Monthly Archives: February 2014

Much Loved Cat Toy

Hairbands. Yes that’s it hairbands. I know I have done a post about them before but oh well here is another one. My cat loves these fake prey. Shoot them across the room and she will either jump after them or just watch in amusement as they go by.

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Sometimes I shoot them off of the wall and she will jump up to try catch them. Or she waits for them to bounce off of whatever they land on.

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Shoot them across the floor and sometimes they roll perfectly on their sides which is most interesting to the cat. Especially if they roll past then turn and come back towards her.

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They only cost a dollar for quite a few of them at most places and somehow they do get lost so I never more pay more than a dollar for them. I just leave all over the floor and as I walk by sometimes I fling one or two for her. We mostly play with them in the evening. I hear her playing with them in the middle of the night sometimes.

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The Tao of Meow by Deborah Wood is about providing a happy life for your cat. Thinking about things from your cats point of view.

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Miss Kitty also collects them during the night and places some of them near her food bowl in a neat little pile and sometimes drops one in the water bowl and one in Luna’s (brown dog) food bowl. She never puts one in Darla’s (black and white dog) bowl because Darla is the Alpha dog and doesn’t like Miss Kitty an awful lot. I think she is secretly scared of Miss Kitty so she has to act tuff to hide it. Miss Kitty is never mean to her though and would really like to be her friend.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Love this idea from Martha Stewart Living
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From my grandson, with love.
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I put the flames on upside down.
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More Snow and Pics

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It sleeted all night long and the power did not go out! Then it snowed more this morning.

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Then the sun came out bright and beautiful! The dogs had a great time playing in the snow.

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Are You Ready for the Power to Go Out?

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From one of my favorite books when I was very young.

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One of my resources in case the power goes out. The prettier one.

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And of course a lantern.

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Charlie keeping guard on the flashlights in the hall.

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This safety light is the best thing ever! It stays plugged into the wall and then if the power goes out it turns on and is supposed to last three hours but I really think I have seen it last longer.

The sleet is really coming down now so I am pretty sure the power will go out tonight. But I have extra food cooked, extra tea made and the dogs will keep even the coldest person warm when snuggled up under the covers!

The Great Snow Event of 2014 in SC

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That is the only little bits that I can show you which is not much. I’m not going out into it since I fell on ice about twenty years ago and my back hasn’t been right since. It snowed a little yesterday and then started again this morning. It’s amazing how much snow can accumulate in a few hours. Or even fifteen minutes!

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Corot Book Play

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The cover of this book appealed to me because of it’s clean, textured, earth toned material with one simple symbol on the front cover. Usually I am all about color but the cover of this book is just soothing.

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This cute little book is a biographical and critical study by Jean Leymarie, translated from the French by Stuart Gilbert. Camille Corot was a French painter born July 16, 1796. Maybe his work has to be viewed lifesize in a museum not all scrunched up in a small book. This is one of his paintings that I liked the most. Souvenir of Mortefontaine, 1864. Louvre, Paris

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Then it was just fun with the book cover.
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A Heartflake

As I was looking through this Kirigami book by Jeffrey Rutzky I decided to try making the heartflake since this is the month of February.

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According to the book this is an adaptation of a design by Cindy Higham. It starts off with a starburst fold and now I will try to take you through the steps to make this heartflake. Goodluck. 🙂

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I should have erased the 6 inch markings but since I did not, just ignore them for the rest of the time.
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Fold to the right along the dotted line.
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And then fold the same flap back, in half.
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Now fold the far right bottom up the the left along side the crease.
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Then fold the same flap back, in half the other way.
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Draw out the red pattern onto your starburst fold and cut the white parts away.
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I used scrapbook paper which was a little too thick so all of my folds didn’t quite reach as far as they should have so two of my corners were squared off instead of pointy but that is no big deal.
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