I welcome the autumn air in the wake of hot summer days. Crisp mornings of hot coffee and feline cuddle frenzies are the start to a purr-fect day. Fall is invigorating and a great time to get crafty with our Itty Bitty Pretty Kitty Committee issue.
I decided to wrap summer with a special issue inspired by “The Itty Bitty Pretty Kitty Committee.” I’ve always loved Taylor’s cats. And as a cat mom myself, I’ve been looking forward to this issue for months. With fun, functional and stylish projects for all skill levels, if you’re a cat purr-rent, you’re going to love what’s inside. And don’t be afraid to challenge yourself and try something new.
In our Seasonal section, we decided to make practical and stylish kitty fur-niture. There you’ll find project guides for the “Itty Bitty Shitty Kitty Committee Litter Box Enclosure,” (efficiently nicknamed “Shitty Kitty” because there’s only so many times you can say an eight-worded title without losing your mind), the “Kitty Loft Sleep n’ Play,” and a matching decorative framed scratching post.
If you’re more inclined to keeping your craft frenzy indoors (and the sawdust out of your hair), open the windows, let the fresh air bless your skin, and get creative with our other projects.
From our “Meow-gical Birthday Paw-Tay” (don’t act like you don’t celebrate your cat’s birthday) to inspired kitchen accessories (for when you wanna “bake, bake, bake”), we’re at peak cat lady level.
Cat purr-rents know that you can’t show up to the Paw-Tay empty-handed. So, say goodbye to tacky clashing cat toys with our Quick & Easy section featuring handmade kitty toys that you can customize to match your home decor (because Princess of Meow Town’s toys shouldn’t be a design “don’t”). And when you’re all crafted out, pour yourself a glass of wine, sit back and bask at the sight of your undisturbed color palette.
Speaking of wine, our Cat Lady Thirst Trap section features kitty-themed etched wine glasses, comfy loungewear, and slippers that double as cat toys. Weird?
Probably not as weird as your cat (or as weird as your cat thinks you are) as contributing author, Kate Doerner discusses in “Cats are Weird.” To have a little fun we enlisted the help of the fandom to share their cats doing weird things (and then we made trading cards out of them…in SPACE)!
Finally, I had the pleasure of interviewing our Featured Artist, Emily Helton, who I was honored to collaborate with for the cover art. We also included a few Artist Spotlights; April 2020 Featured Artist, Krystal Ward, rising artist, Peyton Hoffman, and graphic designer, Heather Leech—purr-fect reading material for your pending kitty cuddle session.
Fall is upon us. So, break out the pom-poms and feathers (and maybe even the power tools), open the windows, stream folklore, and get crafty. And don’t worry, we didn’t forget the doggone dogs!