Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Olivia Update

I mentioned a while back that we adopted a new kitty, who was a stray in our neighborhood.  We named her Olivia and it was a bit rough going at first with our other two cats Gus and Grace.  They weren't very thrilled to have a newcomer in their midst, especially a kitten kind of newcomer who would not leave them alone.  But things have gotten calmer now, and they are all getting along. Mostly.  :) 

Olivia went in for her spay surgery last week and when I picked her up, I was given the instructions that she should take it easy for a few days.  Ok.  But exactly HOW you make a kitten take it easy wasn't specified.  I think because it is virtually impossible.  We did our best, but from the second she got out of the carrier when I got her home she went full speed ahead.  She has a little cushioned cube-y thing to sleep and recuperate in, but she just treated it like it was a huge catnip toy and as you can see from the pictures below, she jumped on it, sat on it, squished it, chewed on it and attacked it.  She did everything BUT sleep in it.  Goofy Cat!  :)

My nephew, Baby Eli just loves her and tries to follow her all over the house.  I caught a picture of them last week looking out the window together.  :)  I imagine they will be good friends as they grow up together.  :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Candy Hearts Coaster - Free Pattern

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February is here!  That means we are that much closer to spring!  I am not a fan of winter or snow, so I start getting spring fever around Dec 1st.  :)  And February also means Valentine's Day!  I was in the store the other day and enjoyed seeing all the pretty red and pink valentine's candies and decorations, and the candy hearts inspired these coasters.  I also have begun a new obsession hobby of working with felt, so I had to incorporate that into the design as well.  :)

I found this set of heart cookie cutters at Walmart, and used the smallest cutter and traced around it onto the felt to make the heart.  It's around 1 1/4".