Sunday, February 3, 2013
Cats and Sewing
We interrupt your regular sewing news to bring you cute news overload! It seems cats and sewing going hand in hand. Personally I blame all the moving pieces and feline curiosity. My sewing world is no exception. I have three but only two are truly interested in sewing and only one when it amuses her - which for those of you who know, is typical feline behavior.
So allow me to introduce:
Mittens, our Queen.
She is thirteen and a sweetheart, unless she doesn't want to be at any given moment. She likes sleeping on fresh from the dryer prewashed fabric and any fabric left laying around, especially fleece. She also likes to ensure the trim stays where it should, help lace stays and corsets, and most importantly, sample any snacks.
As we can see:
Cat and Vanilla milk shake
Next in the feline social order is Zoey. She is seven and does not help, simply observes, and fights Mittens for the warm fabrics
Finally we have Sylvester
He is the most helpful. He keeps fabric from flying away when it's getting cut out, he kills all the invisible mice hiding in the wrinkles. He also captures run away spools of thread and bobbins. Sylvester is the Official Cat Who Sits Upon Things That Are Next to be Sewed, as well as Official Needle Watcher - he stares at the sewing needle to ensure it goes up and down at the same time. He learned the hard way not to touch. (No really wound, just hit on the head with part of the moving machine)
This is Sylvester and Mittens assisting with the pinning
And Sylvester invisible mouse hunting
Cats assist until more interesting things happen:
And this is the end of the interruption, back to your regular scheduled programming!
Plus if you want more fun kitty and doggy sewing assistance check out some of the posts on American Duchess, and The Dreamstress. They also make awesome costumes/historical clothing. So much so that it scares me sometimes. I know there are others with sewing pets, I just can't remember those off the list I follow so I'm sorry if I forgot!