Monday, 28 November 2016

Ta-dah! My First African Flower Kitty!

I absolutely love the African Flower animals, and expanding my repertoire - and this week I got to make my first African Flower Kitty!

There was no HeidiBears cat pattern available (sadly), but Jo's Crocheteria helped me out with Luna the African Flower Cat


My talented mother dyed this stunning purple yarn - it almost glows! I am happy with the way it came out, although there are always things to do better next time :P 

The pattern was quite challenging to decipher, especially without any photos of what the body looked like without the hind legs attached. So, if you want to make this kitty for yourself, here's a legless picture to help you out! 


I ended up having to talk through the instructions with my mum who is much more spatially talented than me, but we got there in the end!


I made a few little changes - I added a mini African Flower triangle nose, some whiskers (just black cotton knotted on each side of the nose) and did something different for the eyes. Rather than the closed eyelashes specified in the pattern, I used Repeat Crafter Me's Black Cat Hat eye pattern! I do like an awake kitty better than a sleeping one ;)



















It's now off to its new home, and I already have another order lined up! The rest of this week is going to be sanding down the WIP list - and next weekend we are off to Yass for a baby shower. I'm so excited!!! 

To finish, this is the most common cat angle we get to see around our house... :P



6 comments :

  1. I love your cat Michelle, the purple yarn looks good. Hx

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  2. A beautiful kitty. Love the purple. You and your mum make a great team. Do send my regards to her. I suppose we have your crafty mum to thank for your creative output. Every thing you make is amazing. I hope you are well and happy travels. Love to all xxx

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    1. Shall do! My nan was a professional dressmaker but dabbled in everything (folk art, ceramics, quilting, crochet, knitting, papercraft, etc etc etc) and that interest has definitely been handed down and fostered well by both her and my mum :)

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  3. Fröliche Weinachten! How many Christmas gifts have you handmade this year? Sadly, my number is none, having been too busy with other projects! This is a first. I just wanted to pop by to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays by the lake. All the best to you and yours. xxx

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    1. Thank you Jodie! Merry Christmas to you and yours too :) I made two pairs of slippers this year, plus some homemade Baileys for Dad! xxx

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