Monday, September 15, 2008

Winged cat discovered in Northampton Mass

Me, my friend Bee and one other curious man at the Northampton DPW (Department of Public Works) Trash/Recycling Center saw one of these. Really. It was tan. I thought, hopefully, there was another cat lying on top of it, how cute would that have been. Delusional, I was. It was super skittish, but I swear it had things growing out of each
side of its back. I drew it for my bf, he was only kinda excited until I showed him this photo. What weird timing. My sighting was about one month ago. I even tried to find out what it was by googling. Little did I know I saw a tiny mythical beastie.

Winged cats discovered in western China - Boing Boing
Winged cats discovered in western China

Posted by Lisa Katayama, August 28, 2008 8:00 AM
Winged cats have been known to exist since the 19th century, but only a handful of people have actually seen—let alone owned—one. This woman in Sichuan province watched as her beloved kitty grew angel wings on his back last summer after a bunch of female cats tried to mate with him. "Many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow," she said.

Geneticists have a less romantic theory. They believe it could be a genetic defect, a skin condition, or the result of poor grooming.
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"Ready for take-off, Tiddles? Meet the cats which have sprouted wings"
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Thursday, September 11, 2008

I got Busted

I finally got my blog admitted to Bust's Girl Wide Web. For some reason, though, they put me in the "Me & My Obsessions" category, and I wanted "She's Crafty." But, hell, I'm not complaining!
BUST Magazine - Me & My Obsessions

Monday, September 8, 2008


So, my bf and I decided to drive the 45 minutes to the Brimfield Antiques Fair on Friday. He had never been, I've only been there once before about 8 years ago. It's the biggest antiques and collectibles fair in the USA. Meaning, approximately 5,000 vendors. I made sure that we both had specific items to look for, because otherwise it is just too overwhelming, and you end up buying way too much, or nothing at all. I knew I would use craft supplies, so I looked for fabric and notions, and vintage clothing. He wanted to find vintage mens' clothing, including old hats. I wasn't having any luck finding affordable cute things, even at a half off table. It didn't help at all that we were melting from the heat.

Finally, at a gorgeously designed booth, I found mason jars of mixed vintage buttons for $4 each. Most places were selling buttons by the piece, like 50 cents each! I bought two jars, and was tempted to get three lots of pre-cut 3" quilt squares from vintage fabric. I just wasn't sure when I'd get around to making the quilt(s), and I have enough supplies and WIP's to tide me over for many many months.

I did buy a ziploc baggie of vintage fabric scraps for $5. Turns out most was vintage, some new. I was looking for pieces that would be nice for appliqueing.

My final purchase was a return to a vintage clothing dealer, a really nice woman. I bought a 1970's pink toile Villager cotton shirt. She charged me $8, down $4! I'm going to take in the waist, to make it less boxy.

A successful trip. Here are some pics:

How adorable is this print? Two different birds, and butterflies.

Some of the more detailed buttons.

The fabric pile. Coupon Corner

My favorite prints, look at those squirrels!

Monday, September 1, 2008

lucky lucky

I finally found the lucky duck who designs and sells her stuffed goodies at anthropologie. Here she is: