Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stanley Cat Sunning

Stanley is a stuffed cat that my husband and I put together over a year ago. I convinced him to try sewing a project with me, thinking his engineering brain may find it interesting. I don't think that was the case, but we passed some time at least. =) Our dog Bandit, on the other hand, was VERY fascinated with the project. I am sure he wishes this was a toy for him to chew!  In fact, he gave it many hopeful sniffs when we took it outside to photograph it the other day.

Anyhow, as for notes on the project (I don't recall making many changes)...
  • The pattern is "Steve" from the book "Denyse Schmidt Quilts".
  • You might not be able to see, but I sewed a small white button where his bellybutton is (the center of the flower).
  • I left his tail off so I can easily set him on shelves.
  • I love that his eyes are two different sizes. Those red buttons are extras for a navy blue wool coat that I still haven't gotten around to making...
  • He looks like a Stanley to me, so that's what I named him.
  • Be careful if you choose stripes -- be sure to line them up on the panel that makes up his belly area. You'll also have to plan for this when you cut those two pieces out that go on either side of the belly square.

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