Monday 30 January 2023

**CRAFTING RERUN** Crafting With Cats ~ Part XI ~ Valentines Special ~ How We Made A Valentines Heart Crinkle Mat

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

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

If mew missed any of our previous CWC posts, here's how we made:







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**Purrlease Note**

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

Copyright ©BionicBasil 

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This week we're making a pawesome 

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat

What We Used:

Fabric of your choosing, ours is red
Wadding/padding
Lining fabric
Plastic shopping bags ~ yes we're doing our bit and recycling

Sewing machine

scissors - cotton - pins - needle - tailors chalk or similar - ruler

Optional Cat ~ Smooch was today's Snoopervisor

Furst we suggest measuring one of your kitties to see how big your fabric needs to be, as not all kitty's are the same size.

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat

Take your fabric and give it a quick iron.

Fold it in half and draw half a heart shape directly on the fabric with your tailors chalk, so your heart is symmetrical when mew open the cut fabric out. It's so much easier than trying to draw a complete heart on the fabric.

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
Cut out your heart.

Cut out two pieces of lining fabric and one piece of your padding using your furst heart as a template.

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
Take your plastic bags and see how many mew need to fill the size of your heart.
We used 5.
Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
Optional kitty for testing if there's enough rustle! MOL

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
Pin your padding between your main fabric and one piece of lining fabric, pin them together and sew around the edge.  We used a zigzag stitch.


Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat

Your heart should now look like this.

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
Take your ruler and tailors chalk and mark your quilting lines.

Mew don't have to do this but we think it looks really nice.


Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat

Sew along your quilting lines, we sewed larger squares as it looked better, and your heart should look something like this.  Use a piece of fabric off-cut to rub any tailors chalk off the heart - it should come off furry easily.

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
Next, take your quilted heart and place it and your second piece of lining fabric 'right-sides together' pin and sew all the way around the edge with a straight stitch leaving about half an inch / 1cm seam width.  Leave about 5" or 13cm gap so mew can turn it the right way out and stuff the bags inside.

Position the bags inside the heart so they aren't lumpy or bunched up together, then hand stitch the remaining seam closed.

And mew should have something that looks like this:

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat

It took approximately 90 minutes to make from start to finish, as we always make it up as we go along.  We have an idea of what we want to make, and then we just dive right in.  So we think it shouldn't take more than an hour to make with destructions!


And here's Smoochie testing it, watch for Pandora's total eclipse! MOL



All in all, each of The B Team have had a try and give it all paws up!

Crafting with Cats Valentine's Special ©BionicBasil® Valentine Heart Crinkle Mat
In fact Fudge, much to Smoochie's chagrin got himself on it and refused to move!

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And that furiends furry sadly brings us to the end of this Crafting With Cats post, we do hope mew liked it and feel free to post your pawesome crafty pics and ideas 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 the morrow with another crafty Valentine's post, so do stop by, as mew know how much we love your company.

Epic crafty purrs

Basil & The B Team 











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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8 comments:

  1. That Valentine's crinkle mat is EPIC, mew guys! We can see you all love it, and so do we! Paws up for the PA -- she is so talented! XO

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  2. Hubby and I went grocery shopping on Saturday and the store was decked out with Valentines day goodies. It's the month of love coming up and I see you're ready. You're so talented.

    Have a fabulous day and week. Scritches to all the kitties and a big hug to you. ♥

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  3. Marvelous! Comfy, crinkles, and looks great! What a treat to see Smoochie enjoying it!

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  4. The Valentine's mat looks great. I hope Smooch was able to get it back again.

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  5. That is the purrfect heart mat, so pretty!

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  6. That came out great! Your kitties are so lucky to have such a telented mum. XO

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  7. Pawsome 😻I need to try this loved Pandora's total eclipse so funny.x😻♥️🐾

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