Friday, October 16, 2009

Kawaii Kittens!

I've still been in a stitching mood since the Kawaii Koalas so I've been diligently working on some Kawaii Kittens. These kittens were derived from the previous koala pattern. I made a few changes here and there and voilĂ  -- a whole new animal! I've been thinking about adapting the original pattern to make a bunny, a sheep, a monkey . . . the softie possibilities are endless! Sorry, I digress. Back to the Kawaii Kittens . . .

I wanted the kittens to have a sort of country, calico-y feel . . . but still remain stylistically kawaii, if you know what I mean. I thought the best way to achieve this was to use some folksy fabrics for the main part of the fur such as plaid or corduroy, and then use some fun Japanese print linen for the patches. The blanket stitching on the patches definitely adds to their homespun feel, too. I also passed on making them decorative flowers for their ears, which is what I tend to do with most of my softies. Instead, I gave these kittens a simple collar with a golden bell.

Well, here they are:


Here's a how the backside looks like. They have a wavy, little tail:


On a Blythe-ier note, I will be adding these Ice Cream Sundae berets to my shop shortly. I made these awhile back, and they slipped my mind, and I never got around to listing them.

<This "flavor" I call Berry Swirl. I used a pink and white variegated yarn and it makes a nice motley, swirly pattern throughout.

This "flavor" is Blueberry, obviously. :) The yarn is a deep purple-y blue.

For this month's Reader Appreciation Giveaway I wanted to give something really special (to make up for being so willy-nilly about the giveaway the past few months) -- A Kawaii Kitten just for you! This Kawaii Kitty is made from soft blue corduroy and has spots cut from a floral print Japanese dobby. Will someone please give her a good home? Well, you know how this works -- I'll pick a winner at random from this post's comment pool.

Last, but not least . . . the winners of the Hawaiian macadamia nut chocolate boxes from the last giveaway! Thank you for your support Evie and Sandy Michelle! I will contact you both soon!

Thank you for all for dropping by again! Happy crafting! :)

14 comments:

Carrie Me! said...

The kitties are adorable, I love their sweet faces =)
And the berets, perfect as always.

The Fancy Lady said...

ooo i wanna win the kitty count me in they are so cute!
thefancyladycupcakes@yahoo.com in case you need that

Piston said...

They're so adorable!<3 I can't wait to see what your other ideas turn out to look like...

skippingdaisies said...

Love, love, love cats and your kitties are so adorable. I'm feeling the homespun feel and looking forward to your other creations. Happy stitching!!

Amanda said...

Your kitties are adorable. I am in awe of your perfect blanket stitch. And the berets are awesome too!

the enchanted pumpkin said...

wow! the kittens are darling! you do such beautiful faces! your embroidery is wonderful! and the do look country-ish! and love the sundae berets too! fantastic as always! huggs!

Sandy Michelle said...

OMG your cats are so ADORABLE!You are so talented girl! I am soooooo happy that I won the yummy chocolates :)

Sandy xoxo

Iza said...

Awww I absolutely love them! So sweet and with the beautiful Japanese fabric very Kawaii! They look very huggable. :)

missdadaa said...

aww.. the kitty is so cute!! hehe i love reading your blog and this is actually my first time posting a comment! :D

Tizzalicious said...

One day you will kill me with all the cuteness you make!

Die Schaubude said...

soooooo cute ;)

Miss Tiffy said...

OMG - I love your kittens! They are real cuties!

Janet said...

KAWAII! Love love love! I'll take good care of the kitten if I win! ;p

ttenaj_1999@yahoo.com

Marce said...

i come to say hi! i love your kittens like all your dolls,i hope you be fine!
LOL