You will need: Felt (two colours), paper, thread, a hair band and some glue.
Create a cat head template with paper and then use it to cut out two pieces of felt. Cut two triangles out of the other colour felt for the tabby markings.
Stitch the triangles on to one of the cat head shapes and then add a nose and mouth.
Take the other cat head shape and glue it onto the underside of the hair band. I used a hot glue gun but I’m sure other glues would work.
Using blanket stitch, sew the piece with the face on, onto the felt with the hairband in between.
If you try this, I’d love to see your results.
This pouch is so simple to make and looks really great. You can make it in whatever size you like, even adding straps to turn it into a bag :)
What you’ll need
Fabric, lining fabric, facing and a magnet clasp.
Decided how big you want the pouch to be a cut a piece of the main fabric, adding half an inch all round for the seams. Then cut another piece the same width but about 50% longer as pictured. Round off the corners (only the two lower ones on the smaller piece). Cut the same pieces from lining fabric and facing.
I’ve got lots of different cat fabrics but only small pieces as they can be pretty pricey. To save spending lots I like to use the cat fabric as a feature on a larger plain item. I came up with this shopping bag idea a few days ago and have made a few now as they’ll be really useful. I hate plastic bags and always try to use my own bags, however I wanted something different to the canvas bags you see everywhere.
You will need some webbing, I’ve used cotton webbing which is usually available in the ribbons and bindings section of fabric shops. Also, you’ll need fabric for the main bag, lining fabric (I used a pillow case) and some pretty cat fabric for the pocket. Pins are essential in making this too.
Cut your bag fabric to the size you want your bag plus a seam allowance of half an inch all the way around, you will need two. Then cut two of the lining fabric the same width but an inch shorter than the outer fabric.
We were sitting in the living room the other day and had the feeling we were being watched. Oscar was on the roof looking through the window! He was zooming off by the time I got my camera out.
It’s been so hot here and Pixie loves it. She’s spending all her time outside.
Arty isn’t a fan of the heat and spends most of his time asleep or grumpily flouncing around looking fed up. He does like to sleep on damp towels though so we’ll have to keep him supplied with them and hopefully he’ll be happier.
This week’s cat isn’t one of ours, it’s a cat we met on Wednesday. We went to St Werburghs City Farm for a wonder. It’s a small place with a few animals and birds. I love going in the spring when there are piglets and kids (baby goats not little humans).
There used to be a lovely black cat called Murphy on the farm but we haven’t seen him for a while. I was overjoyed when I spied this little kitty in one of the empty pens. She was so relaxed and enjoying the sun. We had fun playing with a stick by mostly she just wanted to lay upside down. She was like a little leopard.
This goat kept sticking it’s head through the fence and chewing my bag whilst I was taking photos.
Over the past day I’ve been cutting, folding and packaging lots and lots of cute little mini-cards! They measure about 10cm x 7cm and come with envelopes. They’re perfect for sending notes, thank yous and RSVPs. Their size also means they cost less than my bigger cards which is always good! I’m selling them in packs which means much better value for money. You can find them in the Doodlecats Etsy Shop.
He likes bow ties and dancing.
He loves cake
He hates swimming