I decided that I'm a thoroughly rubbish craftster, as I never use my sewing machine and all I make is jewellery. Not that I don't like jewellery making, but when I was at school I enjoyed sewing, but I'm a calamity jane sort of person- everything goes a bit wrong- so I tend to avoid it like the plague.
I decided to brush the dust off my machine (which I only bought last year or so) and make something. Anything. I sewed some squares together like patchwork, the green fabric used to be a silk dress which ripped. Stuffed it, sewed a small czech glass bead on the front and a bell at the corner, to make a little cushion. I originally wanted to make a small purse but seeing as this alone took me 2 hours I decided to start small. I took textiles at school when I was 16 but I frequently sewed things to my uniform, and seem to have got worse since then!
I have this kit(ty) (get it!! I kill me..) which I bought when I was about 10. It consists of the front, back and paws/bottom of a cat printed onto cotton for you to cut out and sew together then stuff. It didn't seem to be my style any more, but I thought I'd give it a go as it has been 10 years..to prove I'm not scared of sewing!
I made the kitty and filled him with some dried beans as I don't have actual stuffing and didn't want to use up all my wadding. I sewed 2 onyx (I think) semi-precious stone beads onto his eyes and finally I put some faux suede with a little bell on around his neck.
So there you have it, kitty and his pillow. I know, it's simple, but I tend to rush things and end up with a disaster, so I knew I had to start at the beginning if I wanted to get anything done.
Here are some photos- I took lots and I write lots, too, so I'd better leave it at this!