Um. Yeah. Cats + Arts + Crafts
Not sure if you’ve noticed but cats are everywhere! Big cats, little cats – they are the new spirit animal of this here Brooklyn life. It’s because they are the coolest – even cooler than hipsters. It’s nothing new; Ancient Egyptians sweat the shit out of cats, too.
Maybe we idolize them because we know if they had a choice they wouldn’t participate in our fur ball schemes. Did you see this? 500 Years ago cats were depicted wearing futuristic jetpacks in old drawings. I know my cat would NOT like a jetpack, or a tiara.
What about beards?
Another glorious cat events around town worthy of your attention (even though your cat would definitely be like, “no thanks loser – I’d rather stay home and puke on your computer cables “) – is Brooklyn Craft Company’s “Cat Lady Craft Night” on 4/5.
We chatted with Brett Bara of Bk Craft Co. about why cats are just too cool for school and everything else.
GP: How did you come up with this amazing idea?
Brett: It kind of seems like cats have become the new owls — they’re all over the place, from Etsy to clothing brands. And SO many of the ladies who attend Brooklyn Craft Company classes are loud-and-proud cat ladies (myself included), so I had a feeling that combining a crafting event with a catlady theme would be a hit! And basically I just wanted an excuse to look at cats online all day. IT’S RESEARCH.
GP: Do you have a feline friend who inspired the event?
Brett Bara: I certainly do! Fifi is my muse for everything in life — I’ve basically decorated my entire apartment to match her, and she has inspired many craft projects.
GP: Why do cats rule when crafting?
Brett Bara: Well, they’re awesome, and super cute, and if you’re obsessed with your cat, how could you not be inspired to make craft projects in its likeness? Also, cats love crafters — they love to get all up in your yarn basket and whatnot. Cat-crafter love is an ancient tradition!
Catlady Craft Night is a Saturday night event that’s all about awesome cat-themed craft projects plus music, snacks, drinks, and the sparkling company of your fellow catladies. Join Brooklyn Craft Company on 4/15/13 to make over 8 cat crafts, from cat-themed jewelry to papercut to collage to purrr-sonalized mugs. Plus all kinds of extra fun stuff like a cat-themed photobooth, cat party favors, and cat videos projected on the walls. There will also be a raffle to benefit local cat rescue! Advance registration is required.