Thank you for all the kitten love. A weekend of baking cakes for a friend in a whirlwind of powder fine icing sugar combined with the excitement of our little girls arriving left the kitchen floor covered in tiny sugary footprints. Not phased by the loud whir of the electric whisk they skittered from room to room with their string ball and cloth mouse. A new mop is now top priority on the shopping list!

We didn’t even know how quickly we would fall head over heels in love with them and have finally decided to call the little mischief makers Wallace (white bib and mittens) and Marlo (stripy).

  • Jack
    March 15, 2011

    Great names and beautiful photos! Did you name them after characters in The Wire by any chance?

    • Jeska
      March 16, 2011

      Marlo yes lol, Wallace was named after Wallace Simpson but as it’s also a character from the wire that’s good, they were found running wild in the streets after all :)

  • sofia
    March 15, 2011

    Hi Wallace and Marlo you are 2 beautiful kitties and you have to be cute and not try to eat all those delicious cupcakes :)
    My kitty used to also make footprints… but of paint while I was painting, I used to think that he would do that on purpose because it was immediate, he wouldn’t let me alone or do something that didn’t included him …. that was really annoying… but so cute!!!!
    Jes you have to give us the recipe for baking those cupcakes, they look amazing!!!

    • Jeska
      March 16, 2011

      Oh how I would love a collection of tiny painted foot prints, just to remember how tiny their feet were, Marlo just loves to get under the linen cover on the sofa and sleep underneath it. I love watching the rise and fall of her little tummy on the seat next to me.

      PS Recipe to follow x

  • YYZ
    March 15, 2011

    Congratulations! Ours STILL get into everything (and I still find it endearing) and they are nearly 2 years old! Those two little girls are LOVELY!

    As a sewist, please be careful of any threads or ribbons– kittens eat everything and ribbons and threads can be fatal to them. Our dear little man ate about a yard of delicate, narrow organza ribbon (very fine and delicate) when he was not quite 5 months old. He is fine, but the surgery was outrageously expensive and dangerous and we are very lucky he’s still here. I tell you not to scare you, but to save you and the kittens heartache.

    Enjoy them! They truly are the most hilarious room-mates you can ever have! :)

    • Jeska
      March 16, 2011

      Will definitely be keeping their nosy whiskers out of the sewing room for mine and their sakes! I am glad to hear your little one is doing fine.

  • Laura
    March 15, 2011

    The icing on your cupcakes looks perfect. What is your secret? Lx

    • Jeska
      March 16, 2011

      no secret just get in there and do it, don’t let those tiny sponges get the better of you! :)

  • sarah
    March 15, 2011

    Cake and cats – two of my favourite things…I recently discovered your beautiful blog and have fallen hook, line and sinker!

  • Ingrid
    March 16, 2011

    the love of furry little friends is boundless…your ‘babies’ are quite divine! x

  • Maaike
    March 16, 2011

    Oh, how I love the cards! Lovely displays here, cute blog! Have a great Wednesday,
    love Maaike

    • Jeska
      March 16, 2011

      thank you, they are so pretty it’s hard to buy just one card eh?

  • Anna
    March 16, 2011

    Oh my goodness, you do realise I’m hugging my computer screen! So adorable and great names. Love your home shots too.

  • Rose
    March 16, 2011

    they are perfect- and perfect names- I have serious kitten envy x

  • Helen
    March 16, 2011

    Cupcakes and kittens! There will be oohs and aaahs of delight everywhere. xx

  • D @ Homemade and Happy
    March 16, 2011

    I love the names :-)
    Kittens are without doubt the most gorgeous of all baby animals – but maybe I’m biased ;-)
    It’s lovely to read of all the fun you’re having with them. They’ll wreck the house but you’ll always love them anyway!
    Happy days to you,
    D xx

  • Becky
    March 16, 2011

    A bit belated with the kitten love, but sending it in bundles now! And the mental image of icing sugar kitten footprints is just too adorable!

  • sam
    March 19, 2011

    Also a bit belated with the kitten love, but those two are just gorgeous!

  • sally
    April 16, 2011

    where is the ‘i love you’ card from – i love it!

  • Jess Y
    May 11, 2011

    I love the photos-they are so cheerful but restful at the same time! lovely, lovely.