Sunday, July 6, 2014

7 Things You Shouldn't Try if You are a Crafter with a Cat.

Crafting is a wonderful creative outlet for many of us. Some of us, arguably the slightly insane among us, have decided to try maintain this hobby while also owning a cat. Perhaps not our most intelligent move. Besides the fact that every cat seems to come equipped with the extrasensory ability to inform them the exact moment you start to make something, (even from 3 rooms away, or while asleep.) every project quickly becomes an uphill battle of “how much fur can I keep out of my project?” Want to cut out that new pattern? Not likely! Yet, we love our furry little crafting assistants, and we wouldn't trade them for the world.

Over the years I have learned a few of the do's and don'ts of crafting with cats. Here are a few things you maybe shouldn't try.

1) Having a piece that does not incorporate cat hair.
Yeah, cat fur sticks really well to polymer clay, and fabric, and yarn, and...

2) Trying to photograph your new stock.
You didn't put out that perfectly clean white backdrop to be a cat bathing station?

3) Trying to write... anything.
You should be grateful, really, that bright colored zombie box is clearly bad for you. Try participating in healthier activities. Like cat petting. 

4) Trying to cut out a sewing pattern.
Really? You really thought you could get away with this? This combines many of a cats's talents, interrupting, sitting on things, AND hair coverage. No way will they let that opportunity slide.

5) Leaving anything, anywhere at cat height.
If you leave a craft project unattended, your cat will see that you clearly need some help, and quickly attempt to attend to your items. Unfortunately, cats are not very good at weaving. 

6) Leaving spherical objects unattended, or in bins,  or lockboxes.
No minimum security containers. Really, it's bio-metric security or nothing. Just make sure fluffy doesn't lift your prints or get a retinal scan...

7) And finally...thinking you are in control in any way, shape or form. 

~ By Goblin Gal

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