Wednesday, June 29, 2016


One Saturday morning Momma Cat convinced Big Sister Cat to go to a new ( new to her) yarn store over on NE Alberta Street.  This was a pretty big deal, because although Big Sister Cat appreciates really nice stuff, she is neither a knitter, spinner, or crocheter!  It just proves that she loves her Little Sister Cat enough to be dragged to these places occasionally!

When they arrived at the yarn shop, it hadn't opened yet, so they walked down the street a few blocks and Big Sister Cat bought the most amazing looking pie at  a shop called Random Order.  She wanted to bring her Husband Cat a treat! It looked and smelled awesome!

They walked back toward the yarn shop, which still wasn't open, but the store next to it was.  It was a lovely little fabric store by the name of Bolt. Momma Cat went in, determined not to find anything to fall in love with, but she was doomed!  She found this lovely little piece of fabric, which at this very moment is being turned into a dress for some lucky doll.  
Cat Fabric from Bolt

Afterward, Momma Cat and Big Sister Cat went into the yarn shop, called Close Knit, and there Momma Cat found a few little treasures to take home.  The pink and orange yarn are Rowan mercerized cotton, and the blue variegated is a Cascade Yarns washable wool. All beautiful to work with! 

Treasures from Close Knit
Momma Cat had to try out her yarn right away, so she made this little doll sweater!  

Doll Sweater made from Rowan yarn from Close Knit

Now she is working on one using the pink yarn!

Next Momma Cat and Big Sister Cat went out to lunch at Sushiland on NE Weidler Street (highly recommended by Baby Cat and Baby Brother Cat), and had a wonderful little lunch.  It was inexpensive too!  Since neither of our Husband Cats are sushi lovers we took the opportunity to have some together!  It was well worth it! 

Momma Cat is really looking forward to the next time She and Big Sister Cat get to spend the day together.  But, next time they'll have to do some stuff that Big Sister Cat likes to do!!! 

- Momma Cat

Monday, June 27, 2016


Normally when Momma Cat gets home from work she is too fried to do much of anything, until after she's had a little rest.  The best way to rest is to stay away from the computer, and especially eBay!

Last week, after a hard day, Momma Cat was just looking at Madame Alexander dolls on eBay, when she spied a nice-looking doll for sale for $9.99!  Well, that's almost unheard of, unless there's something seriously wrong with the doll. But, after looking at the pictures and reading the description, it sounded like a really good deal, and the doll was going off sale in 4 minutes!  So Momma Cat bid, and she won!  

The thing is,Momma Cat didn't really need or want a new doll at that particular moment in time. So, Momma Cat can't stress this too much, you shouldn't go on eBay when you're in a weakened condition!  Especially if you've got a doll addiction, which Momma Cat does.  Also, especially if you're tired, hungry, or have little money in your bank account!

Anyway, Momma Cat's little temptation arrived in the mail today. 

Bathing Beauty
The little sweetie is in pretty good shape, although she could use a little cleaning!  She has gorgeous curly hair and brown eyes.  I think her clothes are rather unattractive.  But, that's a personal opinion, and she will be getting a new outfit from me very soon!

The person who sold and shipped her to me obviously doesn't have much respect for dolls from what I can see.  She came in a flat rate box, she was bent in half at the waist, and was wrapped in a garbage bag!  OMG!!!
Although I am happy with my purchase, I know that eBay is a dangerous place to browse.  So keep that in mind the next time you want to relax!!!  Try reading a book instead.  It's safer!

- Momma Cat

Friday, June 24, 2016


Boy, it's been quite a while since Momma Cat has posted anything!  She's embarrassed, but she's been very, very busy!  

She's been working, but she's also been buying dolls, and making outfits for them.  That means buying patterns, fabric, notions, stockings and shoes. 

Here are the dolls that Momma Cat has purchased recently.

Madame Alexander (Baby Cat's birthday present)

Corolle Les Cheries
Two Madame Alexander 18 inch dolls
Blonde Madame Alexander 18 inch doll
8 inch Madame Alexander doll

 Momma Cat makes each doll a pair of panties first thing, because, oddly enough, they don't come with a pair of panties!  Not even the new dolls!

 Then she makes clothes specific to each doll! But, she also makes some extras, so that the dolls may have more than one outfit, or some may be purchased for other dolls.

Pj's, hoodies, dresses, pants and tops
Here are two of the dolls with their new outfits!
Ready for school to start
Pink romper with crocheted sweater
Momma Cat still has a few dolls to clothe, and she's working hard at it!  So, she'll be back online with another blog post when she gets them finished!

-  Momma Cat