butterfly kitty

She is #4.

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When I sorted through my wool fabrics last winter and came across this orange herringbone, it seemed perfect for a kitty. Then, when she was ready to dress, I discovered the real challenge. The bold herringbone was very difficult to match up with clothing colors and patterns. It all worked out though- I love my sweet butterfly moon kitty!

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time for some kitties again

Back in March, I made up a group of kitties with sewed on clothing. Now, I am working on a group with removable clothing plus accessories, just like the foxes. As usual, I thought, No problem! Just like the foxes! – But no. Lots of little tweaks were needed with the patterns. I now have a rather large pile of clothing rejects that will hopefully find another kitty or fox where they will work. Anyway, here is Kitty #1!

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She is wearing a dress made from Heather Ross designed fabric, a soft corduroy jacket, and a silk ribbon at her ear.

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Here is a close-up of her bag-

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And what’s in it-

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Sew Mama Sew toy drive

Back in March I was over on Sew Mama Sew as part of their 6 weeks of softies. The 6 weeks are over and people made some amazing pieces which you can check out here. They are also doing a toy drive and are looking for more donations.

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This is what Kristin + Beth sent me-

I have a favor to ask. We are accepting donations to the Soft Toy Drive through the end of the month. So far I have a couple dozen contributions, but I’d love to be able to send at least 200 toys to the National Foster Parent Association conference in June. I heard from so many people involved in foster parenting who all agree that foster children often show up at a new home with hardly any personal belongings. Having a toy that is all their own to love and keep would mean so much. If you could help us spread the word to your readers, I would really appreciate it. All the information is in this post.

I am going to send in some pieces that were made as samples for books or prototypes for toys. I never knew what to do with them and this seems perfect. Maybe you have something to contribute?

 

Big man in browns

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It isn’t really obvious from the pics but he is lots of browns- his boots, the toile, his hair.

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The tattoos on his chest are a fox hunt I think, with men, horses and dogs. I like the 3 faces here-

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The back is a river scene.

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And here he is on the porch. You can see that I am putting out some of my pots that have semi-hardy plants. It is beginning to feel like Spring even though there is still some snow piles around.

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