feline friday has heart

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALoki was kind enough to be a model this week for my new crocheted catnip stuffed heart for my Etsy shop. Isn’t he generous?


feline friday goes to battle!

As you may have heard, the weather here in the northeast has been CRAZY for the past few weeks. It’s 70, then it’s snowing, then the rhododendrons set new buds it was so warm, then a blizzard, then there’s a polar vortex…. But we’ve been lucking. No car accidents, no power outages, no frozen pipes.  So when I got an email from the man with the subject line “we need to prepare for the coming apocalypse”, I figured either a. we were getting another snow storm or b. he had finally lost his mind.

So I opened the email hesitantly, and read:

“and in doing so – we need to fully utilize all members of the household, everyone must have a job and pull their own weight

 so I ordered two sets of these”

I was terrified. But I clicked the link he sent. And saw this.

Cat Battle Armor by schnabuble

So, my friends, if your cat needs to go into battle, head on over to schnabuble’s Etsy page and you too can buy cat armor.

Happy feline friday! My the odds be ever in your favor!

feline friday presents midnight

If you haven’t noticed, things have been a little quiet on the blog recently. That’s because I have been crocheting my little fingers off in preparation for participation in my first every craft fair! So, today you don’t get a “real” cat picture, but I will share with you my newest edition to my Etsy shop – Midnight!


With the temperatures dropping and all the pumpkin spice accouterments in every coffee shop, fall seems like it’s in full swing. So if you’re in need of a crocheted pumpkin or a black cat like Midnight, feel free to drop by my Etsy shop!

itsy etsy

While I haven’t been doing a lot of home renos lately (unless you count tearing apart the gardens!) I have continued with my crocheting! It may be small, but my Etsy is growing! I have been enjoying taking photos of my creations, but it’s hard to time the best light in my house to show my critters off.  With just a simple PHD (push-here-dummy) digital camera, positioning and natural light are key.

Excitingly, I recently received this in my email:

etsy first saleI could not possibly have been more elated when I received the email.  Sometimes I wonder what I’m sitting here cramping my fingers for at night as I sew on eyes and noses and tails.  Sure it’s amusing to see Luna and Loki try to stick their heads in the container of catnip, but the satisfaction of having my first (hopefully happy!) customer was overwhelming.

So one critter at a time, my crocheting will continue!