A few days ago Aprile told me that "cats are the new floral," and I believe it.
I recently ordered a yard of Melinda's beautiful cat print fabric in pink (I love the Delft blue, but the pink matches our quilt so nicely, as you can see above). I chose the organic cotton sateen because sateen has the best feel. It's so soft.
When I received the fabric I was so anxious to make it into pillows that I basically made the most poorly-constructed pillows in the world. No zippers here. I'll regret that eventually. I wanted to get as many pillows out of the fabric as I could, so I backed them with some honeycomb textured cotton (seen here as a tablecloth).
We had friends over the other day and after a few hours of sitting on the sofa they said, "Oh! Those are CATS!" From far way they really look like flowerbuds. My favourite is the little tabby caught in mid-meow.
Melinda is amazing, as those of you who follow her blog surely know already.
diariodeunacouturier: It's a pretty fun place to look around, for sure.
Jane Flanagan: It was! It helped that everyone seemed to be so happy. Summertime!
Nedda Ebo: Yes, sometimes just browsing can be very rewarding. I hope you get a Lomo! You never know -- sometimes they pop up for a reasonable price on eBay or Craigslist.
adewvall: Thanks! I kept thinking that I was going on a "ribbon & ice cream run," which seemed pretty hilarious to me.
bigBANG studio: Thank you, I'm glad you like it! Thank you so much for your comment on the pictures! I think that little camera can make anyone take pretty pictures. It's magic.
Hello Lindello: Thank you! You should! I always want to go for a banana split, the ultimate indulgence.
Sasa: Dianas are lovely, too! Yes, I'm pretty glad we have a Mokuba, even though I rarely buy anything there!
jackie: Thanks! I thought it would be harder, but I carry a measuring tape with me and try to keep my minimum distance. Oh, I know the Olympus! I know someone who has one. Those are pretty great!
K.Line: I like Mokuba's remnants bins. Sometimes I find pretty good stuff there! Their lace is incredible. Haha, aw, she likes the classics! That's cool.
nice-etc.com / caitlin: We're kind of spoiled and have a few ice cream places nearby. In a pinch the video store near us has it too! So crazy.
Jen Jafarzadeh: It's true! Or Big Gulp runs (summer ain't summer without 7-11). Oh, I have a weakness for trim! I keep buying it and looking at it, never doing anything with it. I understand!
kater: It is amazing! You're sweet, thank you! I'll have to ask for your kitties & windows tumblr link!
jen: Yeah, so fun! Thank you!
Faux NaifL Thank you so much!
Macy: Thanks! I know -- I keep expecting to have a terrible roll but there are always a couple of really amazing pictures. I just love what it captures, especially since all I have to do is point & shoot.
thenextarrow: I agree!
Sarah: Oh it is. And there's so much that you always see different things every time.
Miss Cris: Heeeyyyy I know that Starbucks! I used to live on Euclid and Geoff and I met at that Starbucks! Haha. It is SO hard to resist. I'm not even the hugest fan of cold cold things!