What do you do when you have a bunch of crafty staff members and a bunch of kitties that need some new enrichment activities to keep them active and entertained at BrightSide? You create Crafting with Kitties night! On the third Friday night of every month from 5pm to 8pm we pull out our sewing machines, our knitting needles, and our secret stashes of beads to create items that we usually just work on from the comfort of the cushy chairs in our living rooms. During this time we let the cats run around and help us work on our projects or just sit in our laps and enjoy some extra love and attention. Some sit and watch, others jump straight into the mix and trim that extra thread or hold down the felt as you cut out the pattern we are working on. It has been a huge success so far, with some of our initial projects we had done for a local craft booth making over $700 for BrightSide during the Christmas season! Everyone is welcome to come and work on the project we are working on for the shelter that night or simply work on a project they are working on, which might just inspire the next great project we need to do. It’s a night to relax, kick back with some kitties that are looking for homes, and share a love of BrightSide and crafting. Check out our Pinterest page for some of our ideas for new projects we want to work on in upcoming Crafting with Kitties nights. We hope you come and join us for our next Crafting with Kitties night every 3rd Friday of the month here at BrightSide!