I rather like knitting cushion covers because they tick most of the above boxes and really, you can't have too many cushions, especially when you are the proud owner of three cats!
Just as an aside, we started with two cats and probably should have stopped there because the first two were very cosy together. However, the RSPCA put a call out to say they had a surplus of beautiful kittens and I took the children down to "just have a look"....you get the picture I'm sure. The addition of Midge, pictured below, has caused angst in our small cat world but truly the occasional cat spats and subsequent cat antics produce a lot of entertainment for my children and my husband so I'm not complaining. We are a family that loves cats.
Anyway, my cushion cover,
|Beautiful handmade quilt courtesy of the talented Jules|
And finally, Midge, who as soon as I had turned around to readjust and take another photo was settling herslf down for a nap on said cushion
I take this as a vote of approval.