Wednesday, October 19, 2011
What is With All the Cats?
Last weekend's happy hour with my girlfriends was a blast. Super sweet and funny ladies, Sangria made the day before, and a gorgeous fall day. Having company really motivated me to pull out all the fun decorations early. These cats are cut from black acid-free cardstock. I made them about 7 years ago and they still look great. Sometimes I put them over my kitchen cabinets, sometimes on the mantle. I used a pattern from a vintage paper craft book from Denmark. My mother-in-law is Danish and she gave me the book many years ago. The Danes make some amazing paper creations and over the years I have used this book to create many of my own.... Now if I could only find it.
I made eight of these 4 cat sets using a cutting mat, a tiny exacto-knife, and very small, super sharp scissors. I also made these before I needed glasses. Perhaps these cats even led to my need for glasses. No matter. It was worth it.
Even though I used a pattern for these cats, it would be easy to create all kinds of patterns using your computer or just doodling. These are a simple design cut from cheap folded paper. Think of all the designs you could create for other holidays. Hope your wheels are turning.
Update: Found the book!