owners tend to be spoilt for choice when selecting toys and
other items in stores, but cats are often left out. Redress
the balance with this book of over thirty projects to make
for (and featuring) your cat.
I wish I had had a book like this when I had a cat! I love
the way, in most cases, the materials used are things that
often get thrown away, or are at least inexpensive and easy
to obtain. Transform a cardboard box into a cat house, find
a use for the odd socks and gloves your dryer does not eat
and even press into use plastic bags, tinfoil and old T-shirts.
You can also dress your cat up with garments and hats, make
a box for tidying away toys or food, a variety of toys and
several beds. Many of the items are very quick and simple
to make, but others require a few more tools and a bit of
previous knowledge; for example, the woodworking ones. Make
your own foldaway cat gym that doubles as storage for toys,
a cozy bed or raised container for food and drink bowls. Each
project has a handsome full page photo of the finished item
being enjoyed by two of the author’s beautiful cats,
as well as clear steps illustrated with drawn colored diagrams.
These are easy to follow, and make even the woodwork sound
pretty simple and a mere step up from assembling flat pack
furniture. As well as items for the cat, there are cat-themed
projects such as how to turn a notebook into a scrapbook,
transform a plain T-Shirt with photos of your cat and iron-on
transfer paper or create a placemat, tissue box covers or
stationery with a moggy theme. This is an attractive and very
user-friendly book that shows how much fun you (and your cat)
can have with not very much.
If you cannot find a good range of general craft materials
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for a list of suppliers.