Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CHARMING LITTLE LADIES

Momma Cat totally loves dolls!  But, she is particular about the ones she collects.  Not all dolls pass muster.  They have to have certain qualities before they are invited to join the rest of the family.  

These dolls are actually four inch-long charms, that are meant to be hung from a chain, or attached to clothing, or even a handbag.  Momma Cat bought Baby Cat one, and shortly thereafter, she bought one for herself.  Aren't they adorable?

Momma Cat's charming ladies
  
The brand name is Laliberi, and they are available at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts stores, in the jewelry making section.  Momma cat has only found them at the Superstore, but they may be available a some of the larger JoAnn locations.  They are listed at $9.99 each, but you can use coupons on them, if they're not already on sale.  Momma got the two girls on the right for $4.99 each!  

Wouldn't they make adorable Christmas ornaments too?!  Momma Cat was thinking about making a 6-8 foot garland using them too.  What do you think?  What would you use them for?  

- Momma Cat

Monday, February 20, 2017

EDISON BULB EARRINGS

Baby Cat has just created a new line of jewelry that look just like little Edison bulbs!  Momma Cat got to see them first and immediately bought a pair!  Here they are laying next to Momma Cat's watch, so you can see how big they are.  They are very light too! (No pun intended)!


Baby Cat is selling earrings like this, and necklaces on her Etsy sight, DreamDesignDelight  

Momma loves her earrings so much, and is proud to be the first one to own one of Baby Cat's new creations!


- Momma Cat
 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

SEWING ROOM DRAGONS!!

Some time last year Momma Cat found the most adorable little stuffed dragon at, where else, JoAnn Fabrics and Craft Stores.  She bought one for Baby Cat too.  

A while later, the store started carrying the very small ones, so she bought one each for her and Baby Cat.  

Yesterday, she found a much bigger one, and she brought one home.  Now she has three of them!  She calls them her Sewing Room Dragons. 

TY Beanie Boos.  The smallest one has a clip, so you can attach it to your bag.
 
These dragons prefer Momma's sewing room.  Notice their soulful purple eyes!

Sewing Room Dragons hang out in your sewing room.  They make you smile and they keep your spirits up, even on gloomy, dark winter days! Sometimes you have to chase them off of your sewing table, or in this case, your ironing board.  But, they are completely harmless, and totally loyal.  However, they will spit fire at your foes, if necessary!!

Momma Cat loves their big purple eyes!  These dragons also are available in pink with green eyes!  So, if you don't have at least one Sewing Room Dragon, you need to get one soon! 

Momma Cat thinks they would look cute suspended from the ceiling, but hasn't come up with a viable plan on how to do that!  Any suggestions???

- Momma Cat 
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NEW SEWING TABLE FOR MOMMA CAT!

It finally came!  Momma Cat's new sewing table finally arrived yesterday afternoon!  Momma has been waiting for weeks because of all the bad weather here and all over the country, but it's finally here!  

Don't think of that as a complaint!  Momma knows that trucks and drivers were stranded all across the country due to really lousy ice and snow conditions.  Momma is very grateful that they were finally able to get through it all!  Poor drivers!  Thanks to all you drivers out there!  Where would we all be without you?

After Momma Cat came home from work last night, Daddy Cat took the table out of the box and set it up in Momma's sewing room for her.  Here it is with Momma's new serger on top of it.  Isn't it cute?

 
Momma's New Sewing Table with her Brother 1034D on top!
Momma bought this cute little table from the JoAnn.com website.  It's made by Arrow Cabinets, and it's called a "Gidget 1".  It's an adorable name for a little table that is sturdy and folds up, so that you can store it when it's not in use.  Or, in Momma's case, when Baby Cat and her husband come to visit and Momma turns the sewing room back into a bedroom!  Portable is nice!  It also has an adjustment in the table, so that you can raise and lower a portion of the table top, so that you can put a standard sewing machine in it, and adjust it to just the right height!


Little by little the sewing room is coming together!  It's always nice to have furniture and tools that are designed to make your crafting more delightful!!  Now let's see what Momma makes!

- Momma Cat

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

DOLL DOPPELGANGER

Momma Cat and Baby Cat have a very sweet friend, who we will call Catcat.  Baby Cat met her while she was away at College, and she's become a very good friend of the Cat family.  

This is a picture of Catcat holding her doll doppelganger. 

Merry Christmas Catcat!!


Momma Cat bought this doll and made her an entirely new outfit, complete with shoes.  Momma had intended to sell her.  But, she and Baby Cat both thought this Madame Alexander doll looked so much like Catcat, that she just had to have her for her Christmas present!  Catcat also likes dolls!  

We probably all have doll doppelgangers out there somewhere.  Hopefully we get a chance to meet them someday! It's fun to think about anyway!

- Momma Cat

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

CROSSROADS DOLL AND TEDDY BEAR SHOW AND SALE!!!

Hi Everybody!  

Momma Cat doesn't usually post things like this, but then she wondered, why not?!!  If any of you love dolls the way Momma Cat does, you might be interested in knowing that there's a doll show coming up soon in the Portland, Oregon area!!

Here's a photo of the flyer!

  
Be sure to go to www.crossroadsshows.com 
and click on the coupon to get $1.00 off your admission!  

Momma Cat has been to many, many of these doll shows, but this'll be her first time at this new location, at the Monarch Hotel!  It's going to be great!!!  See you there!

If you don't happen to live anywhere near Portland, Oregon, just go to the Crossroads website, where you can see all the upcoming events all over the country!  While you're there, sign up for their newsletter too.  It keeps you up to date on what's going on in the doll world.

- Momma Cat

Friday, January 13, 2017

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE "CAT" HOUSEHOLD

Momma Cat loves dolls!  You all know that by now.  But, what you didn't know is HOW MUCH!

Momma Cat had a Betsy McCall doll when she was little.  But somewhere during the course of time, that doll was given away.  Momma Cat has always wanted to replace her, but until recently, couldn't find an affordable option.  This little doll is exactly like the one Momma Cat had as a kitten, but this doll has a brand new outfit, by Robert Tonner!  She even has little pink shoes!  Momma bought the doll without clothing, and bought the outfit separately.  
 
Tiny Betsy McCall, circa 1960's

What do you think? Doesn't she look smashing in her flowery dress and little pink shoes?  Momma Cat really loves her!


After Betsy, Momma Cat found this adorable little Asian doll, by Madame Alexander, that has her own Panda bear!  She came without her tag or original box.  She and her Panda are in excellent condition!  She has cute little pigtails too!

Madame Alexander Asian doll with Panda
 
 Momma Cat found another Madame Alexander doll on eBay.  This one has a beautiful face and wonderful hairdo, but came without clothing.  Momma is going to make clothes for her eventually.  But, here she is as she came to Momma Cat's house.

Madame Alexander doll sans clothing

Right after Christmas, Momma found this adorable little Peter Pan doll, by Madame Alexander, and she decided to buy him.  He is in perfect condition, with his original box.  He is a welcome addition to Momma's collection, which is woefully short on boy dolls! In addition to everything else, his price was very reasonable.  
 
Madame Alexander Peter Pan doll

Look at him!  Isn't he adorable? She just had to buy him!  I'm sure you'll all agree!

Momma had forgotten about the Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls for awhile.  Occasionally Momma will find one at an antique store, or a doll show.  She has received a couple of them as gifts too.  She found this little adorable on eBay.  
 
Nancy Ann Storybook Doll

This doll is hard plastic, with moveable arms, legs, and sleep eyes.  She came without a box, or her tag.  But, she is so incredibly cute, and in very good shape, it really doesn't matter to Momma Cat at all.  Look at her sweet little face and her pretty dress.  She is very tiny too, at only 5 1/2 inches tall. 

Momma is getting quite a collection of these cute little dolls, but she has yet to find an affordable boy doll to add to them.  Oh well, the quest goes on...........


- Momma Cat