Monday, August 4, 2014

Something just for FUN!

I love sewing cute animals.

It’s fun to see what personality they will have when they are finished.

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My blog friend Anastasia made one of these cats HERE so I decided to try one. She and I love all of the same things…cute animals, dolls and primitives. We live in very different parts of the world but we’ve become good friends.

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(this is Anastasia’s cat, isn’t it amazing!)

Here’s a little about her from her home page HERE. “My name is Anastasia and I live in Irkutsk, Russia. I love all kinds of arts and crafts, and since childhood I've tried lots of things like painting, drawing, woodburning, sewing, digital art, sculpture, pottery, woodcarving and more. I just can't live without these hobbies and I love to share my creative ideas!”

Back to the lanai…

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I thought my cat needed a sunflower to hold so I did a google search and found a tutorial HERE. I made it smaller but it still came out too big, so I made a simple version for kitty to hold.

Now we have another cat in the lanai to keep us company! (and to watch over things while we are gone)

I’m joining Amaze me Monday

Make it Pretty Monday

Brenda for Tweak it Tuesday

and Ivy and Elephants.

What are you working on this week?

36 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

That is SO cute, Diane! Love those long limbs and the dress. So fun.

Montanagirl said...

Hello, Diane my friend. That cat is just the cutest thing ever! I'm still trying to catch up from being gone and going through hundreds of photos of the Bison Range!! Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Blackberry Lane said...

Well, you KNOW that I LOVE cats! You did a marvelous job.

ann said...

Oh, the kitties are so cute. You have quite a collection of homespun critters.

Diane said...

Very cute! Love the "overalls."

Vee said...

Very cute...bears a bit of resemblance to Felix. I don't know what I'm working on this week. I think I should be working on the dishes!

Laurie M said...

its a lovely Primitive cat, you do such beautiful work, I love h=the overalls, I will go visit the Primitive crafter

cucki said...

:)
So cite xxx

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

So cute, Diane! I love gray cats!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Adorable and love the addition of the sunflower!

Margaret said...

Very very darling! SO glad you have made such a great friend from so far away! Food & crafting don't care about language barriers!

Stacey said...

They are so cute Diane! How neat to connect with a friend from around the world through arts and crafts.

Carla from The River said...

Very fun. I love the blog friendship you shared about as well. Very special.
xx oo
Carla

Red Rose Alley said...

What an adorable cat, Diane. Cloth dolls are my favorite, even animal ones. You did a great job!

Have a good week, my friend.

love,
~Sheri

Anastasia Fedorova said...

I love your cat, Diane! He looks great! And all the pumpkins a sunflowers make beautiful background! I should start making smaller things for nice backgrounds for my dolls too. Thank you for writing about me! It's so nice of you! :)

Debby Ray said...

I love this adorable kitty! You are one talented lady, along with your friend Anastasia!

Stephanie said...

Your critters are always adorable, dear Diane! Have a wonderful Monday :) Hugs to you!

Empty Nester said...

Adorable! I wish I had the talent (and patience) it takes for this. :)
I've had to change my url of Empty Nest...if you'd like, you can find me here: www.emptynest1.net

thanks!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You make the cutest things! Love this little kitty. Sometimes I think these are the only kind of kitties I need. lol! Have a fun day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are just so talented my sweet Sis! I can't sew for anything but love to see what you are making next! Big Hugs and have a wonderful week! I'm still in Cali until Fri then heading to Denver and the meet up with Kathe! Wish you could be there with us. I'm going to meet you in person one day also!!
hugs,
Linda

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're so cute! It's funny how you can use the same pattern, yet they all have their very own personalities.

Donna said...

So cute!

Linda Walker said...

I love your kitty! He is the cutest! I also love Anastasia's blog. You two create the sweetest little stuffies!!!
XO
Linda
Sewwhat!

Laurie Ritchey said...

So cute, and the sunflowers are great too. You're so creative. laurie

Susie said...

You do know when you get about 98 of those cats...people will be referring to you as the crazy cat lady. LOL That's what I call my daughter who has 3 real cats. :):) Hope you are enjoying your mountain time. xoxo,Susie

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

LOVE your kitty! I'll have to check out your friend's blog! :)

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

It turned out cute, I love the little bib-shorts! I can see these cats all decked out for Halloween:@)

Trace4J said...

So very cute.
I do love sweet kitty's
Woolie hugs

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the kitty dolls...so cute!! I'm working on things for my upcoming show.
hugs,
Cindy

Julie Corbisiero said...

I'm really amazed by your animals and doll that you make and sew. So cute! Happy sewing Diane!
Julie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What and adorable cat! You are so talented, Diane. The sunflower is the perfect accessory for him to hold :)

Kathy said...

It is adorable and don't you just love blogland where we get to meet and connect with all these amazing pen pals!

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonito gatito!!!

ladyfi said...

These are adorable!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You know I'm smitten with your cat creations. Love the darling outfit and sunflower too.

PS. Your black cats have stayed out permanently in my bedroom. I think of you each morning.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Love your kitty! So sweet!