MAJOR STUDIO PROJECT - Natasha Smith
PET PRODUCTS AIM:
To make upcycled pet toys and furniture out of materials found at secondhand shops. (Salvos, Lifeline Tip Shop etc).
- Catnip Toys - Scratching Posts/Pads - Beds - Tuggies - Squeeky Toys
MATERIAL IDEAS - Feathers - Tires - Skateboards - Rope - Carpet - Old Clothes/ Fabric - Palets - Wine Corks - Old Fire Hose - Ties/ Bow Ties - Car Wheels
TEA COSIES AIM:
To make hand made tea cosies for pots and mugs with unique designs and themes.
MATERIALS - Yarn - Whool
SUPPLIERS - Spotlight - Arts & Crafts shops - Nana
To create customised Gumboots with original illustrated designs.
- Short cut boots - Laced boots
- Hope to team up with a gumboot company.
PET BEDS All beds will be made out of upcycled doors cut to size. Each bed will be unique and will range from sizes small to large. The cushions for the beds will be hand made using fabric from second hand clothes and/or second hand cushions. Beds can be custom made for customers with names and colours. PRICE RANGE: SMALL: $150-$180 MEDIUM: $240-$270 LARGE: $300-$400
SIZES: S, M, L
STEAM BENDING Steam bending is the process of steaming timber and bending it into different shapes. PRICE RANGE: SMALL: $180-$200 MEDIUM: $280-$300 LARGE: $430-$450
SCRATCHERS The scratchers, just like the pet beds, will be made out of upcycled doors. For safety reasons, the only piece of material that wonâ€™t be second hand is the rope (Sisal) which the cat uses to scratch. This is so we know that the rope has been treated properly and wonâ€™t be harmful for the animal. PRICE RANGE: $50-$80