Saturday 18 April 2020

Crafting With Cats ~ Part XIX ~ Easter Special ~ How We Made The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining us fur Part XIX of our Crafting with Cats segment. Mew know we have so much fun making all this stuff for feline enrichment, and we hope mew enjoy seeing it and/or making it too! 

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, stop by the Crafting with Cats Page to see all our previous projects, 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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This time we're making a pawesome

Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn

What Mew Will Need:

Fur the Shroom: 

empty cable reel

sisal rope - we used 10 metres or 10.94 yards


faux fur green

white felt square

fabric of your choice - we used a piece of raw silk dupion in candy pink fur the top of our shroom 

cotton - needle - scissors - optional sewing machine - staple gun - glue gun

Fur the mini faux lawn mew will need:

faux fur in green

backing fabric


**see our previous tutorial on how to make the mini faux lawn aka snuggle matt**

Let's Get Started

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® How To Make The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom

1. Dad had thrown this empty data cable reel out, but the P.A. spotted it and squirrelled it away in the craft room fur future use, and this week an idea finally struck after a long dry spell in the creativity department. 

2.  Cut your wadding/padding to size and place atop the soon to-be-shroom. We used double thickness fur extra softness and comfort.

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® How To Make The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom

3. Take your felt and cut as many circles as mew want, we made 5.  Place them on your fabric and pin in place.

4. Sew either on a machine; we used a simple zig-zag stitch or sew by hand, or if mew're not into sewing glue in place. 

5. Mew should now have something that looks like this.

6. Place atop the wadding and position fur best effect.

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® How To Make The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom

7.  Flip your shroom and staple the fabric in place, pulling gently to keep it taut.  If mew're not sure about this step, watch our chair renovation video - fast forward to 6 mins and mew'll see exactly how to do it.  You can also glue this step if you don't have a staple gun.  Cut off any excess fabric near the inner core.

8. Mew should now have something that looks like this. It's starting to look Shroom'a'licious! MOL

9. & 10. Take your faux fur and mark around the reel cutting your circle about 2" or 5 cm wider.

11. Measure the width from the inner core to the edge, mew can then cut out the exact size circle so your fabric looks like a doughnut and fits around the core purrfectly. 

12.  Glue the faux fur to the reel, then flip offur and glue the remaining overlap to the underneath.

13. & 14. Take your sisal rope and begin glueing so it covers the staples.

15. & 16. Wurk your way along the full length of the core glueing the sisal rope in place until mew reach the faux fur.

And mew should now have something that looks like this, and is covered in cats! MOL

Crafting with Cats Easter Special ©BionicBasil® The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom with The B Team

Pop to our Instagram feed to see the video - scroll through the pics as the video is in the middle.

The B Team love it!

The Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom took approximately an hour to make but should take mew less time as we didn't have any instructions.  And mew can make it without using a staple gun or doing any sewing whatsoeffur - how epic, epically epic!  Mew can also use any colours mew like and that goes fur the faux lawn too, it's just that we used these colours to match our Valentine's Cottage

And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of our 19th Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and if mew decide to make your furry own Scratch'n'Purrch Magic Shroom and Mini Faux Lawn we'd love to see.

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 tomorrow with our usual selfie selection so do stop by to see what we have in store fur mew this week.

Bestest crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xx

And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too.  There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff, and if books are your thing, check out Amber's Book Reviews fur your next pawesome read! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.

We've also added some new Brain Training posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we’ll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.

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  1. You kitties are so lucky to have such a talented P.A. to make wonderful goodies for you!

  2. I agree with Brian. The PA is very talented and makes so many lovely things for you.

  3. OH what a cute scratch 'n' Purch. Your kitties are very lucky.
    Stay Safe And Healthy.

  4. I absolutely love all your crafts for kitties! This is fabulously cute. It looks like our mushroom stool that we bought 🍄 but yours is way cooler lol

  5. 110% awesome and epic! I can just see those colours in a full size lawn and garden, maybe in a cartoons series too! I wonder if you get snails to match the size???

  6. Oh My Catness this is just the BEST. Dad so wants to return to making and get back out there. Thanks friends for keeping the wonder in our lives!

  7. Wow, that is super duper! And cool, too!

    Now *she* will be watching the garbage bins...OMC! MOL!

  8. That is so cool! Thanks for the instructions. XO

  9. Your PA creates the most awesome stuff. We love this!!!

  10. That mushroom is terrific ! Epic ! Purrs


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