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« on: April 30, 2011 07:19:12 AM »

My daughter turned 18 yesterday, and YES, as a matter of fact, I DID make her some stuffed animals for her birthday!!  She has a beautiful white cat with one green eye and one blue eye; she loves that cat more than anything! We got it from the shelter a few months ago.  So I knew I wanted to make a stuffie of her kitty.  But she also keeps saying (teasingly) "Wouldn't it be great if we had a black cat to go with our white cat?"  So I made the black cat too!





They were simple to make because there are so few details.  It's just a half-oval for the body, front and back, and triangles for the ears, plus a strip for the tail and an oval for the bottom.  The fabric is fleece, with felt for the ear linings.  I put wire in the tail so it can be posed.  To keep them from being "tippy", I after stuffing them, I put a small beanbag of poly pellets into the opening at the bottom before sewing it closed.  They have a pleasing weight to them and always sit up straight!

The most important thing about the white kitty was the different colored eyes; I planned ahead and bought the eyes on ebay.

Yes, my daughter loves them, and she is planning to take them with her to college in the fall!
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011 07:25:36 AM »

Oh my God, they're so cuuuute!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011 07:41:53 AM »

hese are the cutes!! My sister would just love these. your never too old for a stuffy. She will be 32 this summer.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011 08:09:35 AM »

i totally agree you're never to old for a stuffie, especially if you cant take the real cat with you Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011 08:15:13 AM »

Awww! These are really adorable Shocked I like the David-Bowie-eyes, that rocks!
And age doesn't rule out liking plushies - my being 35 and loving plushies works just fine Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011 08:35:59 AM »

Aww! They are so tutie! I agree about about stuffed animals, too. I just made one for my 13 year old daughter, and earlier for my 15 year old son. I'm working on a couple for myself, though the kids will probably try to steal them. I have them hidden for now.  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011 09:17:41 AM »

How cute Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011 10:26:41 AM »

these are so adorable!!! .  what size are these kittys? ^_^
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011 10:59:26 AM »

They are about six inches tall, not including the ears. The second picture shows one in my hand to give an indication of the scale.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2011 07:29:16 PM »

Oh Leslie--they are fabulous!!! Even though, as you said, they don't have a lot of detail, they DO have a ton of personality!
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