Thursday, July 31, 2014

I Wish that Came in Adult Size - Cat Jumper

Being winter here in Australia my mind wonders constantly on ways to be toasty warm.  Hurdled around a fireplace/heater, fast forwarding to summer or buying lots of delightfully warm clothing :) Unfortunately today's attire, the cutest pink cat jumper is a million sizes too small and it has me saying "I wish that came in adult size" :P

You had me at pom pom nose!

If you do know a child ranging from 3 months to 3 years you can can get your own super cute sweater from Zara here

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bootsy the Anime Cat


Bootsy is our weekly Internet Cat, made famous when she was posted on Reddit with the caption
"This is Bootsy. She looks like an anime cat." 

bootsy the anime cat
A second post on reddit appeared with a link to an album with pics of Bootsy and her sister Shiny, which I'm sharing today :) 

The first caption of Bootsy reads, "Bootsy is my brothers Siamese, living in China. She has a crazy sister called Shiny, who is equally pretty."

 Bootys and Shiny enjoying their hammock together :)

 Shiny on the left - bootsy on the right

 cuddle time- awwww!

 Bootsy with her amazing anime eyes!

All photos taken from here

Aren't they just the sweetest cats I love how snugly they are together!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Top 10: Cat Themed Accessories


This week I'm doing a Top 10 Cat themed Accessories :)

 First up some cute kitty stud earrings by Mouseblossom on esty. I need to start wearing earrings more often, especially ones as cute as these :)

Unfortunately don't know much about this cat necklace piece as it's via a Japanese site but I loved it too much not to post it!

 A sweet cat ring in sterling silver or rose gold via Tania Wonderland on etsy

Modcloth has this cute cat scarf for sale nicely named, "Cat Person Scarf" (!!)

A tote bag from Kate via her store envy shop, Sweet and Lovely.  The drawing is of her cat Hypatia, who unfortunately has ungoing health problems - you can read more of here story here.  In a super nice gesture, Kate has set all proceeds of the tote bag to be donated to the rescue group that saved Hypatia, Animals in Distress :)

 I believe this pink kitten umbrella is on the french H&M site but again way too cute not for me to include :)

The prettiest cat scarf by Karen Mabon!  I love that you can see the cat eyes sneaking out from the bushes.  It's also 120 pounds but hey it is pure cashmere! :P

I've included the best source link I could find for these guys, not sure if they're available to buy which is a shame because that flip top face is especially neat!

I love these origami cat necklaces! If you click on the source it will take you to the site where you can see all the other animals they made :)

And lucky last a bracelet I've been lusting after for a while now - super simple but super sweet!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cat Video Monday: Return of Keyboard Cat


Keyboard cat is back this time sporting a brand new shirt and a shiney red keyboard to play the tune 96 Tears. 

Although the original Fatso isn't around anymore, it's nice to see Bento the cat, stepping in as an awesome replacement :)

You can watch the original Fatso below as filmed by Charlie Schmidt in 1984 (the year I was born!) 

I feel Fatso had a bit more soul in his performance but it's always going to be difficult to compete with the original :P

Friday, July 25, 2014

The 52 Project 3/25


The following result is what happens when you have a chilled out cat and a boyfriend who likes all things horror :)

Monsters and Gremlin
"A Portrait of Gremlin, once a week, every week for the rest of the year" 

I'm learning that the easiest way to get a photo of Gremlin is to photograph other things.  I always wished I'd have a cat that would be okay with having his photo taken and even better a cat willing to have figurines posed around him too - love your Gremlin!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lucky Cat Capsule Toy by Konatsu

Gosh I love the store Rotofugi They're an online store who sell toys and a whole bunch of other rad stuff. Since I collect key chains, have an unhealthy obsession with cats and I love Gachapon (capsule toys) I couldn't resist buying a cute maneki keychain even if shipping fair outweighed the item's cost (yup living in Australia has it's downfalls).

 Rotofugi also have exceptional service, so I wouldn't hesitate buying from them again :)

You can see all the other cute keychains in the series. They seem to only have the gold and silver cats left in store and the middle guys - a dog and a fox.

Of course fee went with a pink maneki :P

Checking out the Rotofugi site is a dangerous practice, I just saw a negora (kitty monster) keychain for sale and these insane nauseous cats!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sienna The Glove Thief


Sienna is a calico cat and is the Burnaby Glove thief!
Sienna has stolen more than 50 gloves in her hometown of Burnaby before owner Dawn Palmer worked out the gloves were from a local construction site.

burnaby glove thief cat

The Palmers (according to this article) have had Sienna for year and say she is no stranger to bringing home gifts (birds, rats, mice and moles) but now that she has gotten a little plumper, choose the gloves as gifts, as they're "easy prey" :P  Dawn first thought the gloves belonged to her son but soon realised there were just too many.  The final giveaway was seeing Sienna gift a glove in the flesh leading Dawn to ask her neighbours and eventually gifting the gloves back to their owners :)

I love this story! I think it's super sweet that a cat wants to bring (inanimate) presents for it's owners.

  Now Sienna gets to joins the ranks of our other famous Klepto Kitties - Zaza and Dusty!

You can also watch a video of Dawn and Sienna here!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top 10 Cat Diys - Take Five


Wow we're already up to number five of our Top 10 Cat DIYS found across the internet :) I'll link the other posts at the bottom!

Laura from the blog A Beautiful Mess came up with this super cute cat bag - I love the shiny silver material she used :)

Over on la maison de loulou you can find everything you need to know to make your own chalkboard cats!

Another spin on the cat bag from Swoon Studio, it's designed for her daughter but I'm sure you could adjust the pattern slightly for us older peeps as well :)

Although the blog bodkovo isn't in English, I think this DIY is easy enough to follow visually - some fabric paint and embrodiery floss.  I know there are quite a few kitty diy shoes out there but I like how simple and cute this one is :)

The Sewing Rabbit shows us how to make some ridiculous cute blinged out cat ears!

and what about those worn out elbow holes? The Small Things Blog with a cute solution :)

Eep - I love how cute these hand carved cat stamps are, you can Follow Becky's instructions here.

How about another stamp project but this time transforming a basic white tee from the The Pink Samurai 

Unfortunately I can only crochet a square but if I had the skills I'd be all over this free pattern from Emma's Animal Creations

and lucky last, some super cute some cat string organizers from the blog Little White Whale :)

Check out more Cat DIY posts here /here /here and here!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Cat Video Monday: Japanese Cat Commercial


I'll admit that for today's video I have no idea what's going on but I think that's why I love it and why I had to post it for Cat Video Monday.

You guys know I love my weird Japanese videos :)

Do you know what you just watched? :P

Friday, July 18, 2014

The 52 Project 2/25


This week's photo was taken as part of my Pikmin Cat Costume DIY.  You can find instructions, on how to make yours, over here (courtesy of the lovely blog, The cat, you and us) and you can see more pictures of Gremlin in the costume, here!

Pikmin Gremlin - 52 week project
 "A Portrait of Gremlin, once a week, every week for the rest of the year" 

I think by now he has realised I'm a little weird but graciously just goes with the flow - thanks Gremlin.

This week he fell into the pool though I suspect not his first time as he likes to live on the edge and quite literally on the edge of the pool - leading to heart stopping moments for me! Strangely though, after witnessing the pool event (I was too slow getting there), I felt better about his dare devil activities and proved a reminder to remember cat's inbuilt ability to get themselves out of danger. I also marvelled that it was over in 2 seconds and he managed not to get his head wet.

I always thought if he did fall in, he would run inside and get me, wet and meowing but instead he rolled around in some dirt and carried on with the day.   I also assumed I'd need to bath him but later in the day when he came back in he was super fluffy and clean.  I remember Ben asking if I had bathed him one day before (I hadn't) but now I think perhaps that too was a pool accident.  He's a dude for sure.