Sabi Saturday, Week 16

Sabi Saturday, Week 16

Sabi Saturday Linkup Week 16

So the Sabi Saturday blog hop is open for the whole week where we share. Add your link up at the bottom of the post.

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

Sabi Saturday Linkup Week 15 Roundup

First the roundup:

teleportingweena shares her collection of little vintage pitchers.

Cactus Catz showed a video of 12 things you can recycle into something for your furry friends

This week’s Sabi Saturday contribution:

Cattastic Crafts: DIY Project for Cats and Cat People by Mariko Ishikawa is another book by a Japanese DIY artists.  She loves cats evidenced by the fact seven cats live with her.  There are more than 30 projects in here: some for the cats and some for the humans who love them.

The projects range from easy (creating your own cat stationary by cutting out your cat photos and pasted them on the page) to bit more challenging like a cat tower with a hammock (it’s so cool, it has 3 levels and you can slide the lower levels into each other so you can stack them when you have company).

The cat hats and cat kerchiefs are adorable for the cats (not that Pinkie or Midnight would let me put one on them.)  And every adult should have their own cat coaster. It’s fun.

I decided to try to make the catnip mouse.  She said it’s perfect for socks if one of the pair goes missing.  I was going to throw away some one-off socks today so this was perfect.

I didn’t have cotton stuffing but I’ve been collecting lint so I stuffed it with lint and catnip.  It worked pretty well.  Lint is actually pretty soft. (Except I realized after i made it that the catnip is too old. It’s lost it’s scent so I have to buy some new catnip. I didn’t sew the end up so that I can add fresh catnip after I go to the store.)

I didn’t have felt to cut to make the cute little nose, eyes and ears.  Mariko included the patterns for the ears in the back of the book. So I cheated and used my magic marker to draw a face on it.

Pinkie must love me!  She put her paw on it.  Midnight curled his lip and ignored it.  He commented “You have got to be kidding me. It looks like a fat Dr. Seuss worm.”

Both of them said, “Where’s the catnip?”

Sighs.  Critics!



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15 Replies to “Sabi Saturday, Week 16”

  1. Great ideas! I’ve enjoyed making catnip toys for our cats in the past, and for Cricket, now. That sock idea is one I plan on doing! Looks like your kitty approves!
    Oh yes, fresh catnip smells so good, and it does go stale fairly fast it seems.
    I’m going to be a little late posting for this week…haven’t got anything in mind as of yet, but will before next time.
    Hope your weekend has been fun. 🙂

    1. It is a great way to use a leftover sock. I can never figure out why so many socks disappear. One of life’s mysteries. I think your cat will love it. I tried growing catnip once but my cats kept eating it so it didn’t work out so well.

      No worries. You have a whole week until next Saturday to post. It’s a week long blog hop.

  2. I would have gone for a marker pen too, it’s not cheating, it’s being resourceful ?
    Awww I think this is really sweet, and at least Pinkie agrees (I’m sure Midnight will come around to the fat Dr Seuss worm eventually)! xx

    1. Thank you! Resourceful is a lovely compliment. Since Midnight and Pinkie don’t like to share, it’s just as well only one of them likes it.

  3. Brilliant great idea and I just love the one you made. I must try this for Spike. I have catnip in garden and dry it to stuff toys but I also bought a catnip spray from Amazon which after a while I spray the toy with just to give it a boost? like new again.x????

    1. Oh a catnip spray sounds like a great idea. I tried to grow catnip once but my cats kept eating it, poor thing. I think Spike will love it especially as you have both fresh catnip and the catnip spray

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