Hey Monica and Lisa, remember when, oh back in October/November last year I organised swaps with you? Ummm. Blushing….well FINALLY I have come out of the rut and have finished.
I present flower kitty and birdie kitty. They’ll be in the post this week ladies! Phew. Glad that’s done, they’ve been half finished for ages. These guys are great fun to make and were even more fun as Monica and Lisa both picked their own colour combination. It was really interesting making the kitty’s with fabric combo’s that I hadn’t chosen. I also really love deciding what accessories or additional detail they may have.
You’d like to know the details? Both stand about 10cm (approx 4inches) high, from top of ear to tip of kitty paw.
Flower kitty is made from wool fabric and is wearing a Japanese fabric print dress lined with ruby red silk and accessorised with a wool felt flower. The straps on her dress are crushed velvet ribbon.
Birdie kitty is also made from wool fabric and is wearing a floral print corduroy dress lined with army green silk and accessorised with an orange wool felt bird. The straps of her dress are also velvet ribbon.
Emma suggested a while ago that I make a cupcake tape measure. Excellent idea! This is the first attempt. Not quite right. Top needs to be much higher, still cute but no cupcake.
EDIT – Forgot to mention, thanks for all the lovely comments on the pot holders!! Funny, I wasn’t that excited about them, but you guys changed that 🙂 A couple of great tips in the comments. Miss Dot suggested sewing a strong magnet into one of the corners so you can put them on the fridge, EXCELLENT idea. Helen pointed out you can buy batting that has a foil covering specifically for dealing with heat and for use on these types of projects, another fantastic idea!! I haven’t seen it here in Australia, but maybe I haven’t been looking. AND finally but definitely not least Nichola gave me a hint about using my rogue oven, putting a baking tray on the bottom shelf to stop the food from burning on it’s bottom (YES I have experienced burnt assed cooking with this oven). Thanks!