Last week when I took you on a tour of my sewing spaces, I left out one very important thing, simply because my post got too long.
Well, three things actually. These:
These are Tahi, Rua, & Toru (NZ & Hawaiian readers will think me terribly unimaginative in my naming), my sewing sprites.
They sit and watch over my sewing room, and every time I look at them, I feel happy.
I don’t know where they are from, or how old they are. They turned up at my local op shop, and I LOVED THEM the moment I laid eyes on them. They look like they were designed by Miyazake.
But I have an extremely firm rule. No cat-themed ANYTHING but actual cat.
When you are as well known as I am for your cat, you can’t risk having anything cat-themed, or your whole life will soon be cat-themed. No cat fabric. No cat crockery. No cat cards or cat stationary. The only cat in my house is my cat. Otherwise I will never be given another gift in my life that doesn’t have a cat on it.
So I didn’t buy them.
But they were there the next time I went in.
And the next.
And after three times, I gave in. For 50 cents, I had my sprites.
And they sit just perfectly on the windowsill in my sewing room, and every sewing room should have a cat (even when the real one is being an absolute brat and has been kicked out for bad behavior).
So these are my ONLY exception to the cat-thing-that-are-not-actually-cats ban.
Felicity, the actually-a-cat, is totally OK with them. She likes to sleep under their watchful gaze, or sit with them and watch over the sewing.