Monday, 16 December 2019

Crafting With Cats ~ Part XV ~ Catmas Special Part II ~ How To Make A Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration ~ Level Easy Peasy

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part XV of our Crafting with Cats segment.  If mew missed Part One of our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza and How to Make a Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking ~ click here

We really like the idea of a handmade Catmas [Christmas to the normal folk out there!], and we've been making lots of things over the last few months as our old decorations are getting a bit tired after 20+ years, and in all honesty we don't like what's available in the stores; plastic, plastic and more plastic,so this year we decided to go another route, and so here we are with a more natural approach.

All of our previous CWC posts are on the Crafting with Cats Page, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them.  Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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**A quick note before we begin**

All Crafting with Cats ideas and creations are of our own design and we share them fur purrsonal/home use only.

  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

Copyright ©BionicBasil®

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This time we're making 

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® The Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration

What Mew Will Need:

Burlap/Hessian or a fabric of your choice

stuffing/wadding

wool or embroidery thread

mini pom poms

black felt

large needle or darning needle

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Lets Get Started!


1.  We love burlap! MOL

2.  Fold A4 paper in half and draw your template ours is approx 3.5" wide x 2.5" high or 9 cm x 6 cm
[if mew have a tub of Whisker cat treats - mew could use the lid as your template - we'll be making some really fun things with those in an upcoming Craft Post].

3. & 4.  Cut out and place on fabric.


Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® How To Make A Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration

5. & 6.  Pin to fabric while mew cut; as tailors chalk doesn't show up very well, so its easier to pin the template and cut around it.  Cut 2 pieces.

7.   Place both pieces together, take your wool and large needle.  Sew around the edges in a stitch of your choosing.

8.  Leave a gap and stuff to your desired level with wadding.

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® How To Make A Bahumbug Burlap Cat Tree Decoration

9.  Finish sewing and leave a loop of wool to hang your Burlap Cat.

10.  Glue on pom pom for nose and stitch whiskers in place,

11. Cut out small triangles of black felt for the pupils and glue to the white pom poms.  Glue eyes onto cat, and mew should now have something that looks like this; a really cute but rather grumpy little face looking back at mew! MOL

Here's ours in the tree at BBHQ, and we've affectionately called it Amber! MOL MOL MOL

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 2 ©BionicBasil® The Bahumbug Burlap Cat In The Tree

A very Bahumbug Catmas indeed! 

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our fifteenth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Bahumbug Burlap Cat we'd love to see, so feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:


We'll be back on Wednesday with The Pet Parade and do hope mew can join us then, and later in the week we'll be sharing the Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip accessories - OH MY COD!!!!

Until then

Keep calm and craft on...

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox







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We at BionicBasil HQ are not responsible or liable fur any injuries to person/s and/or cat/s, crafting addictions, glue on cats, paper cuts, misplaced pins and needles, cats stealing your supplies, broken scissors, cat fur stuck on your projects, or your project not turning out as planned.  By using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages of any kind arising from use of any Crafting With Cats posts we may share.
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Sunday, 15 December 2019

Fudge's Festive Selfie on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

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Fabulous greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Fudge's Festive Selfie

Fudge's Festive Selfie ©BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies

He loves posing in his festive bandanna, mew can almost feel the smugness radiating from him! MOL


We're also joining in the lovely Athena's Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

https://www.athenacatgoddess.com/

Fudge's Festive Selfie ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art Hop

The effect was created with Befunky - Graphic Novel - this is one of our fav effects!

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and see if mew can beat our time of 9 mins 34 secs.  A little slower than last weeks but Fudge's fur was quite difficult to match at furst! MOL



Anyhoo it's time for us to go and decorate the Catmas tree, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day and we'll be back tomorrow with Part 2 of our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza, so do hope to see mew then.

Wishing mew lots of snoozy snuggles

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team




Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:









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Saturday, 14 December 2019

Crafting With Cats ~ Part XIV ~ Catmas Special Part 1 ~ Make Your Furry Own Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking ~ Level Easy Peasy

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part XIV of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all these fabulous things for feline enrichment and also just for fun, and we do hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too/ 

We really like the idea of a handmade Catmas [Christmas to the normal folk out there!], and we've been making lots of things over the last few months as our old decorations are getting a bit tired after 20+ years, and in all honesty we don't like what's available in the stores; plastic, plastic and more plastic, so this year we decided to go another route and so here we are with a more natural approach.

All of our previous CWC posts are on the Crafting with Cats Page, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them.  Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew..

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**A quick note before we begin**

All Crafting with Cats ideas and creations are of our own design and we share them fur purrsonal/home use only.

  So purrlease do not copy fur commercial/resale purrposes.

Copyright ©BionicBasil®

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This time we're making a pawesome easy peasy 

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special ©BionicBasil®  Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking

Ready fur Santa Paws to stuff full of goodies just fur mew!

What Mew Will Need:

Mini pom poms

Faux fur 

Burlap/hessian or a fabric of your choice

Ribbon

Red and white twine or a colour of your choice

needles/thread/scissors/glue gun, or regular fabric glue

optional sewing machine

>^.^<

Optional Cat ~ Smooch was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

 Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil® Smooch Craft Room Snoopervisor

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Lets Get Started

How to make Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®

1.  Choose your fabrics and trims - get your supplies together

2. Make a simple boot/stocking shape template, ours is A4 sized

3.  Cut out 2 pieces

4.  Take your pom poms and make initial of your choice - glue in place onto one piece - use a piece of card so mew don't accidentally glue it to your table top

How to make Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®

5.  Once dry - stitch both pieces together - right sides out - a basic zigzag stitch will be fine or hand-stitching will also be ok

6.  Take your faux fur trim and cut to size - ours was approx 5" or 13 cm deep and just over 2 times the width of the top of the stocking

7.  Make sure the nap [direction of the pile] on the fabric is correct - in this case facing downwards - test this before you sew in place

8. Sew faux fur approx 1.5" or  4 cm from top of stocking

How to make Basil's Catmas Stocking - Crafting with Cats ©BionicBasil®

9.  Fold faux fur into stop of stocking, so it looks like this and hand-stitch in place; a simple running stitch will suffice

10.  & 11. Next take your twine and a large needle, and sew in stitch of your choice around the stocking edge, ours is just a basic stitch

12. Finally, take a loop of ribbon and attach to the inside of the stocking, and mew should now have something that looks like this

Isn't is fabulous, and we're just in the process of making a few more so no-purrdy feels left out! MOL

And we'll share that pic when all our Catmas decorations are up next week. 

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our fourteenth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Catmas Stocking, we'd love to see, so feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:


We'll be back tomorrow with our usual selfies and do hope mew can join us then. But don't furget we'll be back next week with more exciting things fur mew to make, including our furry special Catmas Pudding Pouffe with catnip accessories which we know mew won't want to miss.

In the meantime

Keep calm and get crafty

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team







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Disclaimer:
We at BionicBasil HQ are not responsible or liable fur any injuries to person/s and/or cat/s, crafting addictions, glue on cats, paper cuts, misplaced pins and needles, cats stealing your supplies, broken scissors, cat fur stuck on your projects, or your project not turning out as planned.  By using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages of any kind arising from use of any Crafting With Cats posts we may share.
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