Monday, October 20, 2008

Kitty power

Well, my cats are somewhat settled in their lives. Actually Chip and Toi find life very exciting and a lot of fun. Cleo and Patora are accepting and Velvet is too... of the newer kitties, but he is not happy at all with Cleo and Patora and I don't know why. I have made hiding places for any cat who would like to take advantage of them. I covered a table with a quilt and placed a soft cushion to make a cozy place. I bought a little cardboard cat box for the cats to play in (they seem to like to tear at the cardboard so this may not last very long.) So far the hiding places have been successful.


A few weeks ago I went to a mini-mini bazaar/exhibition in my neighborhood held by a day care house for the elderly. The older ladies get together and do patchwork and make dolls etc. (I forgot to take my camera, sorry). I fell in love with the little stuffed cats that were being displayed so I bought one even though the lady in charge knows that I do sewing myself. A couple days later she brought over the pattern so that I might make my own and so that is what I did this weekend.


The little brown stuffed kitty was the one I bought. It looks like it has been made of some Japanese cloth which gives it a rustic feel. I made my kitty out of some of the scraps I'd been given last week. I don't know how I could give you the pattern though I would if I could. This kitty is very easy to make. Guess what it is stuffed with. The little fragrance beads that you are sold for ash trays (in Japan). So now my stuffed kitty smells like lemons! If you just half fill the body of the animal then the beads shift around so that it hangs over things nicely.

Chip approves of the stuffed kitty!

15 comments:

Margaret said...

How quaint, the kitty on top looks just as mischievious as the one in the basket.

Fran├žoise said...

Cute!

Amanda said...

They'd make great presents wouldn't they (the stuffed kitties, not your kittens!)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That bottom picture is worth a 1,000 words! They're precious little decorations, well done!

Dresden Plate said...

What a sweet idea. I hope you wont mind if I adapt it (if I can work out how to!) to fill with lavender, for our Church Christmas coffee morning craft stall.

June said...

I love it!! Although I gave up making stuffed animals quite awhile ago, I love this one!! Sure wish you could share that pattern!! Glad your kitties are trying to get along now. Makes for a more peaceful home!

The Calico Cat said...

That photo of Chip with the stuffed kitty is so Kawaii!

Linda said...

Chip has grown soooo much! He's looking almost like a grown up cat--and a very attractive one at that! Love the stuffed kitty as well.
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mamaspark said...

I love it!! You could scan it in, save it as a PDF and email it to us!! The cats are adorable. Look how big they are now.

meggie said...

Such cute pics of the real life kitties. The stuffed ones are fun, & probably the only type I can have!

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh that photo of Chip in the basket is just adorable! They are very cute stuffed kittys.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Saw this link and thought you'd like it...
http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/10/post-1.html

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Chip is such a cutie pie

flaviA said...

un formato pdf delle sagome del gatto!!!!
io amo i gatti
Flavia

GeeGee said...

Just found your blog and looking at all the wonderful things you make. Can you share the floppy kitty pattern with me? I would love to make these for my Church bazaar. Thanks and have a wonderful evening!