Friday, June 22, 2012

International Cat Box Day and Souvenirs

 Charlotte has just found out that she missed International Cat Box Day (again). Lucky for me an ebay parcel arrived  today so I was able to provide a box. The day was 19th June but I've convinced Charlotte that cats can celebrate boxes all week. Thanks to Brian at for alerting me to such a special day.
 Sorry Charlotte that box was the best I could do at short notice, I hope you like it. Emily won't even get out of bed to have a look at the box.

So you don't like the box Charlotte? Yes I know other cats around the world have better boxes and more choice, I'll go out tomorrow and find lots more boxes and I've already marked Box day on next year's calendar so we will be ready . 
Meanwhile back to my Jubilee visit. Hamleys had a Jubilee bear for sale 35GBP and I thought it rubbish. The bear was wearing a very poorly made dress and nothing else. I bought this bear at Kensinton Palace for one third that price then crossed stitched EIIR and the years 52-12 and added a circlet of diamontes to the crown.
In the background is a cushion with portraits of the Queen I bought at a souvenir shop in Picadilly Circus.

Had to have a corgi, this one has I Love London on it's cape and I added EIIR. I think I should add the year 2012 too.


  1. Good to see you didn't miss out on International Cat Box Day Charlotte. Looks like Emily did this year though.

    Nice souvenirs, and so much nicer because you have made them your own and not been ripped off by the big companies.

  2. Hope you buy better boxes soon, Charlotte does not look at all happy. Love the bear and corgi, putting your own touches to them makes them a more special souvenir. Although maybe bear would like a box too as she looks rather upset about something.

  3. International Cat Box Day - ha ha!! How cute.
    Corgi? I thought it was a rabbit! I like your attention to detail, adding E11R to the capes.

  4. Oh Charlotte, any day is a great day for a box! Hooray for boxes, and I love yours!

  5. International Cat Box Day ... how interesting :-)
    Charlotte is so cute, Sylvia !
    Have a nice weekend,

  6. It's a good thing you ordered something so that there would be a box for kitty to play in! :)
    xo Catherine

  7. Is Charlotte screaming that you should have at least decorated the box? :)

  8. What a nice "boxing day" for Charlotte ! It's funny that all cats in the world like boxes more than beautiful cat baskets !
    The bear and especially the little corgi are gorgeous, so cute !