27 October, 2020

Cat Lovers Hop Project #1 Cat themed 'Rona Masks

Hello Lovelies!

Due to the limit of 5 projects per person on the main hop link up, many of mine will only be shared here and on my socials, so please keep checking back to get as many chances for the giveaway as possible!  I will also keep making AFTER the official Hop finishes, so please keep on checking back!
My first project is a topical one!  I've been making masks both to sell and for my family since they became "recommended" (and then compulsory). 

I quilt and make the odd sewing project, so naturally I have PLENTY of cat fabric in my stash.  Here are just a few of the cat patterned masks I've made.  I have way way way more cat fabrics than just these! 🙈  We have been told masks are almost certainly going to stay until the end of this year at the very least.

Cats in Hats


Striped Hello Kitty

My Hello Kitty fabrics are legit 45th anniversary fabrics by Sanrio! 😍😍😍


Cats on Black

One of the few patterns NotPinkCraftyHubster is prepared to wear


Red Hello Kitty


Navy Hello Kitty

(and this one has gold accents!  I can't even!)

Giveaway Prizes

🐱 Update! Since my first project (the cat masks) caused so much excitement, the three winners of the physical prizes can pick a cat fabric and I will make a mask to go with their prize (if they would like one).

Please understand that I can't do it for the electronic gift card prize, since it would mean shipping costs and the value of the gift card takes into account that I don't have to spend money on shipping.  Thanks so much!

MFT "Purr-Fect Friends" Stamp Set











Jane Davenport "Purr-fect Cat" Stamp Set











Cat Embellie pack 

with stickers, clips and half of the Echo Park "I Love My Cat" paper pad 











"Max's Choice" Bonus Prize

A gift card to the crafty store of your choice to the value of $20USD (or equivalent in your currency) to the closest denomination of card available.

Giveaway Rules

📌 I have three items (and a bonus fourth prize) to give away (pictured below) and I'll pull three names for the first three prizes.

📌For the  fourth "bonus" prize: it will go to someone who has entered the main blog hop (please let me know your project numbers if you would like to be considered.  You can wait til the blog hop is over (but before the close of the giveaway) to do this since the order changes sometimes.)

📌 The first name drawn gets first choice, second name gets second choice and so on.  Bonus prize will be TallCraftyDude's favourite project!

📌 This Giveaway is NOT SPONSORED.  I purchased the prizes especially for this giveaway.  This year I picked stuff other than just stamp sets to mix it up a bit


What Do You Have to Do?

You will receive an entry (or entries) for each of the following.  You absolutely don't have to do everything - just how ever many you like.

If you have previously followed my socials then these are already counted for you!  (unfollowers will not be counted)
📌 The giveaway will remain open until 11:59PM AEDT on Friday 6 November.   Please visit THIS SITE to calculate in your own timezone
📌 The winner will be drawn on Monday 9 November so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE
❗If the winner and I can't make contact by Monday 16 November, I will have to draw a new winner since I need to get these prizes out all together.
❗Please try to email me at alex@pinkcraftymama.com This really is the easiest way for me to get in touch with you since not all blogger profiles have an email attached and if you JUST leave comments, I have no other place to search for you.

So...what do you have to do to get entries?

🐈 Follow this blog - 3 entries (in the left sidebar)
🐈 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel - 3 entries
🐈 Follow me on Facebook - 2 entries
🐈 Follow me on Instagram - 1 entry
🐈 Comment (once per day per person) on a project post between now and the close of the giveaway - 1 entry per post.  Index page with links to all my projects

Please don't hesitate to  email me with any questions at alex@pinkcraftymama.com

If you're entering the giveaway, comment below about your cat during lockdown.  Is s/he pleased you're home more or displeased or any weird new habits? Or anything else if this doesn't grab you.
Love and stay safe,


  1. Oh these masks are wonderful! Since we have to wear masks, we might as well wear fabulous ones. In fact I'd wear one of these even if covid wasn't around, they are so lovely.
    Followed you on all platforms and I'm playing in the main blog hop - at the moment my only project is #2 but I'll be back to add in some more over the next few days.

    1. OK, the hop is closed now so the numbers are finalised - my entries are #2, #31, #63, #122 and #163.
      I'm @lapsapchung on Instagram and Jane Willis on all the other platforms although Google sometimes calls me Grapevine which was an old name from when I had a business.
      I've commented on all your hop posts so far and ma looking forward to the others.

  2. What more perfect cat project during this time of COVID than cat themed masks!? I remember, back in the day, when I bought loads of cat fabrics and turned them into pot holders, a quilt and even a reversible vest (and yes, I wore it..haha!).
    Thank you for the fabulous giveaway! I am entering in these ways:
    1. Entered a project for Day 1, and am #22.
    2. I follow your blog
    3. I also follow on Youtube as karen ladd
    4. I follow on FB as Karen Ladd
    5. Follow on IG as karenladd510

  3. Love your masks!! I quilt to and have the black kitty fabric - its fun picking it out! Its lovely to have giveaways too. I'm not on any socials, just the blog..and commenting. Have fun with hopping along with Cat Lovers!!

    1. Oh and I'm a follower here on your blog :)

  4. Hi Alex - good to see you again at this year's Cat Lovers Hop! You have been busy with the mask making! The fabrics are beautiful - my favourite would be the cats on the black background. I am pretty sure I follow you on all your social media platforms, but I am not in the draw this time. Thank you for your generous prizes! x

  5. Beautiful masks, lovely cats. Red would suit my face.

  6. It must be more fun to wear a cat mask! Thanks so much for the super give-aways! I'll enter my card numbers at the end of the hop, but I follow your blog, I follow on FB as Suzanne Patterson Harkinson, I follow on IG as suzphark.

    1. I forgot to say how my cats have changed since the pandemic. I think they like having me home but seem to be hungry earlier each day. I used to feed them when I got home from work, but now that I work here, they think dinner should be at their discretion!

  7. Oh, how fun!! I would wear any one of these cute masks. So special!! You always do such fun projects. I follow you everywhere! lol Probably since the first Cat hop. lol (@beccay217 on I). No difference to Anna Banana since the lockdown; she's an outdoor cat and still visits everyone in the neighborhood! lol

  8. Alex, fabric masks are such a great idea and, like you, I sorted through quilting fabrics for pieces large enough for making masks. However, I wasn't able to make all that were needed in my circles so I donated two large boxes of fabrics to others who then sewed themselves silly, including one young man who is close to attaining his Eagle Scout status. I love your kitty fabrics. :-D

  9. I forgot to add. I am an essential worker, so once the pandemic broke, I now spend more time away from home, than at home. My three kitties stay at home with my hubby, who is working from home. They all spend the days napping in his office, and exploring our mounting stack of office supplies and computer equipment boxes! I'm always happy to see everybody whenI get home, and they are thrilled to see me!
    Warm Hugs,

  10. Looks like my FIRST comment didn't publish. Ah, these crazy times. Let's try this again. I follow your blog, I will follow you on Facebook, and my kitties have become more cuddly with me since the big COVID pandemic, since I am never home anymore! They wait for me on the back of the couch, and give me kisses when I walk in the door.
    Warm Hugs,
    Michele K. Henderson

  11. Your masks are looking FAB! I have followed you and you always are generous in your Giveaways, thank you so much! pingvf@rocketmail.com

    1. My entries numbers are: 6, 27, 52, 91 and 124.

  12. I absolutely love your masks! So happy to participate in the Cat Lovers Hop with you this year!
    Love To Scrap 2

  13. oh these masks are so cute!
    love balck mask.
    thank you for the chance for your giveaway.
    will be later with numbers because I have more cards to share :)

    1. I entered in blog hop and I shared on Instagram.
      My IG name is fiki_fikreta.posavec

  14. Oh my gosh your cat mask are so adorable! Way back in the day like over 30 years ago I was an Assistant Manager for a Hello Kitty store in the mall by my home! I am always home so my kitties don't know the difference! HAHA!

  15. September 14 Your stick it down paper layout I would definitely say is one of my favorites of yours! I love all of the layering of different goodies on the page! Very beautiful looking!

  16. What a creative way to enter the Cat Lovers Hop and think "outside the box"! Love your masks! And your blog is so happy and positive! Love it!

  17. What fun masks! Love all the cat fabrics you made them from...and yes, I think masks are here to stay for a long time. I am a follower of your blog and the other giveaway requirements (did it last year). As for my cats during lockdown, they don't know the difference since I am a "stay-at-home" mom to them even before covid-19. They just think I live to serve them and choose to stay with them all the time. ha-ha New kittens at my house this summer so staying at home has at least been FUN! :)

  18. I love your fun masks! They are absolutely adorable! I am so glad you shared them with us for the 2020 Cat Lover Hop!

  19. Eeek! I just love your masks, and I'm sure my two girls would be fighting over the Hello Kitty ones. Sad to say, we don't have a cat because hubby and daughter are allergic, but I grew up with 5 kitties and I still love them. Being in lock down with 3 young kids is plenty of company, and as much fun (and work) as a litter of kittens anyway!
    I already follow you on IG, Youtube, FB, your blog , and am so happy to see you at the Cat Lovers hop again this year.

  20. Timely project with all the masks! Love your fun fabrics!
    Coco loves it when we are home a lot, so she's not minding it a bit! She did have a check-up appointment during this time, and we waited in the car while the vet checked her over. That was a bit different for her and for us!
    Following on all the socials!
    I have cards in progress and will email my numbers once I get my cards entered!

  21. I am totally loving your masks! The fabric is awesome! I made some, but I made a different style, but I think the style you made would fit lots more people better. I signed up to follow here, on facebook, youtube and intstagram. I like to sew a little bit, so I will have to watch your quilting videos too.
    I'm basically home bound a lot of the time, so the cats are used to seeing me a lot. Although, they are seeing me more now. I have one who goes outside also, and I am his personal door person; he goes in and out, in and out. I know they like that I am here. They are awesome company!

  22. Oh, I forgot. I did enter the main blog hop. Here is my blog. http://catnipandkittywhiskers.blogspot.com/

  23. My numbers are 87, 88, 118, 119 and 161. Thanks so much for the contest and giving everyone a chance to win.

  24. Wow, Wow, and more Wow! I LOVE your awesome masks, Alex! What a wonderful project - I thought about making some at the beginning of the lockdown but I haven't used my sewing machine since I was in high school home-economics class - do they even offer home-ec in school any more? Love, love, love your cute masks! I'm a big Hello Kitty fan too! And I'm super excited about your giveaways! Woohoo! I already follow your blog! As for the lockdown, it made no difference to my kitties because they are indoors all the time and never go out, plus Brian and I are homebodies since his stroke, so it was same-old, same-old for them.

    1. Ooops, so sorry I got confused and left a comment for everywhere I follow you, so I just deleted them. I already follow you on your blog, YT, FB, and IG. Thank you for the awesome giveaways!

  25. FURRtastic kitty cat masks!
    Happy Creating & Stay Safe!

  26. Love the masks with the kitty fabric! We are home most of the time anyway so no difference for our cat. I follow your blog, YT and IG.

  27. Your masks look amazing! Such a fantastic idea. THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!

    I have done the following: followed this blog, Facebook and Instagram. My project #'s are #197, #198 and #201.

  28. Awesome masks. Love that classy black background. I am in the hop at 3 81 148 and 164. Following your blog. Hugz

  29. Hi, Alex!!.....The are totally the CUTEST masks ever!!! What a great way to use your cat fabric scraps. My fave is the Cats on Black design.
    I follow your blog, follow you on FB, and follow you on IG....but I don't enter my own Hop...lol....and I never get done commenting by the deadline, either! Bwahahaha....but I DO manage to finally get around to comment on everyone's projects....eventually. How nice of you to keep your giveaway open several extra days. You are nicer than I am!!! ;) Thank you for making our Hop extra fun with this fab giveaway!!!
    Thank you so much for joining in our #2020CatLoversHop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    1. Oh, rats......now I forgot to answer your question!!! My cats' lives are no different during quarantine or no quarantine. I am home most of the time. The only difference is that we did take a short COVID break from homeschooling my 10 yr old granddaughter and so my cats got a little more attention then.
      Thank you again, Alex. You are awesome!!


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