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. 401
    Rachel

    How adorable! My kitties would be so happy to play with the Holey Socks!!

  2. 402
    Irene

    Very cute way of going green!

  3. 403
    Gema Castañeda

    Awww this toys are so cute, my cats will love it!!!

  4. 404
    Denise

    What a great idea! Would love these for my boys. They would enjoy them, I’m sure.

  5. 405
    Jenny O.

    So cute! My cat would love these.

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    cranepuffin

    I love it that the cats can be recyclers too!

  8. 408
    Madelaine

    Cats, by default, love anything destined for the landfill. Empty paper towel rolls, balled up receipts, empty boxes, etc. These should work great! :)

  9. 409
    Katy

    these look excellent for bunny kicks.

  10. 410
    ruth

    How clever! And the addition of pistachio shells! My cat would love them.

  11. 411
    Lisa

    Thanks! I’ve got to get the Darn Sock for my kitty.

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    Patty R

    a. these are adorable.
    b. what a great way to recycle – even the wool sweater lint!

    kudos to Marvelous Melissa!

  15. 415
    Monica

    THese look so nice and it’s good for the environment too! I made some homemade cat toys too but they don’t look as appealing.

  16. 416
    Fernanda

    Love it, want it, send it to me.

  17. 417
    Lauren

    i love those mice!

  18. 418
    Gail Cinninger

    Marvelous idea Melissa! Earthy toys are the best!

  19. 419
    Mario & Ruby

    We prefer sock toys with the feet still in them!

  20. 420
    ellen miller

    I hope I win!

  21. 421
    Adriana

    I love it when people recycle instead of filling up the land fields. A wonderful and smart idea. My cats would enjoy either one very much.

  22. 422
    Kate Gillan

    I love the use of recycled cloth, and my two rescued cats Garp and Elizabeth would too!

  23. 423
    Sally

    I would love this toy or should I say, Pepper would love this toy! She loves my socks and her “mice” !

  24. 424
    Rachel Newman

    My cats are menaces and love to destroy. Think they could handle these? I hope I get to find out!

  25. 425
    andys

    So cute, and a great idea.

  26. 426
    Eva H

    My beautiful and v e r y playful kitty Fjodor – adopted from the ASPCA yesterday! – would love him some of them mousies. ^.^

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    katrina oconnor

    how clever are you to up with such a brilant idea for a tpy fpor our darling cats.

  28. 428
    Dominique

    My little cat, Cali, is always carrying one of my pairs of socks around the house, so I guess she would love that (and me too if I don’t have to pick up my socks everywhere…).

  29. 429
    Cathy Thornburn

    I love these, especially the recycled part. Very cute!

  30. 430
    Luke

    Holey cow, batman….these toys look soooooooo Cool!

  31. 431
    tom

    Two cats here who would flip for these.

  32. 432
    Nina

    My three love anything “MOUSE”!

  33. 433
    L.S

    I absoloutley love the look of these toys; they are so cute!!! And eco friendliness is a great bouns!!!

  34. 434
    deborah

    So cute! WANT!

  35. 435
    Jess W.

    They look wonderful!

  36. 436
    Jen

    what a great idea!

  37. 437
    Marcy

    Adorable!! My cats would love playing with these!

  38. 438
    Cats~Goats~Quotes

    Those are about the cutest little toys we’ve seen in a long time!!

  39. 439
    Jen

    What a great idea. I love it!

  40. 440
    10 cat Mom

    Fantastic! I love recycling products.

  41. 441
    Gertie

    Pig would go crazy for these guys!

  42. 442
    Kate

    Oh boy, my Clemmie really wants those sock mice. Love that these toys are recycled.

  43. 443
    swisewoman

    so cute cute.

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    Jennifer

    My cuties would love these eco-friendly cat toys! Right now they play with mice made from felt & stuffed with catnip. So there have been a few times I come home to an empty mouse on the floor and catnip all over my bed. And of course the innocent looks when I ask what happened. :-)

  45. 445
    Alison

    My kitties want the 3 blind mice. They are good mousers.

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    Darrell Becker

    Those sock toys would get no rest from our crew.

  47. 447
    Nicole

    I love these! & I know my lil kitty would just adore such a cute n Eco toy! Hope we win!

  48. 448
    Steve

    My cat does like old socks, so these might do well…

  49. 449
    Laura

    These are just adorable!

  50. 450
    Moo's mommy

    those are so cute! there are so many creative people out there!


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