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When my friend Katia contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out one of her cute felt toy patterns, how could I say no?

We all know sewing is not my thing, but I’m always willing to give it another crack… especially when there is a cute kitty to be sewn! Katia makes these kitties for her shop – here’s an example of one she made… SO CUTE!

plushka toy cat

But she also sells the pattern for those who’d like to have a go at making one for themselves. Now, let’s all just take a moment to glory in the cuteness of Katia’s kitty above before we dive into my version, shall we? Ahem…

It was a good excuse to break out my seldom used (but very sweet) sewing paraphernalia.

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Okay, so here’s the nitty gritty. I did this last night, so please excuse the not-so-perfect phone photos I snapped while working on my bed.

The pattern was simple and easy to follow – and hand-drawn, too! I just had to print it out, and cut out all the little bits from the paper – pin them to the felt and cut it out. Easy – even for me!

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I then got sidetracked playing the ‘what is my kitty thinking’ game while deciding where to place his pupils…

the many faces of Plushka kitty

I kinda ran out of time to finish him, as I’ve been crazy-busy prepping for the QLD Brides Expo (starting tonight, eep!) but I think you get the idea! I’m really pleased with my kitty so far – Katia’s pattern really made getting this far effortless.

Now I just have to do that pesky sewing bit… and decide what to do with kitty when he’s finished! Keep him or give him to someone? Hmm…

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You can get your paws on this pattern here.