our kitten is almost a year old!

So remember this little fluffball?

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It’s his first birthday this April! We adopted him from our local humane society in June, when he was just 8 weeks old and weighed 2lb. It turns out we probably should have realized his little bat ears prognosticated he would be a giant cat. 🙂

The first picture was taken when he was 4 months old, the second is recent. He is now 14lb and absolutely giant! You can also see that his tiny kitten fuzz has turned into a huge fluffy coat—he has a mane and an absolutely absurd squirrel tail now. 🙂

I think he’s not quite done growing yet either. While he looks like an adult cat, he doesn’t have any muscle and is still very much a kitten in personality. It will be interesting to see how he looks in another year!

Sorry for the break from my usual crafting content, but I hope you enjoy the cat pictures. 😉

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another pencil case :)

For Christmas I made my younger cousin a pencil case, to match my sister’s. She loooooves my sister (imagine shrieking little kid joy) and has just started school, so I thought she’d really enjoy a cute pencil case to take with her.

I used my sewing machine for it!! The stitching definitely isn’t perfect, but I was pretty happy with the overall look. I loved the Anne of Green Gables fabric I found for it—my cousin’s mom is a huge fan, so I knew she’d approve. I also thought the picture of Anne reading was just perfect for a pencil case. 🙂

I used a Spoonful of Sugar’s pattern again, it really is too cute!