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December 6, 2009

Posted by Sarah in blue, Craft, embroidery, fabric, felt, gift, home made, kittens, love, recycle, refashion, sewing, thrifty, toy.
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My newest newphew Sacha was welcomed into the world on the 23rd of November!  A little brother for my niece Sofia to dote on.

I made this kitty soft toy for him a few months ago, in anticipation for his arrival.  I finally posted it over to him in New Zealand last week, and his Grandma and Grandad took it over to him yesterday.  I used a pattern from the lovely Meet Me at Mike’s book.

The face of the kitty in the pattern is quite different to what I ended up sewing.  I think my kitty has more of a traditional cat’s face, I like this more.

The pattern didn’t include a tail, so I fashioned one for the Sacha’s kitty.  I think every kitty needs a tail, don’t you?!

The main fabric of the kitty came from an enormous thrifted woolen skirt I discovered at a local Salvation Army charity store recently.  The mushroom print on the belly is from a piece of heavy Japanese cotton from my stash.

(The stitching on the side of the belly looks a little rough because of my dodgy hand-finishing stitches.  If I made this pattern again I’d use the tail opening as the turning-right-side-out seam to fix that problem).

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1. Stacey - December 9, 2009

I was so blown away when I opened the package from Sacha’s clever Auntie Sarah. Sofia did think it was for her for a moment until I explained that it was for baby and had come on a plane just like her beloved Hazel.

The kitty is gorgeous, and I adore the plaid fabric! I recognise the Japanese linen cotton mushrrom fabric too as one of my most coverted and ‘wished I had purchased’ fabrics from this year.

Thanks so much for such a thoughtful present for the wee guy.

Looking forward to a catch up in shortly.
Sxxx

2. Larissa - January 12, 2010

love kitty….just too cute!

3. Sarah - January 13, 2010

Thanks Larissa!


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