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I had been planning a different cat for today, but jettisoned the idea when I went to the beach with my family. I recently read a challenge in Noah Scalin’s “365: A Daily Creativity Journal” to make something upside down, that you have to rotate 180 degrees to see. With the tide coming in, the beautiful sun and my family there, my funny, creative brother drew upside down pictures with me, racing the waves which erased them all. It was silly, quick, joy-filled fun!





My bro did that funny cat in a spaceship above.


My cat battles a tentacled alien.



My bro’s dead cat – LOL!


Robot kitty.


Awww, bye bye robot cat & all the other cats, too!

So, it took me over an hour to make the photos look vintage with the BeFunky app and add the labels with LabelBox. I like the effect, but it took sooo long… not sure I will be able do this as often as I would like. Oh well.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

My disclaimer is that this is the first doll I’ve made since high school.  And I was really excited about it when it started a few weeks ago… and then kinda stressed out over the face yesterday.  I picked the fabric and drew the outline for it a few weeks ago.  Had a friend who does a lot of sewing (and has a sewing machine!) put it together. It was fun to involve someone else’s talents.  Then I stuffed it and put on eyes and the nose yesterday and today.  I probably had 5-6 versions of eyes – smaller, bigger, rounder, all felt, different buttons.  I think I like this version the best. I learned before you put in stuffing, you should sew the buttons on, then sew on the felt.  I did not do this and so they are glued. I’m wondering how soon they will pop off.  The nose is sewn on now because the glue already let go.  LOL!  It’s a learning process! And at some point, I decided he didn’t really need a mouth or whiskers, right? Probably looking at a book to get some suggestions first would have been helpful, but that’s too easy! Overall, I’m pretty happy with it for a first try in years.

The back side is yellow.It’s surprisingly large!  How did I do that?And here it is, hanging with Wonky Doll (who I love, but did NOT make).The idea for a fabric doll came from looking at some of the Owl A Day creations by another 365 creator, like this super cute pincushion and this awesome finger puppet.