I recently found some patterns, with cats, and knew these would be fun to make for Halloween!
The first project - a Patchsmith Mug Rug called " Moonlit Cat"-
(Do you see the cat on this cover of The Patchsmith's book of 10 Halloween and Thanksgiving Mug Rugs? )
My daughter, who has a gray cat named Fritz ( or the little Prince, as I like to call him!), requested that I make her this mug rug, and make the cat gray in color.
I pulled out some dark blue fabric, for the night sky, and some gold for the big ol' moon. I got out random red pieces of scraps for the wall. And I had some scrap Brussels Washer Linen for the body of the cat.
|Moonlit Cat by Susie's Sunroom|
|The back side of the mug rug. I like to use the "back as binding" when I can on a mug rug to keep it flat.|
Note: There's a second black cat applique design included as a bonus in this Patchsmith Halloween/Thanksgiving Mug Rug book!
|A Fritz selfie on my laptop , alongside of his Moonlit Cat Mug Rug|
The second project- a little stuffed cat called "Scooter Pie" by Bunny Hill Petite Patterns (here)
|Scooter Pie pattern here|
|Scooter pie stuffed cat|
|The fabric -the 3 Little Kittens and Peter Rabbit|
They are a fun little size , of 6 " x 7 ", and don't take long to make. I use chop sticks to get the polyfil stuffing moved into the spaces.
Well, you know what I "just had " to make next....
|Meet little Fritzy Pie|
|These were shipped out to my daughter as a surprise :)|
Fritz and his little Mini-Fritz ...
|Fritz and Mini-Fritz|
Ok, what do you think I did next?
( I couldn't "not" make this one for my sweet little Whiskers....)
|Whiskers and her little Mini-Whiskers|
|Hmmm.... where did YOU come from?|
|Little Scooter Pie cats ready for Halloween Susie's Sunroom|
They are a cute addition to my handmade Halloween decorations.
I want to make a Moonlit Cat mug rug for myself soon, too!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
|I have a feeling my Whisker Pie|
will be staying out year-round!