Friday, May 29, 2009

The Poop Palace

I just finished putting together these two litterbox disguisers. I spent several hours on this project, so bear with me while I use this entire post to discuss the dirty side of cat ownership.

Over the years I have spent a medium-sized fortune on the search for the perfect kitty litter & poopbox. My best efforts have been flummoxed by a certain cat, who will remain nameless Trouble, who has bested the LitterMaid, the Fresh Step Automatic Litterbox, and even the Litter Robot. I guess I just wasn't meant to have a magical self-cleaning litterbox. For a while the best solution was a giant rubbermaid container, but that was an eyesore and I eventually learned it wasn't the size of the box, it was the number that was leading to litterbox ambush and errant protest poops.

(this was the before:)

For anyone out there that uses pine litter (it's the only stuff I buy now), I absolutely recommend the Feline Pine Litter Box. You can't find it in pet stores, so just order two from the website and save yourself some shipping dollars. I'm digging these Cat Washrooms too. They're much better looking than the grey boxes, though the door could have been an inch higher to disguise the lip of the box a bit beter. Still, I think its a vast improvement. Sorry for the junky pics, but I'm pooped (Sorry, I told myself I wouldn't say that but I couldn't help it).

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coming Soon

Wow, has it really been nearly a month since my last post? Guess May was another doozy of a busy month. Let the critics say what they want about the record industry dying, I've never been busier! Of course, it could have something to do with the layoffs over the past few years. Anyway, I'm happy to have my day job, but even happier to have the dust settle from the madness of a few big releases.

Especially since it means I finally had some time to finish the next DoodleFactory set, which I already clued you in on a few posts back. Tracey is headed to the Rubber Stamp and Scrap Book Expo in Syracuse, NY this weekend (May 30-31), so it may be a small wait before you see the newest stamps in rubber. I hope you like the new stuff - it's a small departure from our previous sets, but just another expansion of the DoodleFactory Universe.

In the meantime, and completely unrelated, here's a pic of my little oasis in the urban jungle I live in. It's not much, but I'm thrilled that my tiny herb garden is growing and even thriving in this narrow window sill. You don't know how excited I get when I pick something from my "garden" and use it in a recipe. Plus, growing your own herbs is way more economical than buying the bunches in the store that don't even last the week.

Any other green thumbs out there? What other hobbies do you all do besides stamping/crafting?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Living With A Split Personality

No, this isn't a sneak peek of the next DoodleFactory character, it's actually three existing characters morphed into one. I think it's pretty easy, but can you guess which ones?

I don't know why I made this little guy (to be clear it is NOT an upcoming stamp). I was just playing around with my digital files and I must have had the Wuzzles on the brain. Anyone else grow up watching that cartoon?