Thursday, March 17, 2011

Crafts, Kittens.

I have some news to spill. It's craft related, not cat related. If you're not into crafts, feel free to scroll to the bottom of this post where you'll see a photo of six adorable kittens napping.

OK, here we go...
It's been nearly two years in the works, and finally, MAKING PAPER FLOWERS, my book/kit with Barnes and Noble is coming out at the end the month. I won't bore you with all the details, but if you would like to find out a little more about out it, or even pre-order a signed copy, you can do so by visiting HERE.

I'm so crazy excited.

I got a few boxes of the books yesterday (though they're not officially released until the 25th). Like most cats, Charlene loves cardboard and boxes, so she was pretty excited about the books arriving too. Just for different reasons.

He's a little peek...

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And here's six adorable kittens napping.

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And nope, I didn't pose them. They were enticed by a sunbeam that was hitting the edge of the bed. They started off wrestling in it and when I came back to check on them later, they had all drifted off in a row.

In one stroke, I pet them all. This set off a chain-reaction of purrs which made the loveliest Medley melody. They stirred and stretched then assumed their positions and drifted off again.

46 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself -- I hope you are. What an accomplishment! And the kittens aren't bad either.

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  2. i would like to quit my job and come stay at your house. IS that cool? :)

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  3. Congrats on the book!! You have quite the talent...

    And those kittens are adorable...I want to lay down and nap with them. :)

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  4. Congrats on the book! And that row of kittehs, for sure the cutest row I have ever seen. :)

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  5. congratulations! i will definitely be looking for your book when it comes out. :)

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  6. Congratulations!! Your book looks fabulous. I'd love to be able to play that kitten keyboard!

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.

    And those KITTENS! Holy crap. They were worth the wait.

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  8. well congratulations on the book, I really dont know how you have time to do everything you do! but you should be so proud of yourself!
    the picture is so cute, I love the 'variety' pack litters!

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  9. Congrats on the book!

    And those kittens. THOSE KITTENS! I want to dive into that cuddle puddle and eat them all up.

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  10. Congratulations, Laurie. It takes a lot of fortitude to see a book through to publication. You did it!

    And......oh my. That's all I can say about this group. I think it's my first litter from the beginning. Ah, special. xo

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  11. congrats on the book laurie! that's really cool.

    but really, sorry. it's about the kittens. i can't help myself. they are delicious. starting with little mr. super floofed white boy it's the perfect spectrum going from light to dark. those must be smart kittens too.

    :)

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  12. You have got to be kidding me. Cutest kitten pic ever!

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  13. Conga-rats on the new book, Laurie! What exciting news!

    You are killing me with the thought of those adorable kittens purring all at once-kitty purrs are always so soothing, anyway, so that has got to be a very lovely sound from so many sweet tiny ones!

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  14. Great job on the book!

    I like how the kittens look like the bottom row of stacked wood; so cute.

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  15. What a beautiful book.Can't wait to own it.
    Lovely lovely kitties

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  16. How did you get them all to line up like that? I swear, I think you ought to start teaching courses in Kitten Hypnotism!

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  17. Congrats on the book! I might have to try it out :-).

    Seriously those kitties! I just want nap with them!

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  18. Congratulations!!!! Your crafts are so beautiful - i can't wait to buy a copy!

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  19. Congratulations on the book! And thanks for sharing those nicely lined up Medleys. Any chance we can see a picture of Charlene in a box?

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  20. Many congrats on the book! It's wonderful that a publisher has recognized your talent!

    Although, of course, your talent for kitten photography FAR outweighs your other talents! Oh my, that line of babies -- could it BE more adorable? My squeeing has exceeded the hearing range, I swear!

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  21. Congratulations on the book! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

    And I'd totally have my hands on those Medleys, except that Sophia has to approve any new heartbeats in the house, and she's a little cranky girl.

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  22. Congratulations on the book, Laurie! *humming a Medley melody in the background!)

    What a great accomplishment! Your next book could be a coffee table book of kitten photos! Or one of only the Bean! She is book-worthy for sure!

    Seriously, I know how tough getting published is - and I am thrilled for you! You are, hopefully, having a great book birthday!

    And cheers on the Medleys! They are quite an accomplishment, too! >^.^<

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  23. Many congrats on your book! I can feel your excitement even through cyberspace!

    I am in love with that photo of the sleeping Medleys!!! I love how kittens/cats from the same litter always sleep as a unit. I have GOT to see if I can be a foster mother with my local shelter.

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  24. This post makes me want to sing "these are some of my favourite things..." (from The Sound of Music). Seriously, I love papercrafts of all kinds and well, KITTENS!

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  25. I am super excited for you, Laurie! Wow! And those are seriously adorable sweeties - and I say the same about every batch, too. :)

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  26. congrats on your book! And really, that is the best bedspread ever. I think every house should have one!

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  27. That sweet ~napping~ picture is beyond gorgeous! LOVE it so much!! ~Mandy

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  28. Hooray for the book! So proud to be able to tell people about it and give it as gifts!

    And I volunteer to lay down in the next sunbeam and "suffer" thru a passel o' Medleys layin' and a-purrin' on me! I am up for the hardship, REALLY!!!

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  29. Big congrats Laurie! I think I'll have to purchase a copy.

    And those kittens could not be any cuter lined up like they are in that photo.

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  30. It's the way the little grey tabby is turned to the left, while all the others are turned to the right...

    This passel of kitties really was worth the wait...

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  31. SIX at one stroke! We all know how talented you are, Laurie, but all six at once. . . lined up purrfectly. . . oh my!

    And my sincerest congrats on your book. I am utterly, totally, impressed!

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  32. Awwww .. the last pic is simplu beautiful and made us smile with joy.

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  33. Congrats on getting the book published! Not an easy task. But with Miss Bean helping...Oh wait! YOU HAVE A KITTEN LOG!
    Serious jealousy raging here in CT. A purring, snuggly kitten log...sigh.

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  34. yes, congrats on the book, but on another note, I'll have one of each thank you........are they so cute or what?

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  35. Oh PURR! I hope they do it again with a video camera nearby, because I'd love to hear all that purring! :-) My kitties all purr for me, every day, and it's one of my favorite times of day when I hear it, no matter what time it is... except, of course, at 5:00 in the morning. ;-)

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  36. AFTER I got my head off of my desk from passing out from the cute-ness of these babies, I ordered my Paper Flower Kit! I can't wait for the end of the month!

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  37. Congratulations on the book! And the kittens are absolutely adorable!

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  38. I want to focus on your book but my brain is captured by the cuteness of that kitty pile!!

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  39. Big Congratulations on the book, will have to pre-order one of those babies next time the computer is close to the credit card... and the babies, I am sure you have folks lining up already to adopt. Once again, I want them all, and again, I still live on the East coast...

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  40. Congrats on the book!

    I'm envisioning petting those kittens in one motion and the ensuing purrs. It's wonderful.

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  41. Congratulations, Laurie! You are so talented and creative.

    I'm so happy when my girls are purring in stereo - I can't even imagine 6 tiny kittens all purring at once! I especially love Maxine and Freddie Jean together in that photo.

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  42. Wow, congratulations, Laurie! You must be so proud and it looks gorgeous1

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  43. Is the book being sold this side of the Atlantic?

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  44. I would love to just put my face down on these babies and get some good lovin!!!!! I can just smell the sweetness. And happy for you on your book!!!!

    Sigh.......

    gloria g. in South Carolina

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  45. Number one, Congrats!!!!!! I'm so happy for you on having a book released!!!! You must be super-uber excited!!!!!
    Number two, I am so jealous that you have such a gorgeous bunch of kitties! (we own three, and foster two, and although I wouldn't trade any for anything, I with our two big foster kitties were little again!!!)
    Third, I LOVE the way you don;t have to do anything but take the picture!! Why oh why can't my cats have wonderful poses in great places that don't show how messy my house is? *sigh*

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  46. SylvestermiasmommaMarch 20, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Congrats on the book!! The photo of the kittens lined up has mr going awwww and Squeeeeeee at the same time. What cool and sweet photo!

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