Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beginners Sewers Swap Piece 1! 'What I made'

On EB in our 'little group' we had a 'christmas swap' and I opted to sew for 2 people and receive 2 items.....One of my people to sew for was Vik for her little girl M (I promise it was totally random, and I was just in fits of laughter when I drew her name out for me to sew for!!!)
Vik had M's likes/dislikes down as-"pink, pink lol. She does love pink but loves all other colours too.
She loves animals, especially cats, I've often thought of making her a soft toy kitty. She's one of those kids that actually plays with stuffed toys. She loves pretty dresses and will not wear pants (but this is a toy swap right). I know she would love felt food ie eggs, bacon, strawberries etc. I've also thought about making her a fabric hopscotch game or some kind of game with beanbags that she can throw onto matching colour squares or something?? Really truly whatever is made I know she will love, she is that kind of kid! Just like the last swap I'm trying to give my person lots of ideas "
So as soon as I read this I knew I wanted to make a cat of some sort, but I thought I would like to make something that is not just a soft toy but something useful too.....So I spent days and days googling and couldn't find anything then on ebay I came across a pattern for a huge pillow in different animals like of course a cat, dog, elephant, dinosaur, cow, panda and a bear. It is pattern Simplicity #8932 . So I thought I would try and alter the pattern to add a zip underneath and make it into a PJ bag!!!!!!!!!!!!
So please meet 'Catty' as DS1 AJ named her........ Catty is made of pink spotty polar fleece.
I am not happy with the 'smirk' (as Vik has called it) on Catty, it has come out wonky.........

The top of Catty.......

The zippered part I added to make it into a PJ bag........It could of been a little bigger I think, but it was the first one I made so I am quite pleased with it anyway........

Ok now, AJ claimed Catty as his for a while so following is a photo of AJ and Dominic with Catty...


And This is Catty with a ball watching TV, this is how AJ positioned Catty while he played......

And this is a very sad pic, this is AJ saying goodbye to Catty just before I packed her up to be posted off to Vik & M.............I packed her away after he went to bed, the next morning he got up and went into my sewing room where catty was staying and was calling 'Catty, Catty' and when no Catty come out to play there were tears...........So we at this house were sad to see Catty to go but I am hoping M will Catty just as much as we did........

I have plans to make a dog and elephant into PJ bags for the boys for Christmas so lets hope I get it done!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Vik said...

You know what Emma, M commented how much she loves Catty's *smile* LOL so hopefully you can recreate the same smirk on the boys' animals. Thank you so much, you already know how much we love Catty x

Mel said...

Catty Cat Cat is very sweet, I'm sure Catty was a character for C on reading eggs too? lol .. I hope that you make AJ another wild jungle feline friend, because he sure looked cosy with Catty! I know that Missy M will love and adore Catty with all her heart :)

Thank you so very much taking the time to organise this wonderful swap!! We all enjoyed ourselves!

becanne said...

That is fantastic Emma. Wow that looks great - I'm off to google the pattern!

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