Friday, 29 April 2011

Kitty Collars Galore!

Well after some fighting with my sewing machine I have finally managed to create some new kitty collars.

Breakaway Cat Collar wIth Bell and Charm

I have already had to create 2 of these ones because they day I made the first one my kitty Marble appeared with scratches on her nose and no collar. I think she lost it on purpose just so she could have a new handmade one.

I’d made 3 different ones that day so I let her pick out which she preferred and after showing no interest Jazz picked this one for her. Marble collar

She looks very cute in it even with her bald spot from the scratches she suffered just trying to get rid of her old collar. She’s usually such a pretty kitty but looks like a ruffian with her scarred face, I really hope the fur grows back soon.

There’s now a full range of kitty collars available in my Etsy shop. Click here to see them all.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Oh my! Oh my!

I have just realised I haven’t blogged since December. I really must get back into this. Not much has been going on around here but as requested by my kitties I will be starting to make cat collars very soon.

I had a hard time finding all the bits and pieces so I thought I would share where I got them from.
The breakaway buckle to keep your kitties safe was the hardest to find since living in the UK it was tricky to find someone who would post to the UK without charging something stupid like $80 shipping. I found a lovely Etsy seller that put together a custom listing for me so I could purchase all the hardware from one place.
10 SETS, Cat Collar Kits, 3/8 inch, 40 Pieces, 9.5mm (set catA)
 Sewing Supplies has very reasonable prices and  ships very fast I received my item within 5 days of purchase which is excellent considering its travelled halfway across the planet.

There’s also a fantastic amount of ribbons in 3/8 inch width on Esty but a lot of sellers charge a lot in shipping just to get it to the UK. I hate to over pay on shipping especially on something as light as ribbon but I found some great ribbons at a little shop called scrapwithstyle.
Light Blue Grosgrain Ribbon with Brown Paw Print Pet Print in 3/8 inches wide Cat Dog BLUE

She has a huge selection of ribbons in different widths and has very reasonable shipping costs. The ribbons themselves are fantastic quality with vibrant colours. I couldn't fault my shopping experience with her at all.

She also offers coupon codes if you fan her on facebook. I managed to get 10% off my whole order and received another coupon with my order.

So I’m nearly ready to go, I bought some bells (to save the birdies) from my local sewing shop along with some nylon webbing all I need to do now is set up the sewing machine and away I go.

Keep an eye out for these collars appearing soon at Poppy Seed Cats.