Monday, October 31, 2016

A new kitty

Another cat showed up at our place yesterday (as if I needed more!). This one was even black - quite appropriate for Halloween. As a matter of fact, this cat was trick-or-treating, too... just a day early. Isn't she about the cutest cat you've ever seen?

Tonight she has plans to go trick-or-treating with a friend, so to prevent it getting too late on a school night, she went to both her grandparents' places yesterday. Smart move, Miss Kitty!

I offered her some of Josie's kitty treats (Annabelle doesn't like treats, can you imagine?!), but she wasn't too keen on that idea. So Josie got those treats, and I gave her what I'd made as her 'real' Halloween treat (she gets enough candy otherwise, so I don't give sugary treats). Here it is.

Courtney loves tiny things, and I'd come across a tutorial (found here) for making these tiny zippy pouches that I thought she'd find lots of possible uses for. The tutorial calls for laminated fabric, because the pouch is unlined and the seams are unfinished, but I suppose you could get by without it if you fused woven interfacing to your fabric. However, it wouldn't leave a very nice view through the vinyl window, plus you'd have to zigzag or serge the seams. I happened to have some scraps of one of Jess's older fabrics that had been laminated, and it worked out very well. It maybe took me all of a half hour to make it. I have a few more scraps left and might even make a couple for myself to hold sewing notions like empty bobbins or something. Fun!

You can see how small it really is in the pic above where Courtney's holding it. Yep, pretty tiny!

Just to make sure she'd have something to put in it right away last night, I also got her a couple of Shopkins to go with it. They are pictured below in their little backpack cases before Courtney opened them.

The trouble with Shopkins is that you don't know what you're getting in the 2-packs. That's also a good thing in that you don't have to worry about whether you're picking something they already have. As it turned out, Courtney did have both of the ones that came in the pack above. However, she didn't mind, because that gives her two to trade with her friends who have ones she doesn't! Win-win!


Kris Quilts said...

Cute kitty, and cute pouch.
The tiny zipper makes me want to mention that Atkinson's Designs sells packs of zipper heads only. They allow you to use the left over zipper parts that you cut off when making tiny projects. It might be worth looking into!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Kris! I've saved lots of zipper ends, as I've seen projects that use them as trims, but I should order some extra pulls, too. I knew Zipit has them, so I compared prices. Zipit is way cheaper than Atkinson's. :)

Jenny said...

What a cute tiny pouch. I'm with Courtney, I am a sucker for tiny versions of things. I have no laminated fabric, but I have some scraps of brightly colored fabric backed vinyl. I wonder if that would be too thick to be successful on this project. Hmmm....

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jenny! I think your vinyl would work. I wouldn't be afraid to try it (and in fact I might!). What I used was actually laminated canvas, so it was fairly thick, too. It made the corners a little harder to turn out, but still doable.

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Courtney got to wear her costume two days in a row instead of one. Smart move for that too! :D She really makes a super cute kitty!

So, she likes miniature things... I bet that's why she likes kittens so much!

Your pouch is super cute! So cute that I might end up making some too, eventually, after all the Christmas projects will be done. :O

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Geneviève! I think she wore it all day to school yesterday, too. She's probably tired of being a kitty by now! ;)