Sunday, 30 June 2013

Before Hello Kitty: The Quilt

The news that Chelsea was coming to live with us stirred a memory in the depths of my brain that I had an unfinished doll lurking somewhere in the house.

I went and had a rummage and there she was - all packed up snug from when we last moved. It must have been at least 5 years ago that I started her.

Guess how much I had to do to finish her?  It took HOURS*. I had to tidy her hair, iron her top, slip stitch her mitten tops down and put two press studs on her dress. Why did I leave that unfinished for so long?  Who knows. 

Phew - you found me!

Anyway - I thought she would be a nice little friend for Chelsea. She is a Nekomimi (cat ear) doll made from this pattern. She is not quite as cute as the inspiration doll - I didn't get the cheeks and chin quite right - but I still think she's very sweet. I recall she took long and painful hours to make - although now I have her out, it is possible I may make her a friend at some point.

Cat paw boots - snuggy and cute

And a tail for balance, like all good cats.
She was a little bit embarrassed to be stripped down to her dainties for a photo to be taken, but I reassured her that you wouldn't smirk. 


Is this my best side?

Or this?

That's enough now.  Where's Chelsea?

Off to the quilt cabinet she goes.  Although Princess has already spotted her and sobbed with abandon when I informed her that she was mummy's doll and only able to be played with on special occasions by very very good girls.

"But I AM a very very good girl, Mummy" *sob, hiccup*

*hint - sarcasm. 


Heather said...

Those cat ears are fantastic - and her nose is adorable.

Megan said...

I love that cat tail and little paws. So cute! Your poor tortured daughter only being able to look at her from a distance :-)

Debra @ Homespun said...

She is fantastic and looks very hard to make! :)

Kelly Young said...

she is so cute! I love her little nose!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Vera said...

She's pretty cute! I like the fluffy pink fabric you used.

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from LGA - she is just so gorgeous, the cutest :)

QuiltCandy said...

She is adorable, and I just love her little outfit :-)

hydeeannsews said...

look at you, with all sorts of surprise sewing talents we didn't know of! what else are you hiding in your sewing closet? she's adorable.

Jen P said...

She is gorgeous! The underwear looks so intricate. You should give up your day job and make things for a living.

Anonymous said...

What a cute project!