Monday, February 08, 2010

Better than a box?

I've been meaning to get out of my sewing rut for many months now but I couldn't quite do it. i finally bought a bunch of sewing books for inspiration and some new fabric and dusted off the machine.
Better than a box
This is the "better than a box" cat bed from one yard wonders. the fabric is quilting cotton from sewmamasew. the cat is Wyatt.
Better than a box
at first none of the cats liked the bed at all. it was stuffed much fuller than this because somehow i got it into my brain that i needed 3 lbs of fiberfill. i bought two 32oz bags and had used a minute portion of the first bag to fill the bed nearly full. i was extremely confused as to why it was so puffy though i had but a small fraction of stuffing in there. then i actually read the directions and realized that i'd made the part about the quantity required up. so now i have giant bags of poly fiberfill and nothing to use it for. maybe i'll take up toy-making or something.

anyway, i took out about half the stuffing and it looked much more like a cat bed and less like a fishy marshmallow. i bribed them with catnip and now it's officially a kitty bed.
Ellie
not to be outdone, spicy made his own box out of the styrofoam that came with his new planer. ellie approves.

4 comments:

  1. Ha ha! See my cats would totally dig the Spicy bed more than the box I slaved over the sewing machine for. Gah. But they're cute, so I'll keep them anyway.

    I'm very impressed they like it! They're a hard crowd to please!

    And you'd be surprised how often I use fiberfill...I like to have at least a small bag around.

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  2. Wyatt! Spicy! Cute fishy fabric! There is so much goodness in this post.

    I haven't sewn in months; I really miss it.

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  3. Is Spicy really male? Love the fishy cat bed.

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