There’s a mouse, loose, about this house

In celebration of the Craftivist Collective launching a crowdfunding scheme for their first book, I’m sharing some of my favourite personal craftivist projects. A Little Book of Craftivism is something the world needs, so please have a look. This was originally published on an old blog on the 17th August 2011:

I made these little guys after reading about the Guardian’s requests for catnip mice for cats at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

All three of our cats are rescue cats – all via the RSPCA – Daria was a single mother from a neglectful home, Headley was found as a feral kitten in a colony by some town centre bins and Monty was in an abandoned litter and reared by hand. So animal rescue is a cause close to our hearts.

I’m a pretty novice knitter but was able to make one of little guys in front of the box in an evening and it feels pretty good to make something that might make a homeless animal happy.