05 November, 2020

Cat Lovers Hop Project #7 Costumes for the Unsuspecting Cat

 Hello Lovelies

I kind of fell off the wagon a bit with projects. Yet another weather change had my at the mercy of my defective body!  The giveaway doesn't close for another 36 hours, so I will take you back to the Cat Catwalk for one last project.

The others I might have to do (just for fun) over the coming weeks.  Buoyed by the success of the neckwear, this is how I imagined things would turn out:

What I actually got (Fitz then Pheephs):


I failed to appreciate my secret weapon - one TallCraftyDude waving Da Bird (Mr Fitz's second favourite toy) which got distraction from what he was wearing and great poses.

Being home alone meant the photos were not going to be as good anyway for this reason alone.  The other is that Fitz's costume (while lots of fun when I saw it online (and pattern followed more or less closely)) was  sewn in a rather mad hurry since I wasn't feeling well.  I definitely know what I'd do to improve it next time (if there is one) at least.

The Great White

See how his colouring morphs from a dapper morning suit to a perfect great white shark?!  I thought for sure it would appeal to his rugged masculinity!

I tried spraying the whole elastic a dark grey, but it dried lighter so another lesson learned there.

Little Flower

I thought this was an apt choice for Miss Ophelia (aka Pheephs or PhiPha).   She didn't exactly agree.  And she was a little less polite in saying so.

Well I'll be sleeping with one eye open tonight, that's for sure!

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 and tell me...Which style of neckwear would suit your cat's purrsonality (or a cat you know if you don't have one) Or anything else if this doesn't grab you.

* ⬅⬅⬅ Acronyms and strange terms in left sidebar!  
Love and stay safe,


  1. Ophelia does not look happy at all, and Fitz is very kind to model your makes! The fin looks good!
    I did get a small tiara at one point to put on Coco. I balanced it on her head long enough to snap a quick pic or two, and she let me get away with that!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS.....this just made my day (or rather, my night...as it's definitely bedtime).Fitz makes such a handsome shark...and hardly scary at all. On the other hand, Miss Ophelia's look would have me locking the door, haha! That flower costume makes her the belle of the ball...even if she doesn't agree.
    Still chuckling here...

  3. I think they both look adorable but Ophelia certainly doesn't agree!

  4. Hahaha, these photos and costumes are hilarious! Really loving the look on Ophelia's face! Reminds me of the time I tried putting little Santa hats on my kitties for photos. It did not go well! Really enjoyed this post! I needed a giggle!

  5. Oh, poor Ophelia! I really feel for her. lol Hope you got some sleep. hehe Really cute costumes.

  6. oh these costumes are super cute!
    little flower is my favirite !
    Cats look happy LOL!

  7. Your post made me laugh out loud! I would definitely sleep with one eye open tonight!

  8. LOL! Thank you so much for this, as it really made me laugh! I can remember putting a dress on my Chi Chi; she was so mad, and I was lucky to come away with my fingers still attached. Your kitties look so adorable! Fitz and Ophelia are beautiful in their costumes, although, Ophelia looks pretty miffed! Your costumes are awesome! Great designs and great sewing! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing; really made my day!

  9. I think that Fitz might be my new kitty crush, lol! He looks like such a laid back cat, and so accommodating. Of course, now I have the theme to Jaws stuck in my brain.
    Miss Ophelia is cracking me up big. She looks so adorable, except for her expression! Thanks for making my day with this Cat Walk presentation.

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