I love candles. I love the warm glow they give and I love the smell the scented ones leave. Last night while preparing dinner I turned off all of the lights except for the kitchen light (so I could cook - LOL) and lit some candles. In the coming weeks I will be making some candles, just as soon as my supplies arrive. I will take lots of photographs so that you can make them along with me.
I have blogged once before about the ease of making croutons at home. Last night I had some stale foccacia's and decided to replenish my crouton stockpile. I just cut them all up into small cubes placed on baking paper on an oven tray and sprayed them with olive oil.
And baked in a moderate oven until they have dried out and are crisp and golden.
Once they have cooled place them in an air tight container for future use in soups and salads etc. They are delicious and is a much better way to use stale bread rather than throw it out.
You would all know by now that I am kitty crazy. I adore my feline babies and have much fun playing with them. It always amuses me the things that they will play with.
I have for quite awhile made little toys which I often donate to cat organisations. I thought that you might like to make some too? The first ones I call Kitty Twirls. You need pipe cleaners and little jingle bells (not to small).
Thread a jingle bell onto a pipe cleaner and centre it. Bend over the ends so that they are not sharp.
Next wrap the bell and pipe cleaner around a pencil to give it a spiral shape.
Remove the pencil and Voila !! A Kitty Twirl Toy.
They are such fun to make and the cats will adore them. My fridge has a lovely collection under it.
I also recycle the plastic rings on the top of plastic jars and milk bottles. They are easily removed in 1 piece.
First wrap a pipe cleaner around the ring leaving a gap for another colour. Make a loop at the top if you wish to hang it later.
A cute little kitty wreath from a milk ring.
The larger rings will take 3 to 4 pipe cleaners.
But are heaps of fun to play with - Want to see how much fun?
Dreamer gives it a tap to see if it moves........
Oops I think they fell off.....
Which way did they go ?
Down there Jack.......
Okay I'll go get it shall I? They play with them for ages. Give them a go they are cheap to make and will provide hours of fun for your kitty cat.