Saturday, January 24, 2009

ever wanted to kill a cat?

i have.
at 2.30 in the morning on my daughter's birthday. a golden silk cat, to be precise.
of course i knew it would be difficult. i wanted to line the silk, but didn't have any of that sticky stuff that makes the fabric stay together, and sewing them together didn't work for some "silk! it's alive!" - reason. so i just put two layers together and sew the whole thing up. my husband had to turn the right sides out, or else the cat would have died right there. then came the stuffing - then the ripping sounds...

oy, vey!
but knowing that she would love the animal anyway, i proceeded with damage control.
and just how do you draw attention away from such obvious flaws?

with stitches and beads. lots of them.

she loved it, and named it gulltopp (literally 'golden top').

and you know what these photo's mean, don't you?

yup. this mama has got herself a new toy (which she totally does not know how to use yet).


Cindy said...

Such creative problem solving! the kitty looks so pretty despite your difficulties.

Anonymous said...

Not only did you give your daughter a wonder handmade gift but did some wonderful modeling. You made a mistake but then you made it work for you. Well done! And would you think less of me because I answered YES! to your post but I wasn't thinking of a atuffie!

Anonymous said...

I love it! The shape of the cat is wonderful, even with the ripping. You taught me well; I will never sew with silk.

The beads were ingenious.

Unknown said...

I think this is gorgeous, perhaps even prettier for it's surgery and golden thread. Sumptious!

Leon1234 said...

No, that's mean! Interesting post.. :) HEHE..

randi K design said...

Very creative cat fixin'!


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