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Here, Kitty, Kitty....

The jigsaw has been getting a workout.  Last week I shared the Pallet Pumpkins and this week, it's Black Cats!
I love Fall and I'm not really into scary Halloween decorations, so these little cuties are right up my alley.  I had the wood sitting in a pile, so, the first thing I did was draw myself a pattern.
As you can see, I thought the bottom should be a little broader, so I had to add pieces to the original pattern.  After that was done, I placed it on a piece of wood and traced it with a marker.
Out came the clamp and the jigsaw.
Once the cat was completely cut out, everything was sanded and it looked like this:
Now, came the easy part: paint, distress, embellish.  As you can see from the first picture, I made 3 different sizes and dressed up some wtih raffia and others with tulle ribbon.  I can't decide which is cuter!
Which one do you like better?

I'm really enjoying my jigsaw and before you know it, I'll be sharing some Christmas projects.  I know, it's only September, but, before you know it, the holidays will be here!

Thanks for stopping by and, as always,  I hope you'll leave a comment, share, and pin.  Have a wonderful week and I can't wait to see what you've been up to!

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  1. I saw your link on Saturday Shuffle. These are so cute! I like the ones with the ribbons!

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    1. Thanks, Roseann. My husband likes those too!
      So glad you stopped by.
      Ann

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  2. Aw, these are adorable! Wonder if I could get my husband to jigsaw me a couple cats . . . Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link party! Pinning to share :) Have a fabulous week!
    ~Laurie

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    1. I'm sure you can, Laurie...or do it yourself!
      Thanks for visiting - come back again soon.
      Ann

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  3. These little cats are absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing the idea.

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    1. My pleasure, Charlene. Glad you like them!
      Ann

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  4. These are so, so cute - I love the pieces of twine and ribbon you used as cute collars too! Lovely and perfect for autumn and Halloween! - Tasha

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    1. Thanks, Tasha. I couldn't decide which to use, so I used both!
      So glad you stopped by. Come back again soon.
      Ann

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Glad you like them - stop by again soon!

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  6. Showing my husband this - he can cut - I can paint! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party-and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned and tweeted!

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    1. Now, that's teamwork! I'd love to see yours when it's done!

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  7. Very cute! I need to get on the ball with my fall decorating! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! Your projects are so inspiring!! :)

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    1. So do I, Lori. I've been busy creating, now I need to get decorating!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. love the kitties so cute thanks for sharing at over the moon have a great day

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    1. Thank you, Robin - so glad you stopped by!

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  9. These black cats are just the cutest! Love them! Pinned and sharing. Thank you for sharing at Family Joy Link-Up Party this week.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the pin and share!

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  10. These are so stinkin' cute! I totally need to get a jigsaw because you make this look crazy easy. Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. You NEED to get a jigsaw because it IS easy! Thanks for stopping by - come back soon for more jigsaw projects!

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  11. My dear Ann, your cats are simply adorable! They are perfect for this time of year :)

    Have a lovely Thursday. Hugs!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Stephanie!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Ann

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  12. I just LOVE your cats Ann - thanks for sharing your talents at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy - I'm can't wait to feature you at this week's party! :-)

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    1. So glad you like them - Thrilled to be featured. Thank you!

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  13. Hi. We Featured your adorable cats at Snickerdoodle Link Party this week! Please stop by and pick up a button!
    http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2016/09/snickerdoodle-create-bake-make-link_24.html

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    1. Thank you, Donna - thrilled to be featured!

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  14. These are so cute and great for the season! Thank you for sharing with us over at the To Grandma's house we go linky party! Pinned!

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  15. Ann,
    This is so adorable and so easy to make thanks to you. I love this and need to get me a jigsaw now. LOL, I would love it if you would share this awesome post at a link party I am co-hosting. I hope to see you there. http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2015/09/kirkland-knockoff-fall-home-decor.html

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    1. Oh,Vanessa, you should get a jigsaw - so much fun to use!!!
      I will visit your link party soon - I've been having computer issues this week and it's been "hit or miss".
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Ann

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  16. Aren't these the cutest?! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you.  No scary Halloween around here!

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  17. These are too cute! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/09/make-pretty-monday-week-193.html Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you so much, Kathryn. It's been a challenging week - computer problems!
      You made my day!
      Ann

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  18. Your black cats are so cute! They remind me of a story I told when I was teaching Pre-K. Scat The Cat, I'm sassy and fat and I can change my colors JUST LIKE THAT! ;)

    Thanks for sharing and entering our Under $10 Reader Challenge, good luck!

    gail

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    1. Thank you, Gail. I'm familiar with that story - I taught kinder and 1st grade for years! Great challenge, I'm looking forward to the results!

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  19. Having a feline child now that we're empty nesters, I think these are so adorable! Thank you for linking them to our Power Tool Reader Challenge.

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    1. Thanks, Marie...and you don't have to feed them or clean the litter box! LOL

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