Saturday, 27 March 2010

Felidae Cat Swap

I have finished my cat swap makes, wooohooooooooooooooooo!
I decided to make a sock creature type cat thing! I spent all morning sewing, undoing sewing undoing, but have now finished.

The stuffing was quite difficult, lumpy bumpy and all that but I have managed to make it quite smooth. I used safety stuffing and safety eyes.

I don't want to show too much, but basicly it's just a feline type shapey thingy!, I hand sewed it because I'm not that good with my machine yet and this had really fiddely bits like ears and a tail!




I couldn't even get the safety eyes on straight, but it adds to the character. The sock was very soft and stretchy, so the feline type shapey thingy just got bigger and bigger, she wasn't meant to be so big, I was only making a little one, but I am pleased at her size and I think she is cute, hope my swapee likes her!
I won't show my other feline items that I am sending because I don't want my swapee to have her surprise ruined, so this is just a little taster.
I am really pleased that I have finished because I have never made anything like this before and was feeling a bit worried about how I would go about doing it, all I could find on the web was how to's on sock monkeys, so I just stuffed away at a sock and it really was quite easy in the end, the other sock was cut into ears and a very long tail that I ended up shortening.
I will show proper piccies later in April.
Bye the way...
I haven't copied anyone, just incase I get accused!
This is a brand new pair of socks from a well loved cheapy highstreet store, it's stuffed with safety filling and has plastic cats eyes (safety) and handcut, hand sewn ears, that are tatty-ish!
A cat is a cat, unmistakeable in shape and this one is my version, tatty whiskers n all!
In the mean time, ready for next weekend...
HAPPY EASTER everyone!

3 comments:

Chrissy said...

Looking good! and also a little *heehee* at the ending disclaimer :D

SNOW QUEEN said...

Thankyou! or should that be Purrrrr! with a bit of ME-OWWWW! LOL :)

thecraftyfoxuk said...

Oh my goodness, I'm very jealous of the person lucky enough to receive this in their swap. It's looks fab. Meow!