Sunday, July 3, 2011


Liz has been crazily working on my Ravenclaw bracelet, and if you haven't seen her work before, you should definitely check out her awesome shop on etsy. Well, I wanted to make something for her too. I think Liz is the only other person who shares my love for cats :) During college she fostered two little kittens she named Captain and Rose, so I thought it would be cute if I made them into little kitty plushies.

The difficult part was deciding what to make. As you can see, I like big heads and small bodies. Originally, I was going to make two kitty plushies, and place magnets in their hands so they could "hug" or at least "hold paws," but that didn't work out too well. So I stuck with something more simple for now.

I chose to make a keychain, which ended up just being a little plushie, because Kevin said it would "melt" if she hung it in her car.

I made a template, and traced it onto black fleece.

Then cut the kitty out of the fleece, and began hand-embroidering all the details.

Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye. I use to say that a lot during elementary school. Who thinks of these things?


I ended up not liking the nose white, so I changed it to pink. Well during that process, the nose also got bigger. urgh. The only other thing I wish I could have changed was the size of the pink part of the ears, they ended being too big.

I forgot to take a picture of the back. I had embroidered her name, Rose, along the tail. I shall make a cuter Captain later, and maybe even a Buzz (her new kitten)!