Friday, November 12, 2010

Crafting with/for Kittens

crafting with cornelius

kitties in the craft room

Good Morning, everyone. I just wanted to respond to all of the comments you left on THIS entry from earlier in the week.

It was nice to see how you all were excited about the idea of having some DIY kitty craft projects on the blog. Like I said before, I'm still kind of kicking around the idea, and thinking about how it all might take shape.

They will most likely be inexpensive, simple ideas made with things you probably already have on hand. I think I'll try to keep them "green" as often as I can and use recycled and or repurposed materials.

As far as level of difficulty, I don't think they'll be too challenging. An average person with the skills to thread a needle or plug in a glue gun would be able to complete the projects.

Also, I won't be holding myself to any sort of schedule with it, just an occasional crafty post when time allows, most likely during the lull between litters.

I dabble in two worlds,, cats and crafts,, and I think this might be a good opportunity to bridge the two.

So after the busy holiday season ends, and 2011 rolls in, we'll get crafting with/for kittens. Lord help us.

And speaking of crafts, just wanted to say thanks to all who the time vote for me in the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale contest. It's not over with yet, but things are looking good. I have to say, it's been a bit of a nail-biter. A few of the other contenders have gotten shout-outs in some very big blogs, so it's been a voting frenzy! I'll be holding my breath until 12:00 Eastern Standard time when it all ends! If you would like to cast a vote of support, please click HERE.

One last crafty note.... this weekend I'll be participating in the annual Tacoma is For Lovers Artist Craft Sale. It's a whole lot of fun, and there's always a lot of great artists selling their wares. Stop on by if you can, I'd love to meet you!

Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Sale
Saturday and Sunday (Nov 13 and 14th)
Kings Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA

For more info visit HERE!

OH,, and by the way,, the top picture is Mr Cornelius Bouvier. Bottom pic is Rex and Reva Von Trout from two of our earliest litters.


  1. Ahhh, kittens and crafts. Fond memories of Elizabeth as a kitten discovering beads and how to bap them across the floor...

  2. I can't wait to see what you come up with, kitties are a great subject for crafts, what with their endless cuteness and amazing personalities.

  3. Aw, I live so close to Kings Books, but I work/have plans during both days of the craft fair. I'll try to swing by on Sunday if I get home in time!

  4. I think this is fantastic! and I've voted for you! I think you'll be there! <3

  5. All I can picture is the first instruction on each one being, "Gather some discarded cat hair..."

  6. Love the look on Reva's face... very 'I said I wanted to use the purble *first*, Mommy! Rex can use another color!!!'

  7. Just voted for is looking good but people who come after me, get with it. Less than a 1/2 hour to go (if it's EST). Let me go look. Tweet & FB like, too.

    Good luck, Laurie!

  8. CONGRATULATIONS, LAURIE! (and yes, I shouted)...poll is now closed...
    * Rachel Rheingold (Maptote) (9%, 1,170 Votes)
    * Katherine Grandey (kg + ab porcelain) (6%, 728 Votes)
    * Lisa Golightly (Kiki & Polly paintings) (14%, 1,735 Votes)
    * Kristine Domingo (Sweet & Sour Goodies) (14%, 1,765 Votes)
    * Amy Adams (Perch Ceramics) (13%, 1,648 Votes)
    * Amy Holbrook (AMH Design) (13%, 1,711 Votes)
    * Laurie Cinotto (lalalaurie) (17%, 2,142 Votes)
    * Amy Turn Sharp (Little Alouette) (14%, 1,789 Votes)

    Total Voters: 12,675

  9. "So after ... 2011 rolls in, we'll get crafting with/for kittens. Lord help us." That just says it all, doesn't it? I can hardly wait!

  10. Apropos of nothing crafty.....I just received my copy of "Paw Talk" & was pleased as punch to see that Laurie was the top individual fundraiser for Dog-a-thon & that IBKC was one of the top teams. Props to Laurie & to all those who responded to her efforts & met the challenges. (Can I get an Amen Caterwaul here?!!)

  11. as Nanette requested...Amen!

  12. Ahhh - crafting with kitties. I too am a crafter. Everything crafted in this home includes, free of charge, cat hair and a paw print or two. The cats are happy to contribute to the effort. In fact, much like the precious ones in your pics, they INSIST on it. Gotta love it! My little furry muses.... what would I do without them?

  13. Con-cat-ulations, Laurie!!!! Looks like you won the craft contest!!! Yay! :)

  14. As Nanette requested.


  15. Concats Laurie! I think you have won the craft contest! I look forward to seeing more of your crafts. Love the photo of the laughing/yawning tuxi kitteh.

  16. Congrats Laurie!

    Re Kitty Crafts: Do you know how to make those pipecleaner bumblebee cat toys? My former vet (the wonderful Cat Hospital in Northampton MA) used to have a bunch of them in a jar with catnip to distract cats with during exams. I used to know how to make them but can't remember it now.

  17. Woo-hoo! Congratulations, Laurie!

  18. Oh that is so adorable, it's like Reva is yelling at you to use the purple first! Also, conga rats!

  19. Congratulations on winning the craft contest!!

  20. Corny has a vase like mine! Cornelius' mama, more accurately. I have a fishtail in aqua!

    And thanks for the warmth each day.

  21. Ahhh! Cats and Crafts my idea of Bliss!!



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