Remnant Kitty Pouffe

This week’s project is for the cats. So, I’m sitting on the loveseat trying to knit through an episode of some show where murderers get tracked down, and a 25-pound cat crawls up in my lap, on top of whatever I was working on.

Prrrrrr

I found a cat bed pattern in One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Haskins. The remnant is an old Victorian-tapestry-looking piece of fabric with mauve and purple and white and blue and black flowers. DH thinks it is a bit girly since two of the cats are male. But I think it is just right: the Victorians were always trying to put flowers and frills on something that was pure savage.

giving the remnant a test-drive

I threw the remnant down on the floor to let them get used to it. They liked it enough for some to even attack the others who tried to horn in on it.
Now, I realize that having 4 cats puts us way up there on the weird-i-osity scale. When you live with that many cats, it’s weird every day.
Step 1: cut out pieces per the pattern. Step 2: (not included in pattern, I added it) Embroider names of cats on inner side pieces of cat bed.

Pauley

Stella

Bob

Grayzie

Not the most elaborate embroidery but (whispering) they’re cats! They can’t read anyway!
Step 3: Seam together the various pieces as instructed, leaving an opening in the bottom for stuffing. I found a very old bag of fiberfill scraps and a bag of quilt batting that was just the narrow strips leftover from a project. Perfect. Step 4: Stuff.

stuffing

Then I sewed up the stuffing slit and it was done. Fast, easy, and used up just under a yard of fabric stash!

Pet Pouffe

Grayzie giving it a trial knead

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ethel Grogan
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 13:24:46

    Love it. Your blog is always fun to read. Now that I know how Grayzie spells his name – maybe, just maybe I will remember it. ;o} I can see how any cat would enjoy that fabric print – male cats are prissy creatures once they loose all that wild/fighting hormone. ;o]

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