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. 

*blush*

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. 

10 comments:

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.

Heather said...

What a cute project!