Monday, February 7, 2011

mur

Sometimes cats say mur instead of meow. Matilda likes a good mur. Did you ever think you'd be reading a blog post about what cats say? Duh. You wouldn't have ended up here in the first place if you didn't sincerely believe that was a possibility. So, today it's a cat project!


We all know that I'm an abysmal seamstress. I can't sew a straight line, etc., etc. All very amusing, I assure you. But what I lack in sewing machine skills, I make up for in sewing by hand skills. This is not to say that my hand-sewing skills are astonishing or anything, but I can hold my own on small projects. So, here are some small projects from the past, given to some small friends.


Felt Cat Toys

Winter Mitten, Fairy Log, Sleepy/Angry Pill, Carrot, Tiny Cherries

Jellyfish, Leaf, Cupcake
Supplies
felt in several colors
thread or embroidery floss
embroidery needle
stuffing
potent catnip
crinkly plastic (This might be a piece you've cut from a cereal or chip bag, or the ring of plastic around the lid of your salsa--stuff like that, nice and crinkly!)


This project proceeds just as you might imagine. Think of a design; cut out your design; sew any decorative details; sew your pieces of felt together while leaving a little hole for stuffing, catnip, and plastic, and finally, sew up the little hole.


Beware of lurkers! If you're making this project with a cat in the house, the situation can become dangerous quite quickly. Keep the catnip out of reach. Protect your fingers at all costs!

So cute.

Yet, so deadly.

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