|I have always shared my life with my 4-legged children, many of them of the feline persuasion. When my girls were babies, like many mothers I worried about kitty wanting to get in the crib, but I wanted a non-toxic solution that would work for everyone. Somewhere I read that spreading empty coat hangers on the unused part of the crib would keep the cat out. This worked very well. Mom was happy, baby was happy, kitty was happy.
My sewing space is a part of my office space in our tiny apartment, and many times I have projects-in-process spread out on the cutting table. Of course, kitty is very interested in supervising and 'helping' me along with these projects, and I can't always put things away when I reach a stopping point. So I do with my sewing projects what I did with my babies; I spread empty coat hangers over the fabric, scissors, pattern pieces etc. This way my project remains undisturbed until I can return to complete it.