April 9, 2013

Cat Lady Craftiness

It's been lots of fun to watch my fabric squares fly off to different corners of the country. What's even more fun is to get reports about what some very Creative Crafty Cat Ladies are doing with them! 

Take Cat Lady Rose, for example.  Always looking for new ways to raise funds for her cat rescue organization Angelcat Haven, she recently received a lesson in applique technique from her neighbor, then stitched up these pretty towels.  Here is product model Fluffy Gates showing off a favorite:

The first batch of towels already sold out, but Rose is busy stitching up some more that she will offer for sale at Cinco de Meow, A Fiesta 4 Felines on May 4th at Seven Arrows Farm on Oakhill Avenue, Attleboro, Massachusetts, from 11am-3 pm. The event will feature a chili contest, music, food, non-alcoholic drinks, raffles, crafts and a bake sale, all to benefit the rescued cats of Angelcat Haven.

Can't make it to the fiesta?  You can contact Rose through her Etsy shop and purchase some of her cute jewelry which also benefits rescued cats. 

Here's another great idea from Etsy artisan Genie of GenieCrafts-- she used the quilt blocks to stitch up a beautifully crafted wall or door organizer with four pockets:

Available at: GenieCrafts
Each pocket can hold coupons, recipe cards, glasses, appointment reminders, mail, anything that you need handy and it leaves more space on your desk or counter top.
The four hand covered button clothespins are included and are very useful for attaching items to each pocket such as mail, post cards, business cards, appt. cards, articles, notes. This organizer is available for sale in Genie's Etsy shop.

Finally, in case you missed it a couple weeks ago, here is a quilt-in-progress by Cat Lady Rosie:

The animal rescue that Rosie works with is called Charm City Animal Rescue (www.charmcityanimalrescue.com). 

Have some crafty ideas of your own?  You'll find both cat and bunny fabric squares here in my Etsy shop: Fabric Squares.  Here are two new ones, just listed: 

New Quilt Block!
Another new one!

 Be sure to send photos if you have any works-in-progress.  We'd love to see them!  

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