* A Trio of Kitties

Posted on January 30th, 2008 by amy. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts, Toys (cat and kid).


Hello there – Amy here. I made these Denyse Schmidt kitties for Becket’s baby shower: Papa, Mama, and Baby, from the “Steve” pattern.

Baby kitten was 1/3 smaller than Papa and Mama and made of a lovely wool felt contributed by Maitreya. Turning those arms and legs from felt was a bit tough!! You might recognize Papa’s ears and tummy from other Craftlog projects, a piece of material Becket used in her very first sewing project, which also made an appearance in the Baby Shower Pocket Quilt. Other trimmings came from Maitreya’s terrific collection, and from one of my excursions to MJ Trimmings. The button eyes were from The Great Philadelphia Button Haul (and mean that these kitties are shelf toys rather than for baby).

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15 Responses to “A Trio of Kitties”

  1. Day Says:

    These came out amazing! Nice work!!

  2. Lee Says:

    Amy, These are adorable. I really love the mis-matched button eyes.

  3. Lee Says:

    Amy, These are adorable. I really love the mis-matched button eyes.

  4. Melissa Says:

    What a lucky baby to receive those kittens. Adorable!

  5. elroy Says:

    they are one-of-a-kind……. great for my next unique handmade gifts project……THANKS!!!!!!

  6. Sonnja Says:

    Lovely Kitties
    Kind regards,

    Sonnja from the Netherlands
    Beertje Zonn

  7. Anna Says:

    Ohmygosh! Those are the sweetest things. What a thoughtful idea for a baby shower. I love all their different expressions.

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    I love these! I made one of these for a Christmas tree topper a couple of years ago, but it didn’t look cute like yours. (Mine, frankly, looked slightly deranged.) I especially love the fabric combo on the one on the right (Mama?)!

  9. Nathalie Says:

    Just love those mismatch button eyes. The cats are adorable. Great work Amy.

  10. Lisa Says:

    Awesome! What a cute kitty family. And all the little embellishments give them so much personality!

  11. kscrossstitch Says:

    Nice and cute staff! Thanks for share~

  12. willynillywaterlily Says:

    Oh these are really adorable! They have such personality! Great job!

  13. jen Says:

    i have denise’s book and that is one of my favorite ideas but i have not made any yet. yours came out beautifully!

  14. Carole Stanitzki Says:

    Hello – from Western Australia.
    I really love these kittens and would dearly love to make some for my grandchildren.
    I live in the outback of northern West Australia.
    Would it please be possible for someone to send me a copy of this pattern?

    Many thanks and very much appreciation – (in
    anticipation) carole

  15. maitreya Says:

    Hi Carole, maybe you can get the book from your library? A lot of them will do interlibrary loans for free if your local branch doesn’t have a copy.

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