Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cats on Tuesday - A Clever kitty??

Or is she a bad girl???

NO!! I'm a good kitty!!

Amanda learned how to open the kitchen cabinet door while I was visiting to Japan.
I wonder who taught her that???!??!?!!!?
She only enjoys trying to open this one specific cabinet.... nothing yummy is inside... just human food(rice and flour!) and cooking bowls....
Although nothing hazard or toxic things are in this cabinet, I tried to secure the door with Velcro tape...
Didn't work!!!
I wonder I should get something like Child proof door locks??

By the way, this is my first movie on Youtube!



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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photo Game!!

I am very thrilled to say that I was tagged the photo game by my nice friends at House of Cats.
Thanks Amy and sweet kitties!!!

Here's how it works!

1. Open the first photo folder
2. Scroll down to the 10th photo
3. Post the 10th photo and tell the story about it
4. Pass this along to 5 other blogs

This photo was taken last year, around the same time of last year.
We just adopted Amanda from Humane Society few weeks before this photo was taken, but she was already making herself at home.
Amanda found a little cozy spot to enjoy sunbathing :)
She still loves this special spot to enjoy the sun beam and take a nap.
I always get tempted to take a nap right next her..... she just looks so cozy and peaceful.....

I would like to pass this along to:

1. Boo-Bahs Little Sunshines
2. Brian's Home
3. Raymond and Busby: Cats by the Sea
4. The Island Cats...Every Cat wants to be an Island Cat!
5. The Creek Cats

Thank you for visiting us and reading my post!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Lacy Collar with Handmade Beads Charm

Another project I was working on last week was.... beading!
I made those colorful beads charms for Amanda's new lacy collar, and they're just like sliplock belt buckles so that I can adjust the sizes of the collars.
I know they aren't perfect looking.... but I like the colors and a shiny charm sparkling on Amanda's furry neck :)

the size is about 3/4" wide.....

Amanda now has so many cute collars that she can chose from every morning.....
Lucky kitty, Panda!
I feel like Amanda has more clothes than I have now!!!

I am a fashion leader!!

Have a lovely meowy weekend :)

Hoshi & Amanda

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Got Crafty???

I hope your past week was filled with laughter and lots of kitty moments :)

I just noticed "Sweet Spring Aroma" outside the other day.....
Where I live, is surrounded by orange groves, and this is the season all the orange blossoms start blooming here in So.Cal..
Spring season is filled with colorful flowers and sweet aromas..... makes me feel very special :)

I've been quite busy working on my crafty project recently..... and I would like to introduce few works which I've been working on past week today!

These little cat toy made out of plastic bottle caps.
Very simple and easy to make! You will need two plastic bottle caps(like water or soda bottles), a small piece of fabric, batting(if you have), and a jingle bell.
All you have to make this toy is, tape it, saw it and play it with your kitty!

Recycle bottle caps kitty toy
I made more bunny mouse......

bunny mouse party!!
I also made matching collars for my friend's kitties :)
I hope she like these collars....

This is one of my bigger project of last week, which I just finished yesterday!
It's a spring quilt for Amanda!!
I used the same pattern as my last quilt, and chose romantic pink flower printed fabric for my romantic girl....
Amanda is already loving her afternoon nap on her new spring look quilt!


"Pink" is my all time favorite color, and it is also the color of Spring to me.
I guess, it reminds me the lovely color of cherry blossoms, which is everywhere in Japan at this special time of the year.....


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

That green eyes, yeah the spotlight, shines upon you
And how could, anybody, deny you.........

Yeah.... if anybody recognize this lyric, you can see that I'm a big Coldplay fun :)

Sometimes looking at Amanda's BIG sparkling beautiful green eyes reminds me this song...

green eyes.... green eyes....Ohohohohooooo

So... is everybody ready to wear something green??!?!?!
Amanda is all set for St. Patrick's Day already!
She got her special order made shamrock and strawberry collar, which perfectly matches her green eyes :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!

Hoshi & Amanda

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Amanda's Daily Cute Collar - Lacy Yellow Polka Dots

I'm still suffering from my jet lug.... :(
It's not fun at all, but when I can't get back to sleep at middle of night, and I had to get up and have a tea, Amanda always follows me to the living room even she is in her lovely sleep.
How adorable she is!!!

I always love seeing Amanda is in cute costumes, plus I do enjoy making those too :)
Although Amanda is a very patient kitty to deal with her cat fashion, it shouldn't be a good idea putting her in her costume for a long time...

But, collars are another story :)
Collars are something kitties would wear everyday! !
So, I've been busy making Amanda's new collars recently.
I made basic ones for Cinnamon and Amanda while I was in Japan.

And this is what I made this week.

Mom's handmade spring color collar!

Since I wanted to make it as comfortable as possible for kitties, I used no padding inside, so it's very soft and light weight.
It seems like ruffle doesn't really bother to Amanda so far.

Yellow and tiny blue polka dot with cream color lace
I believe any kitties who are just okay with their regular collars, would be able to enjoy cute lacy collars like Amanda's :)
I will be making more and more!!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cats on Tuesday - My New Welcoming Cats Collection

While my stay in Japan, I bought few welcoming cats(Maneki-Neko) in addition to my collection :)

This small "round" kitty is designed so that its weight causes it to return to an upright position if it is knocked over. This is one of a Japanese traditional doll called "Okiagari-koboshi", which is considered a good-luck charm and a symbol of perseverance and resilience.

I purchased this blue porcelain kitty from "Mie" the Poster Kitty, when I was visiting to the one of lovely shrine in Tokyo. It's quite small one, about 3" tall, but I love this color and I think this kitty is quite pretty :)

I found these couple kitties at an online store.
I actually found the bowing style cat which just look like these couple, and I always wanted to add the traditional style to my collection.

Sure... Amanda is my Oscar winning "welcoming cat" :)
No kitties could beat Amanda...

purr me?

Have a happy Tuesday, my friends!!



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Monday, March 8, 2010

Hoshi is Back!!!

I'm finally back home!!!!
I'm suffering with jet lag still, but it's so lovely to wake up from my nap and finding Amanda is just right there next to me and taking a nappy with me :)
How sweet!!!!
It is very precious to spend time with my family, but can't live without my furry family, Amanda...!

While staying in Japan, I bought so many cute tyrolean style ribbons, and made couple new collars for Amanda.

I think red is another color that match lovely with Amanda's shiny dark color coats....

This pink one is a matching collar with my sister's cat Cinnamon.
Amanda's got a pink bell :)
She is looking very cute in pink, as always!

Sexy in pink???

I would love to thank you all to visit and cheer Amanda during my vacation time.
Amanda is very lucky to have so many kind both furring and human friends here :)

I will be getting back to my crafty life, and will be happy to share my new creations with you again soon!!!
So, stay tune!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mom is Coming Back.....

sniff sniff......

Hello, this is Amanda.
I think my mom is coming back home soon.....
I can totally smell her!!!!!!!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cats on Tuesday - Having a tasty dream?

Amanda just woke up from her happy afternoon nap...
It seems like she had a tasty dream.... a dream fulled with fresh tuna? or chicken???


??? where is my tasty.....????????

Don't worry, Amanda!!
I got tons of tons of tasty treats for you!!! You will taste them on Saturday :)

Have a lovely Tuesday, everybody!!



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