Crafting for the Kitties

Every year I have a fundraiser for the shelter that we foster kittens for, the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County.  The event runs one month on the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee blog, and thanks to the incredibly supportive community that follows the IBKC, we raise a ton of money.  Last year's total was over $117,000!

Each fundraiser, I craft a little telethon set, and I place our foster kittens on this set and photograph them "answering" the phones.   I use the photos to help solicit donations.

I dwell in two worlds, cats and crafts, and this set is where these worlds merge.

Please allow me to give you a tour of this year's design!  It's the sparkliest one yet!


The walls were covered with a groovy, marbled cotton paper. On the walls hang portraits of IBKC alumni framed in gold.

The tufted, kitten-sized couch was constructed with styrofoam and fleece.   To the create the side tables, I covered metal containers in cotton paper and fleece.


The stage curtain is polkadot tulle over a screen-printed cotton paper. The blue "shag" carpet is a scrap of fun fur.


A paper maiche "IBKC" was glittered and attached to the left wall.


The desk has a scalloped, glittery top and is covered with a scrap of my favorite paper ever - Hambly Screenprints "Grandma's Wallpaper".

The stage has a coordinating scalloped border.

On the desk, tiny phones and a typewriter.  At the desk, Delphine and Evie Kibblesmith, two of our current foster kittens.


Tiny, plastic glittered cats roam the set.   Delphine rests on the couch.


All the cats in the house take a shift on the phones.  Here's our permanent resident, Wylla Stout, taking her turn.


If you would like to learn more about our fundraiser and our cause, please visit HERE. And if you're feeling generous, and would like to help the homeless cats and kittens of Tacoma, Washinton, please make a donation while you're there!

PS A big thanks to find folks at Beacon Adhesives for sending me nice a selection of glues to help construct this set!  

1 comment:

Cynthia M. Suprenant said...

I follow Laurie Cinotto's cat blog and know, of course, that she's talented in making things. I always want to know HOW she makes them and what they're made of -- but I didn't want to ask on a cat blog! Now, I know. Very interesting and resourceful. :)