Monday, December 26, 2011



Nothing much happening around here.  It's a perfect Devonport summer day, which means the temperature wont get above about 22 celcius.  Nice.

Much to my surprise, the factory owner decided to close the place down for the Christmas/New Year break, which means I have a holiday of about 11 days.  Wow.  This gives me time to finish my current project.

I'm making a mat out of plaited and coiled fabric.  Started out using strips of my old clothing and then remembered that I work in a clothing factory where there are many metres of off cuts from stuff we make.  There's one company that requires stuff made from 100% merino knit.  So now I'm using that to make the mat.  The only difficulty is that every time I start working on it, it ends up covered in cats.  Here's Cilla Black making herself comfortable.

The cat hasn't so much 'sat' on the mat as sprawled all over it.  Apparently cats are fond of wool.  Fortunately Dusty Springfield isn't quite so enamoured of the mat so I do sometimes get some work done.

Anyway, I'm spending my time gardening, cat caring and mat making.  How lovely and relaxing.


The Elephant's Child said...

I don't know whether the mat or the cat is more gorgeous. Your recipe for relaxation sounds pretty impressive to.

The Elephant's Child said...

I mean too as in very or also. I am not as illiterate as my fingers and brain try to make me appear.

Cat Drawings said...

No way you are illiterate, EC.

I can only claim responsibility for the mat. The cat is all her own work.

Ampersand Duck said...

So nice of you to make a rug for the cats! It is very beautiful, in all its red & blackidity.