Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Stuff Susie Made Cats at Neko No Niwa - Signapore's first Cat Cafe!

The Kitty Cupcakes Chilling at the Cat Cafe! 

So here are two things I'm thrilled about!  One is it's Christmas so I get to pig out on yummy food.  Second is that Stuff Susie Made cats are now being sold at Singapore's first Cat Cafe - Neko No Niwa at Boat Quay! 

Photo Credit: Doralynn Tan as featured on Today Online
This is fab not only because you can now visit the cafe to have a touch and feel of our kitty cupcakes, and knitting cats and smelly cats (they really come into their own when you can actually smell them...) etc. But you can enjoy the company of gorgeous and affectionate kitties even if you don't have a cat at home! 

You can spot the cafe from amongst the Boat Quay eateries by the ADORABLE sign on level 2. 


They have a 'cuddle charge' of $12 per hour to contribute to the kitties' upkeep and you can enjoy a refreshing drink with the cats at reasonable prices - and of course you can also browse and adopt a Stuff Susie Made cat at the same time!!!! 

Hug me. 
Knitting Cat Cousins Mabel and Jayne
Kitty Keyrings that smell of Cinnamon and Nutmeg - ie Christmas!
Cat Nests can also be ordered through Neko No Niwa - this one is on display there for the use of all Niwa Cats.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

And the Winner is...!

Thank you for all your entries for the Captions Competition guys!  After deliberation with guest judge Hubby, the Pink Bat will be going to Sarah from Utah! Well done Sarah!


We also loved Hui Min's idea of the Sushis cursing the person about to eat them:


So Hui Min I'd like to send you a Smelly Cat.  Sarah and Hui Min please get in touch with your address details so I can send you your prizes!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!



Saturday, September 7, 2013

Captions Competition! Win a pink bat!

I've been rummaging in my pictures folder and found some images that might be fun as postcards:




 ...and my attempts at funny captions stop about here - the comic muse has left the building - perhaps some of you want to have a go?  Can you think of LOL, witty or plain cute captions for the images below?

Since Halloween is coming up, I'll make this a Halloween Captions Competition, and will be giving away this very scary pink bat as a prize (don't you dare call her cute!):


The winner will be the writer of the caption that makes me laugh out loud the longest.  I will announce the winner on Halloween (31st October).  The rules are as follows: 

a. Please comment on this post with your proposed captions (remember to identify the image you're captioning); and 
b. Keep it clean please people!

Good Luck!!! 

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Crushed cinnamon quills and tangerine oil - make the best scent for little Kitty Danglies!


Cinnamon. Rocks.  And if you add a drop of tangerine oil then a pinch of nutmeg, it's even more awesome. That's my fave spice mix for cakes and as I'm perpetually thinking of cakes these days (trying to lose some post-preg weight by cutting down desserts...), this spice mix came to mind when I was thinking of what scent to put into my Kitty Danglies for the Cats of the World Purrzaar

Like my fluffy tail?
I was thinking of lavender, and will stuff some of these cuties with that.  Though I had no lavender on hand yesterday, and was wondering around the kitchen when the cinnamon quills that've been hanging around idling on my spice shelf caught my eye. 

Why not crush some quills, pop them in porous bags then stuff them in the danglies?  Why not indeed. Thus the pestle and mortar was got out and quills promptly crushed. 


Putting the gorgeously scented concoction into the tiny teabag-like inners is a bit fiddly but well worth it for the lovely warming scent these danglies carry.  Will be devoting the morning to sewing some tails on the cats before crushing more cinnamon for filling.  



I shall be busy sewing while baby Evie helps me blog.  Her protests of the moral repugnance of child labour fell on deaf ears.  




Sunday, July 21, 2013

Preparing for my fave market of the year - the Cats of the WorldPurrzaar!!!!



The Cats of the World Purrzaar is the highlight of the year for me!  I held my first stall there last year so it's really exciting for me to go back for a second try.  It inspires me to create super cute stuff too.  I'm going to go over-the-top cute this year with these super PINK little red riding hood cats.  


Tammy and Tamara are twins who love to knit.  You can't see it on this pic (coz I forgot to put them there...) but the twins will both have mini bamboo knitting needles and yarn in their baskets.  I considered naming them Knitting Susie dolls but decided that would be a little too narcissistic... 




Blue eyed Jenny is rather proud of her crystal clear eyes and insists they come from her maternal grandmother who was a pedigree Siamese. 


Twins Marianne and Mariah are sporting the tradition red head scarves to emulate their childhood heroine Little Red Riding Hood. The twins thought she was super cool to try breaking and entering at such a young age.  They're planning a bit of arson on the big bad wolf next month.   



101 paper crane earrings for the Mini Maker Faire at SCAPE!



It's all Go Go Go for me this month!  Am preparing for the Singapore Mini Maker Faire at SCAPE on the weekend of the 27th & 28th July. 

This will be the first time I showcase my new found love of making jewellery from Japanese Washi paper. I'll be exhibiting the jewellery and making a few onsite. The process is painstaking - requires folding the little cranes with the help of tweezers, then painting them with a sealant before spraying the lacquer on top. It's therapeutic though, and gives my crochet thumb a well earned rest. 



These war hammer look-a-like geometric stars (by the way if anyone can tell me the correct name for these shapes I'll send you one of these pendants as a prize) are super fiddly to put together tho easier to fold. I love lacquering these.  The shiny coating make them look jewel like - love the finish. 



I'm particularly proud of the mini-tiny-sight destroying-3D star earrings I made with the aid of tweezers and finger nails! It's difficult to see since the pic is super macro but the little guys only measure approx 1cm. Made from paper sized tiny x tiny. 


Am going to try 3D baby rabbits too, and 3D mini puppies and cats.  But that requires patience I've quite exhausted at the mo... Will post once I've overcome my effort problem and got my arse in gear.