Catberry Tails


The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

We already know the Kreatrix's marbles have been missing for a long time.

The Kreatrix flat out on her back surrounded by papers, a calculator, a bottle of Advil and the cat doll community.


Cat dolls are sitting in front of an indoor tepee. All we see of the Kreatrix is her legs sticking out.

But now it seems she's passed this disease on to some of my newest community members.

She brought home this hand-dyed fabric from her friend, a well-known tapestry and textile artist, and presented it to me with a flourish:

Behold...I bring you marbled fabric.

Hand marbled raw silk
Beautiful hand-dyed marbled fabric on raw silk.
Hand marbled raw silk

So if I understand correctly...her friend Lynda lost her marbles on some expensive raw silk fabric. AND. It's one-of-a-kind, original, yadda yadda yadda.

Ok. It's pretty. But I'm not so sure about people losing their marbles just for the sake of my World Domination plan. Hasn't the world lost enough of its marbles? Seriously, humans.



So here's the result of people losing their marbles.

Two very cute cats seated with crossed legs. They are made from raw silk marbled fabric.
Seated cat measure 12.5" tall.

So how did marble tossing by humans create these fine chaps but cause so much chaos elsewhere in the world?


Dr.  Rascal put Jellybean and Popcorn (don't ask) through the initiation ceremony where they learn how to pose and how to understand humans. You heard correctly.

Dr. Rascal is seated with two other cats. They appear to be deep in conversation.

Jellybean in the Catberry Tails official portrait:

Adorable soft sculpture cat made of hand marbled fabric is seated in wicker chair.
Jellybean is approximately 22" tall (feet to ear tip)

Here is Popcorn from the back.

As shown here, seated height: 12.5" tall

The good news is Jellybean went to a forever home in Boise, Idaho! World Domination is panning out nicely! And Jellybean's new family emailed us some photographs!

Soft sculpture cat sits with a real life black cat.

Jellybean seems to be enjoying his new real live cats named Blackie and Periwinkle.

A real life cat gives Jellybean a sideways look.

Gotta admit, Periwinkle up there seems kinda skeptical about Jellybean. Not to worry. Dr. Rascal trained Jellybean on how to win EVERYONE over.

So I'm off to the backyard where I'm going to practice throwing some marbles around and see what I come up with.

Extreme closeup of the Chairman's face.

Please pick yours up after you've tossed littering, humans!


The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

Who Knew Details Could Be So Demanding?

Allow me to present Rudy demonstrating how I, the Chairman, feel right now.

A striking photo of long haired Rudy, the real life cat. Very beautiful.

Yes. I am filled to the brim with a sense of pious disgruntlement for our dear Kreatrix. Delays are the name of the game with her royal highness because

It's all in the details, people, and details take time.

Or so she says. Sheesh.

I'm supposed to post some detail shots of some of my gang because Kreatrix is so excited about them.

Notice how the noses are raised from the face? Ok, so I'm envious. Mine isn't. Perhaps I'll request a nose job for Christmas.

Detail shot of soft sculptured cat nose on Cooper, the cat.

And behold the lush lashes. Again, jealous.

A closeup of a soft sculptured cat doll's eye with eyelid detailing and frayed lashes under the eye.

Personally hand-dyed fabric by the Kreatrix. Eve 2.0 is shown with a few samples. Oh she's envious but at least she was the first one to get the new improved booty. She can actually sit up whilst checking out the envy-inducing fabric.

Soft Sculptured Cat doll posing with an array of hand-dyed fabric.

Look at this gang! Look at their paws! Notice how they're perpendicular to the ground? Guess whose aren't.

A fun assortment of soft sculptured cat dolls posing for the camera.

And each member gets a cool little pom-pom thingy attached to its paw! Made by the Kreatrix for all but me.

A fluffy colorful pom-pom is attached to the paw of a soft sculptured cat.

So let's tally up the qualities Kreatrix is bestowing on my current community members that I PERSONALLY DON'T HAVE because she was

just finding my way...

Again. Her words. So, here we go:

  1. A new and improved booty (Hey Kreatrix: I could actually sit without falling over).
  2. A soft sculpted nose that rises so gently away from the face.
  3. Fluffy, sexy lower eye lashes.
  4. Adorable little paws that are actually  perpendicular to the ground...very cool. I am not worthy.
  5. Fancy, soft hand-dyed fabric for the body
  6. A fluffy, colorful pom-pom for each cat to wear

Due to said details being ladled upon the creation of my community I am only now posting photos for the initiation ceremonies of my newest members...which took place in July. JULY. Ahem.

Behold Dr. Rascal teaching the newest members the fine art of posing for maximum cuteness.

Adorable soft sculptured cat sits in a small wicker chair with a group of cats gathered at his feet.


And the greatest news of all? I present Toni and Sami posing in a gallery gift shop in North Carolina! Woo-hoo!

Two soft sculptured cats pose proudly in a gift shop of a gallery.

And so world domination begins.



The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

They're Here! Our New Soft Sculpture Cats!

At looooong last, the Kreatrix wants me to introduce you to our newest Happiness Minions!

Meet Chester

Black cat with tan stripes. Fabric was dyed using the shibori technique and discharge printing.

Chester was created by the Kreatrix using a mysterious ancient technique of fabric dying called Arashi Shibori. Remember the whole pole dancing bit from the previous post? Welp...Chester wrapped himself around a pole and Kreatrix did her magic.

Meet Cooper

A soft sculpture cat made from an upcycled mans suit. His name is Cooper.

If Cooper looks reminiscent of a man's suit, then you're smarter than you think. Kreatrix calls this technique upcycled. I call it Uptown Funk.

Meet Chloe

Soft Sculpture cat made from raw silk and dyed using a Shabori technique that involves fabric folding and clamping.

Chloe is created from hand dyed raw silk using a magic method called Itajime Shibori. Kreatrix says it involves folding fabric and using special clamps. (Chloe makes me purr but don't tell Ginger.)

Meet Sami

A soft sculpture cat made from upcycled clothing. He is grey and has an adorable ivory belly patch.

Sami is one of the upcycle gang and began life as a stretchy man's shirt. Nowadays Sami is lookin' pretty smokin' and has a very cool belly patch!

Meet Sweetpea

Sweetpea, a soft sculpture cat made from Raw Silk dyed using the Arashi Shabori technique.

Sweetpea is another one of our pole dancers (Kreatrix doesn't think I should describe it this way). Sweetpea is 100% Raw Silk and hand dyed in the Arashi Shibori style. Hubba hubba.

Meet Toni

An orange tabby soft sculpture cat made from silk velvet and dyed using the Shabori technique.

Toni is quite the orange tabby tiger! Made from silk velvet and also a pole dancer using the Arashi Shibori technique, Toni is quite soft and very easy on the eyes!

There's more folks but these are the 6 happiness minions that are making the rounds with the Kreatrix. A gallery back East is already starting to carry some of my gang!  More details and photos coming soon.

And now for a very rare and illusive photo of the Kreatrix. I'm told this is called a PR Shot. Whatever. Kreatrix doesn't like her photo taken. EVER. So she may or may not have been blotto when she actually let the Professor take this picture.

The creator of Catberry Tails poses with the Chairman and numberous soft sculpture cats.

Stay tuned!


Kreatrix here. The comments section is NOT working!

The Chairman is in the other room having a meltdown.

We are all feeding the curse jar while working on the problem.

Cat piggy bank with bills, credit cards and coins over flowing.

The Chairman has something he wants to type:

For the love of all that's sacred, please scroll down past this drivel and see the post I worked so hard to create! I...I...I have to go lay down.

Welp. There you have it.



The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

Yep. Been awhile. Don't blame me!!

I, for one, got so disgusted with the Kreatrix and her obsession of needing to make money via her other job, that I packed my bag and left for the Tropics.

There are many Wise Ones to be found in the jungle. Here I am waiting to be counseled by Zelda Von Fripowitz, a very powerful being.


It’s hot here, folks, but I am determined to get some answers regarding life.

This is me going over questions in my head whilst waiting for Zelda, High Priestess of The Jungle and Keeper of All Knowledge.


I feel kinda like Indiana Jones!



Kreatrix just looked at this post and asked me to tell the truth.

Gah. Fine!

Zelda is a bearded dragon who came to live with us. I have since found out she is NOT from the jungle or the tropics. She's a creature of desert climates. She is, in fact, from Australia.  AUSTRALIA PEOPLE! Well, throw another shrimp on the barbie and call me an idiot. Blimey! NOT MY FAULT.

HEY, Kreatrix, Zelda’s terrarium called and wants you to remove the TROPICAL background scenery. Sheesh.

A cat sees tropical scenery, he thinks tropical thoughts.

We all knew a creature like Zelda was destined to be a part of our future. (Click here for a quick refresher as to why.)


ANYWHO, turns out Zelda is very wise indeed (she sounds like Yoda when she talks). We frequently consult her with our innermost ponderings. (Again, I’ve been asked to strike these statements but I won’t.)

It’s true, Kreatrix!

THE BEST PART: Zelda put a whammie on Kreatrix and it worked!!!! She’s back to building my community with some new and exciting twists!

Stay tuned!


The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

That's right. You heard me.

First, I want you to cleanse your mental palate before proceeding. Just stare at the photo below for a moment.

A very beautiful zen-like photo of rocks balanced in a Japanese Koi pond. Very serene.

The building of my community has come to a screeching halt due to the Kreatrix’ incessant need to design packaging for, among many things, dog products.

Awhile back she created the brand identity (fancy phrase for “made up the logo/general appearance”) for SOHO Dogs. All kinds of shampoo, toys, grooming products and, yes, poop bags  in which your collect your dog’s doody.

You can’t see me but I’m rolling my eyes. And may I remind you of this event.

It gets better.

See this design below?

Package design featuring a black and white photo of New York City. A subway sign displays Flashlight waste bag dispenser along with a cool photo of a bull dog.
Nice as it may look, a flashlight gets strapped to the center of the packaging with two rolls of poop bags on each side.

Why, Kreatrix, why?

Then I found out the flashlight comes unscrewed and there’s a roll of poop bags inside the flashlight.

We got into a debate. I say the flashlight is so you can see the poop and pick it up. Kreatrix says it’s to illuminate your path if you’re walking your dog after dark.

My reply?

If it’s dark, how do you find the poop? FEEL around for it? HELLOOOOO.

Yipee. I won. And since I find all this poop talk so repulsive, I will sign off with with a few nice smelling designs she recently created for humans (who, thankfully, don’t prance around the hood depositing presents in their neighbors yards whilst someone stands by and watches).

Pretty hand soap label featuring flowers and a line drawing of an elegant woman. Elegant line drawing of a woman surrounded by flowers.  Another soap label. Very line drawing of a woman surrounded by flowers.

Ahhhhh. Much better.


The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

Organization Must Be The Magic Formula

Ever since the Kreatrix organized her art lair she's been on a creative bender! Which is good because this is happening:

A brand new soft sculpture cat is featured in a photograph. He is seated with with his back to us and his tail wrapped around. He's made out of a man's charcoal grey tweed suit.

YAY! She won't let me show his face, yet, because he hasn't gone through the initiation. And there's two more underway!!! Eve is helping the Kreatrix with one of them.

Eve, the cute soft sculpture cat doll made out of sixties paisley fabric is doing some hand sewing on a new doll.

We're none quite sure what she's up to here but it seems to make her happy.

A photo of rubber stamp carving tools and some stamps that have been carved.

And this, too. She's got a cool old metal rolodex full of cards she uses to do quick designs that only take about 15 minutes.

Colorful rolodex cards decorated with scraps of paper, sewn threads and drawing.

We wondered why she was hording all the scraps of her designs she printed up when working for clients those-who-shall-not-be-named. I spy a few of them up there! You may remember these rolodex cards from a year ago.



Annnnd then she got all excited when she found this stuffed in a drawer.

Very colorful, large hand painted journal with a ribbon tied around it.

I didn't want to be rude but I asked:

What the heck is that?

She showed me some of the inside parts.

More colorful handpainted pages.

More colorful hand painted pages.

She tells me this is a journal she began making over a year ago.

I had to ask:

Why do you have so many journals you've made with nothing in them? Don't you have anything to say?


She just stared at me with her mouth kinda open. I must get to the bottom of this unique twist! I'm on it!!

Stay tuned because there is a whole lot more goin' on here than just the above shenanigans! All will be revealed!



The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

At Least It's Not Contagious

Kreatrix had a bad case of Leaky Eye Syndrome. Apparently you humans can get upset and your eyes squirt water and sometimes it's accompanied by words that make you feed my curse jar. Just sayin'.  WOOT for me, BOOHOO for your wallet.

We did kinda gang up on her last week (see here).

Good news!

It worked! Kind of. She got so upset at not being able to find any of her supplies (and everything being such a mess) that she gutted her magic lair and redesigned it. And since this is where I live with the World Domination Gang we got more room!!!

HANG ON! Look what we found while helping her clean out a closet:

A partially finished cat doll made from a man's suit. It's a little stiff but the face is cute.

She gasped and says all dreamy-like:

I'd forgotten I ever made this doll and I just  asked for a sign if I should continue pursuing making the dolls.....

WHAT?!! So I sez to her:

NOW WAIT JUST A DARN SECOND! GET THE CURSE JAR 'CAUSE I AM NOT HAPPY! You are wondering if you should make more of MY COMMUNITY? Explain, please!!!

I even threw in a few words I haven't repeated here. She tells me:

It's very hard to build a business alone, especially when you already have a very demanding job.

I had a great comeback:

Well, little missy, maybe you should have made me with opposable thumbs and I could have helped!

I dragged the strange little dude over to see Dr. Rascal, who did some ancient woo-woo energy healing work on him.

The adorable cat doll named Dr. Rascal, sits in his chair with his paws on the old doll as The Chairman cradles him in his arms.
Notice Dr. Rascal's steely concentration...

Doc explained to me that he senses very good energy from this doll and that I should convince Kreatrix to finish sewing him up and keep him as a reminder she is on the right path.

Well. I ,for one, am a bit disturbed by his inner head gear falling out the side.

Closeup of the cat doll with stuffing coming out the side of his head.

After I cooled off I asked the Kreatrix why she didn't finish him.

Well, I made him about 8 years ago out of an old suit belonging to the Prof. When I showed him the doll he told me his nose looked like a man's  #$%&*  so I tossed him to one side and didn't finish him. BUT the fact I was trying to make dolls back then tells me how passionate I must be about doing this.

Well, well, well. So "We" got all frustrated over a little joke!

OK. So it does look like a  #$%&* but SO WHAT!

I'm just gonna hang with the weird little guy until she finishes him.

The Chairman takes a selfie with the old cat.

Stop looking at his nose and get your mind out of the gutter.





The Chairman's letterhead complete with his photo and pawprint.

In an attempt... get the Kreatrix' attention I MAY have shown the following video to Wally, Melvin and Rudy.


Just so they could stage a coup, a takeover of the house. Maybe. Ya know, shake up the management a bit.

And while I'm very happy for how well the Kreatrix' design business is flourishing, I'm thinking some of that money could be used for house renovations and additional wings added for Yours Truly, Ginger, Dr. Rascal, Penny, Eve and so on and so forth. Oh, yes, and


I'm going into my TINY bedroom to pout now.



Ginger has her own letterhead now! She is an adorable soft sculptured cat doll. Her letterhead features beautiful handwriting and a beauty shot of Ginger.

The Chairman is Very, Very Needy Right Now

Well, friends, times are tough here at Catberry Tails headquarters. The Kreatrix is very hard at work making everybody but Catberry Tails look good (hellloooo dastardly clients!).

My dear sweet Chairman has gone a bit off the deep end. Apparently, it started when he woke the Kreatrix up one morning after a late night of work. He peeled open her eye lid and asked:

"s'up? I need to get a jump on my tasks for the day!"

And she mumbles:

"..m'kay. Find out if birds fart and do we need to whiten our cats teeth."

Now. You and I can clearly see she was not yet fully awake. HOWEVER. Chairman took it to heart and started googling the whole bird poot thing. Oy vey.

I'd post a few youtube things he found but I'd rather just instruct you to go to Youtube and search  "do birds fart". Humanity is doomed.

Chairman needed to decompress and so he sought out the services of Dr. Rascal, shrink extraordinaire.

Very cute soft sculpture cat doll named Rascal sits in a chair with a pad and pen just like a shrink would do when treating a patient.

Rascal is a very good listener BUT Chairman had a TREMENDOUS amount on his little mind.

The Chairman, a soft sculpture cat doll, lays on a sofa with his hand over his forhead. He is not smiling.
The Chairman tells of his woes...

He told of Kreatrix' strange requests and how he still doesn't have his driver's license and now the lines are sooooo long at the DMV because a lot of new people are getting drivers' licenses and he can't find anyone to pay to stand in line for him. He went into great detail about MY (Ginger) "demands" and how he didn't understand them (MEN!) and did we mention his driver's license?

Dr. Rascal, good as he is, apparently couldn't keep up and ...well, the Chairman noticed it was very he sat up.

The Chairman sits up and looks at Dr. Rascal.

And saw this:

Dr. Rascal is sound asleep, sprawled across his chair with his notepad on his lap.

That's right. Dr. Rascal fell asleep!

At first, the Chairman was most upset and had to feed the curse jar. He went a bit off the deep end and sort of, kind of, maniacally started putting stuff on Dr. Rascal's head:

Several colorful spools of decorative tape on balanced on the sleeping Dr. Rascal's head.

We ALLLLL heard the evil laughter and came to see what was happening.

Of course, we HAD to help.

More stuff is piled on Dr. Rascal's head.

Kreatrix came to see what the commotion was about and she, also, had to help.

Cat toys are also piled on Dr. Rascal's head.

Eve wanted to get a selfie since she is practicing extending her arm and getting the sweet spot:


And so, we have discovered that not only is Rascal a good listener but he is a very sound sleeper.

Chairman laughed so much he became happy and I told him he had an endorphin high. Currently, he's searching our house for the dolphin because he wants to swim with one. Dorphin. Dolphin. We're just happy he's got something to do while the Kreatrix is busy with other boring stuff.

Toodles! Mwah! More later!

Love Ginger,

Feline Reporter Extraordinaire!