I found this pattern for a simple paper box at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, a favorite destination for me. I printed out the pattern in February but never made one for Thing-a-Day – I was too concerned about how bad my cuts would turn out to be. I finally sat down and decided to brave the clumsy cutting.
Behold its sloppy seams and uneven edges! Also, because the material is thin and unlined with tissue paper, the top falls off. Nevertheless, a successful first outing. It’s always good to remind yourself how much easier doing a good job looks once you just plain finish a not-so-great one.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories has loads of fabulous tutorials, including one for a cardboard chaise longue suitable for cats [ www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/catchaise ]. I modified it in preparation for a cushion (to be made tomorrow), and because I didn’t feel like cutting out little feet. Also, I just wanted to cut the cardboard freehand instead of bothering with a template or pattern. This project was a great excuse to get a glue gun! I foresee more appearances of that device in future things-a-day this month.
Mr Bun seemed traumatized by the unnecessary destruction of a cardboard box, but I predict he will have napped on it within 12 hours.