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. 301
    Mary

    great green idea! Kito and Mitla would have a blast kicking around these darn socks – bet these mice will scurry nicely across the wood floors!

  2. 302
    Emily

    So cute! My cat would love to sink her teeth into those…

  3. 303
    kelley sheftall

    I love non-wasteful ingenuity!

  4. 304
    Julie L

    This is a great way to recycle and reuse! I love it! I think my cat Noodles would love it also! :)

  5. 305
    ellen

    These are too cute!!!!

  6. 306
    Bobby

    keep the paws warm

  7. 307
    dlh

    A perfect holiday gift for my eco-conscious cats.

  8. 308
    Esther

    Sweet! My kitties would love to play with more socks!

  9. 309
    cjorgens81

    these are great toys…would love to win…

  10. 310
    Michelle Lewis

    These are adorable, and I love that they are recycled.

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    sarah

    Those look like fun! I bet the baby would enjoy them, too.

  13. 313
    Annalisha

    Very cute. My cats would love them!

  14. 314
    Claudia

    3 blind Mice! Please!

  15. 315
    Marci P

    what a great idea!

  16. 316
    Kimberly R.

    I luv these Marvelous Melissa cat toys! Mice and darn!socks are SO cute! I luv that they are recycled – what a genious idea :) i know faith & rocky would LUV some of these toys. Anything that is soft and has cat nip will keep them entertained for a long time – would luv to treat the kitties to these super cute toys!

  17. 317
    Deb

    What a fabulous way to reuse old sweaters and socks! Ianto would love these mice.

  18. 318
    Stormist

    holy socks Catman!

  19. 319
    Woodgie's Gramma

    How cute! I really SHOULD do this kind of thing myself… Sigh…

  20. 320
    israel y

    awesome toys! lets hope Ii’m one of the 5 winners!

  21. 321
    Bernie

    I think these would be purrfect for my cats. Great size and portabilty, easy to bat around and chase. Won’t hurt my bare feet when I srep on ‘em in the dark. A clever recycling idea as well. So pick me! PLEASE!

  22. 322
    Michelle

    How cute!My new baby would love these!

  23. 323
    ilene

    What a great idea!

  24. 324
    Jonathan

    My kitties would love three blind mice!

  25. 325
    Elizabeth Garcia

    These are so adorable! My kitten would love them.

  26. 326
    Cat Lover

    REALLY CUTE.

  27. 327
    m&s

    These are adorable! What a great idea!

  28. 328
    Laura T

    Purrfect for our gang of 5. Great idea!

  29. 329
    Rhonda K.

    What a splendid idea! My cats go crazy for a good concept filled with ‘nip!!!

  30. 330
    Valerie

    These are just so ‘darn’ cute! My cats would love them!

  31. 331
    Janelle

    So cute! And here I use my old socks as rags! Great idea.

  32. 332
    Missy K

    Those are adorable !
    I have soooo many pairs of ols socks id have just thrown away .I might have to do this with them now…..
    Awesome idea !
    Xxoo
    Missy

  33. 333
    Marcia

    cute faces!

  34. 334
    Leslee

    Jo-Jo the Maine Coon says, “Please! Please–I want some!”

  35. 335
    Samantha Fonger

    These are too cute!!

  36. 336
    James

    Cute toys! Noodles says he wants to play with them.

  37. 337
    Aurora

    OMG! My kitty would go crazy for those toys.

  38. 338
    Taylor

    cute sockys!

  39. 339
    alice

    These are absolutely adorable! My cats would go crazy for them! I even want one for myself :)

  40. 340
    Karen

    these toys are awesome!!

  41. 341
    Susan Roragen

    Cute! :)

  42. 342
    Lori

    Too cute!! And incredibly clever! I know that my environmentally-conscious cat would adore these! ;)

  43. 343
    Elin

    Me and my cats loves mice!!!!

  44. 344
    dedicateddourly

    I would like to make these myself, but my kitties would try to ‘help’ too much. Very cute.

  45. 345
    John

    ROFL…. socks!

  46. 346
    Lynn

    I’ve got a kitty that would love, love, lovey these mice! His sometimes get sucked up in the vacuum wand, so he’s always appreciative of new toys!

  47. 347
    Jenipurr

    I have six cats who would absolutely adore either of these toys (although I suspect that they wouldn’t last long – I have a few who are firm believers in converting toys into millions of tiny shreds as quickly as possible.

  48. 348
    bdaiss

    Amazing! Great toys and recycled to boot! Thanks for a fabulous giveaway – again!

  49. 349
    Debbie

    Love the Three Blind Mice! Kitties can’t have too many toys, can they???

  50. 350
    Emily

    These are too cute!! My cats would love them!


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