Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kramer Chronicles-Cat in the Hatbox

It's been a while since I posted the Kramer Chronicles and to be honest Kramer was tired of waiting.
(Hey aunt Jodie:).
As fall approaches so do the reenactments so it was time to sew and mend outfits. Last year I purchased a green silk riding habit and recently found a vintage riding hat to go with it.
But you all know I can't wear a PLAIN hat-it must be embellished!
Out comes the hatbox full of laces and trims...
and a box of antique millinery feathers too.
It's time to get creative!
Hmmm...what's this? Kramer wants to help.
No Kramer, don't play with the lace!
No Kramer, you can't play with the feathers either!
He seems to like the feather I chose for the hat.
Kramer stop eating the feather!!! Since he can't play with the ribbon or the feathers he decides that the hoops are a good place to entertain himself.
Enough of that now he wants to help me choose some ribbon for the hat band.
Smiles for all his blogland fans!
But then...he realizes there is a hatbox lid on the loose that must be played with immediately!!!
Hoops and hatboxes...a virtual kitty playground!
As you can see Kramer is 'hiding' beneath the hatbox lid. Obviously he is invisible to us-or so he thinks:).
Despite all of Kramer's antics I was able to finish the hat:).
BTW, thanks to all who left comments on the Barbershop BBQ post-glad you enjoyed the pictures!
To answer your question-my hubby sings bass:).


The Sweetbrier Cottage said...

Loved this Kramer Chronicle. He is so much fun! And your hat turned out beautifully - can't wait to see pictures of you wearing it!

Have a great week!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hat looks perfect with the help of Cramer.... Bet there is never a dull moment in your home... You have entertainment on a daily basis.....

Deanna said...

Dear Kim, Your hat is GORGEOUS!!!
You are so very talented. Kramer is one lucky kitty to be so loved.

Susan at betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com that host the met monday also has a Tablescape Thursday that allows us to show off table settings.

With your beautiful dishes and ministry of hospitality with setting beautiful tables you sure could bless alot of people with sharing your ideas.

Blessings to you!

Paula said...

The hat is gorgeous! And how could it turn out any different with the help of such a handsome helper?! Kramer is BEAUTIFUL. I can never work on crafts without the help of my two feline assistants! Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

I just love your blog but you know what?!?!????
I would read it just to read "The Kramer Chronicles" ! ! !
Just love Kramer....
Hugs to you & a belly-rub to Kramer!!
p.s. Love the hat!!

cristinoel said...

The hat looks beautiful and Kramer definitely looks like he was having fun!

crochet lady said...

Kramer always seems to be in the thick of things.

Your hat turned out great! Love the long swoop of lace and the graceful arch to those feathers.

Wish I could see you doing your reenactment shows.

June said...

I think Kramer is great help?!? Maybe not so much. But he is sure one cool cat. The hat turned out great!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

What a field day Cramer could have with all the feathers and trims.
I love the way your hat turned out and it looks great alongside the clock.


Elizabeth Bradley said...

Awesome job with the hat! Cats are so inquisitive, the only time my dogs get that interested is when I'm in the kitchen.

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

Oh, I love the Kramer Chronicles. He is so cute!!! The photos are wonderful and your hat is GORGEOUS!!! You did a beautiful job embellishing it.

Love you,

Jodie LeJeune said...

I love reading this post, knowing my little feline nephew is loved by so many readers and spoiled by his Mom! He surely puts on a good show for everyone.
I love reading everyone's comments too...he's really famous Kim! You might want to think about pawographs...they may help you in the future for your retirement!!!! ;)
Your hat came out beautiful!!! You made it look so easy! Oh a little lace here, a feather there...I would have just rathered lay on the floor and play with Kramer. I don't know how you can get anything done!
Give him a smooch for me!!!!
everything vintage

Eastlake Victorian said...

The cat and the hat are both beautiful! Good job!