Thursday, March 9, 2017

FOUR NEW HANDBAGS

Momma Cat has been busy making bags over the last several weeks.  She sold a bunch of them around Christmas time, and since then she has had three special orders!

The first one was for her niece!  It was a Christmas present ordered by Momma Cat's Sister-In-Law Cat!  It's made of green faux-suede, quilted, with a 100% cotton liner. It has a cell phone pocket on the outside, metal feet on the bottom, and a magnetic closure. All of the materials used to make this item were purchased at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.

 
Green Faux-Suede Bag

Two of Momma Cat's best customers recently special ordered new bags from her.  The first customer asked for this Cat bag, which is right up Momma Cat's alley, if you know what she means!

 
Cat Bag
This bag is made of 100% cotton fabric, quilted, then lined with 100% cotton fabric.  It also has metal feet on the bottom, cell phone pocket on the outside, and a magnetic closure.


The second of Momma Cat's  customers wanted a bag with horses on it. Momma Cat found this lovely 100% cotton print, as well as the100% cotton lining fabric at JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.

Horse Bag

This last bag is made from a black pre-quilted faux leather, with a 100% cotton lining.  It has metal feet on the bottom, and a invisible magnetic closure (this is the first time Momma used this kind of closure on one of her bags). 

Faux Leather Bag
 Momma Cat decided not to put a cell phone pocket on the outside of this bag because it ruined the look of the bag.  All of the bags pictured in this blog have four roomy pockets inside, that close with velcro, so there is plenty of room for a cell phone to have it's own space!

Well, that's enough bags for now!  Momma Cat has to make some pajamas, hem some curtains for her spare ooooooom, and make doll clothes for some little tiny Madame Alexander dolls that she's been collecting!

Have fun crafting!

- Momma Cat

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