Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.

Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Who can guess what this is?
Yesterday I began to tease you with a photo that was at the center of my "Victorian Puzzle Purse Valentine" that came from my beloved Mickey. I have never seen anything folded quite so clever and I am a Victorian cat! Tonight I made my own with a 9 inch square sheet of reversable paper. A 12 inch sheet works well also and gives a bit bigger purse. Click on the name and it will take you to a step by step tutorial. It looks daunting but it is really simple! Make sure your folds are well measured and folded down crisp. This is the purrrrfect card for writing secret notes to someone special:) To read more about Victorian Valentine rituals click here!


Mickey said...

Good Morning Sunshine!!!! Are you having a delightful snooze inside a jacket? You look so snuggly and happy :)
I am so happy you liked my little card. It is a fun craft to do and I thought you would appreciate it. Sweet dreams my Dear, I will se you later :)
Purrs Moonshine

goldenshade said...

What a sweet Valentine from your grand Mickey. It does look hard to do though. Maybe Shade could try it, she's a little more creative than I.

You look very cosy and warm in your nest. :)


Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

But I don't have a purse to keep it in?

Ramses said...

Oh that's very cool! Maybe I will make My Marie one for next Valentine's day! :) Oh and Miss Peach, Isis says you need a kitten count down thingy! ;)


Lorianna said...

Sweet Miss Peach, all snugly. :) Your Valentine from Mickey is so pretty. My paper folding skills are not very good, but I love to read about Victorian traditions. I hope you and Mommy Karla have a lovely happy day!
Love and Purrs,

Lorianna said...

Oh, speaking of Victorians... Here are some Victorian plant favorites that will grow in a warm dry climate with a bit of watering of course. :)
Evening Primrose, Morning Glory Heliotrope (Annual),Sunflowers, Daisies,Yucca Plant, Hens and Chicks, and Lavender.

Tybalt said...

What a wonderful valentine from your Mickey! (and just perfect for a ladycat such as yourself. ;)) I'll have to see if mommy can give this a try one day. She likes to do new crafts.

You look so adorable all snuggled in that picture! Purrrs!

The Furry Fighter said...

that is soooo cute! what a thoughtful and lovely gift indeed. i have an award for you Miss Peach, please pop over and collect it, we can share a pot of tea whilst you are there too! xxx

Anonymous said...

That looks like a really fun craft Miss Peach. Mom does needlepoint and crochet but has not tried paper crafts (yet).

You look so snuggly and warm in your blanket.

Daisy said...

What a cute idea! I like the little surprise inside.

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

We love your puzzle purse, momma does Origami and it is very similar! ~Queen Snickers

PB & J said...

What a wonderful valentine! He knows so well to send a victorian valentine for you!

Princess said...

That is a very very very sweet and lovely Valentine from Mickey!
*sigh* he is the nicest kitty

KitKat said...

Miss Peach, you look so snuggly and warm in your special space. I don't think I could do the paper folding thingie but I appreciate it. So beuatiful. Sweet dreams in your tiny little bed.
Love and purrs,
Your special friend, Normie.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a lovely Valentine! I like the folding. I really like your blanket though!

The Cat Realm said...

We hadn't seen the other post so we guessed: "a peach burrito" - hahahahahahahahaha

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie, kool beaniez, Miss Peachy! Mickey gaved you such a kool Valentine! And that's a preshus pickshure of you all snuggled up and cozy.

Thankies so much fur comin to my Gotcha Day Pawtay! And I'm still lovin those fabyoolus Evil Coffee Stirrurs!

Lotsa love and kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMaoMaoMao!

michico*Adan said...

This is so great~! Miss Peach~!!
Michico says she will be try this soon~!!!!
And I LOVE the photo of you today, it looks you have a great nap spot~!!!

Camie's Kitties said...

What a great valentine that Mickey sent you. He certainly knows his way to your heart. You look so lovely snuggled under your quilt.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Lux said...

That is just the cutest thing! How sweet of Mickey ...

Rosehaven Cottage said...

That's some very fancy folding! I've never seen anything like that before. How wonderful.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

alice simpson said...

Unfortunately, your friends have been unable to see my Victorian Puzzle Purse, created in 2005 and featured in Bound & Lettered magazine. The link on your page is incorrect.

Please insert the following link: http://www.alicesimpson.com/project/valentine/

Thanks for all your visitors to my website.

Still dancing,
Alice Simpson
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