Sunday, November 13, 2011

Crafty

First up:




Well, someone loves cats!


When I've been told that I'm going to be a "crazy old cat lady" one day (and I've heard it often), I've always imagined myself as reeking of cat urine and all of my friends, neighbors and relatives trying to find a tactful way to tell me. Or shuffling around in the grocery store covered in cat hair, trying to get an enormous bag of dry cat food into my cart without falling over. Okay, that last one happens now but still...

If I can be a "crazy old cat lady" like this lady, I'm all in! And seriously, I'm with her in that I can't get enough of making things.

And speaking of making things, do you like making things? My gal pals over at No Pattern Required are having a contest to win a whole slew of fantastic retro inspired Christmas cards. Go on over and if you get a hankering to, make something awesome and enter it in their contest! They're looking for your creations made with thrifted or reused items that are vintage or have a vintage feel. This one has you buckaroos all over it! Three super cool prizes will be awarded and the deadline is November 20th.

Go here for the details, y'all: No Pattern Required

Tell them Eartha said hey and ho! ho! ho! and stuff.

Until next time (remember hot glue burns only build character),
x's and o's,
Eartha

12 comments:

Sara In AZ said...

That cat lady is awesome! Sign me right on up to be like her, you know that's where I'm headed with all my stuffed animals!!! Thanks SO much for the linky love doll! :D

Rae said...

i have that same craft book, and i bought it just because i loved "the ten cats of christmas" so much! i want to make at least a few crafts this year. and at an estate sale yesterday i picked up a truely terrifying yarn wall santa! i can't wait for christmas!

Eartha Kitsch said...

Sara: Hey, at least you won't smell like urine though!

Rae: That IS truly the most inspirational part of that book. It's insanely over the top AND lovely. I hope you show us that yarn santa!

Kate H said...

Did you notice: there isn't a LIVE cat in the picture. Is she overcompensating out of a sense of guilt for not having adoped any cats from the no-kill shelter? Allergic? Are they all in another room, chasing the needlepointed mice she made the month before? I am a little concerned. WHERE ARE THE REAL CATS???

Eartha Kitsch said...

Kate: Ha!! My guess is that she wants cats desperately and her husband said no and now she goes to her "Kitty Kat Room" to retreat and forget about what a jerk he is and how she wishes she had a cat to love her.

Georgie Horn said...

Added a link to your blog on my recent posting!
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/11/terrific-tuesday-you-want-to-win-this.html

Betty Crafter said...

That is the singlemost awesome photo I've ever seen.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

OMG! I have one of those cats!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzy8track/4304360526/

alix said...

hahahahaha. that's awesome. i'm a crazy cat and dog lady.....we can crochet toilet paper cozies together!

midlagedfangirl said...

What is the name of that book? I want it!

Hugs

Eartha Kitsch said...

It's Better Homes and Gardens Easy Bazaar Crafts and was published in 1981. I've seen lots of them about so probably still pretty easy to find!

meghan said...

She seems like a pretty crafty cat lady...