Last night as I headed out to buy some groceries, Bill said, "See if they have pet things -- we should get Mooky some kind of catnip toy now that he's inside so much." Excuse me? Buy my cat a catnip toy? No, I don't think so. Not this crafty lady.
This morning I got to work with some of my adorable scraps from lilybug. I cut two triangles and one long inch-wide strip from the heavy cotton (almost denim, really) fabric and sewed them all together like half a sandwich. Then I used some thin muslin to make a little bag; I put 2 teaspoons of Cosmic Catnip into the bag and sewed it up. I stuffed the three corners of the half-a-sandwich with fiberfill, pushed the bag o' catnip into the half-a-sandwich, stuffed a little more fiberfill in, and sewed up the opening.
It probably took me an hour to make this from start to finish. I presented it to Mooky, and he had a whale of a time with it. For about 45 seconds. It was during that time that it came to be called the catnip taco. It was just easier. Compare: (a) "Well, hallo there, Mooky. Are you enjoying your new catnip-scented item that is shaped like half a sandwich?" (b) "Mooky! Catnip tacooooo!!"
I have to admit that I don't even remember buying that catnip, so it's not the strongest-smelling stuff. But he did play with it again later, and then when he was napping on the bed this afternoon I put it next to him, and when I went back in there a little later, one corner of the taco was soggy. I think he likes it. I liked making it -- it was certainly more fun than an hour of Baudrillard.