Thursday, March 31, 2011

Just a Little Something I Whipped Up

Friends of ours are having a baby girl next month, and although I have already attended two showers for them, I couldn't resist making one more gift.  I have fabric stashed in all corners of this house, and occasionally if I am cleaning something or looking for something, I stumble across some that I had forgotten about.  In one of these missions, I found a little bit of flannel that I had gotten for some baby gifts I made a few years ago, and happened to have just enough left for one more quick project.  So despite all the other things I had going on, I dove right in.
For awhile, this was my go to baby shower gift - the Birdie the Cat free pattern from Amy Butler.  I've added special stitching in the past, but for this one I went with the quick and dirty approach.  I used fusible webbing for the face, sewed the body together, stuffed it full of stuffing, and hand sewed the opening closed.  It probably took an hour altogether, but here is the cute little guy I ended up with.
Best part is it was free since I already had all the materials on hand.  That is seriously a first, I think!


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I have got to try this. A coworker just brought me in a big bag of stuffing that she had from a kid's school project. She isn't crafty and said she thought i could use it. I think I'm going to be making a cat. How long did it take to make?

Katie said...

Kim - it's so easy. I probably made this one in an hour or less. The first time might take just a little bit more, but you'll knock it out right away. It can be fun to add decorative stitching around the face if you have time, too! Good luck!