How Do You Like Them Apples?

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Ten Things of Thankful too.

My art this week is my finished book apples.

  I ended up making 17, most are going to be centerpieces at the senior center’s birthday party then they will be given away. I ended up giving them all a worm 🙂

  I also started playing with buttons again. Can you tell what this is? It is a gift for my friend’s daughter. I have so many buttons and I am out of ideas. I have made cats, pumpkins, ghosts, skulls, a TARDIS, a shark,  and an elephant. Any ideas of something else I can make?

Here are my Ten Things of Thankful:

  1. Phoebe eating well all week ( knock on wood, 3 times)
  2. Coffee with a friend on Labor Day
  3. voice activated remote control with the cable
  4. new improved cable boxes ( for same price)
  5. time to do some art projects
  6. my great-niece, not even 2, enjoys looking at the IKEA catalog
  7. my niece and her husband celebrated their 4 yr. wedding anniversary
  8. Phoebe getting a surprise package in the mail
  9. winning a cat coloring book from Sweet Purrfections
  10. winning a necklace from Cat Chat with Caren and Cody, it will be made using ashes of my 5 angel kitties.

We are praying for all of you that live in the path of Irma. Be safe.

Mondays Are Good For Hopping

Hi everyone! Sorry if I squeeze so many hops into one post, but I love to hop and don’t want to miss any. Today we are joining one that I have only hopped in once before. Create with Joy’s Inspire me Monday is filled with great recipes and craft ideas. I thought it would be a great place to share button art.

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Some of these are on canvas, but I also used blank cards for some too. This is a fun way to make Halloween cards. I drew a ghost on the black cards with chalk and then covered it over with white buttons and some pearls. For the pumpkins, I traced a circle on a white card and glued orange buttons over it. I didn’t have green buttons so I used turquoise.

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This photo of Joanie with my books of the week is for Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?

I actually read 2 books about cats this week. One was awful , A Cat Called Hope by Oliver Clarke. I thought it was a true rescue story, but it was fiction about a man who abuses his family and the cat. I am glad it wasn’t a true story, but I found the descriptions disturbing and I am sure similar things do happen.

Peter The White Cat of Trenarren by Alfred Lestie Rowe published in 1974 is a great book that the author wrote about a beloved cat he had back in the 1950’s. Finding books like this are why I go to book sales.

One more book worth telling you about doesn’t include a cat, but it really makes one think. Unfinished Business by Lee Kravitz is about the author trying to right any wrongs of his past. At the end of the book is a toolkit to help you identify and unfinished business you may have. I just finished the book and I plan to use the toolkit.

And last, but not least is P.S.Annie’s 19-Somethin. The question of the day is When did you have your first microwave in your home and were you afraid it would make you sick?I don’t remember the exact year we got a microwave, but I know it was the early 1980’s and I was not afraid of it.

Thank you for reading all this.

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Ghostbusters!

DSCF2169 Does anyone have the number for Ghostbusters? I saw a bunch of ghosts in my house.

DSCF2070  I am just kidding. This is some more of Mom’s button art. The elephant was for her cousin’s baby’s room and the eye is for Grammie. I love my Grammie so very much, she wears a necklace with an eye so I told Mom to make her an eye out of buttons. She also made these ghosts for Halloween.

DSCF2206 She made a bunch of pumpkins too and the blue thing is supposed to be a cat ( I have never seen a blue cat, but that is OK) .

Can anyone guess what these are? One of them is going to be part of my giveaway that I am doing tomorrow. DSCF2210 We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop and Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade– they are celebrating 3 years of parades!

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More Button Art

Hi everyone! For Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop I have more button art. These 2 pieces are for a friend’s grandkids.

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I also want to show you what we won from Billy the Time Cat. His Mom is very talented and has an Etsy shop. This was for the 4th of July, but it didn’t arrive until the 5th( Stinkin’ postal service).

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It is a heart, but when turned it looks like my initial “EJP”.

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I attempted to work with these pixel beads and it was a disaster- you can see that post here.

There are several great pieces on Etsy including black cat coasters, Star Wars, Star Trek and Dr. Who items too .

Phoebe will be here tomorrow- I think I am in big trouble for posting that blooper photo of her yesterday.

 

 

 

Caturday Saturday!

Hi everyone! We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop today. Phoebe wanted to be patriotic for the 4th of July so she used pho.to to face paint some flags on her cute little face.
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And I want to show you one of my completed button art projects:

DSCF1752 I was able to find one more package of blue buttons at a different Michael’s store, but it wasn’t enough so I made the bottom with green and tan to be like sand and grass.

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We are also joining Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade

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Hopping Monday

Hi everyone! As you know we love to hop so today we are joining 3 of them. First for Comedy Plus Awww….Monday , I have a photo of Sammy posing with some books I am reading this week.

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The books are our entry for The Book Date’s  It’s Monday! What Are You Reading ? As always, I am reading several books, but I wanted to give these 2 cookbooks a shout out because they were written by LouLou’s Mom.

Rome at Home and No Need to Knead are both cookbooks by Suzanne Dunaway. I have been following her kitty LouLou’s blog for over a year and once in a while she posts a great recipe so I figured it was about time to check out the cookbooks. I haven’t had a chance to make anything yet, but I will as soon as I get done with Phoebe’s crown. I am planning to make English muffins and a French baguette from No Need to Knead. I also want to make potato gnocchi recipe in Rome at Home. badge

And last, but not least, I am joining Create With Joy’s Inspire Me Monday Hop. This is a fun hop that includes craft projects. recipes and so much more.. I thought the button art would qualify. DSCF1488Inspire Me Monday

Phoebe already has 12 names collected for the sunglasses to travel. She is still taking names and will display the badge tomorrow. This is going to be fun. Now I must go finish Phoebe’s crown or I will never hear the end of it.

Hug Your Cat Day!

Hi everyone! Today is Hug Your Cat Day, I think that should be every day, but I think most cats would disagree. I am glad I joined this last year because I rarely get in photos so I am glad to have one of Lucy and I:hugLucy

We are joining Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop today with my mostly completed button art:

DSCF1488  Should I add buttons to fill in the entire picture or just keep a plain background? And, can anyone tell what the blue thing is? I made that on a blank note card.

I also wanted to tell you about the button artist I gave you a link to last week. She recently participated in the Sing for Hope project to help bring art to children in need. 25 artists are chosen to each decorate a donated piano and she did hers all in buttons. These pianos will be all around NYC in June, to see her design click here.

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Thank you to all who joined in the Friendly Fill-Ins yesterday. I am enjoying getting to learn more about everyone. Phoebe will be here tomorrow with a sign-up list for those traveling shades.

 

 

Saturday Art

Hi everyone! Thank you to all who participated in the friendly fill-ins yesterday. You can link up until Wednesday. I apologize that my linky  is not working, but McGuffy’s Reader is so you can add links through there. I don’t know why Blogger has no problem with the code and my WordPress hosted through GoDaddy does.

I have been attempting to make a button art cat , but I have a long way to go.

DSCF1405 It is supposed to be a black cat, but I need to fill it in more. I love button art- has anyone out there made any?

I hope this qualifies for Athena’s Caturday Art Blog Hop.Caturday Art

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This one was hanging in the vet’s office, one of the vet techs made it and it sold for over $200 ( not sure of the exact price). If you want to see her other work, click here.

We are also joining Rascal and Rocco’s Pet Parade.

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And don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered into Phoebe’s giveaway- she will announce the winner tomorrow.

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This Art Is Cute As A Button

Saturday again already and we are hopping. First off is Feeling Beachie’s weekly hop and this week’s co-host is PAM from TROOPPETRIE she came up with THE LAST TWO statements.

 

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The statements:

  1. ____ your _____ because______
  2. I am in denial that it is already _______
  3. My purse is empty without ________
  4. Camping to me, means ______

My Answers:

  1. GET your SWEATERS OUT OF STORAGE because FALL IS ALMOST HERE-YAY!
  2. I am in denial that it is already TIME TO THINK ABOUT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ( I START EARLY)
  3. My purse is empty without PAD OF PAPER AND PEN( I LOVE TO WRITE LISTS)
  4. Camping to me, means TORTURE- I MUST HAVE A BATHROOM-INSIDE PLEASE 🙂

This week I didn’t do any photo editing. As you know I spent lots of time at the vet’s office with Lucy. One of the technicians is also a photographer and artist so some of her work is on display. I thought this was so beautiful and I can’t imagine how long it took to get all those buttons on there. Her Facebook page has many more designs, there was a beautiful one with 2 calicoes as well as other designs like chickens and coffee cans.

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This week’s theme for The Lazy Pit Bull’s #52 Snapshots of Life is “technology”:

001I took this photo a couple of weeks ago , Lucy and Joanie are waiting for a lick of butter at breakfast. I will be happy when Lucy does this again.

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Pet Parade blog hop linky party

 

Phoebe will see you tomorrow!