It's been awhile since you've seen a craft here, no? Well, here's one for you - the cute felt cat I sewed to cheer myself up. It's from a sweet Japanese (?) craft book my friend gave me for Christmas. I fell in love with the wonky-eyed cats and had to make one.
Here's the cute/creepy kitty in my hand for scale. :) On my way home I saw the man who carries his cat on his head (I've seen 2 in New York) and this was the third time I'd seen this particular one. I was not in a great mood, I felt dreamy and bored, and looked at the sky and tops of buildings a lot, as if this might lift my mood.
While I was doing this, a short Hispanic man passed me on the right and said "you walk like..." and I conveniently, magically tuned out the rest thanks to my Ipod. I began to imagine all the kind and romantic things he most certainly did not say like "you walk like an angel, floating," or "you walk like you're dreaming of many serene things..." (Not that I think I walk like an angel or that I was thinking serene things - it just seemed like a nice thing to hear). Rather than what he most likely did say which was probably "you walk like a horse's ass." :)
There was a preponderance of tiny, fluffy dogs on the street, I almost thought they were on parade. :) I also wrote a bad poem while waiting in the subway, which I will now inflict on you:
At times I get angry with New York
for being so ugly and being so beautiful
for having, at every time and moment
so many ugly and beautiful things
so many different things, everywhere to be found
but never, it seems, that one thing
that one thing I'm always trying to find.
By the way, if you read this, you are tagged! I want to read one poem from all of you - in the comments or on your blog... :) It can be bad, it can be good, it can be something you wrote or just something you like.
Also, please continue to weigh in on what you want to see more of on this blog - I have a poll in sidebar. So far embroidery is in the clear lead... :)