Non-edible items!

Originally this blog was not conceived to a cooking/baking blog. Actually my plan was to learn to knit and make other things, but somehow “handmade” turned into “making food” very quickly. But, things are changing! Pip gave me a sewing machine for my birthday years ago, and finally I am learning how to use it. Hence today’s posting, featuring some of the easiest and fastest things to make in the world: Cat collars for Rodion!

Which one is your favorite?

I have used literally every cute fabric I have, resulting in a total of six collars. His original collar was showing signs of tear and wear, and I used it as a template to make new collars for him. Tutorials on the internet suggest that you can make one of these in like 10 minutes, but in reality it does take longer. Fabrics behave differently (incidentally, the white one was the easiest to work with!) and I am still not familiar enough with my sewing machine to always get it right. In fact, there is a specific way you have to drop in the bobbin to get decent thread tension – I learnt that only now!

Rodion had to model every single one of them, and he takes it with lots of cat dignity.

The first time I saw cat collar hardware was actually on Etsy but I figured you can get them cheaper. Indeed this company has quite a nice deal on them! I got 10 sets, and the product seems to be exactly the same as the one in Rodion’s original collar. I am very pleased with how fast shipping was and I am considering getting more already. It would be lovely to make matching collars for Misha and Rodion…

PS. I have tons and tons of other finished sewing projects, but have been too lazy to take pictures and write the blog postings. Look forward to them!

1 Response to “Non-edible items!”


  1. 1 Pixelmatsch

    Those collars! Cat dignity! That wonderful picture of Rodion! A nice Caturday indeed.

    I’d say the blue-white weeabooish one is my favourite. I wouldn’t tell the other collars though and love them just as much so they don’t feel left out.

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