I love my cats. That probably isn’t a shocking thing to read if you’ve had anything to do with me. I love other animals too, but cats will always have a special place in my heart. Even when they rip the couch to shreds trying to sharpen their claws!
My current cats, Rogue and Ziggy, seriously love scratching the poor couch. Ziggy learnt about the joys of sharpening claws on furniture from Rogue, who learnt it from Moss, who learnt it from my old girl Midnight. They sometimes use the scratching pads and the scratching post, but their favourite is the couch. I miss the girls, but it’s a legacy I’d prefer not to have. So with a bit of rope, a needle, and some thread I set to work turning the torn up mess into a new scratching post.
Read on to see how I did it, and to get an idea of how to do it yourself.
As I mentioned in my previous post I recently worked with Three’s a Crowd’s production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I started out just working on the costume team, but soon enough I had been recruited to the props team too.
You may remember that one of my goals for this year is to get closer to being a zero waste business. You may also remember that something I wanted to do to help reach that goal was op shop refashions (or thrift store transformations, if you prefer).
Much to my delight I have started doing exactly that! Last week I headed to my favourite local op shop to pick up some clothes to transform.
Note: this post doesn’t have the refashioned pieces, but they’ll be up within a week!
Whoops, a week and a half has gone by without a new post! I’m still getting used to writing these weekly and I’ve just learnt how easily time can run away from you. In a way it’s not been such a bad thing. Now it’s easier to post on a Tuesday like I wanted to, and I’ve finished my blue dress which I was going to write about a couple of weeks ago.
I was going to write this week’s blog post on the blue dress (you can see it in all its deconstructed glory in 'Goals for 2018') which I had planned on making this week, but it’s been so hot here that there was no way I was going to get out the iron if I could avoid it. Instead this week I've written about the fabric covered pattern weights I made.
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