One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I Own Another Trailer~~ and Safe Pet Toys

It's good to dream right?  Well, I was gifted another trailer from my son this year.  Last year he gifted me an ornament that hooks up to Christmas lights.  This year he gifted me this one:

Isn't it darling?  I love it!  Now I own two.  They are not the kind I can go camping in, but dreams do come true.

Yesterday, in the center of completing more projects, my daughter reminded me that we dried catnip for cat toys.  So I hopped on my sewing machine chair and made several for the cats.
I wish all the photos came out.  However, they were rolling around and moving so fast.  Here is Jasper licking his pillow.  I took scrap material and made miniature pillows, and stuffed them with dried catnip (that grows wild on our property).  Tiger, another cat, was holding his pillowing between his front paws and rubbing it on both sides of his face.  We had so much fun watching them.

.....well, it's another day of working on projects....I better get to work.  The year is ending fast and my pile continues to grow.  I made a trip to the thrift store on my way to the grocery store (gulp).  I came home with a few more projects to re-purpose. I gotta quit doing that.  Ha ha ha ha!  Look for those updates on my S.C.R.A.P. blog in the near future.
 

11 comments:

Kim said...

I just love following you and now I have to ask a question. Do you have another blog? How do I find it?

Katmom said...

Never stop having projects to work on... you'll just grow moss around your feet if you do! lol! :>)

Candy C. said...

Your little trailer is just too cute!
Jasper certainly looks to be "under the influence" of the catnip! LOL!!

Anna said...

I love the trailer! Adorable!!! I remember camping in one similar to that. Brings me back a ways, nicely.
And what a happy looking cat! I must remember to plant some new catnip this year. How do you get your cats to leave it alone while it grows!

I look forward to seeing the outcome of your re-purpose projects. I am just getting into that am an interested in all ideas.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Girl! you're doing a new project everyday! ...
I like the pictures of the cat-nipped cat.
I'm not great with photography and I only have a point a shoot Kodak...but try shooting the pets with the *children* setting. That way if they or the camera moves...not too fuzzy!

Like you I've got more than enough to re-purpose...but still I can't help myself when I see a good deal.

take care!
Pat

Michelle said...

Do they hide theirs from the other cats. Mine don't like to share.

Kristina said...

Michelle - the cats to share, but only when they are tired of it and need a break. One left one on the front room carpet and another one started rubbing all over it. SO funny to watch.

Kristina said...

Kim I do have another blog (for SCRAP projects): http://scrapreusedandrecycledartprojects.blogspot.com/

Kristina said...

Anna - we also have 3 barn cats that stay outside. They are very loving cats and we do bring them inside during extreme weather. They eat the catnip and well....deposit it in my flower beds (he he he!) I find it growing all around the barns too. To dry it, I had to hang it in the garage and keep it there until I was ready to stuff the pillows. I even had to stuff the pillows in the garage! Ha ha ha! We tried to bring it inside and the three inside cats went crazy over it.

LDH said...

Sweet kitty pic! And, the crocheted shawl for your daughter is just lovely! I think you did a terrific job!

Sending Happy New Year greetings!
Kindly, Lorraine

nancypo said...

Cute kitty and pillow! Nice ornament too....