Saturday, August 31, 2013


I knew there'd be more cats!!!  This one showed up here late last Thursday evening. Even though she's not much of a talker, I was able to find out that her name is Petunia.  

As you can see, she made fast friends with some of the kids that already live here.  

Petunia and her new friends

She is very friendly and is looking forward to being adopted by a loving family at the Holiday Bazaar in November.  

For those of you that don't already know.  Petunia and all of her cat friends will be available for sale at the St. Agatha Holiday Bazaar on the 2nd and 3rd of November in Portland, Oregon.  

We will give more details as the time draws nearer.  

- Momma Cat

Monday, August 26, 2013


I knew we hadn't seen all the cats yet!  Today another one showed up on my doorstep, or should I say, in my garden!  

But this Buttercup Cat did something unusual, she picked both of my pumpkins and brought them in the house!  Then she very politely asked me to take her photo.  So here she is.  

Buttercup Cat posing with my pumpkins

Buttercup tells me she just loves a good hot bowl of pumpkin soup and a few crackers.  

She also told me to expect a new arrival within the week.  Apparently there's at least one more sibling cat coming to town.  

- Momma Cat

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Just when you think you've seen ALL the cats, another one shows up on your doorstep!  But that's okay.  The Cat family really does love cats.

Kitty sleeping on  Momma Cat's sewing machine.  Not a good place to nap!

This little girl is named Pepper.  She is the twin sister of Cora, who now lives with her new Mom, Lesley, at Yarntastic Fiber Arts in Portland's Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood.  

Pepper with her bird friends

As you can see, Pepper is not your run-of-the-mill cat.  She loves birds!  But not for lunch, no.  She just loves to be with them.  She says they are very pretty and she loves to hear them sing.  Go figure.  

Pepper tells me that another sibling is currently on her way here.  But she refuses to give me any further details.  She wants us all to be surprised.

I guess we'll just have to be patient and see who comes to our house next.  

- Momma Cat

Sunday, August 18, 2013


I finally finished my crocheted Kirby this morning.  He turned out so well, I think he looks almost real!  Or as real as Kirby ever gets!  He is a video game character, after all.
Kirby loves my hanging philodendron!

 I made this Kirby for LittlebrotherCat, but he hasn't seen it yet.  As soon as I was done, Kirby jumped up into a hanging plant in our living room and hasn't come down yet!
I don't know what I have to do to get him to come down.  What does a Kirby eat, anyway?

- Momma Cat

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Who are Charles and Thomas, you ask?  Well, it just so happens that they are the brothers of the famous Cora Cat, who now resides at Yarntastic Fiber Arts with her mom Leslie.  

Thomas is a nice turquoise cat with an easygoing manner.  Charles, the lime green cat, and Thomas' older brother (by 2 seconds), is very charming, and gets along exceedingly well with Thomas and Cora.  

Charles and Thomas visit the Cat family

None of us are sure how many more siblings these crazy cats have, because we can't get them to talk to us.  But, I wouldn't be surprised if more of them showed up somewhere down the line! 

- Momma Cat

Friday, August 16, 2013

How long does it take a cat to knit a pair of stockings?

Baby Cat started these stockings about a year and a half ago, around Christmas 2011! No, it doesn't take a year and a half to knit a pair of stockings, but Baby Cat made one fatal mistake! Although she thought she had the right gauge, she didn't check carefully enough and when she finished the first stocking, it didn't fit. 

Baby Cat made the second stocking a size bigger and it fit perfectly! So she unraveled the first one, but by then was pretty tired of working on stockings and set the finished one aside for about a year to work on other projects. This summer, Baby Cat picked up the sock yarn again, and now the socks are finally finished! Hopefully, Baby Cat will be more careful with her gauge in the future!

These stockings were made from the "Sitio Stockings" pattern in the book Vampire Knits.

Baby Cat's finished stockings

-Baby Cat

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Baby Cat and I were invited to attend a bridal shower for my niece (her cousin) Lisa Cat in Pennsylvania.  Unfortunately, we won't be able to attend, but we won't let that stop us from making her a one-of-a-kind special gift to honor the occasion, will it?

So we started planning this bride doll for her.  We contacted Lisa's mother and sister and got them to send us a photo of the dress Lisa will be wearing.

Then, I made the doll, using the bride doll pattern that I designed.  After I was through making the doll, I passed her to Baby Cat.

Baby Cat then took the Lisa doll home and designed and made her a bridal gown that closely resembles Lisa's actual wedding dress. 

Here she is........

The "Lisa" Bride Doll
 See what a wonderful job Baby Cat did with all the little details on the dress? She even did a row of tiny, white buttons down the back of the dress.  Unfortunately, Momma Cat did not photograph that, and the doll is on her way to Pennsylvania as we speak.  Sorry!

"Lisa" with her hand-made bridal veil

After Baby Cat got done making the gown, she gave the doll back to me.  Then Momma Cat created the bridal veil, and also the bridal bouquet.  Lisa's colors are fall colors since her wedding will take place in October.  

We really hope Lisa likes her doll, and we hope everyone else likes her too.  She was a labor of love!
Happy Wedding, Happy Life Lisa!  

Lots of Love,

- Momma Cat and Baby Cat

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Yes, that's right!  You heard it here first.  The Cat family has a new baby! We adopted her last Sunday from the Sellwood Dog Supply and Cat Annex.  This is a very nice pet store right down on 17th Avenue.

Little Brother Cat and I were walking on Saturday morning, and we decided to stop in and pet the cats, which is something we've taken to doing a lot of since our last baby cat died.  When we got there, they had two cats, one was a tabby and mostly white.  The other was a pure black gorgeous little cat, that wouldn't even come out of her hidey-hole to let us get a good look at her.  We were instantly in love!
We talked Daddy Cat in to going to look at her later that same day.  He didn't seem overly impressed at the time, so we went back home.  But smartly, I asked for some adoption papers before we walked out the door.

Even though Daddy Cat wasn't really ready for a new baby cat, he knew how much Little Brother Cat and I wanted her.  So we signed the adoption papers and brought her home on Sunday afternoon!

Little Brother Cat re-named her Midna, after a character in The Legend Of Zelda video games.

 Midna is being a little reclusive right now, but every day she becomes a little more bold and a little more friendly.  Pretty soon she'll be eating out of our hands, or maybe the other way around.  

Midna is very hard to take photos of.  First of all, because she's all black.  Secondly, she never stays still.  At lastly, because she is faster than greased lightning!  

Here's a somewhat blurry picture of her that I took this morning.  
Blurry Midna

Here's a lovely side view.  She's very sleek and beautiful,but alas, not nearly as soft as LeeLoo was.  

I will always miss LeeLoo. 

She was no ordinary cat.

- Momma Cat

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Cora Cat is new to our household this week.  We tried to keep her indoor, but like most cats, she had a hankering to be outside.  So, as soon as she was able to sneak past us and get out the door, again, like most cats, she headed directly for the garden!

But, instead of looking for a place to relieve herself, she wanted to sunbathe!  You know how cats love to find the sunniest spot they can, and then just lay down and cook until they can't take it anymore?  Well, this is where I found Cora.

Cora In the Garden

I'm not really sure how she got up there, but she's perched atop a giant sunflower leaf!  You can see she's really enjoying herself and soaking up all the heat she can.  Good thing it's only 70 degrees here right now or we'd really have a cooked kitty!

Sadly, I don't think Cora will be with us for very long.  But she'll be very happy, I think.  She's going to go live at Yarntastic Fiber Arts.  I've been telling Lesley, the owner, that she needs a shop cat.  Well, now she'll have one and we'll get to see Cora every time we visit! 

-  Momma Cat