Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend of Bargains

This cane cat bed bought at the markets on Sunday, my first bargain I thought it would be a comfy summer cat bed for one of the girls. Not sure about that look on Charlotte's face; is she thinking 'how nice of you to buy me a new bed at the markets when you are always buying yourself rubbish!' or 'do you really expect me to sleep in a pre-owned 2nd hand cat bed possibly slept in by some old stray?? But Charlotte I made the foam base and covered it myself with pretty bargain (new) fabric. Well that's a start Charlotte, feel the softness off the cushion, you might get to like it.
Look here's Emily willing to at least sit in the bed.

Caught you napping Charlotte, admit it, you do like the bed. Say Thank You.

Handy prize winning hint #907.
An electric knife is perfect for cutting foam of any depth. I already had this piece of foam stashed away so marked the shape of the basket and cut around it. I've had my knife for years and with a good wash it will next cut the Christmas ham

At the market I also bought a large bag of fabric off cuts for a couple of dollars and in the bag was the perfect piece to cover my recliner chair. This is the one chair I'm trying to save from being used as a scratching post by my girls. So far it has been covered by an old sheet and looks awful.
Now it looks like I have turned it into a perfect Granny chair, that's O.K I'm a Granny who loves florals. Could have done with a bit more of the fabric but with clever cutting out I think it look good if no one inspects it too closely. I'll finish the chair tomorrow but for now I think I'll just sit in it for a while.


  1. Ha Ha! The girls do look a bit nervous, hope they settle into their new basket after all the work you put into it. And you better have a rest in your lovely recovered chair, you must have heard that "granny chic" is quite fashionable!

  2. The cane cat bed with its specially made cushion is absolutely lovely. The girls gave their approval and appreciation by sitting and sleeping in it. :)

  3. I love old Granny chairs. They just ask to be sat in.

  4. Not easy to figure out what cats are thinking,
    I love the pictures !
    It will be a cosy chair, the fabric is beautiful!
    Have a nice week,

  5. That little basket is absolutely darling. Just the right fit for these sweet ladies. Perhaps you will have to get a second one so there doesn't have to be any sharing?? :)

    xo Catherine

  6. Hi Just discovered your great blog and will follow it !
    Best wishes
    Sue x

  7. Hi there, thanks so much for leaving your comment on my post about our Kit.
    I bought Kit a basket and she refused point blank to have anything to do with it, so I put a sheet of newspaper inside and now she refuses to get out- what is it about cats and newspaper (especially the one your're trying to read!)
    Hope to meet up again xx