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« on: January 14, 2011 06:12:51 AM »

Or at least my sister's kitties do... She asked me to make her some catnip eyeballs, inspired by these, sometime last year, and I finally got around to it. Yes, they are different sizes -- I was experimenting...

I'm gonna make some more for my other cat-loving friends if I have enough fabric left.

I used a baseball pattern that I found online to make the balls, but they didn't come out round enough to satisfy me (maybe they need to be stuffed more?). Anyone have any tips for making balls?


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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011 07:20:47 AM »

Too funny! I featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page today. Thanks for sharing.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011 08:29:42 AM »

Cute..saw it on facebook this morning...I can just imagine my cats....loving on the eyes...or maybe scratching my eyes out?

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011 08:37:36 AM »

LOL, buffalogirl! My sis just told me that she had to take them away from her two kitties b/c "I thought they were gonna OD on them, or at least rip through the fabric. Jet was actually LICKING one of the eyeballs trying to get to the catnip."

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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011 09:18:56 AM »

I'd say they need more stuffing to be truly round. The first thing I had to learn when making plushies was to use about 10 times more stuffing than I thought I needed. *lol* These are awesome!!

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« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011 11:43:23 AM »

I use a diffrent pattern for my eyes and round things and they come out round with a little or a lot of stuffing the more stuffing the better. her is a pic of the pattern piece I use It is the same pieces that they use for beach balls and the like. You can use 4 or 6 pieces depending on how wide you make the pattern I change it up for what ever the ball is needed for.
you can find lots of tutorials online on how to use the pattern

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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011 01:42:35 PM »

That's so cute!  I think my cats need a pair, too. Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2014 07:59:49 AM »

Oh my gosh, those are awesome!  We have a cat called Jet, too! Smiley

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