Friday, December 11, 2009

Fun Friday

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This is Fun Friday and I wanted to share a few things we enjoy. Sometimes making things yourself is lots of fun. Especially when you have six curious cats to assist you.

Fun #1. Check out the selection of free Holiday things to make offered by The Toymaker herself, Marilyn Scott-Waters. Most holidays are covered and this is just a small portion of a website packed with things to do.

These graphics are from her Christmas section. The design above is part of a gift tag. Below is a pattern to print and assemble into a peppermint cane gift bag. I made a few of these and put wrapped candies in them. They work wonders as an inexpensive way to brighten a shut-in neighbors day!
Most of the items are in a PDF file so you will need Adobe Acrobat (a free download) to read and print the files.

Marilyn has a neat book, The Toymaker: Paper Toys That You Can Make Yourself.

Fun #2. To scent your home with a spicy orange fragrance, take thin slices of orange peel (you can use a veggie peeler) pierced with cloves, spread on a cookie sheet and place in a warm oven (not hot) until dried. Turn off the oven and they will continue to scent the house.

Since I have severe allergies to chemicals, using a synthetic fragrance is not an option. This is completely natural and also inexpensive. Of course, baking pies and cookies also makes a house smell good!

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Check out the updates on Charlie's Catster and Bear's Dogster pages.
I added my Christmas Memory Ornaments from Zoolatry... be sure and request those if you haven't already.

This beautiful pendant and earring set from the Hotties will be auctioned to help Fiona. She has serious gum and tooth problems that require expensive surgery. The only alternative to the surgery would be to have her euthanized.
Bidding will take place on the Furriends of the CB blog.

Fiona could use some purrs, she will be at the vets today for pre-surgery tests.

KC and I want to know if you have some fun Holiday traditions. Post them on Fun Friday and let everyone know.


The Meezers said...

Lots of fun stuff!!!

:: blushblushblush::

Billy SweetFeets

Angel and Kirby said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful site

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The Creek Cats said...

Awesome Christmas ideas! Fanks for sharing!

Harry Spotter said...

Love the ideas. Thanks for your support of Fiona. We love her and are trying to do our best for her. Thanks for your support we are truly blessed to have so many fur friends and non- fur friends on the cat blog.

The Kitty Krew said...

Those are some neat things!

We don't have anything fun to share at the moment, but we did want to send some purrrrrrrrs to KC, we are sorry you are sickie too! We hope Auntie Biotic takes good care of you.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

Save Moki said...

Hi KC,

We heard you where sickie as well! Please get all better real soon!! We'll be sending you our purs and prayers!!

Love Moki and the Gang
Thanks for posting our pur request on the CB as well!

Mo said...

What fun stuff!
LOVE the earrings, too!
KC, we are sending you special holiday wishes & PURRS for you to get better really soon!

with luv,
The Purries from Purrchance To Dream and Not The Mama, too!

ML said...

Fanks, effurryone, Mommy ML is calling me "snothead".
I's been a furry good kittie an am taking mine medicine.
I know I'm sick an wanna get better.
Love & Purrs,

Harry Spotter said...

So sorry to hear that you are sick KC. we are purring for you and momma is praying for you to feel better and get well soon. Our purrs and prayers are with you.

Get well!

Forty Paws said...

KC, you get all better very quickly, OK?

Luf, Us

caspersmom said...

Hi Missy Blue Eyes, sure had a good time with you last night after sneaking over to see you while the beans were out celebrating Son bean's birthday.

KC glad you have been a good girl taking your medicine. Purrs and prayers that you will soon be well. Purrs and prayers for Fiona too. Got some pretty stuff there.

Love you Missy,