Category Archives: crafts

Sew what?

When I noticed the rip in Shane D'Costa's shirt, I insisted that he change into a bathrobe robes so that I could mend the tear. It's nice having a sewing kit handy. I find few clothes that I particularly enjoy, so I like taking care of them. It's also nice to be able to do little things for other people.

I know a number of people who know how to sew. Leigh Honeywell made her own prom dress. Totally impressive. =)

I don't have the space for a sewing machine just yet. I'm tempted to learn how to sew well enough to make things that I'd consider well-made. I suppose I wouldn't do too badly with some sewing and embroidery skills, though, because I can then embellish basic forms.

I enjoy wearing clothes that say something about me, whether it's my appreciation of traditional culture or my quirkiness when it comes to computer T-shirts. I like being able to maintain such clothes and maybe even modify or create new things. Besides, sending something as simple as that out for alteration or tailoring is expensive, especially considering how little time it takes to fix something. =)

So yeah, sewing. S'fun. I like knitting, too, and look forward to picking it up again this winter.

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Cat scratching post

Last weekend was a weekend of making things. W-, J- and I built a scratching post for Leia, our cat. We took a 4x4 and wrapped it with sisal rope, sprinkling catnip between the coils. Leia loved it. She climbed up the 3-foot post easily, and we often found her precariously perched on the 4x4 end on top of it, all four paws crammed together. So W- built an extension on top of the scratching post, screwing a short, flat piece of wood on top of the post end and covering the platform with a scrap of carpet. Leia's so spoiled. =)