Sunday, March 7, 2010

Failed project...

... is a success!
Well with me, little Chillimus, anyway. You see, mom isn't really the crafty type of mom, but lately she has begun to do some wetfelting and crochet. Only all the good stuff was given away as presents! Don't get me wrong, I love to see a good furriend happy, it just would have been nice to keep something for us too. So mom agreed to do a crochet kitty bed for me us.
I helped during the complete process. That wool looks good!Flossing seemed impawtant to me. Mom said it isn't.
Tester kitty is pleased. Now turn the lights off.
Mom says I was the biggest help when the bed was big enough to already lie in it and she had to turn me around in it to be able to crochet further.This is what the bed - which we named Frootbed in the meantime - looked like before it was felted in the washing machine. By felting the wool the whole thing shrinks and gets sturdier (or so mom thought). Notice the wavey rim and the three lines in the pattern - do you think they look nice?
And this is what it looked like when it came out of the washing machine. "A mess", to cite mom here. The decorative brim and pattern had disappeared completely and it was much smaller than she intended it to be.
And it wasn't sturdy at all, in fact it collapsed under me. Mom wasn't happy with it at all.But I still liked it and played with it, afterwards trying to crawl inside. Look at my cute Hermit Crab impurrsonation!
So mom simply turned over the brim. Now it's sufficiently sturdy. And although it is quite the tight fit it's purrfect for sleeping in it. I have been glued to it ever since! It's great for the kitty circle...
... and for the kitty loaf.
Thank you mom, I love it!
Purrs,
Chillimus Prettypuss

38 comments:

The Monkeys said...

That is so cute! Your Mom did an awesome job!

MoMo said...

It's a very cozy bed for you and you look very comfy and cute in it. Certainly not enough room for two kitties. Perhaps don't wash it next time :)

Kea said...

Your mom is very clever and talented to crochet a kitty bed. You're right, it *is* purrfect for sleeping in, even if your mom wasn't 100% pleased with the results. We think it's paw-some!

Brian said...

We think it looks awfully comfy cozy!

Cory said...

Looks like it fits your purrfectly Chilliimus!!!! That's the benefit of being the leader of the Silky and Slender Crew.

Chrissy said...

what a cute bed.. mom was smart to turn the brim over!...

Angel and Kirby said...

That is very cute. Mom can't work with wool and does not crochet! Your Mom did a great job. We liked the design and edging!

Fin said...

It's totally cool! Mom is very impressed with your Mom's handiwork.

LSIF chirping video is a great option for the Acatemy or didn't you have a video with Dado? maybe it was pictures... I'm sure you find something great!!!

Busby and Raymond said...

That is a PAWSOME bed! Our Mom has been doing a bit of wet felting as well. She has been working on a handfull of mice for us, that she will stuff with catnip when they are finished. We can't wait to show her this bed project. xoxo

LizzyBean said...

Oh, I just loved this whole post! The bed looks so beautiful before it was washed! I'm terribly impressed -- I can't do anything like that! I bet your Mom was quite upset when she took it out of the washing machine. But, as you have amply demonstrated, it has served admirably to form a good kitty circle and kitty loaf. The hermit crab pose is our favorite! Well done, Chilli, for salvaging your Mom's project! PS. Tiger says that flossing really is impawtant when helping with a yarn-based project!!

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a cute bed. Just right for you to snuggle in.

Lucy the Cat said...

Your mom is very talented, Chilli. Mama crochets a little but has never made a cat bed. It looked really beautiful before it went in the wash, but it still looks like it was custom made for you and it's still pretty and cozy. Love the hermit crab and loaf shots! You're lucky to have such a creative mom!

catsintrees said...

It turned out to be a perfect fit. Any bigger and you might get company in there. Your mom did a great job.

Sweet Praline said...

Your mom did a great job! I love the before and after picture! The after definitely fits you to a T

Alasandra said...

It looks purrfect to us and such a pretty color. ~AFSS

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

That's a pretty awesome bed, even if it wasn't as intended!

BeadedTail said...

We think your mom did a great job on that bed! It's like a comfy, cat comforming box so what could be better than that!

Mariodacat said...

Oh Chilli -dat bed you have is pawsome. Your mama did a good job too. You were a good helper with the yard too by carefully holding it as mom worked.

Marlene said...

We think the bed is looking very nice and not a mess. And we love the colors. But, since we live with a Mom who is very very particular, we can understand. We also say THANK YOU again for our bed. We loves it.

purrs,
9 and Chani

Ayla and Iza, said...

Yer Mom is very talented! Our Bein can only hem up his "too-long" jeans...

On the other paw, he uses carpet thread and does it "OK", so we guess it is a 3 out of 5...

He sure wont win any awards for it though.

Misha said...

I think your Mummy did a purrfect job!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

It's funny how these things sometimes work out, isn't it Chilli? We are very glad that you now have a bed that you really enjoy, and are very impressive at all the time and effort your mum into it just for you!

Purrs,
The Poupounette Gang

Forever Foster said...

Your mum made that?! It is so cool! She is a very clever mum:)

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh dear! Yoor mom musta been disappointed 'cos it looked great BEFORE washing! However, it looks cute now, and small is beautiful! We kitties LOVE curling up in small things!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a wonderful job your mom did!!!!

The PM was trying to make a knitted bed for us and can't figure out how to use the circular needles. Maybe crocheting is the way to go.

You look very comfy cozy in your bed Chillimus!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

wow your mommy is so talented, that bed is so cute and looks very comfortable!
By the way how's the weather there?Because here ohhhh girls, this weekend it was snowing again, but at least we had beautiful sun.
Stay warm!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

-d ma said...

that looks wonderful. and i love the hermit crab imitation.

JC said...

Awe ... Purrfect fit ^,,^

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

WOW..your mommy did a FANTASTIC job!!! We really like your hermit crab impersonation!

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Chili you are as cute as a cat can be in your Mom's great project. Where does Sienna sleep now? Purrs, Tankene

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Chili you are as cute as a cat can be in your Mom's great project. Where does Sienna sleep now? Purrs, Tankene

katztales said...

It's brilliant! We want one! We're soooo jealous!

Becky's Barnyard said...

How cute, looks like a purrfect size.

A few Good Cats said...

We think it wasn't a failed project at all! The cat is the final judge, and Chili approves, so it's a hit!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We think the bed looks really comfy both before and after the wash.

We're glad that you have a nice pretty new bed!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Cat said...

Aw Chilli!! What a great bed you have!! It looks so warm and it fits you perfectly both in size and in color!! Gosh, you are SO LUCKY!!! Purrs, Lautrec (weezdabadcats)

Purrfect Haven said...

we all love your bed... a serious point here .... can we order one too? Mrs H says she is MORE than happy to pay for it and the postage etc. We LOVE them and there is nothing like it anywhere else. We are serious - get into selling? why not?!! Let us know (but no pressure or obligation because you follow us and we you). Darcy and Bing and a willing Mrs H xxx

Cliff and Olivia said...

We think it's brilliant! And your mom is very clever.

The photos are lovely. Thanks for posting :-)

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