You know those hair brained ideas that just come to you, in the middle of the night, or while you’re driving you car on a long winding road? Well that is exactly how these kitty loaf cozies were born. One morning around 4am I woke up and the idea just came to me for a sewn bread cozy that looked like a cat…a kittyloaf.
The cat position referred to when a cat lays down with with all four paws tucked underneath the body; the position that resembles a loaf of bread.
My husband woke up a little too as I was rolling over in bed with this new idea rattling around and I made sure to tell him so I wouldn’t forget (I do this all the time). Then soon after I got to work using measurements I found online for bread, and voila my kittyloaf cozies
The mama cat fits nicely over a loaf of bread, and the kittens work well for small leftover bags of bread, or homemade mini loaves. I think it would make a lovely gift to bake a mini loaf in a pan you want to give (around the holidays Michael’s Craft has cute mini loaf pans for $1 each) then cover your bread with some plastic wrap, pop a kitten over it and tie a bow around his stomach up onto his back! I’ve actually been thinking of creating a whole new fabric with just kittens for this very purpose, and then I could fit a few more colors too. Thoughts?
I’m finishing up a little tutorial on how to sew them up, I used a iron on interfacing inside my cats and lining to make them very nice and sturdy indeed.
I’ve been having a blast working on some sewing related fabrics for Spoonflower. These illustrations are a bit different from what I normally make, but again-really fun to work on none the less.
I found photos on my phone of the bunka dolls during sewing and thought I’d share. They sewed up pretty quickly assembly line. The arms and legs just take the most time because they are so small.
I love to use the foundation piecing technique to sew quilt squares for little bags, pot holders, etc. I was talking to a friend about it recently and she had never heard of it. I thought I’d post a helpful link that explains the easy process, which gets you gorgeous results and is so easy to do! This link has helpful photos and an explanation.
While I didn’t get to make as many handmade gifts as I wanted to, I did get a few things done and even remembered to take some photos before I wrapped them. The purses were made using the “two zip hipster
” pattern, they were fun to make.
The baby bonnet was from the purl bee
, and the scarf was just crochet without a pattern. I probably picked a bad yarn for the baby bonnet and had some problems with pulling, and then kind of improvised near the end. Following knitting patterns is something I’d like to improve upon this year.