Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My Creative Space - A Confession

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.

36 comments:

  1. Cats know and live to torment you!

    Your stuffed version is cool. We have that same pattern here somewhere, on the to do list.

    xo

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  2. Haha...I like your post, Trudi ;)

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  3. They DO know!

    Cats are all over me too & I'm sure it's a head messing thing.

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  4. cats always know...ha, ha, funny stuff. I like your cute little one, i have followed the same pattern too, isn't it a cinch!

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  5. I've never liked cats in general either, but they have alsways managed to squeeze into my life (the lovely adopted cat I had as a child, the next door neighbours 3 legged cat that spent more time at our place than next door). Love the cat softie though!

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  6. cats know when people don't like them and therefore drive them nuts.
    Your cat toy is sweet, you wouldn't know it comes from a noncat person xo

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  7. Cats *know* who doesn't like them! I think it's a body language/ eye contact thing: they are more attracted to people who aren't looking directly at them. Or something. (This is my theory anyway!) Love your squishy cat.

    Teehee. My captcha word is 'deduffe' as in 'up deduffe'!

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  8. I don't love cats either but apparently they can fight possums (and win). That part I like. (I woke to find the vegie patch razed this morning - not happy).

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  9. I'm currently crocheting a cat too!! while not being a cat lover as well..:p

    Love the eyes on your cat!! So cute^^

    Jo from Chubby*Hobby

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  10. I swear, cats are EVIL. I'm allergic and the absolutely make a bee-line for me. Little buggers.

    Meanwhile, your cat is cute... I'm particularly partial to any cat that can't move, talk or shed hair.

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  11. Cats just know….. My grandfather hated cats, the 6 children won the fight though and one was allowed to join the family. It took up residence on my Grandfather lap every evening! I’m not a cat fan either, but that little softie has charm.

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  12. of course they know. i love your cat. and BTW i love your pincushion

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  13. Cat's are definately there to mess with your head! Love the softie. You might enjoy this sketch from Eddie Izzard about Cats drilling behind the couch. Very funny: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rryNobB_rvw

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  14. I can soooo relate! My hubby works for Parks and Wildlife so you can imagine his horror when our little one's first word was cat. I love your softie....I could love him too. Thanks for popping into my blog and for your lovely comment. Hope all is well in your world :)

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  15. very nice job! I'm definitely on the other side of the fence with all those cat lovers - but well done on putting your cat aversion aside for a friend!

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  16. I am not a cat person either, but yours is pretty cute.

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  17. oh this is such a cute cat softie, that I'll take any day.Not a big fan of cats either,but they do try,to be friends with me too :)

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  18. I have a cat, who I love, but I am far from being a cat person. You will not find cat calenders in my house or cat magnets on my fridge. But did you know that cats are attracted to people who make close actions, not large ones? Someone who puts their arms out wide for a cat will scare it off. While someone who has their arms crossed firmly across their chest and who is ignoring said cat will attract the cats attention as they are non threatening. Perhaps that is part of the reason they love you so? :)

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  19. I am not a fan of felines either, but do love your little softie

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  20. I'm not a cat lover either but I'm loving your fab cat!

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  21. Classic. Very cute cat you created there. My husband is allergic to them - puffy ichy red eyes - it's kind of amusing.

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  22. he's adorable! love that patterned fabric!!!

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  23. Damn Roswell, the next-door-but-one's cat who poos in our garden. On the other hand, your cat is welcome at ours any old day.

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  24. we had a cat for many years and Mr H and I just couldn't love that cat ... your kind of cat is definitely my kind of cat!
    PS The felt you gave me a fortnight ago is on its way to becoming a mouse ... so maybe your cat should meet my mouse sometime soon? LOL
    My Creative Space

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  25. In my many years of experience with cats, I have learned that they ALWAYS seek out the people who like them least. Dogs often seem to do this too, and I think that's because they want to win you over. Cats, though, I am pretty sure are just messing with you. ;) Cute little kitten you've made there!

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  26. Love your cat. Very adorable indeed :)

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  27. That is so funny!! Your cat is gorgeous and I love the new eyes. K

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  28. your cat is a sweetie Trudi

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  29. Cats love the person who is most aloof to them. They love a good game of hard to get. Love our little softie. Very cute! xo m.

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  30. Love your softie! Really cute:)

    I've awarded you the Sunshine Award for being an amazing blogger! Please drop by my blog sometime to check it out. Katia

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  31. Cats do seem to know who doesn't really like them but your softie cat is so cute !

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  32. That is one cute cat softie! I'm more of a dog person, cats seem so weird and aloof to me.

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  33. I must admit I'm a bit of a cat person, and have 2 that live here (though they drive me nuts more often than not!). Apparently if you squint your eyes at them, it's a sign of affection and an invitation for a cuddle, so if you look at them with big wide eyes they might not come near you!!

    Your cat softie is very cute, and will definitely be much loved by a little cat lover!

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  34. Gorgeous little cat you've made for a cat-loving child, Trudi and a great colour. (Won't need to be washed every other day). I'm sure it will have years of cuddles and love.

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  35. I am with you on this one - I am not a cat hater - just dont love them - but everytime I used to visit a friend hers would come and show me some love - she got great joy in it (knowing that I am not a cat person) and would always move her away only to have her back on my lap in minutes.

    You little parcel arrived the other day - sorry for being so slack - will blog about it in the next few days (have been flat out since Easter)

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