If any blogger is frustrated with the amount of comments he or she is receiving, start talking about your furry friends – cats, dogs, rabbits, hell, you can even throw in a snake! Upload an image to Instagram and I bet the number of likes you receive will come close to your record high. Case in point here, here and here.
Thank you all for sharing your tips and advice for handling cats around your sewing supplies. I’m stoked for my new fella to enter my life. Yes, I know that he’ll sit on my fabric and patterns, try to eat my pins and thread, pull my supplies out of where they should be, but that’s all a part of being a pet parent. Quid pro quo – his cuteness will make up for him being a total and complete rascal. As a fun recap to last week’s post, I thought I’d round up what was commented for a little comedy as well as anyone else who is a new cat mom or dad:
1. Thread is the worst! Keep cats away at all cost! Too many have ended up in the emergency room with thread wrapped around their intestines. Cover your machines, especially sergers, and keep thread stored away.
2. Cats are the best fabric weights. Their timing seems is impeccable too. Just take it as a sign of approval.
3. If your cat likes a certain fabric, find a scrap for him/her to sit on while you work.
4. Close off your sewing space (if you can) while you’re not there.
5. If your cat likes to play with long strips of fabric, save trimmings. Once you accumulate a good amount, tie them together and then attach them to an empty thread spool – free toy!
6. Learn to use one hand as a shield while sewing because most likely, your cat will try to take over.
7. Use a spray bottle with water to train cats not to do something. Eventually, just having the bottle around will let your cat know their not allowed to.
8. Invest in lint rollers!
9. Misbehavior may indicate that your cat needs some good ole TLC.