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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Scat Cat!

It's Halloween. . .
 
 
Scary things will come out tonight,
giving us a bit of a fright!

 
 How do you feel when you see a black cat,
Do you want to shoo it and holler out scat?
 
 
Are you superstitious and feel a bit leery!
 
Do scary black cats leave you feeling eerie?
 



 
I don't know why, but I love them so!
 
They're silly faces make me just want to go. . .
 
Go where, you say?
 
Run out and buy more almost every single day!
 
 
It makes my day when I see them hanging around the house.
 

 
 
 This time of year you may spot a mouse,
 
but one things for sure, when you've got black cats,
 
They're good to control mice and even fat rats!
 
Now if you love silly black cats, you can have fun creating your own with sculpy clay. 
 
I found this great tin in CA and knew it would be purr-fect for a little black cat.
 
 
My friend, Shirley from Zettas Aprons is a master at making heads out of clay.  She taught me to cover a Styrofoam ball. The head will be lighter and it will use less clay.
 
Using my bone tool I made the impressions for his face.  I break off a bit of clay and form it into an ear.  Attach to head and use a bit of water to blend it into the rest of the clay.
 
Let it air dry for a day or two and then paint with acrylic paints.
 
SO much fun!!
 



Because I love lollies, I made a couple and gave him a
ruffled collar.

This handy dandy tool by Martha Stewart helps to make the lollies uniform in size.  Using the bone tool you crease along the lines and then fold it back and forth.  You will need two pieces for each lolly.

 
Isn't he just the silliest?
 
 
  I added him to my kitchen table.  He feels right at home with the rest of the silly creatures.
 
 
 
One things for sure. . .you won't hear me saying,
SCAT CAT!
 
Happy Halloween!
Jann

15 comments:

Summer said...

Pretty and cute ♥

vivian said...

loving all your halloween kittys! I hope you have a spooktacular halloween!
xoxo
vivian

Stacey said...

I just think that I need to start collecting some Halloween goodies. :)

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my goodness how cute! I love the clay head you made- so fun!! Happy Halloween!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jann, they are darling and I love them. You did a great job on creating them.

Happy Halloween and don't eat to much candy.

Hugs,
Mary

Rose L said...

Since I own a black cat (or it owns me!) I adore them. I am not prejudice by color! We should all be that way.

Linda W. said...

Love all your Halloween decorations! Have a great time tonight.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

So cute Jann, loving the one with the Halloween hat.

Cindy

Susie said...

Jann, How fun you made your own cat. You did a great job. I liked all the fun decorations you put out. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You made that cute cat??!! I love him. Now that I have my black panther cat Cyrus, I just love black cats, real or imagined!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Jann, I absolutely adore all of your "silly creatures! That first photo is my favorite using the orange Nesbitt's crate, when I was little that was my all time favorite soda!
Happy November!
Gina

Jeanie said...

I knew I'd see something terrific here! And who knew I would discover a kindred spirit in the black cat collecting line? Oh, yes! When I gave Kevin and Molly some of my Halloween I wasn't using, no black cats were included because... well, they must appear!

I love all your decorations and I know your Halloween was simply special!

Happyone said...

Fun seeing your black cats. : )

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such clever decorations, Jann! I will save this craft to try making with my grandkids next Halloween. Thanks!

Sarah said...

Jann your Halloween kitties are adorable. I have a few myself. Fun!
Thanks for hosting!