Work in progress

This week’s progress on my ripple throw has been slow… Ive been distracted by other things.

Here’s a shot of how its looking this week- you might not see much difference from last week because its only three rows wider *sigh*… projects that take a long time aren’t really my strong suit.

Ripple BlanketIts snuggly though!

So you may be wondering what else Ive been working on, and Ill admit this is a little from left field; scrap fabric… err… cats.

You see we were at a craft fair last weekend and the kids spotted these cats, handmade, really cute cats but with a hefty $20 price tag. Each. And I have 2 children both wanting one.Β  “Its ok guys I can make you a cat, I promise.”

So literally the minute we get home Maia is dragging me down to the sewing cupboard and pulling out my fabric stash rifling through it looking for perfect cat material.

Anyway, this is what we came up with.Β  Please use your imagination, it is a cat, I promise you.

Scrap Fabric Cat ToyMaia named her’s Kitty Cat, and it needed a bow to make it more ‘girly’.

Getting a photo of Carrow the Sparrow (yes that’s the name Carter gave his cat, in his defense I’d like to note he’s only 2) was a little more difficult:

Scrap Fabric Cat ToyBut despite his terrible name and unfortunate style, he has been much loved!

Scrap Fabric Cat ToyIn fact, they both have…

Scrap Fabric Cat ToyWatch this space, Im creating a crochet version as we speak.

But right now Im going to head on over to Gingerbread Girl and check out the progress on everyone else’s One a Day project.

Hope you’ve had a productive week!

Janette xoxo

24 thoughts on “Work in progress

  1. Barbina says:

    Your cats are soo cute. I wish I could sew, too! IΒ΄m still saving money to buy a sewing machine. You have made a great progress with your ripple! It looks so beautiful!
    Have a nice day! Barbina


  2. HillyT says:

    Oooh, I love your cats, I could make some of those for Christmas gifts, thank you for the inspiration!
    Your ripple still looks gorgeous to, it is loved already! My Granny Stripe is like that, I have to wrestle it off the children in order to keep working on it.


  3. Faith says:

    Love, love, love the cats, I love that circle material. I made some very similar, but bigger and weighted and I sold them as doorstops, but mine looked so odd, I’m not sure people realised they were cats!

    I also still like your blanket!


  4. beberouge says:

    Carrow the Sparrow is an awesome name you clearly have one little creative munchkin on your hands there and they totally look like cats, they remind me of how my mum use to draw cats for us as kids lol Drawing was not a strong point lol. The ripple is looking great will so be worth it when it’s finished I’m just loving the colours.


  5. Hazel McTaggart says:

    Your ripple blanket is looking gorgeous, I love the colours you are using!

    Those cats are adorable, I love that you put a bow on your little girls cat to make it a girl πŸ˜€

    Carrow the Sparrow is a great name for a 2 year old to use πŸ™‚ cute!!


  6. Lori says:

    The ripple blankets nice, especially the grey yarn – but oh those cats. Gorgeous. Good on you for holding out on buying them at the craft fair – it can be very hard to say no sometimes (but probably easier when they’re $20 each!!!). The kids chose their fabric well – esp. the retro patterned ones. Cheers.


  7. Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch says:

    They are lovely and Carrow the Sparrow is wonderful! My little one wanted to call a toy cat Mickey Mouse and when we pointed out it’s a cat, it became Mickey Cat. My husband thinks this sounds like a mafia mobster so he has now created a whole world and character for Mickey Cat including a great voice. It’s funny how these things can spark the imagination and have a life of their own sometimes πŸ™‚


  8. Nicole says:

    hahaha what funny cute cats!! I love them πŸ™‚ Your kids are very cute too! Your ripple is fab, don’t worry about the 3 rows – just think it’s 3 rows nearer to the end πŸ˜€


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