Sunday, August 21, 2011

Free to a Good Home- Closed


White and black cat with a striped red hat. Abnormally tall, stands on hind legs. Speaks only in rhymes. Answers to "Cat in the Hat" and is generally a rabble rouser.

I bought this Cat in the Hat fabric by Robert Kaufman a while ago thinking I would use it for a baby blanket, but then I didn't. To be honest, I really don't like the Cat in the Hat. He's kind of a jerk, going into those kids' house, making a mess, not taking a hint to leave. At least he had the decency to clean up after himself, I suppose, which is more than I can say for any other cat I've ever met in my life (dog person, can you tell?). Anyway, it's 27" x 44" and I've already washed it. If you want it and you live in the US, go to my friend Erin's shopDandelion Dream pick out your favorite tee, then come back and tell me which one it is. Heck you could even buy one if you like since it's totally for a good cause and all. Yes, yes this is a bribe. But seriously, to get the fabric all you have to do is tell me your favorite stamp she made or which color you like the best or something. I'll pick a random weiner on Thursday. I might even throw some other fabrics into the envelope, like maybe some solids or some cute fat quarters, maybe even something from the Denyse Schmidt line at JoAnn's and/or some of Alexander Henry's tattoo fabric. So maybe you should want to do this. Just sayin'.

Also, look at this folks:

Thank the Nordic gods who invented Ikea. By Odin's beard, this closet was a headache for me. I had all my fabric in a plastic tub and it was very hard to see what I had. $20 later everything is pretty and chromatic.

We got something else at Ikea. Adam has a huge stuffed bear his Aunt Anna gave him last Christmas. He loves it. He loves to sleep with it, eat with it, take it outside and throw rocks at it. He loves to bring it with him in the car and cries when I won't let him take it in the bath. He loves it too much. This poor fuzzy wuzzy is on his last leg, almost past the point where I can repair him. Apparently, nobody makes machine washable giant black stuffed bears. BUT Ikea makes giant stuff animals. And since he loves Spencer so much, I knew he would at least kind of like this guy. He has been a success so far. This morning Bear had been thrown outside the crib and Reginald's (that's his name) arm was safely tucked under Adam's. Only time will tell. I feel like I'm waiting for a kidney transplant to be accepted by his body.

***This giveaway has ended. Thanks!

15 comments:

Pat V. said...

I know what you mean, that Cat in the Hat was a real troublemaker! I really like the Extra Large Men's Upcycled Guitar Long Sleeve Waffle T-Shirt (wow, that's a mouthful!) I especially like it cause it's probably the only shirt in the shop that would fit me!

Stephanie said...

My son loves his stuffed animals too, so much they look loved.

I like the VW print, very cool! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

Charlotte said...

I love the Small Upcycled Fitted Women's VW Long Sleeve T-Shirt. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Any yes, the cat in the hat also kind of annoys me... :)

Tamara said...

I like the bicycle tees.

Kristy said...

Very fun giveaway and very sweet pic of your sleeping babe! :)

I love the VW "T", but her whole collection is wonderful! Sharing!

Lee said...

Love her collection and Cat in the Hat! The VW t is cool - my husband used to work for them :) thanks!

Michelle said...

I like the VW print. We all learned how to dirve in a VW. Thanks for the giveaway, I would make a pillowcase ddress out of it.

quiltzyx said...

I totally agree with your description of IKEA!!! They also helped organize my stash as well, although mine took one cabinet with 2 shelves on top w/glass doors & 2 BIG drawers on the bottom, 3 Billy cabinets & a laundry sorter....! Love Adam's new buddy too.

My fave stamp is the VW Bus. :D

robin said...

I really like the trike on the onesie! so cute!

Marcia W. said...

While the VW tees are cute, like the bicycles best. Perhaps one of those three wheeled motorcycles like Priceline has in their advertisements would be a cute motif.
Thanks for the chance.

Beth said...

The VW tee is my favorite. We still miss ours, even though the floor had rusted through. (True story.) Thanks for the giveaway.

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Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your little guy is adorable. We had a similar problem with two of our three kids but they had blankies. Much easier to take on car rides but not so easy to replace.

I like the guitar stamped shirts. Especially the ones where the guitar is stamped off center towards the bottom. Gives the shirts character.

Mary said...

I like the baby onesie with a trike on it best, but they're all cute! Thanks for the chance to win! (Also, I always enjoy hearing about your son. I think he's just a little younger than mine!)

Libby Jones said...

really like the color green she's using, and the toddler guitar is so cute!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Mom C said...

I like the bikes. But the VW bus brings back great memories. My parents had one for years. It had a pop up top and we camped with it lots.