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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I'm sure there are a lot of people on here who are into arts & crafts. I thought it would be fun and interesting to see what people have made for their cats.

Bowls & Food Stand for Miko:


Bowl for my Mom's cat (Savanah):


I didn't forget my two other boys... Kionu has a army print pattern on his bowl and Sebastian has a choo-choo train theme on his bowl.



Edit: Added a photo of Kionu & Sebastian's bowl.
post #2 of 24
These are so lovely, Shanna, and so much more special than what you could ever purchase! Miko, Kionu, and Sebastian must really love them!
post #3 of 24
Hey Shanna, love your pics Hope one day can I make the Milky´s craft too!
post #4 of 24
Hey when are you making a bowl for Baylee? Her birthday's coming up pretty soon... and I know she'd love one like the one you made for Savanah! They're all gorgeous!
post #5 of 24
My husband bought me a pattern for a cat quilt. Right now, I'm still working on my dog quilt and it's so cute. I'll post when I'm finished.

Karen
post #6 of 24
Hey I want one for Princess too. j/k
They are beautiful.
post #7 of 24
Somehow I don't feel like Hawaii is local... but I'll tell you when I'll be in Hawaii and I'll come visit and you can make me one! I'm thinking I'll have the money before the year 2010...
post #8 of 24
Those are cute dishes... I would do something like that for my girls, but... Shade would probably have too much fun shredding what I put on there...
post #9 of 24
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Somehow I don't feel like Hawaii is local... but I'll tell you when I'll be in Hawaii and I'll come visit and you can make me one! I'm thinking I'll have the money before the year 2010...
2010? I'm not sure I'll still be living here.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by mikonu
2010? I'm not sure I'll still be living here.
Well maybe if I'm lucky you'll be living closer to me by then!
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Well maybe if I'm lucky you'll be living closer to me by then!
I suppose Florida is closer?
post #12 of 24
I'm making a quilt, which I might as well say is for my cats. It is to cover my 18x60 inch pressing table when I'm not actually using it for pressing. The cats think that nice padded surface in a corner with large windows on both sides and with a view of the bird feeders is the most wonderful place to lounge. Needless to say, they use that table more than I do! I have been throwing an old sheet over the pressing table to keep all the cat hair off my pressing cover and my projects, but I thought a quilt would look a bit more attractive. I did stick to a simple design, though, as I'll probably have to wash it every week, so I didn't want to invest a lot of time in something that may only last a year or two.

As soon as I add a binding to it, the quilt will be theirs. Right now it is just laying on a plastic on the floor. I'm sure you'll see it in use with one or more of the cats on it at some point in the future.

post #13 of 24
Oh Wow- what a bunch of lucky fur-kids, guys!!! I do lots of cat-oriented crafts, such as needle-point, cross-stitch, latch-hook, painting & other crafts. However, most of what I make for my cats seems to fall more under the category of utiltarian, I'm afraid . I've made some beds, some big scratching posts, & have all the pieces ready to assemble for a cat tree. I've also handmade catnip toys for them.
post #14 of 24
I make horrible felt and feather monsters for my babies and have just ordered two metres of marbou trim (in barbie pink and bright blue) to make more cat toys.

my toys are so ugly i'd be embaressed to post pics! lol

I did make a really cool diamante cat harness for Maverick, not that she will wear it. i'll post some pics when i get the chance (being very slack about pic posting lately )
post #15 of 24
My cats are spoiled rotten. Here's a few things that I've made:

A tent


A bed for the dogs but the cats use it too:


Another tent:


And a cheese:


They also have tons of catnip toys, feather wands, fishing poles, and various beds that I give them. Yup, spoiled rotten!
post #16 of 24
Did you make those from scratch or did you use a pattern? If you used a pattern, where can I find one?
post #17 of 24
i was thinking of you momofmany when i saw this thread. i'm making one of your marabou wands!
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Momofmany
My cats are spoiled rotten. Here's a few things that I've made:


And a cheese:


They also have tons of catnip toys, feather wands, fishing poles, and various beds that I give them. Yup, spoiled rotten!
I love the cheese!! that is so cute!
post #19 of 24
The first cat tent is a pattern - probably Butterick or McCalls (in the craft section of the book). The others I modeled off of things I saw or made them up.

The hardest thing to find for the first tent is the poles to hold them up. The pattern recommends basket rattan, but I first used acrylic rods that broke, then found some fiberglas rods from a kite making site (Into the Wind). Those poles have passed the rough and tumble test so far.....
post #20 of 24
[quote=Momofmany]

And a cheese:


[quote]
omg! i love the cheese. was it hard to make? i think ill make one soon for my kiki in the summer.

mikonu i loveeeeeee those dishes. were they hard to make? do you think you could teach me how to make them or something? i love your fish one.

you guys are soo creative. im jealous!
post #21 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by starlie
Did you make those from scratch or did you use a pattern? If you used a pattern, where can I find one?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momofmany
The first cat tent is a pattern - probably Butterick or McCalls (in the craft section of the book). The others I modeled off of things I saw or made them up.

The hardest thing to find for the first tent is the poles to hold them up. The pattern recommends basket rattan, but I first used acrylic rods that broke, then found some fiberglas rods from a kite making site (Into the Wind). Those poles have passed the rough and tumble test so far.....
I actually just bought a tent almost identical to yours. Completely put together and rather inexpensive. Paid $9.99 at Big Lots... It's a Cheetah print. I'll post a pic in a second..

The brand is "Cozy Pet" called a Premium Quality Pop-Up Cat Tent

I found one online, marketed for a farret, but should work for a cat.
http://www.petluvers.com/marshallpet...ntafleece.html

here is another but is more expensive
http://www.seniorpetproducts.com/catbedcattent.html

Hope I have helped some, maybe if you have a Big Lots near you, they may have some.

Jilly
post #22 of 24

here it is, kitty still checking it out!!
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by irisanth
omg! i love the cheese. was it hard to make? i think ill make one soon for my kiki in the summer.
Not hard to make, but difficult to find the right foam to make it stand up right. And you need a sewing machine that can do the appliques for the circles. I use fleece for the outside and a cotton or cotton blend on the inside. The foam is a 3/4" sturdy foam that you can't find in stores - you need to order it from online sources. And if you have a cheap sewing machine, you'll break trying to sew the pieces together. I had to replace one machine and ended up buying a commercial grade one for these types of projects.
post #24 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momofmany
Not hard to make, but difficult to find the right foam to make it stand up right. And you need a sewing machine that can do the appliques for the circles. I use fleece for the outside and a cotton or cotton blend on the inside. The foam is a 3/4" sturdy foam that you can't find in stores - you need to order it from online sources. And if you have a cheap sewing machine, you'll break trying to sew the pieces together. I had to replace one machine and ended up buying a commercial grade one for these types of projects.
momofmany, my sewing machine is sturdy but cheap i think..
i think i might do it by hand. am i crazy to want to try that? i didnt know you used foam. i thought you used just some regular stuffing on it.
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