* kitty collar

Posted on September 27th, 2004 by maitreya. Filed under Toys (cat and kid).

We’ve been letting my big cat outside occasionally so the kitten doesn’t drive him totally insane. I made him a collar out of a strap culled from Mark’s broken bike helmet. The buckle is already molded to fit around his neck. All I had to do was cut it to length, singe the end, and sew it down. I left the other end of the buckle adjustable in case I need to use it for the kitten or Beckett gets fatter (which he will if he keeps eating all the kitten’s food). I’d originally embroidered his name on it, but it looked like a 4 year old had done it, so I ripped it out and just put in some stars. The charm is made of sharpie-and-shrinky-dink and looks pretty sad at the moment. I may redo it once I find a printer that can print onto shrinky dink. I also have a bell to stick on it on the off chance that Beckett is still fast enough to catch birds, but one or the other of the kitties has managed to hide it from me.


2 Responses to “kitty collar”

  1. Martia Nelson Says:

    I want to print onto Shrinky Dink for a project, as soon as possible. Have you found a way to run Shrinky Dink through a computer printer?

  2. Maitreya Says:

    There are special shrinky dink sheets made for printing. I’ve heard you can also just run plain old sheets through the printer, but not all inks are colorfast, so you may have to use fixative. Also, after they’re shrunk, the colors become darker, so you may have to lighten everything on your image. Good luck!


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