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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Saturday, November 17, 2012

want to stick pins in your favorite movie character?

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I have to fess up:  I squealed out loud upon discovering FatCatCrafts (I've been getting great inspiration on Etsy this week).  Crafter Kathleen is on a mission to save you from the usual tomato pincushion, and if you've got a yen to keep your pins in a kitty Indiana Jones (above), Doctor Who, a pirate, a ninja, or the cast of Star Wars, does she have the item for you.  Her story of how Halloween, her fat cat Spooky, and adventures in sewing turned into a parade of fabulous felines is engaging.  And on that subject she adds:
Pretty much anything can (inspire me) if I'm in the right mood set. Crafting in general, I was inspired by my mom. Growing up I saw her always tinkering with materials and I wanted to do it too. In regards to my pincushions, the original inspiration was from my fat cat Spooky. Her chubby shape is what prompted the initial shape I use. And with the different character cats, I'm a very visual person. So I may see some random something I like and that'll get me thinking about how I can turn it into a pincushion cat.
I've just seen "Skyfall."  If there had been a Bond kitty I think I'd have vaporized with glee, but I came pretty close with the James T Kirk.  Drop by Kathleen's shop and prepare to squeal.


Fat Cat Crafts said...

Thanks so much for the feature!

And James Bond Cat is a good idea. You may be seeing him sometime in 2013!


curator said...

Kathleen, you are so welcome! I was happy to do it. And I'm thrilled James Bond Cat was a good idea!