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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Fourth Day of Catmas

 Is dressing a cat in holiday finery while he's asleep fair?
 Define "fair."






 Hugs is handsome, no?
 And, um, jolly.


 He'd also like to wish a Merry Christmas to Josie and Emma,
Cat Fans Extraordinaire.
 He's at least patient. You'll notice no one is holding him down.
 I think depression is sinking in.
 It's not as if he was singled out. 
We like waiting until our victims are asleep.
Believe me.
 Now then, we're going to whip up a warm and comforting gift that's light on the wallet.
 You'll need:
Fleece
Rice (again!)
Muslin
Velcro
Basic implements of sewing destruction
 And coffee.
 Cut a piece of fleece 18 inches by 38 inches.
 Cut that in half so that you have two pieces of fleece 9 inches by 38 inches.
Baste the pieces together.
 I think Savannah just likes to take shots of her beloved Brother.
Sewing machine, not Thom or Sam.
 Zigzag over the stitching to strengthen the seam.
This is going to survive a lot of teenaged foolery.
 Now grab your muslin.
Cut two pieces of muslin...
 ...yeah, about that size.

Stitch three sides together to form a pouch.
 Turn it inside out.
 Rice, rice, Baby.
 Stuff the pouch loosely and sew up the open end.
 30 to 45 seconds in the microwave will make this soothingly warm for about a half hour.
What does one have to do with the other?
 Cut a piece of fleece large enough to make a cozy pocket for our rice bag.
 Also cut a double length of velcro to fit and pull the sides apart.
 Pin one half of the velcro to the inside of the pocket.
 Stitch.
 Make sure it's good and firm.
 Determin the positioning of the pocket on the inside of the scarf.
Lay the other side of the velcro on the scarf to meet up with the one on the pocket.
 Stitch.
Pin the pocket over it, making sure the velcro meets.
Sew the pocket on.
 Stuff the rice pouch inside the pocket.
 A little built in warmth!
 Find an attractive little neck to try it on.
 Soothing and cozy, this is inexpensive, simple, and since fleece doesn't need hemming,
it's QUICK!
Maybe, if you have time, you could make some matching hand warmers?

2 comments:

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

That looks sooooooo comfy! I could have used one last night out in the 29 degree cold :) And i do have a bitof a scarf addiction. Loving your Catmas gift ideas LOL

Kim K. said...

I can't wait to show this post to the girls when they get out school today. Thank you, Sunny!

Christmas hugs!