Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quick Softie Sewing

I had a ton of housework to do on Saturday, but I really didn't feel like doing load after load of laundry, or cleaning the bathroom, or even finishing up the spring cleaning. Instead I decided I really needed to make a kitty cat for my tot!

Cat Softie

I free-handed a quick pattern, cut out the pieces and stitched him up while she was napping. I suck at hand embroidery, so I was pretty pleased that the face didn't look like a giant pile of twisted embroidery thread. I actually picked up a few pointers from my friend Emily at the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild that has made my hand embroidery a little less sucky (thanks Emily!).

Cat Softie

He's made from an old jacket and some Benartex fabric, some felt scraps and buttons.

Cat Softie

And of course he has a long twisty kitty cat tail.

Cat Softie

My tot loves the kitty, especially the long twisty tail! On the other hand, hubs thinks it's creepy and actually said it was "freaky looking." Good thing I didn't make it FOR HIM!


Elizabeth Ruffing said...

That's great, Erika! Love his face and that tail! And the tongue :)

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

I think it is adorable. His tail and face are so cute. Good job. It may become your tot's fav.

Karen said...

....adorable! Good seeing you at the meeting!

Mary Keenan said...

Yes, the tongue is awesome!! This is one seriously cute kitty and I love how you were able to put the buttons together to make such realistic eyes.

Susan said...

Maybe it is a little "freaky looking" -- but that's what makes it so great! I like it! Did you give it a name?