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Catnip Monsters Mk2

I decided it was about time that I tried sewing on the machine a bit more to get a bit more practiced. After the untimely death of the first catnip monster I made my first attempt at sewing monsters on the machine and made these simple, yet gorgeous cotton striped catnipped friends.

I have given the toothed version to our three new cats and after a few days, so far so good, he has stood the test of time. I shall pop the other two on Etsy in a couple of days and see how they get on there.

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Smitty the Kitty

Yay, Im on the net:) so here goes at updating on a few things I have been up to lately. I am gong to do these in date order of first made first posted.

Firstly we have Smitty the Kitty monster and some friends. Smitty is obviously a monster inspired by cats. He is made of soft red fleece with some gorgeous green and brown tree fabric for ears and tail. My sister very kindly gave me some offcuts of fabric she has been using lately so I could add them to these little fluffy friends. Smitty is accompanied by two felt monster hairclips (yes I do have a small obsession) these are actually quite large clips though its not so easy to tell in the pic. The monsters are made of hand felted merino wool, cut and hand stitched with small embroidered faces. The last little fellow in this image is a catnip monster made from an old recycled sweater. He was such a brave monster but sadly due to his delicate exterior he met a timely demise, RIP my catnip friend.

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Hip Hip Hip Horray!

What a gorgeous weekend it has been and a perfect opportunity to get a bit of sunburn! No seriously it has been so nice weather wise and has been a lovely change to be able to sit outdoors and relax. I have finally finished the Mrs Darcy Cardigan and here is it for all too see:) I dont think its the most flattering of pictures but you at least get to see the cardigan in all its finished glory! I just love the colour and its really soft, its just a shame its too warm to be wearing it.

This weekend however in the sun I have been making some stuffed birds, the idea of these birds it that they will either be stuffed catnip toys for kitty’s or will be hung with ribbon for little children to play with. These are made with recycled felt and some fleece I had lying around though I would like to be able to get more recycled felt to make ones for selling with. These birds were just some prototypes to decide which was the best way of making them for the different purposes. Here they are hiding out in their natural habitat.

Finally I just have a quick picture of another couple of the felted cupcakes I made the other week as we went to see my mum today so I could sneak them away for a sec:) My personal fave of them all is the blue green and pink one.

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