I don’t know how your cat works, but mine is crazy about certain fabrics. If I wear a sweater, I get a cuddle. The same goes for a sweater pillow I made, blankets and bath robes. And of course, felt. A felt cat toy works not only because it seems to be an attractive fabric to cats, but also because their claws cling to felt, i.e. an even more fun game. Making it into a mouse if, of course, for your pleasure only. The cat couldn’t care less and you know it.
What you need:
- felt or sweater scrap
- thread and needle
- wool for filling
- wool string
Fold a piece of felt and loosely cut a mouse shape (that’s basically a teardrop shape, if you were wondering) through both sides. Make a few stitches for the eyes on each one, then turn on the wrong side of the fabric. Starting from the nose, stitch almost all around, with room to add the filling. Cut the mouse’s tail from a piece of string and tie it with a knot “inside” the mouse (as pictured above). Turn the felt on the right side of the fabric and fill the mouse with wool (cat nip can be added as well). Continue stitching, and finish at the nose with a loose knot that looks like whiskers. Throw on the carpet and watch the cat play instantly.
Of course, Audrey Hepburn couldn’t be missing from this series of re-colored black and white photos. Her style is something of a staple for fashionistas, and you’ll often find quotes attributed to her sitting at the top of fashion blogs, waiting to inspire. Interestingly enough, her outfits often consisted of carefully put together basics (e.g. turtleneck + capris + ballet flats), nothing too fancy. The ease with which she did it, her effortlessness, might be what brought her the ‘style icon’ status.
Scarf – Toast | Trench – Front Row Shop | Pants – Topshop | Loafers – Monsoon |
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1. Ziggy skirt by Kayci Wheatley. A totally awesome Ziggy Stardust skirt that you’re probably not gonna see on other girls.
2 Brooch by And Smile. If you ever doubted David Bowie could look cute, this brooch will prove you wrong.
3. Changes phone case by John Stick. All the different faces of Bowie, now on the back of a phone near you.
4. Bowie doll by Proxy Shop. Just in case you want him in your pocket at all times – and who doesn’t.
5. Bowie t-shirt by Emily the Pemily. Not your regular Bowie t-shirt, because this time he’s casually having coffee.
6. Christmas BOWie by Tay Ham. A greeting card that will be appreciated by all spiders from Mars.
Long time no jewelry on Kittenhood! And to think I’ve started this blog to promote my jewelry back in 2010… A lot has changed since then, including the type of jewelry I like. It’s now on the minimalist, delicate side, with much less cuteness and adornments. Such is this bracelet idea, which can easily be reproduced by any one of you with the proper supplies. And here they are:
What you need:
- tape measure
I began by measuring my wrist and adding 2 cm to that number (e.g. wrist is 14 cm, bracelet will be 16 cm). I laid the tape measure flat on the table as shown above, and placed the bracelet closure at 0 and 16 cm (adjust to your own number). Then I placed the spacers, at regular intervals. I measured the distance between two spacers, then measured a piece of chain of the same size. For me, this was 2.5 cm, which translates as 7 chain links.
I broke the chain into lots of small pieces of this length. I used 20 chain pieces of 7 links each, plus four more for the closure. I connected each five pieces of chain to two spacers, until a bracelet was formed. I finished with a clasp.
This would also work nicely as a choker!