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on: March 20, 2008 05:35:25 AM 
Started by lexi_icedrink, Message by lexi_icedrink
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Cats love cardboard boxes, that's a fact. But it isn't very decorative. So I tried to weave a kind of cardboard basket. It could have been way more sophisticated but it was okay for a first try   Smiley

I used some cardboard wrapper of their food too. You are never to young to learn that recycling is a good thing  Grin

On to the pics...

on: March 20, 2008 11:33:49 AM 
Started by lexi_icedrink, Message by lexi_icedrink
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Maybe a sturdier cardboard base, with flexible strips of cereal cardboard to weave around?

Very good idea. I tried it with the supple mailer base but it was a disaster (or not)  Grin  Lips sealed

on: March 20, 2008 11:40:07 PM 
Started by lexi_icedrink, Message by lexi_icedrink
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Ok... I tried to do more my best on the weaving... But now the basket was to small for my kitties!  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Oh well, my bunny liked it  Grin I'll stop weaving cardboard for a time  Tongue Happy easter!

on: March 20, 2008 07:18:52 AM 
Started by lexi_icedrink, Message by lexi_icedrink
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Would cereal box cardboard work better?  I have a bunch of almost finished cereal boxes...
Ehmm...  Smiley You can try it out, but I think that might be a bit too thin. My next try will be with a left over of cardboard mailers from my boyfriend. It's a bit of a search between sturdyness and flexibility  Tongue
on: March 21, 2008 05:06:31 PM 
Started by lexi_icedrink, Message by kleinsch
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Tee hee...so you see me laughing hysterically and our kitten looking utterly perplexed.

Well, this was a great idea, but sometimes I forget how large our Maine Coon cats are... My SD and I had a good time fashioning a basket from a packing box and bubble wrap left over from our escape--er, our move from California, but somehow I think our Maine Coon kitten isn't really going to be able to curl up in in. My SD had some nice ideas for weaving techniques, so even though it's kind of bust, we enjoyed working together.   

The bubble wrap was actually great to work with, flexible but not too floppy.  I would use it again for weaving.

(Note to self: next time, measure cat circumfrence, and make sure basket base is larger than a dinner plate!  Cheesy  )

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