Easter Catnip Eggs
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This week we're making this!
A length of ribbon or trim
Are mew ready?
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.
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.
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!