Would like to win this for my cat.

  11. 111
    Angelad

    so cute – i hope i ‘randomly’ get picked!

  12. 112
    Janet L

    I love the idea of cat toys from recycled socks. My kits have a few and love them.

  13. 113
    Roxanne

    How very cute and resourceful. Green cat toys. I really like the darn!socks cat toy. Cute little ears.

  14. 114
    Cindy

    Now, that’s a good idea! Recycle the socks and have a cute toy!

  15. 115
    Janet

    My cats love their toys and drag them out of their toy box every day for batting around. They especially love little cloth toys like this.

  16. 116
    Liz J.

    What a wonderful idea- and so cute, too! My kitties would love the darn!socks- they need some new toys to bunny kick. :)

  17. 117
    The Creek Cats

    We’d love to win these awesome toys!!

  18. 118
    momsbusy

    these mice are so cute! i love that they are eco-friendly too.

  19. 119
    Cece Keeling

    I love these little guys so will my kitties!

  20. 120
    Lisa

    cute cute cute! and winner’s choice, how exciting!

  21. 121
    connie

    these are so cute!! and very clever.

  22. 122
    Bailey

    These are ADORABLE. I love the Darn!Socks!

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    Jennie

    Aww very cute!

  26. 126
    Rachel

    So cute! My Sophie-kitty would love playing with all of them.

  27. 127
    Melanee T

    These are adorable. My cat would love them!

  28. 128
    Amy B.

    This is such a great idea, and how conscientious to use the material and recycle it into something that can truly be enjoyed! My boys will love these!

  29. 129
    Ginger

    I love recycling and my cats love catnip – these are perfect!

  30. 130
    Holly

    I’m sure our new kitten (http://hollysissonphotography.com/blog/2009/11/04/few-more-of-alice/), Alice, would love one of these toys for herself!

  31. 131
    Kathleen

    Almost too cute to let my cats at them…..but I would :)

  32. 132
    Patrice

    OMG these are soooo cute and guilt free too!

  33. 133
    Kristen

    These are so cute! Any cat would love playing with them!!

  34. 134
    sandy c

    these are so cute!

  35. 135
    jessieb

    Those are so adorable!

  36. 136
    Courtney

    Absolutely adorable! My Bubba would love these.

  37. 137
    Denah

    What a novel and cute idea! ;)

  38. 138
    Amy Jaslow

    These are adorable and I know will be well-loved by my crew.

  39. 139
    miss k

    Otto loves socks!

  40. 140
    daivii

    so cute!!!!!

  41. 141
    carol

    These are sooooo darn cute!!!

  42. 142
    Shannon

    Those are so cute! What a good idea.

  43. 143
    Angela Winn

    Those are the cutest mice I’ve ever seen!! Love them!!

  44. 144
    Kathy

    What an awesome idea, now our cats can be green, too! lol Wish I’d thought of marketing these, I’ve been going to make some mice for my cats from my old sweaters! Good luck!

  45. 145
    lisa l.

    I just love the little mouse and my kitty would love to have one to play with.

  46. 146
    Nancy

    My two cats would love these!

  47. 147
    Noelle

    Pick me! These are adorable :-)

  48. 148
    Bri-Anne

    socks please!

  49. 149
    Char

    Major loves her knitted toys. She’ll enjoy these.

  50. 150
    Anne

    Such great ideas and I’m sure my girls would love them!


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