I find tremendous freedom playing with mediums in which I have no training. As I see it, I can't screw it up if I was never taught how to do it right! Sewing is one of those creative things that is tons of fun because I have no expectations of producing any award winning results.
Before getting underway, I had to get some ABBA jamming on the hi-fi, then it was time to sew. I quickly learned that sewing catnip filled toys in the same room with curious cats, who demand to assist, makes for quite the challenge!
Curious, Nahum, checking things out
The quality control inspector checks out the stitching
The finished product!
Can you tell I didn't restrict my creativity by using a pattern?!
Next up, the product testing phase...
Willow gives it the sniff-test...
then comes the bite test.
Theo gives it the kickeroo test. It passes.
The finished fishes won't win any beauty awards, but the kitties don't care, they love them and I had a good time! Now, I think I'll make a few more for the ferals to enjoy.
Those look like GREAT toys! My peep knits us biff bags & mice and she says she has had the very same experience as you... us cats ALWAYS want to help. Helping is in our natures, I think.ReplyDelete
These are cute. Why make them beautiful when they are meant to be destroyed. They look like they are pleased with your results. Have fun, kitties. DebReplyDelete
Love your fishies!ReplyDelete
those are great - and a wonderful way to use old jeans (plus they may last longer than regular toys)....what fun!!ReplyDelete
Hey, I'd buy those fishes! All that matters is that the cats like them! Great photos!ReplyDelete
I'm impressed...all I can manage is catnip triangles!ReplyDelete
I think they are awesome! (and Willow's wide eyes show she approves too!) I remember the last time I tried to sew, I almost sewed a few whiskers because they couldn't not investigate.ReplyDelete
(btw, ABBA on the hi-fi.. totally awesome!)
No matter how imperfect toys made with love are the best toys.ReplyDelete
Oh, that picture of Willow approving look is just so precious. Think it's time I got myself one of those sewing machines...ReplyDelete
How perfect the toys are doesn't matter when there is some nip inside!ReplyDelete
Pretty great looking toys to me. Willow looks happy!ReplyDelete
They turned out great! You're a good person.ReplyDelete
That is INSPIRED, denim is so sturdy! They turned out great. Willow looks good and truly stoned...check out those pupils, ha ha!ReplyDelete
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OH you have made me and mommy smile SO big. What a good job and Willow approved..that's sayin' somethin'.ReplyDelete
Those look like the best fishies we've ever seed! For one thing, you used a SEWING MACHINE! My Human has nefur even touched one and it would prolly 'splode if she did.ReplyDelete
I LOVE your fishes! ...they are very fashionable in their faded denim scales. And the fact that no two are alike makes them even MORE special.ReplyDelete
xo Katie & Glogirly
Well for someone who has never had sewing lessons you did pretty darn good! Cute little fish! How sweet to make extras for the stray kitties ~ love it!ReplyDelete
Wishing you and the kitties a happy weekend!