A Five Legged Cat? Joy in a New Toy

Santa snuck in early to my house this week and gave me a special early Christmas present…one which required me to use this…

And with the help of some scraps of batiks, make this….


A five legged cat, don’t you agree! The embellisher is so grand and this is just the beginning of my exploration but somehow I could see this five legged cat and rather liked him.  His name is Rufus by the way, he told me so.  Maybe he won’t stay this way, but I certainly enjoyed playing with my new toy and him.  Catnip anyone?

17 Responses to “A Five Legged Cat? Joy in a New Toy”

  1. smartcat November 18, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Rufus is cool and so are you for finding him! Enjoy the day……..*s*

  2. Marilyn J. Rock November 18, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Oh; how cool is Rufus! I love this! The fabrics are amazing with their colors and patterns. I’m glad you “found” Rufus in your vision.

    I wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving – may it be filled with love, peace, and joy. I’ll be thinking of you! xxoo Marilyn

  3. lyle baxter November 18, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    wish I had a cat in Rufus’ color scheme! mine are just the usual tabby and tuxedo!

  4. Jessica Sporn November 18, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I love those blues against the ochre. Just gorgeous. Welcome to the world Rufus! You couldn’t have found a nicer mamma! xo

  5. Chris November 18, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    HA! So fanciful.
    Santa is good to you.

  6. Snap November 18, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    three (five??) cheers for rufus!!! Welcome!

  7. Pamela November 18, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

    Makes me think of a cartoon I just saw in the New Yorker — a woman is looking at a three-legged dog and thinking “Poor thing only has three legs”, while the dog is looking at her thinking “Poor thing only has two legs”. Everything is relative. Happy Sunday!

  8. Jo Murray November 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Hmmmmmm…you have a wonderful imagination. Well done.

  9. Katie November 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm #


  10. Carolyn Dube November 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    hello Rufus! Glad you were able to get time to play and create! Perhaps Rufus needs a playmate-you’ll have to get back to that embellisher just so he doesn’t get lonely!

  11. sharon November 19, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Rufus rocks! I love how you can take anything and translate it into “something” wonderful! Your art is brilliant Corrine!

  12. Judy Shea November 19, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Rufus!!! Lover him. He’s the cat’s to my meow. Is that the right saying? I tried.

  13. Terrie -Creative Explorer November 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    There’s some serious stitching holding Rufus together – what a lucky gal you are – a new toy AND a cute critter….

  14. annie! November 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Love that Rufus! I’ve been thinking about an embellisher for years and think next trip to the States…I’m gonna bag one!

  15. Linda Vincent November 27, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    Looks like you’re having fun with that embellisher…..great result! Love the colours too…..

  16. Lisa Graham November 27, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    OK…this just rocks. And I MEAN ROCKS. Period. Will you be framing this lovely and fun thing?

  17. Geri December 4, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    New toys are always fun! How fun that Santa arrived early – more time to play!

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