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fifi-folle
« on: July 13, 2009 02:47:39 AM »


Made this using this tutorial: http://www.greenkitchen.com/blog/2007/06/stripe-y-patchwork-cat-front.html

I then adapted it... to recreate my own cat:



I am struggling with the eyes, does anyone have any hints or tips?

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009 03:19:54 AM »

How cute, I love the 2nd kitty, how cute are those little white toes peeking out there.  I'm partial to tuxedo kitties.

I am no expert on stuffy cat eyes.  But since you asked, have you tried to put the eyes straight across or turn the sides down a tiny bit on the outside?

Also the eyes might just look flat to you since there's no sparkle.  You could try putting a tiny white dot of fabric paint on the top right side to represent where the light reflects off the eyes.

Last, I think your kitties eyes are much more believable than the original since you used the oval irises.

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009 03:31:05 AM »

These are both great! I have a black kitty too - the eyes are difficult, even to get a good pic because if they don't have their eyes open they can look like a big black blob!
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009 03:41:56 AM »

i really like it the way it is.
you've done a great job.

i think that adding the toy eyes would take away from the cuteness.
sometimes they tend to look a little creepy.

but i reallyreally like how it looks now,
its adorable.
i wouldn't change it, but its up to you.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009 08:02:43 AM »

Just needs the dot of white in the pupil. Adorable
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009 03:17:30 PM »

Ah is that how you do it, I will need to give it a go. I didn't want to use the face provided on the template as it wasn't to my liking, but I guess that's what you do with tutorials, use them for inspiration. I am making another one for my niece who has just turned two, so fingers crossed she likes it! I'll try the white dot, straighten the eyes a little and post a pic.
Thank you for your comments, that is what makes Craftster such a great site! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009 05:36:11 PM »

sew purrrfect ! i love your kitty i think the eyes are great how they are Smiley and when i saw the owl it reminded me that when i made a friends daughter a family of plush owls in a nest i promised to make my own daughter "the owl and the pussycat in a pea green boat . . .
off i go Wink
thanks for sharing the tut x
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2009 01:18:50 AM »

thanks for reminding me I ddin't credit the owl pattern, I used the pattern that was on this thread, http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=89563.0 but it has been removed for copyright reasons, eek.
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