Here are just a few pics of what I've made recently ....
Gifts for our cat, Peaches
The balls are plastic practice golf balls, which I cut a slit in, then inserted a jingle bell, and then crocheted around it with a bit of scrap yarn, the knot is a 3"x 11" piece of fabric, folded in half, sewn and stuffed and then knotted. I thought about buying catnip and inserting it, but our cat doesn't seem overly thrilled with catnip, so I didn't bother.
At right is the stocking I made for her.