gnat on the windshield

splat, splat, splat

quick response this time! June 29, 2009

Filed under: crochet — gnathalie2 @ 5:13 am

i just found this in my email and i’m posting/showing it off now while the kids are watching tv (aka fighting over who gets to watch ‘their’ show!)


This is a pretty pretty flower scarf made by soulmessenger (



detail  i’ve got to add beads to the next one i make~ looks great!!

Wonderful work!!!



trading kitties June 17, 2009

Filed under: kittens — gnathalie2 @ 3:57 am

Tasha came running into the house and up to my room yelling  “it’s mine!  I’m keeping it!” 

Then she drops a grey kitten into my lap and i’m all “i know it’s yours, i was at the vet when we got her”

And then she’s all “no, it’s a new one!!  and i’m keeping it!”   And i’m all “no no no no no no”

Turns out the kitten followed our neighbor home from a few streets up, and i instantly told tasha to go get him NOW so i can drive over to where he was and find the kittens home.  No such luck~ kids and their shortcuts!  Nothing but woods all around, and a firestation, and the closest house is way not where he came from or was walking to.  And honestly, i was a bit mad at him for ‘giving’ tasha a cat.   The solution?  I told him i’ll take the new kitten but he has to take one of ours~ and it worked!!  He went home and talked to his mom (she already picked out one of our white kittens a few weeks ago) and they decided to take Princess. 

Here is our new kitty!!:

shadow by you. 

Adrian fell asleep on my bed and Shadow did not hesitate to curl up next to him:

shadow? by you.

Here is tasha and shadow chillin on the bed:

shadow and tasha by you.  I am not a fan of ‘obvious’ names, but really~ we named her Shadow cause she really does follow you around all the time!


As for the other kittens, they will pile into any open drawer around:

desk drawer by you. If you open it, they will come!


Luis ran upstairs whispering ‘get the camera’~ and i’m glad we had batteries!:

rose and boomer by you.  Boomer and Rose (aka Sharon)

And here is one of Rose’s favorite pasttimes:

Rose by you.  Attacking my feet!!!





Extra Credit June 10, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 4:33 am

so i finally figured out how to look up activity on my ravelry page and i am super excited to show off these projects by other ravelry users!! oh, and if you’ve made one of my patterns and haven’t seen it posted anywhere on this site, just paste a link in the comments and i’ll get it!

 afternoon delight turtle (

christi   by Christi











kiwi bird ( pdf here: My_Crochet_Kiwi )



by kikaa









by plentimawfish










evil minions/hostile bunni  (pdfs: evil_minions  hostile_bunni )



by babyfirelizard










by princessdelerium














silly blue whale  (pdf: silly-blue-whale )



by safia











by widneywoman










NERDY BIRD!!!!!! (



by pinktoque










overboard (overboard)



by littlelora














flower scarf (pretty-pretty-flower-scarf)

by tingletangle


by tingletangle












by cbagary















by frabuleuse















by hariotmagee










by knitnut















by pania















by suzyteacup














Thank you guys very much!



my flower scarf rocks… June 8, 2009

Filed under: crochet,free patterns — gnathalie2 @ 6:01 pm

…..and so do the people that made it!!    (link to the pattern:

Here is my flower scarf made by fishbonette over at ravelry:

  LOVE the yarn!! 


And here is one by Circe (? french blog so i’m not sure of the name!!)













Thanks again to everyone who makes or even thinks about making one of my patterns!!!


EDIT:  just found tingletangle’s scarf on ravelry ~ AND IT ROCKS!!!

by tingletangle


Squiddly Cat Toy!

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,kittens — gnathalie2 @ 7:29 am

Here is the new pattern for the cat toy i designed, semi-pic on the next post but i’ll post a good pic soon.  It takes like half an hour or less to make and the cats and kitties have gone insane over them!!!

Good pic of the toy!!:

squiddly cat toy! by you.

Click here for pdf:

squiddly cat toy


Here is Chewy playing with the toy:

016 by you.


and this is Tasha tempting the cat with the toy:

003 by you.


And the whole time i’m typing the pattern this is in my lap:

  He still doesn’t have a name yet, so any suggestions are welcome!!!


have fun!



Hi. My name is Nathalie…….

Filed under: kittens — gnathalie2 @ 6:30 am

…and i’m an addict.  Not alcohol or drugs…no, it’s much worse.  I’m addicted to kitties!!!!  If it wasn’t obvious before, here’s what happened:

Me and Natasha went to the vet a few days ago to spend tons of money we don’t have on flea stuff.  I bought 7 vials of frontline plus and 7 capstar pills ~ totally get those cause they’re only like $4 each and it instantly kills all fleas that bite them over a 4-6 hour time span!! ~ anyway, we got there a few minutes early and there was a girl standing outside with a fluffy grey kitty that she had found in the storm drain by her house.  Apparently she’d been to every vet and pet store in town looking for a place to bring the cat, and long story short we have a new addition to our family!!!

007 by you.  Tasha named her ‘princess’, but then changed it yesterday to ‘alexandria’~ sorry about the crappy pic quality but the kids smudged the camera lens!


She spent the first few days growling and hissing at all the other cats, but yesterday she started settling in (she still hates Twinkle and Momo!)

Why in the world would i go and bring another cat home when we have so gosh darn many?  First of all, she’s totally cool.  Secondly, we lost 3 of Milkshakes babies to a nasty upper respiratory virus that ran through our house and we were all so upset about it i figured Alexandria would be a wonderful distraction!

~ These are the only pics i have of Piggy and Baby Girl:

  Piggy is the white/orange one in the middle, we named him piggy cause the tip of his tail was bent!  Baby Girl is the black/white one on the right.  The second i saw the first cat sneeze i had all of them on penicillin but the those two were just too young to handle it.  The saddest for me was piggy, i knew he wouldn’t survive and he couldn’t breathe at all so we took him to the vet to have them put him down but he died a couple minutes before the vet got into the room.  Thankfully Baby Girl didn’t suffer as long, i just wish we didn’t have to lose them like that.  

Here is Piggy like an hour before we brought him to the vet:

  We miss you, Piggy!

The only cat/kitten in the entire household to escape the wrath of the virus?  Rose!!!

  She’s also the kitten in the middle in the pic above.  She is fearless!!  When Alexandria first came in the room, she was just growling and hissing away~ all the other cats ran off but not Rose!  She jumped right over and started sniffing her new friend!

I am totally in love with Battlestar Galactica, so i wanted to name Rose ‘Athena’  or ‘Sharon’ after the cylon… why?  Cause this is Cheetos baby “Boomer”:

  the name fits!


Alexandria prefers to play with toys, whereas the other cats prefer wrestling around, so i designed a toy just for her:


Better pic and pattern coming tomorrow!!!!