I have a stack of Country Sampler next to my bed that I flip through and read at night. It doesn't matter how many times I look at the same one, I can always find something different. This past week I was looking at a July issue from 2008 and found this cute little kitty. I fell in love and knew I had to make one for myself. Of course, each of the girls had to have one too:) So I got to work making Patriotic Kitty's.
This one I made is exactly like the kitty I saw in the magazine. I coffee stained the muslin first, then cut it out and painted it with acrylics. After the paint was dry I stuffed it, rubbed cinnamon in, and attached the whiskers and tag.
And here is our house kitty. The girls thought she needed a wig. Poor cat is mauled all day long now that the kids are home for the summer.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Riddle: What do you get when you cross a very scared baby koala bear hanging on for dear life and a baby bobcat screaming?
Answer: "Baby" at swimming lessons.
This picture was snapped in the first 2 minutes of lessons on the first day. She had no idea what was about to happen. Under the water she went and the smile was gone and the screaming for dear life began. For two lessons straight she has been riding piggy back on her teacher and screaming at the top of her lungs for the whole lesson. They still put her under regardless. It's sad for momma to see but she needs to learn. We are out on the water a lot during the summer with our boat and my girls need to learn to swim.
"Oldest" is working on her stroke.
"Middle" is waiting her turn to swim across the deep end.
I just love "goggle" pictures. They are so funny:)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tomorrow we get to take a mini vacation to Utah. We are going to Lagoon (an amusment park). The girls have never been to a park with rides before (just the carnival) so we will see how it all goes. They may be afraid of the roller coasters and bigger rides. We are staying in a hotel one night and with my brother and his wife another. I am super excited to spend time with two of my brothers and my parents.
We also get to go to Hogal Zoo. They just got a polar bear and it will be so much fun to see all the other neat animals:)
I hope you all are having a good summer. Thanks for visiting my little blog. I really appreciate everyone's comments.