I made these kitties using the panda pattern that Lyn at Mollychicken so generously posted. I made a few changes - ears, whiskers, eyes - and added a tail. On the ginger-colored one I added a white tummy too. They are only about 3 1/2" tall but I was thinking they'd be really cute enlarged and made into floor pillows for the kids (yeah, I'll get right on that). I don't venture into stuffies too often but these sure were fun and I'm already thinking of all the other cuties that I could make using this same basic pattern.
Here's a tail shot for the curious :)
On another note, today is my birthday. I'm 45. Wow, that's a mouthful :D It sounds so much older than I feel; mentally I'm in my early 30's. The beginning of November is also my blog birthday - 1 year. I started it last year as a kind of gift to myself and honestly, it's the gift that keeps on giving! I was hoping that I would stick with it so I'm really happy that I have, but I never expected to get the friendship and support for my crafting that I have and that has been the most wonderful part. Thank you to everyone who comes here and I so appreciate your comments even though I can't always get back to you. I was going to do a list of 45 things about me, but never got around to finishing it (well, I barely got started) so I'll do a 46 things about me next year. One thing you might not have known about me is that I have a twin sister so I'm wishing her a very happy birthday and we'll go out and celebrate later this week. She is the most amazing person - an incredibly devoted mother and wife, a loving daughter, and my best friend; I really would be lost without her.
My latest special treat is an eggnog steamer at Starbucks - go try one and have a wonderful day!
**I'll be back with Inspiration Monday in January**