Sunday, August 17, 2014

Etsy Weekends - Tote Bags

As I was looking through my recent favorites to write a new Etsy post I came across these four tote bags, all recently put into my 'bags and buttons' list. It looked like my post had written itself!! As a person who feels you can never own too many tote bags or rescue too many cats, these bags seem custom made just for me!

Black Cat Tote Bag by Make Make Tees
Canvas tote, Cat tote bag : CATS are my BAG - gift for cat lover, reusable canvas tote bag, screen printed, hand lettering
Cats are my Bag by Xenotees
Hand painted - Canvas Bag - Light Weight Fabric - Cats in love - Natural Color - Cat Lovers
Cats in Love from Mamushka Handmade
tote bag  black cat quote
Don't like Cats? from Memories Warehouse 

Have a great weekend and drop by next week to see what other goodies Etsy has in store!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Kitty Tree

We bought a 6 foot cat tree in the hopes that our two cats could enjoy their own space, look out the window and get some extra exercise! But, we have an extremely territorial cat - Norman has decided this is his tree, and if Lela even attempts to lounge about in it he gets upset and tries to push her off the tree. One day we made him get down and let her stay, so he spent the next few days laying in her special areas just to prove his point - stay off my tree!! We're just glad he figured out the sisal scratching posts. :)

Monday, August 11, 2014


I'll admit I'm not getting a ton of knitting accomplished between vacations, working, and tending to the garden - it seems like we are pickling peppers every other day! But I did get a few scarves knit up this summer. I really love making infinity loops - I'm so glad they are popular these days! Making a moebius is always fun, I never really know how long they will be when they come off the needles, and trying to make patterns in the fabric always has interesting results. If you remember, we first brought up moebius knitting back in December and then showed off some of the scarves in January. I used some funky yarn this summer, hand dyed by Pam, so I kept the patterns pretty simple in this grouping. I also made a super soft and lofty alpaca loop! It is by far my favorite (don't tell the other scarves though!) and I am thinking I may just need one for myself :)

I'm building the listings on Etsy today, and hope to have them up by the end of the month! For now, here's a little preview :)

Black Wool and Purple/White Fluffy Yarn - Made interesting wide stripes!

Hand Dyed Blue and White Wool from Pam, done up in wide bands as well.

Another skein of hand dyed wool from Pam, this time in a loose seed stitch, very bumpy texture!

The alpaca scarf - I did knit and purl ridges here as well, but the texture of this yarn kept them close together. This scarf looks skinny, but it actually stretches quite wide because of the ribs it created.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Etsy Weekends - Round Jewelry

I love these jewelry items made in circular shapes. They make me happy just to look at them :) I hope they do the same for you!  

Water's edge - reversible dazzling blue or green enameled pendant
 Reversible Blue Necklace from Firepan Jewellery
Two Champagne Bottle Bangles // Upcycled Recycled Repurposed Jewelry
 Green Bangles from ReVetro
White leather circle earrings SALE
 Leather Earrings from Katrin Shine
Simply Stoned, Orange Calcite Pendant, Sterling Silver, Gemstone Necklace, Gemstone Pendant, Healing Gemstone, Orange Pendant, Yoga Jewelry
 Orange Pendant from Good Medicine Gemstone

Swing by next week to see what else we've got for you!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Happy Thursday!

Sorry about the absence - we've been out and about this week! Here are a few pictures of our Yellowstone Adventure (during which the camera battery died and we were unable to take any more photos!) We finally got to see Old Faithful blow, and then spent an hour walking around looking at all the other active geysers and pools around Old Faithful. It was a really wonderful afternoon!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Crested Gecko

We have a crested Gecko, but he doesn't really like to have his picture taken. He really likes fruit, his special crested gecko food, and pooping in his water dish. He runs pretty fast when he can, and he loves to jump!! But he doesn't really like playing with people, so he mostly hangs out in his enclosure with a hiding spot, a stick to climb and leaves to hide under. Here he is!