Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Cat Baskets and Micro Bursts...
The wind blew it to the middle of the porch....MIGHTY wind! That thing is heavy! It was turned sideways and moved at least five feet.
See the pond behind? That all came down in the same ten minutes!
The cat bed is coming along nicely. I decided that I didn't like the shape. When weaving a real sized basket, a lot of times a form is used.
The problem was to find a form that was the right size. It was right in front of my nose. One of the acrylic paint bottles was exactly the right size.
An added attraction is, it is much easier to keep the spokes straight while weaving.
April saw the big one that I am doing for Widget. First comment? "Oh! You should make one of those for Amare." The baskets are getting bigger and bigger....That one could take a while. April, don't hold your breath while you wait for it!
Licorice lost the basket fight. Bunny now has possession...I don't know how long that will last.
Licorice was always alpha cat when alive...I imagine that this incarnation is the same.
The form makes for a much more blocky shape, but I think that it is more what I was shooting for. Now the bottom of the door is almost even with the floor.
Of course, it looks strange because Widget is a 14 pound cat and Licorice was more like 8 or 9 pounds.
I am going back to my underwater basket weaving now.
See you tomorrow.