CONFESSION: Hello, my name is Trudi and I am not a cat lover. I don't hate them ... I just don't really care for them either.
Knowing this ... why then are cats in pursuit of me?
EVIDENCE: 1. The next door flat has a cat that sits at the flywire door 24/7 and leers at me. 2. A random stray often comes to my door moaning meowing. 3. And when I visit friends with cats they are all over me. It is like cats know and they are trying to change my mind (or mess with my head).
And now they are invading my sewing life... a friend asked me to make a softie for her to give as a present to a cat loving child. Aahhhh!!!
So, I used the Softies book and made this little one.
I changed the eyes from the ones in the pattern.
Now this cat is one I think I can learn to love...
For more creative goodness grab a cuppa, put your feet up and head over to Kristy who is kicking back today.
I have (finally!!!) listed some more felt colours in my shop. They are beautiful earthy natural colours, great for upcoming autumn crafts... Please contact me if you have any questions about sizes, prices or shipping.
YOU WILL NEED: - 20mm bead - 1 pipe cleaner - Wool stuffing (small amount) - Pure wool felt - Embroidery cotton - Glue + for Hat: small amount of wool and 3.5 crochet hook WHAT TO DO: 1. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and thread one half through the bead and twist together at the base - try and have the two ends the same length.
2. Spread out the ends - these will be the arms.
3. Fold the other pipe cleaner half in two, place it around the neck and twist a couple of times to keep it in place.
4. Bend the arms and legs in until they are the 'right' length and twist in place.
5. Lay your person onto paper and roughly draw around the outside - this becomes your pattern.
6. Use your pattern to trace and cut two bodies from the wool felt.
7. Starting at the neck blanket stitch around the arms and legs stopping under the second arm.
8. Wrap a small amount of wool stuffing around the arms and legs covering the pipe cleaners. Make sure you wrap well on the pointy ends.
9. Slip the wrapped person into the felt suit and stitch up the remainder of the arm to the neck. If needed, do a small running stitch around the neck and tighten. 10. Glue on a little hat - I crocheted one (pattern below) but you could make one out of felt too.
LITTLE MINI HAT Crochet Pattern
(this is simple but is my first crochet pattern - please let me know if it doesn't make sense)
1. Ch 3 2. 11 dc in first chain 3. Join to make a circle 4. Ch 2 5. sc next row and join circle 6. Repeat 4 & 5 7. end off
That's it - make and enjoy. Oh, and if you do make any, I'd love to see them.
Also don't forget that I'm having a giveaway of a kit that has all the things you need to make your own.
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