Saturday, 22 August 2015

Caturday Wisdom #134

"This is just my face" is always a valid excuse. Paris
 
Paris the Persian lives in Australia and thus is an international guest!
 
Ralph and Ivy have had a great week: a trip outdoors on the weekend, I was at home on Monday and Tuesday and they got to sniff my vomit bucket (very intriguing) and Adrianne kept them company working from home on Wednesday (she did not catch my bug luckily).
They have not had any photos taken though, which is why Paris is featuring today. Thanks Paris!

Friday, 21 August 2015

Primary Industry

I was really pleased to find that my mosaic "Primary Industry" is a finalist in Rachel from Stitched in Color's Almost Primary mosaic contest.


I would totally love to win these fabrics as a bundle - if you're so inclined, please pop over and vote for my mosaic here.  Thanks!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Caturday Wisdom #133

 Who says cats don't recycle? Vivi

I love how there's an actual cat bed *right there*.
I have found that cats are quite good at repurposing items, they're just not always the items you would like to be repurposed.
Cardboard boxes are fine as a bed but too messy as a cat chew-toy.
String is fun, the shoelaces on my shoes are not string. Same goes for drawstrings on tousers or sweatshirts.
Pins and matches are both useful items but are not good things to carry around in little cat mouths.
It's lucky they're cute, right?
 


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Almost Primary mosaics

It's been a long time since I've entered one of these mosaic contests, but today some virtual fabric play was just what I felt like.  Rachel from Stitched in Color is running a contest centered around the theme "almost primary" - think blue, red and yellow, with a little something extra.

These are my entries, using fabric swatches from Lark Cottons.

Pretty Primary

For this first mosaic, I was inspired by the centre fabric, and pulled a selection of bright and cheerful fabrics to complement it.

Primary Industry

For my second entry, I wanted to go in a darker, almost slightly grungy direction.

I suggest you hop yourself over to Stitched in Color to check out the other entries and maybe enter yourself.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Caturday Wisdom #132

A cup of tea and a lie down sounds just as good to a cat. Ralph
 
Ralph is happiest when you sit down and stay down. He is unhappiest when you go into a room and shut him out, even if it's necessary because he won't let you sleep or won't stop lying on fabric you are attempting to rotary-cut and you are trying to avoid giving him a haircut.
I have just caught my first cold of the winter so I will be doing plenty of sitting and staying this weekend, particularly as the weather is supposed to be miserable. Ralph WILL be happy.