Tuesday, 29 November 2016

T Stands for Cats, crafting and Coffee

Hi All.

Tuesday Again so time to welcome the T for Tuesday gang to join me in a drink related post for Altered Book Lover, Elizabeth

Also a reminder that there is still a week to join us at Try it on Tuesday for our Layers Challenge

I have noticed on my blog travels that many crafters have a cat or cats and I know first hand about that.  My daughter, Linda, has 3 cats and crafts as many hours as she has free in her busy life. How anyone crafts with cats is beyond me as when I go to visit Linda the cats are into everything. If I get out some knitting they have the wool in tangles and keep playing with the needles until the stitches all come off. If I choose some material to do a bit of patchwork it is the very piece that one or more of them decides to curl up and fall asleep-purring happily and loudly I might add. Paper crafting is no better they leave their mark on everything and one even chewed the edge of a card I had left to dry in the windowsill. They are so cute and I have to forgive them.

So I made this yesterday-a cat coaster for my coffee mug.

I drew around my mug on part of a plastic milk bottle to make the inside of the coaster

This was stuck onto one side of the body and the two body pieces sewn together.
Then the head and all the bits were sewn on to the body

There are lots of designs online if you type in 'felt coffee coaster' but mine is a mixture of a few.

Happy T Day Everyone


Willow and Oscar 'pretending' to be fast asleep.

Love Chrissie and the quilting cats xx


24 comments:

  1. What a fun idea with your sweet cat coaster, fantastic! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  2. hahaha, yes, our cat also is the biggest "helper" with everything i start sewing etc. ... your cat coaster is a hoot!! absolutely adorable!
    happy t-day, chrissie!

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  3. The cat coaster you made Chrissie is fantastic and fun. I hope you made one for your daughter as well. Its a long while since we had a cat, but I remember well the struggle to knit when she was around.
    Dogs [our dog] at least lay and snooze, usually by the chair and generally just needed to be in the same room.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

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  4. what a cute and fun post! I don't have any cats but know people who do. I can only imagine having one around all my craft/art stuff! Super cute coaster and kitties. Happy T day!

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  5. Your cat coaster is such a brilliant and fun idea Chrissie - love it!
    I'm more a bird and hedgehog person than cat, but I have to say they look adorable and are a lovely colour.
    Gill xx

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  6. I'm still laughing, Chrissie. This is such a cute idea, wonderful post, and uniquely original. Just the type of T post I like best. Now you know why I don't allow my two anywhere near my craft room. I always say cat fur and glue are NOT mixed media. My two know when I go to my craft room, it's alone time.

    I really like your cat coaster, and I bet your daughter will be asking for you to make more of them for her cat rescue program. Thanks for sharing this absolutely adorable cat coaster and coffee with us for T this Tuesday.

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  7. What a fun coaster for cats and their friends. Your cats are such a perfect pair :) Happy T Tuesday

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  8. Oh I love your coaster Chrissie and I can imagine how difficult it is to craft with cats! Good that your "grandchildcats" aren't with you the whole time, am I right?!
    My dogs are the much better craftbuddies I think- They just sleep behind me on their sofa ..and it's good!
    When it comes to feed time they can be very nerv-racking as well to get me away from computer or worktable!
    Happy T-Day Chrissie!

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  9. Your coaster is absolutely adorable!! what a clever idea...and the only type of cat that I could have in the house.(I am very allergic!) i must admit, your quilting cats are very cute! happy T day!

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  10. Had to laugh at your descriptions of crafting with cats :) I know that experience well and now we have a puppy thrown into the mix too. I don't get near as much done as I used to. Love the cat coaster ♥♥♥♥ Just may have to make a couple for Christmas gifts...if the cats will let me !

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  11. The cat coaster is ADORABLE! I don't have any cats right now, but they used to sleep in my play space and keep me company. One of the dogs now does that, but the other one comes in and chews my things, which is far worse than the cats ever were in that space. I just love them all though. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  12. Your cat coaster is purr-fect :-). It's so much fun and really made me smile, thanks for sharing how you made it too! Willow and Oscar are so cute, by the way I love the fabric they are asleep on - gorgeous! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

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  13. I love your cat coaster and remember trying to knit or sew with a cat around! I will pop back tomorrow for a catch up! Hugs, Chrisx

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  14. I love your cat coaster and remember trying to knit or sew with a cat around! I will pop back tomorrow for a catch up! Hugs, Chrisx

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  15. I smiled as I have a cat too and know exactly what you mean. The coaster is a great idea. It looks so cute. I bet you get a lot of orders for that one.
    Happy T-Day
    Lisca

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  16. Cool creative makes Chrissie, your catds are just divine....xx {aNNie}

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  17. Love your coffee coaster.... I DO have a cat... Jinx... and he is generally well behaved...He comes by for a visit.. a belly rub or scratch behind the ear but more or less he is content just sleeping in a sun puddle... ofcourse he is getting up there in age... 11 i think.. no longer a kitten.. lol Happy T day! Hugs! deb

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  18. Your coaster is so cute. What a great gift for a coffee/tea drinking feline lover. The kitties are adorable, too

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  19. Oh it's so true, isn't it Chrissie. It's impossible to stay mad at the animals, no matter what mischief they may get into!! lol. I just adore your little kitty, what a lovely project idea!! Sorry I've been so scarce, November has been a bit challenging. sending hugs :)

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  20. A fabulous coaster Chrissie, that's got to put a smile on your face every time you use it, so sweet. I hope you made one for Linda.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  21. Hi Chrissie, your coaster is fantastic and oh my gosh, your two cats are ADORABLE ! I'm an animal lover and always have a cat or two or three... but these two, on my they look like the best of friends and wish I could snuggle them! Enjoy xx

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  22. Fabulous! Clever design and cute!

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  23. The cat coaster inspired by naughty Willow and Oscar is delightful. I've never seen one like it. Blessings, my friend!

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  24. The quilting cats are very cute... Love your cat coaster too, very original!

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Thank you for all of your comments. Reading them brings precious moments. Isn't it great to be able to be in touch with so many nice people in this way.