Smitonius:As you may know, we lost our 15 year old cat over Xmas. She is irreplaceable, but we missed cat company. I researched all rehoming options in London, and we visited Wood green animal shelter in north London, Battersea and an independent cat rehoming home. We decided we couldn't have another tabby, although our local vet would have given us first dibs at a mum tabby cat who needs a home... As it is, I can't quite kick 15 years of saying our cat's name!We considered a black cat who was missing her companion, a violent but beautiful sharp nailed swiper of a dame, a shy and shivering tailless cat, a toothless ginger Tom, two distressed cats whose previous humans had relocated, a tortie who was somewhat phantom of the opera faced.... And then, at Battersea, we saw Toots, a black and white 5 year old cat with a heart condition. Or she saw us first. Anyway, one week on and Ruby Toots Cahoots has moved in, been in every room, endured a vet trip (again), and is a joy.
SmitoniusAndSonata is a mother and daughter collective blog.
London based Smitonius (Jessamy) makes one of a kind jewellery using vintage buttons, as well as a combination of beads from all over Europe: from lampwork ones by a range of UK artists to vintage and modern glass beads.
Sonata is a miniature quilt maker based in the North of Holland (Leeuwarden). Geraldine Keyzer is already known to collectors of Hitty dolls and owners of vintage dollhouses. She likes to use vintage as well modern cotton to create a range of quilts from simple One Patch to the more complex Grandmother's Garden.