We have 4 cats, 3 are grown and 1 is a kitten. The kitten is too small to go outside yet, so it's difficult because the big cats come and go thru a series of small cat doors. One lets them into the garage and another at the top of the stairs lets them into the laundry room area. They come and go as they please which means that we can't let Nosey Parker out of our room at night because we don't want her following them outside. This creates a problem for our oldest dog who likes to wander around at night and go get drinks of water. (She doesn't want the water that we keep in our bathroom for her, nooooo, she wants laundry room water.)
So we had to come up with a way to keep NP in the house, once she figures out what that flappy thing does. Currently she doesn't weigh quite enough to break the magnetic catch at the bottom, but it won't be long as she weighed in at 3 whole pounds on Thursday at the vet's office. Piglet.
I glued velcro strips to the flap. Glued popsicle sticks together and glued corks to them. More velcro on the corks.
One of the corks is so fitting since all 3 of our boys are lunchy. :)
Now at night we can put the "lock" onto the flap and like the roach motel or Hotel California, the big cats can check in but they can't check out. So instead of getting up to let Paisley out for a drink, we'll be getting up to let big cats who feel trapped out of big doors. But at least the baby will be safe in the house!
I made a couple of pillowcases for a friend of mine out of Alexander Henry's "Spotted Owl" fabric in the light aqua blue colorway. They are SO cute! I trimmed them with a Kaffe Fasset Teal Paperweight material and a bit of a pink mottled fabric. I just love these cases! I hate that it costs so much to make a pillowcase, though, especially when the design runs from selvage to selvage, making it take 1.25 yards of just the main fabric to get a decent sized case. Then add in the trim fabric and you need another 1/4 yard, sheesh. Yes, I have some little scraps of fabric left over, but not enough to make anything substantial out of it. And I really hate to whine about the cost of good fabric, but my job has fizzled out and I'm not earning anything these days. And I refuse to buy crappy fabric, I just won't do it. See what a conundrum it is?