I posted the first of several stuffed animal sock kitty cats with skirts over in my Etsy toy shop toy at hugmslug.com. This one is gray with blue, light green, mint green, and light turquoise polka dots, and a mauve pink fleece heart. Her skirt is striped with blue-purple, light turquoise, yellow-green, magenta, purple, gray, and white. Her skirt is 100% cotton and has an elastic waist. It is fully finished and is removable for dress-up.
I also recently posted a dozen plush fleece Hug Me Slugs for adoption too. I have some 12 inch tall ones and some 9 inch tall ones, in assorted colors. If you happen to be on Facebook, and haven’t yet, please come “like” Hug Me Slugs and Friends’ page. I try to post my new toys there at the same time I post them on Etsy or on eBay.
I have four more sock kitties waiting for me to finish their skirts, and I have just finished two Hug Me Puppies. I just need to draw their puppy dog portrait for their hang tags and then I will be posting them.
I finished another Hug Me Angel Cat in magenta with pink and yellow polka dots. She (or he) is a handmade sock doll with wings. A portion from her adoption will be donated to an animal charity, Alley Cats and Angels of NC. I will be posting my new handmade stuffed animal toys in our Ruffing’s shop.
Kitten season is approaching and there will be lots of cats and kittens who need help. Please spay and neuter your pets and please consider adopting a pet.
These are the kitty’s fleece wings, which are stuffed and puffy and soft.
In my last post, I mentioned our little angel Bertie had swiped a dollhouse doll by Max Bailey. We went out yesterday, and when we came back, Bertie and Phoebe had kidnapped all of these! Ten of them!
They were very excited. It must be a dream come true to be a kitten and have your own kitten doll. Fortunately, they played carefully with them, and remarkably, didn’t harm any. The dollhouse miniatures have been relocated to a safer place! To see more dollhouse dolls, please visit our Ruffing’s shop.
This is “Lovely Melissa”. I made her from my Lucy doll pattern. Like Lucy, she is decorated with ribbon trims, Rick Rack, and machine appliquéd fabric over 100% prewashed quilting cottons that have been fused to a layer of cotton sheeting.
Melissa is very ladylike. She sits nicely on our green chair.
She has pretty light blue eyes that look off the side.
She bends at the hip, knees, and shoulders.
Her ponytails are hand quilted.
Her boots have appliquéd fabric buttons.
Melissa’s sweet features are entirely hand painted with acrylic paints.
Lovely Linda and Lovely Lucy have been talking about her all day, saying only the very nicest of things, of course. These dolls, made from my Lovely Lucy design, can be found in my Etsy toy shop.
Meet Darla, my new black and white, tuxedo “Hug Me! Kitty”. I took a little sewing detour to play around with my pattern designs and came up with a kitty. That doesn’t seem too surprising, huh? Lots of cats.
I like her curly appliquéd tail.
She’ll be ready to give someone a hug over in my Etsy shop soon.
I’m still sewing doll clothes. I stopped to make some blueberry apple muffins though. They were about to be blueberry muffins until I discovered I didn’t have a whole cup of blueberries. A happy short-coming though. The combination worked out nicely. I made them from the same buttermilk muffin recipe I usually use, and added a teaspoon of freshly grated orange zest. I also substituted some plain yogurt plus some milk for buttermilk, since I was also out of buttermilk, trying to get it to about the same consistency. That worked out fine too, but it must be time to go food shopping again!
I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend, everyone!