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. 351
    Kim

    My kitties love socks and sweaters! I always find them snuggling with them, so it would be totally fitting to get them sock and sweater toys. :)

  2. 352
    Chrissy

    So flipping adorable!

  3. 353
    Christine

    These are adorable! My cats (and dog) would love to play with these.

  4. 354
    Marie

    Absolutely Fabulous!

  5. 355
    Heather

    I love it! It’s such a good idea for scraps I have laying around and I know my cats will have a great time with them.

  6. 356
    Barb

    fabulous! what a great idea!

  7. 357
    Bree

    Schrodinger and Ophelia love socks!

  8. 358
    Erinn

    I love these…so would my cat.

  9. 359
    Cathy S.

    Love the darn mice. Very cute.

  10. 360
    Dee

    Too, too cute. What a fantastic idea.

  11. 361
    Steven

    ok. Those mice are adorable! So, so cute! Our boys would love them. To pieces.

  12. 362
    Jennifer

    Adorable! I would love some for my cat!

  13. 363
    J.W

    Haha that’s a really cute idea. Love one!

  14. 364
    Dr. Anne

    Really creative use for old clothes!

  15. 365
    Lando

    recycled toys are cool

  16. 366
    Bianca

    Wonderful idea! This way my cats have their own socks!

  17. 367
    Joy

    These are so cute, and I love that they are recycled! My kitties would have a great time with them!

  18. 368
    Casey

    I would love to see Rudi Bunny Kick something eco-friendly!

  19. 369
    Heather Anderson

    Very creative!

  20. 370
    jmuhj

    MOL! Those are adorable toys! And the look on the face of the adorable tabby-and-white model is PRICELESS! We hope we can win, but we know that whomever does win is going to be purrin’!

  21. 371
    Connie K.

    What cute cat toys!

  22. 372
    Dee

    Too, too cute! What a fantastic idea.

  23. 373
    Tipu the Tabby

    my human servant made me a catnip lizard and i broke it. these recycled mice look more sturdy for my jaws and paws!

  24. 374
    Mese

    My kitten loves socks already, this just makes them that much more fun… adorable!

  25. 375
    roxanna

    I want a mountain of darn!socks mice.

  26. 376
    Melmike

    My word, but this is a great idea, especially in a household with a cat who chews holes in socks and sweaters!

  27. 377
    Teresa reyes

    Maya loves fake mice! She is a feisty bunny kicker…….

  28. 378
    Kitty

    Great idea. The cats would love toys like these

  29. 379
    Jen

    such a great idea! and any mouse my cat can get his paws on is a GOOD thing!

  30. 380
    Monica

    Adorable, environmentally friendly toys. Thanks for sharing them!

  31. 381
    Connie

    Adorable kitty toys!

  32. 382
    Stephanie

    Those are sooooo cute

  33. 383
    Darcy B

    Yes please–David wants a new toy—and he wants it now! or someone’s gonna loose a shoe!!

  34. 384
    jane

    the lil mice are just adorable

  35. 385
    sonia

    id love to win!!!

  36. 386
    Daniela

    all my cats want this! realy, realy want!!! I want this too!!! ^|^

  37. 387
    Laura

    TOO CUTE! How clever some people can be! I’d love to bring these home to my little one.

  38. 388
    Aileen

    These cat toys are adorable!!!

  39. 389
    TheKnittingNinja

    those are way too cute! I crochet most of my meeces for my cats, but I bet they would love those too

  40. 390
    stef liang

    me and my eco-friendly cats would love these!

  41. 391
    Laura

    I love these cute little mice! And I know my boys will love them more!

  42. 392
    yamster

    What an awesome idea (and great names, too)!

  43. 393
    Megan

    Pistachio shells? Thats a really good idea! My cats would love these!:)

  44. 394
    Marg Elmendorf

    Wow lots of people want these toys and so do we. Our mom needs to learn how to put these terrific toys together. She has tons of holy socks. Anyway put our name down.

  45. 395
    Becca

    Ooh how cool–great idea to fill it with plastic and pistachio shells for noise too

  46. 396
    Linda Kish

    I love these, especially the 3 blind mice.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  47. 397
    peggy w

    Our cats would love these. Maybe than they would leave our socks alone.
    Hope we win. What a great idea!

  48. 398
    Becky

    looks like fun!

  49. 399
    Trisha K

    These are so adorable! My cats would love sticking their claws into these and throwing them around the room.

  50. 400
    Kathy

    cool cat toys


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