Monday 10 June 2019

Crafting With Cats ~ Part IV ~ How To Make A Supurr Luxe Rainbow Pom Pom Hammock with The B Team

Welcome to
Supurr Monday Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur a revisit to Part IV of our Crafting with Cats segment, and one of our all time favourite crafting projects which we still love today, and young Melvyn has really taken to it since his arrival! MOL  

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, here's the links:

Easter Catnip Eggs

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This week we're making this!

What We Used:

A gazillion pom poms [MOL just kidding 1000 x 1" should suffice!]
Glue gun and lots of glue sticks
Fabric backing
Timber and wood screws
Paint - if mew want to paint it. [We used white gloss.]
Staple gun and/or upholstery tacks
A length of ribbon or trim

Now we made a supurr king size cat hammock, so if mew make a small one then obviously mew'll use less pom poms, glue and timber etc...

Optional cat/s fur snoopervising and general assistance

Are mew ready?

We'll start with the supurr easy bit

Furst, we'd suggest than mew sort the pom poms out, keeping the colours separate. Luckily we had a few spare baskets this week, absolutely purrfect timing as they ended up as pom pom sorters.

Next get your fabric, cut it to size and give it a quick iron, then place it on a flat surface.

Now we're hot gluing straight onto the fabric, so if mew luffs your table purrlease protect it as the glue will soak through and possibly ruin the finish.  Our table is purely fur crafting/sewing/painting etc... so we just give it a good clean between projects.

Ok, get your glue gun ready, oh and do make sure mew have plenty of glue sticks.

We ran out at this point and the P.A. had to do a quick re-order! MOL 

Thank Cod fur Amazon Prime...

And voila approximately 800 pom poms later [MOL!] and we're ready to move onto the frame. I did have to come and snoopervise the P.A. at this point and do my 'quality control check' fur loose pom poms, and yes, they're all firmly stuck in place.

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Making The Frame

I do suggest mew familiarize yourself with the wood mew are going to be using, I do take my wurk furry seriously so this step did take quite a while.

Furst mew need 8 cut lengths the same size and 4 spacers.

Check that mew are putting it together squarely, I had to intervene at this point with my purrtractor just to check! MOL  Aftur rigorous checking, the second one was made.

Place the spacers on the corners, then put the second square on top and screw together.  So mew have something like this below.  We suggest that mew pre-drill the screw holes, as this makes it so much easier.

So now your frame is complete, mew can either leave it au natural or mew can paint it.  We used gloss paint.

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Putting it all together!

Now comes the really fun part, putting the hammock onto the frame. Now mew'll notice here that the pom poms don't go all the way to the edge of the frame, well there's method in our madness which will be revealed in a moment.

So now mew need to place the pom pom hammock onto the frame and get a gentle fall happening towards the middle of the frame. Staple one side, then the opposite side furst, then repeat on the two remaining sides. Slowly wurk your away around the entire frame until it looks like the bottom right picture. Trim off any excess fabric, so mew have a nice clean edge.  Take the remainder of your pom poms and finish gluing them right up to the edge of the frame, so mew have a purrfect edge. Finally mew can use a wide ribbon or upholstery trim to cover the staples. We opted fur a nice wide blue grosgrain ribbon and glued it on as at the final hurdle the P.A. couldn't find her upholstery pins/tacks.

And finally, mew should have something like this ~ isn't it epically epic or what!?

So what was The B Teams verdict?

Well actually we luffs it, Amber got furst dibs when it was in the lounge.  Pandora and Fudge were circling like sharks as she got her boose comfy.

Then it was moved into its final position upstairs in the new office under the corner desk, where Smoochie promptly got himself, his catnip nana and Mr Ratty installed post haste! MOL

 I actually spent the weekend convalescing on it, so I can safely say the hammock was a total hit, so much so that the P.A. is making two more smaller ones so there's plenty to go around! 

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And that furriends furry sadly brings us to the end of our crafting with cats post today, we do hope mew liked it and feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics on our Facebook page at:

And if there's anything mew'd like us to make, leave a comment and we'll do our best.

We'll be back on Wednesday with The Pet Parade Blog Hop, so do stop by and hop around the wurld with us, Dash Kitten and Barking from the Bayou as mew know how much we love your company.

Bestest crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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Sunday 9 June 2019

3 Fur 1 ~ Parsley, Melvyn and Fudge's Joint Selfie at BBHQ on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop

BBHQ The B Team Sunday Selfies @BionicBasil ®

Fabulous greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

3 Fur 1

Parsley, Melvyn and Fudge's Joint Selfie

Parsley, Melvyn and Fudge's Joint Selfie @BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies 

We had a lovely oppurrtunity to take a joint selfie the other day so we did!

Also today we're joining in Athena's Caturday Art Hop with this lovely watercolour effect, sorry we're a day late, we had a sponsored post yesterday featuring some epic toys!

Parsley, Melvyn and Fudge Joint Selfie @BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies Caturday Art Effect

And we'll be sharing this lovely picture as a jigsaw on the puzzle page later in the week.

Here's hoping mew all have an epic day and the sun is shining where effur mew are, we'll be back tomorrow so hope to see mew then.

Wishing mew a supurr chilled day with 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 8 June 2019

What's In The Box on BBHQ Spotlight Review Featuring Kitty Kick Stix with The B Team

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What's In The Box on BBHQ Spotlight Review @BionicBasil®

Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furriends

And welcome to the weekend

Today we're sharing one of our *sponsored posts with mew from the fabulous peeps at...

... who contacted us a couple of weeks ago and asked if we'd like to try some of their Kitty Kick Stix!

OMC, of course we would!  

What's in the Box:

We knew there was something incredible hiding out in the tissue paper, as we could smell it from 30 paces! MOL

Kitty Kick Stix Review @BionicBasil® What's In The Box

Each Kitty Kick Stix™ Cat Toy is packed with 100% Natural Catnip & Handmade in the USA.

Kitty Kick Stix Review @BionicBasil® What's In The Box - 3 Kitty Stix

Aren't they tremendous?


Now came the ultimate test, watch on to see how much we enjoyed Kitty Stix...

If fur some reason the video doesn't play purrlease click here to go watch it direct on youtube [as it's scheduled to go live at 12.15 am - 15 minutes before the post goes live, though last time we did this there was a technical hitch and it wouldn't play fur some reason]. 

Melvyn is just a little thug [see his Bio here #thuglife] so we only let him loose on the smaller one and as mew just saw he loved it, he really had a good time, and Smooch just wanted to lick the black one to death; as he only has 3 legs he can't play with it like a normal kitty so that's how he plays with toys, if he's licking and hugging it, it's a winner!

Fudge and Sauce really enjoyed them too and at the moment they are all drying out because of oodles of cat slobber - we were going to give one away but immediately aftur unwrapping the P.A. got distracted by a delivery and left us alone with them and when she came back all of the Kitty Stix had been seriously violated so we don't think anyone wants slobbered on Kitty Kick Stix - OOPS sorry about that!

Closing thoughts:

So what did we think to these kitty kickers? We thought they were pawesome on an epically epic scale.

The fabrics used are tough and durable with the most gorgeous prints on.  They are stuffed to the brim so firm and solid, and the catnip used is of the primo, mucho mega variety, so most potent and we all agreed it was a most epic experience which we would heartily recommend without hesitation to any kitty looking for a good time.

We think these toys are excellent fun and are a fabulous addition to your toy box, as we know that feline enrichment toys are a must in any kitty household and these would compliment your existing toy stash purrfectly.

They also have lots of different designs, including Fish Stix and Wedges, plus mew can buy extra nip and nip spray to refresh your Kitty Stix as and when mew need to. 

Kitty Kick Stix Review @BionicBasil® What's In The Box - Melvyn

In Conclusion:

The Cats from The B Team Say YES to Kitty Kick Stix!


We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Kitty Kick Stix fur giving us the oppurrtunity to play with Kitty Stix toys ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

Visit Kitty Kick Stix  online:

Many thanks fur joining us today and don't furget to stop by tomorrow when we're back with our usual selfie selection, until then...

Happy Caturday guys

Bestest purrs

Wing Commander Basil & Co xox

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s

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Friday 7 June 2019

Welcome To Friday Fluffers ~ Showcasing The Best Photo Bloopers From BBHQ Starring Parsley Sauce, Smooch & Fudge

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Friday Fluffers withThe B Team @BionicBasil®

Happy Friyay Fab Pals

Welcome to our Friday Fluffers post where we showcase a selection of photo bloopers or photo fails from BBHQ, the photos that we thought would neffur see the light of day, buried deep, deep, deep in the archives on level 12 of our secret bunker, with no chance of effur being seen on the interwebs fur the wurld to see... UNTIL NOW!

Are mew ready fur some fun outtakes from The B Team? Of course mew are!

And furst on the podium is Sauce in his supurr fuzzy foto!

Friday Fluffers with The B Team @BionicBasil® Sauces Fuzzy Foto

He's making me see double, or did I have one Mindbender Nip Cocktail too many the other day and I'm still under the influence??!!! MOL

Next up is Smooch's Back Fumper, and who wants to tickle that back tootsie?

Friday Fluffers with The B Team @BionicBasil® Smooch's Back Fumper

And finally here's Fudge's Funny View On The Wurld!

Friday Fluffers with The B Team @BionicBasil® Fudge's Funny View On The Wurld

He is a peculiar little cat, but we wouldn't swap him fur all the catnip in the wurld [or maybe we would if our stash was getting low - OOPS did I just say that aloud! MOL]

We do hope mew enjoyed today's pics and we'll be back next Friyay with more funny photos. Also, there's a new puzzle fur mew on my Puzzle Page, I think this one is fun and mew'll really enjoy it.

Join us again tomorrow when we're here with another What's In The Box post, and again on Sunday with our usual selfie selection...  but in the meantime

Keep calm, and purr on

Bestest purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox

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