Even though I quickly discovered that Pony loves sleeping right on the floor, I wanted her to have her own bed. I couldn't find one that I liked that was in my price range, though. Maybe I'm picky, but I never like the materials used for pet beds. Also, as we learned with Oreo, sometimes cats ignore the pretty things you buy for them, because cats are funny. I decided to make my own.
I happened to have some materials in my sewing room that would be suitable: Italian faux fur that I had left over from my stole-making days, water-repellant and highly durable sailboat canvas that I had picked up once on sale (?!), and a large bag of polyfill. I bought this Simplicity pattern for $4, and I chose the simple, flower-like drawstring bed. I worked on it over a couple of nights, for a total of less than four hours. The construction was really simple (I changed it a bit, though, and reversed the top and bottom pieces) and soon enough Pony had a new bed. I felt so useful! If only she would actually sleep in it!
This weekend while out thrifting I managed to find a few more of these milk glass bowls that I love. We have a few that we use as Oreo's food bowls, so I was pretty happy to find four more to bring home. I also cut up some peach-coloured vinyl to use as placemats: one for Pony, and one for Oreo. It's probably pretty obvious that I'm not doing much these days besides hanging out with cats.
Jane Flanagan: Ha! I guess we have similar hair. Thank you!
becka: I have a couple of capes already, but for some reason I have decided that I must have a cloak! I think they're classic. They can be difficult to wear -- not everyone reads fashion blogs, you know? It takes a bit of nerve.
Kate: Yeah, for sure! Sometimes they have some really cheesy stuff but I always seem to love what they have in the fall.
Siubhan: Oh! I hope you find it! I'm curious now.
andrea: It wasn't so long ago that we didn't have it at all! It's funny to think about that.
Nedda Ebo: Thanks! You're probably right.
tara-lynn: I console myself by reminding myself of the fact that the second I own something, I usually feel so guilty that I don't even enjoy it.
Jane: Oh, neat. Yeah, I do love anything camel-coloured!
Lexie, Little Boat: That sounds so nice! I'm sure you'll get yourself something lovely.
Stephanie: Haha! Aw, that's too bad. I do love wearing a little bit of extra clothing in cooler weather.
danica: Haha, thanks!
Ella: Well, when I'm freezing in the winter I always think of how lucky California is not to be freezing! 60 degrees sounds pretty great.
Mademoiselle Robot: Oh, thanks! I saw it! Lucky you to have the Zara one!
alice: I'm sure yours will be beautiful! I know you're right, that I could make one, but after spending some time last year trying to find the right materials, I got discouraged. I would want to use leather for the trim, but I didn't know where to look for it!
lavelle: I'm glad you like it!
erica-knits: As I told Alice above, I got discouraged last year when I was trying to find materials. Plus sometimes it just gets annoying to spend $60 on materials or whatever when you know that you could find something on sale for less! It's more of a time issue, sometimes. I'm looking forward to peeking in Zara in a few months!