We did our first gardening of the year! With a couple starters, and some summer bulbs we are off to a great start!

We were helped a bit by our new kitty, who is very much enjoying his first spring ever!!

Fairy Kittens for Christmas

I’ve always been enchanted with the idea of a fairy kitten with little wings, and so when I came across a crochet kitten pattern it sparked the idea to make one with wings! That pattern turned out to not be what I was looking for, exactly, so I searched around, I prefer to have a pattern base so that I’m not wasting time, or feel like I’m reinventing the wheel, but I could not find exactly what I was looking for, and then realized that it doesn’t matter for this project, basic head, body, leg shapes will do, so I adapted the pattern from the blog Bethsco, and then I got the butterfly wings from here: By Hook by Hand – Butterflies
Kitty Headband
leave long tail
ch 4, join to form loop
*ch 7, slip st in loop*
repeat from * 4 times around
leave long tail
secure to cat as a headband

Cat Bed

I’ve never had too much luck with my cats using their cat beds, but I bought some gray felt by the yard for a project, and my cats would not stay off of it! So I went back to the store and got them a yard of their own to make a hemmed topper for their cat tree. It was a hit!

Do you love tiny things too? ♥

We got a new book from the library, it’s about crafts… in miniature! Titled: Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share, it has so many cute ideas we could not wait to get started!! So we yanked some felt scraps out of the sewing cabinet to make the adorable tiny cats on the cover. It was a great project for the girls to practice sewing, and then a fun painting project as well to do the face! And even though our cats were not as picture worthy as the ones in the book, the girls LOVED them and have been playing with them ever since.

Here is a picture from the inside of the book, and also a snapshot of our library copy…

Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share