Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pillows

So far it’s been hard to convince my cat Tesla to hang out in the tiki office except for brief visits to stare menacingly at the birds.  I’ve been determined to change that.  Among the furniture Thien Pham was kind enough to bring me was this awesome bamboo bench:

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If I could made this bench cozier, I thought, surely Tesla would want to curl up on it.  What this bench needed were pillows.

So I made some.

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Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics in downtown Berkeley came to the rescue with its massive selection of Hawaiian prints.  I picked out a couple of patterns that went well together and got to work.

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I don’t have much experience with sewing, but pillows are just squares sewn together.  It took me about three hours to make each one.

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Gorgeous!  But would they entice Tesla?

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Yes!

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For about twelve seconds.

Oh well.  Back to work.

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Hanging Stuff

Andrew went through another hanging binge and added a bunch more art to the walls of the tiki office, plus my bulletin board.  So now things are looking good.

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He even added shelves!  Board + two brackets from hardware store = perfect shelving for tiki guys.  Just look at this excellence going on here.

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It rained for several days last week, so I got to test the tiki office for monsoon readiness.  It was very cozy in here with the rain pounding on the skylight.  However, I did realize I needed a doormat to stop myself from tracking mud all over the floor.

Otherwise, all is well in the tiki office.  Next week, I’ll try to convince the cat to hang out here for reasons other than staring at the parakeets.

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