Wahooo! It’s my birthday! Yay! The big 24. I know it’s not really big. I am sure most of you will tut at me, but becoming 24 is not something I am necessarily pleased about. I consider the transition from 23 to 24 to be the transition from your early 20’s to your mid 20’s, which until recently has been slightly anxiety enduring. Mainly because I feel like being in your mid 20’s means you need to be responsible and have a grip on your life. And really, I didn’t feel like I did yet. Luckily, in the last few weeks of my early 20’s I got engaged and landed my dream job working for Network Rail, so things do seem like they are slotting into place nicely. So now I am more chill about the whole situation! Which is great – given that my fiancè is only 1 year and 3 months away from 30 he hates it when I go on about how big a deal it is to be turning 24!
Anyways, today I came in to pose a question to all of my cat owning crafty friends. Are your cats the arch enemy of your crafting efforts.
Yesterday I had my die cutter out. I was cutting out bulk quantities of stars and leaves and what not so I could get on with some repeatable card designs for my upcoming charity sale. And my cat had an absolute whale of a time trying to cause me as much annoyance as possible!
She kept sitting on the back end of the cutter, scratching away at he plated as I fed them through, getting in the way of the handle, every time I removed the plates she would try to knock my dies away and she kept grabbing my paper and trying to run off with it. She was a nightmare. At one point she even kept putting her legs infer the cutter trying to bat me the paper I had set down on the table next to the cutter. She really is a nightmare.
So another question for you is this, if your cat is a nightmare with your craft supplies, how do you stop him/her. How do you fit in crafting when there is a destructive little minx always ready to mess with you! Any tips would be grand!
And whilst we are on the subject, any tips on cat proofing a Chris as tree? What works for you? How do you stop them destroying the tree.
Cheers for the help in advance!