Fool Me Once…

The old adage, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” just doesn’t apply today.

On April 1st, fooling is what you do. Beware, practical jokes are on their way. This year, April Fools’ Day falls on the beloved Easter, which hasn’t happened since 1956. The joke’s on me; I wasn’t even born then. Continue reading

Color Your World

As a kid, growing up in Orangeburg, SC, one of my favorite pastimes (hobby – passion, we’ll call it) was coloring.

Didn’t matter what kind of coloring book, sheet of paper or piece of cardboard I found, I wanted color on it. Being an artist was, yet another, one of my nine-year-old dreams.

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Thank You For Your Service


Photo credit – By Ingfbruno – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

I want to take the time this morning to Thank and say a prayer for the Veterans of the Vietnam War. I especially want to thank my youngest daughter’s dad for serving two tours. Today, we honor those veterans on the 1st Anniversary of National Vietnam War Veterans Day. I am proud to be an American and know the sacrifices so many have made to make my world a better place. Nationally, the Department of Defense will conduct a wreath laying ceremony with the Department of Veterans Affairs at The Vietnam War Memorial. For those here in Harleyville,  the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, SC, will conduct a ceremony to honor Vietnam Veterans. More info can be found on the Moultrie News website. Thank you for my freedom; God Bless.

Toothless Wonder

Parents may marvel when their child gets his or her first tooth, but kids marvel when they lose their first tooth.

The Tooth Fairy was a magical creature for me when I was a kid.

It seemed strange that my tooth was to be collected by a fairy. What she did with all those teeth was never quite answered by my parents. But in the early seventies, a quarter could go a long way in the dime store in town, so I didn’t let it bother me so much. Continue reading

Singing in the Rain


singing in the rain poster

Good evening crafty people. Though it was a gloomy and overcast day for folks in the ‘ville, RAIN was the forecast for Three Cats Crafts.

By that, I mean, the celebration of rain. I love fun facts and rain was the running theme for today. On this day in 1952, the “musical” was born and became a part of film history. Singing in the Rain, a modest American musical-romantic-comedy when it premiered at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, has become a classic in musical films. Continue reading

Fur Family Fun


My sweetie, Jingle Bells, is feeling especially playful. This was last Tuesday. We are without sunshine today. Overcast, but no rain.


Bo and Lexi, two of my neighbor Judy’s Boston Terriers were camera-ready. She shot me the photos today. Both seem to be relaxed and enjoying their day.


New Spring Colors

New Spring Colors – “Everlasting Scrubbies” by The Knitting Lady

The Knitting Lady has added four new spring colors to her “Everlasting Scrubbies” collection. This kitchen or bath scrubby is highly durable and lasted more than 18 months in home testing. It is easy to rinse and washer & dryer safe. New colors: Pansy, Lemon Wedge, Citrus and Beachturf. Want something specific? These scrubbies can be color coordinated to your needs. (Currently, this post is for test purposes only. Anyone wishing to purchase a scrubby can contact The Knitting Lady at Please specify “Scrubby” on the subject line. Thank you!)



Welcome to TCC



Hello Crafters, hobbyists and DIY geeks. I’m Gwen Warner and in 2016, I started Three Cats Crafts, the “Cat’s Meow of Crafting Ideas.” My hope was to share the wonderful crafting and DIY ideas I came across on the internet and my approach to making them. I sent out a welcome letter and thought I was on my way. Posted a second story and then it was over. Turns out it was a little more difficult than I had anticipated. That was two years ago and so much has changed in my life. Continue reading

Hello Spring!


Hello, crafty friends and DIY doers.

It’s here, y’all! Spring (officially)
In Harleyville, South Carolina,  we’ve had up and down weather cycles to arrive at the first calendar day of Spring. Many flowers and flowering trees bloomed about two and three weeks prior to the Vernal equinox , when our weather was wonderful and almost summer-like. On Tuesday, March 20, we were just getting through a band of storms that later caused a 4th severe nor’easter for our friends in the north. While we had the break in the rain, at least till afternoon, I thought I would pull some weeds. Continue reading

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