Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Kitty Birthday Giveaway

As you may be aware last November we welcomed two and then two more kittens into our house bringing our total cat population to seven. Yes, it has been ridiculous around here since then. As they were born at my in-laws house to a captured feral cat, we know today is their first birthday. This is what the first two looked like then...all sweetness and light. They have brought love, chaos and two tons of white fur into our lives. The chaos and white fur, I could really do without, but they'd probably be less cuddly bald.



But I digress, to celebrate this rare quadruple birthday I'm doing a quick giveaway for this one of a kind necklace that was created not too long after they arrived. All you need to do to put your hat into the ring is to leave a comment on this post. I'll pick a winner on Monday by random number generator to give everyone more time to enter to win. If I get more than 50 entries I'll add a second more awesome secret prize.

I'll just leave you this morning with a picture of three of the four much larger kittens now since I couldn't get them to pose all together and I wish you much luck in the random drawing.

EDIT: The second prize has been added to the mix, one pair of In Bloom Ankle Corsets will go to a second winner!

101 comments:

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

Ooooo - I'd love to win.

As you know I dearly love seeing your lovely kitties.

rsmre said...

Count me in!

am I still me? said...

You know I'm in on anything you make!!!

Michelle said...

I'd love to be in. Happy birthday, kitties!

Jane said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing. We adopted 4 cats from the same mom, but they were only 5 weeks old at the time. I hear you on the chaos!
Jane

craftydiane said...

What a beautiful necklace! And what lovely kitties! I love cats! We have 3 at my house - One is 10 years old, one is 8 years old and one is 4 years old.
Blessings,
Diane

thelittlereddoor said...

happy birthday little kittens! :) thanks for hosting a lovely giveaway!

InGothWeTruss said...

love love love the kitties and your beautiful work!

Nedret said...

I'm in too. Don't forget me:))

hannahjean said...

Happy Birthday Kitties!

Digital Misfit said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful bundles of fur! What an adventure it must be with FOUR kitties living together. Hugs & kitty belly rubs,
Heidi

Sharon D. said...

Love the kitten's. We had a stray cat who had Kitten in our gurage. I did fine home's for all of them and we kept one who think she has to be with me all of the time. Lays on the computer desk with here head on the computer mouse. That makes two cats and a dog in the house. Please count me in.

Ann Martin said...

Happy Birthday to the kittens and good on you adopting them/keeping up with all that flying fur! No wonder you mention cleaning quite often. :) The necklace is gorgeous, but then I love everything you tat.

Ame said...

Cute kitties and lovely necklace.

Fox said...

I'd love to see your tatting "in person!" Thanks!
Fox : )

p.s. My one kitty is all I can handle! You are brave!

prabhjyotsaini said...

I would love to have one of your master piece for free!!!!!

Char said...

I would love to win this! Love your contrasting cats. We have two "shop" cats that came from a feral mother, and they are the sweetest.

Corina said...

Lovely pictures! I love white cats, two years ago one found its way into our home, and she brings us lots of joy, hairs, and two kittens...

pen said...

Happy Birthday to the sweet kitties - I am down to one cat living with us - he is 19 and diabetic but doing pretty good - the love goes both ways - count me in on the giveaway!

Denise said...

OOOoohhh!!! I love your blog and it's finally motivated me to learn needle tatting thanks to your awesome tutorials! I would love to win a creation of yours, you're very inspiring!

Jane S. said...

Happy Birthday to the kits! And thank you for having a giveaway. Getting presents on other people's birthdays is cool.

louine said...

Great idea for a give away.....the cats are beautiful....I get way to attached to cats and dogs.....so right now I have none....but I always enjoy seeing picture of yours.

Coretta from Confetti said...

Did the black one turn white? I've never seen such sleek white cats. Pretty cool. Thanks for another giveaway opportunity.

tamalin said...

my hat is in this ring! ty for the givaway...

Pixel Scribes II said...

It's very beautiful! :D

Teresa said...

I love your crazy bad kitties. What I wouldn't give to have more kittens in my own house (we only have two, sadly). Your tatting is beautiful.

Nikki said...

Your kitties always make me miss my kitty, so cute.

BlondEngineer said...

There can never be too many kitty pics! And these are adorable.

Jo Campbell said...

Happy Kitty Birthday! Our two cats are re-homed kitties so we don't know when they were born. I'd love to be in the giveaway draw.

Tattin' Kat said...

I love seeing your kitty pictures!!!

Renata's arts and crafts said...

I love them ... but never see cats so white... I have one but is ginger... by the way I try some tatting but I get stuck at some point... your amazing ...

tatterjil said...

Count me in, please! Happy birthday to the kitties.

Red said...

Happy birthday to the pretty kitties! Lovely necklace.

Tatfully Yours said...

Please count me in!!! I hope the kitties have a good birthday!!

Kelly

Laivine said...

Please throw my name into the hat! And I am allergic to cats, so I love your photos and stories (they let me live vicariously the dream of having kittens!)

StringyDogs said...

The phrase "herding cats" comes to mind. The 3 looked great together! You do such beautiful work, I would love to see it up close (hint, hint). Besides, tomorrow is my birthday. :)

Jeanie said...

Please add me :) Thank you !

Lane said...

Gorgeous. Adorable kitties too :)

nami said...

Your cats are so beautiful. I have also one year old cat:)
Of course I would like to win:)

Sue W said...

Hi Jane,

Ooooh, having one of your creations would be Sooooo nice. However, win it or not, you are one of my blessings. You have taught me so much on my needle tatting experience and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you, very much.

Sue W said...

Oops! I called you Jane, sorry. Not sure what got into my head. Could it be the kitten fur, Pauline??? Ha ha

You are so prominent in my crafting adventure that even the fur has found it's way here!

Enjoy the day.

Sue

teresa said...

Happy belated birthday to the kitties.

Val said...

interesting kitties. happy kitty birthday!

Blue Dragon Mom said...

Would love to be the winner of your beautiful necklace! Although, I really never win anything, so this is just to say "Happy birthday" kitties! I had three myself before I had my two munchkins. It became too much with two babies, a husband ( who acts like he's a munchkin) and three cats! I just couldn't keep up, so we had to give them away to other good homes. I miss them sooo much! Take care! Good luck everybody!

Sereneentity said...

Oh My Gosh!! I love your kitties. Though I would imagine the white fur would get to be a bit much.

Libby said...

I'm totally in :)

jennej said...

I'm glad I have dark cats, I can't imagine that much white fur!

Tara said...

Thank you for this opportunity!

Paige said...

Awww, kittens... They do tend to get bigger, less (or different) cute, and shed a lot more than when they are wee and adorbz... but we still consider them our kittens and love them all the same.

I'd love to win this. Though if I don't, I may use this piece as inspiration to make a black and metal necklace of my own. =P

Gina said...

Oh, I'd love to win some of your beautiful work! Please put me in the drawing!!!!

Misha said...

How wonderful that you were able to add some felines to your household. I, too, took in a mostly-white, somewhat-feral kitten two years ago, though I have two older kitties who weren't happy at first. Fizzgig sheds everywhere and climbs into bags, boxes, hampers to curl up and nap, and insists on being cuddled whenever I'm in the bathroom, then starts chewing on my hands... and I wouldn't change a thing. :)

nani said...

Hi! Please put me in the drawing! If I don't get picked, may I have a little white kitty instead?

emily said...

Happy (belated) kitty birthdays! Would love to be included in the contest, and figured then this was a good time to mention:
I've been playing with tatting for just over a year now thanks to your blog (taught myself from your flower motif video!), and am getting pretty confident with it. I am currently designing a tatted table runner to make for my parents' ENORMOUS dining room table! Because even though it'll probably take approximately the rest of my life to make, I enjoy tatting that much :) Thanks!

creativasuculencia said...

I want to be in too!!!

Thanks for being so generous!

Kelly said...

I'm in!

Pixel Scribes II said...

very nice! :D

CrystalKittyCat said...

Awesome! Such cute kitties! >^_^<

Lady Miss Tiff said...

Four kitties and you still manage to manage the thread :)

srichter said...

I'd like to win. I love your ankle corsets! (and happy birthday to the fur-babies!)

jessu said...

beautiful kitties! beautiful jewelry too!

prabhjyotsaini said...

Beautiful work, keep it up!!!!!
Your kitties are cute.

r0xanne said...

I love all the pretty cats! I love your work even more?

phaedra said...

Happy quadruple kitty birthday!

shadow_play said...

Kitties always catch my eye! Count me in!

Turner's Tokens said...

They all look so adorable; I can only imagine the chaos 7 cats would bring to a house though... <3 Happy Birthday to the kitties!

Trish said...

Count me in!

StephieJo said...

Happy birthday, little kitties! I have two cats myself, the oldest will be 19 this week.

Stephanie Grace said...

Happy birthday, pretty kitties! :-) Seems like September is a popular month for birthdays... ;-)

Okay, okay, now I'm going to click send, go pray to the tatting gods and finish packing for vacation... :-)

-Stephanie Grace

Jessica said...

those are hot!!!

Betsybookworm said...

I'm in! Those kittens are gorgeous, and so is your work :)

Neeneral said...

Happy Birthday to the FurBabies from Miss Calli the Kamikazi Cuddler and her doggie minions Lollipop and Bernard.

Natalie said...

That's going to be a he'll of a lot if dead mice in a years time! Hope you're not squeamish! 

crescentwench said...

love your work! you're so sweet to do giveaways!

Wanda Tripp said...

I enjoy your blog and your tatting. I shuttle tat, but you make me want to try with a needle.

DebWV said...

Happy Birthday to the kitties. I love seeing your pictures of them - they remind me of two of my own.

The necklace is absolutely beautiful, and I have my fingers crossed to win!!! Thank you for a generous opportunity to win such a lovely piece.

Sue W said...

Aww, kitty ears are so cute. And the ones you make on the headband are nice to. Hee hee

You do come up with some unique ideas. Such fun!

angieleb13 said...

Great blog, I learned needle tatting about 10 yrs ago and then while moving I couldn't locate my materials. I finally foun them now I'm going to get back into it, I have forgotten a lot of the stitches, but now that I found your blog, I' relearn them.

Nerdigurumi said...

Cute kitties! How in the world can you come up with this stuff! Amazing!

TinaIsNoAcronym said...

You are the reason my boyfriend and I decided to learn how to tat. Your designs and style give a little edge to the craft and really inspired us to make our own gothy items. Thank you!

Marie D. Tiger said...

I love that ankle design. I often wear high heels and that is a perfect way to spruce up black shoes. Wow!!!

RedBessBonney said...

cute kitties!

awkwardgirl said...

Cats are the best <3 happy birthday, kitties!

Alucard889 said...

I would love to win, I keep one of your cats pics as a desktop background.

AngelaG said...

I would like to be entered in the drawing too.

Thanks so much for taking the kittens in. A lot of people are willing to let them fend for themselves, it's always wonderful to see people who step up!

khlari said...

Beautiful kitties, and I LOVE the ankle corsets!!!

Gill said...

Wow - how generous of you. All of your designs are exquisite

Absynthe Rain said...

Your kitties are absolutely beautiful!! Seeing your work on Etsy is what inspired me to buy tatting needles and begin to teach myself to tat. I hope to become half as good as you are. :o)

Sterling said...

The more the merrier, right? lol I have a tuxedo that just celebrated his 11th birthday on the 25th of August. He's diabetic and lives in his own room now, but for many, maaany years my fuzzbutt had command of the haus and demonstrated the uniquely annoying tux ability of being "black on white things and white on black things" (and grey on anything in between) I love him to death but I will never get all the little white hairs off my black clothes! lol Happy birthday to your babies!

Anita said...

Such beautiful babies! I have two Maltese fur babies myself, and am anxious to add another. They bring such joy with their chaos!
The necklace and ankle corsets are beautiful, and I would love to add either to my TotusMel collection!

catchick said...

OOH! how beautiful, i would love to win anything you made, it's all so pretty and unique :D And a happy birthday to your adorable babies <3 I celebrate my kitties birthdays too

AmbaChan said...

Happy Birthday Kitties!!

Michelle R said...

How do you keep all those pretty kitty hairs off your work? I've always loved having kitties around to warm my lap while I craft or read. It was your amazing work that inspired me to try my hand at tatting...THANKS! I just love it. I'm not nearly as clever or creative as you are, but it's great fun.

Sandra Eileen said...

Happy Birthday, Kitty!

And you know how I love your ankle corsets!

Dawn said...

I'd love to win! happy birthday kitties!

Ginny W said...

I would love a pair of ankle corsets!! I think they are great!

EcoGoth said...

How adorable! And the kittehs are kawaii too ^_^

Lotus said...

I am soooo glad I caught this!!! Please add me to your drawing! I'm drooling over the anklets... ; )
Lotus
lootsvele@yahoo.com

Pam B said...

I've admired your work for so long! Absolutely, mind-blowing-ly (not technically a word, I know) beautiful.

Robert said...

Guess if you need another entry to make it legal to add another prize, you can put me down for it. Don't think I would wear them, but sure would be a nice present for daughter. Always interesting to read your blog. Thanks - Robert, in northern Iowa.

Kirsten Moore said...

such lovely kitties! i am such a sucker for cat photos..

happy birthday cats!

yarnplayer said...

An awesome giveaway!