Cats & Quilts - a match made in heaven... (except maybe those stubborn little clouds of fur that latch on to the fabric!)

Kitty Quote of the Day

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Sunday, April 7, 2013

In The Presents Box..... at last!

I finally have something to put in the present box - yah! During my first head cold I did some stitcheries for Baby Stuffies. Late this week during the second bout of sickness I finally felt up to the big job of stuffing & hand stitching the stuffies closed.

The first three were from a gorgeous pattern called Stuffie Play by Sew Little Me, one of the baby patterns by Melly from Melly & Me designs.

First I have twin girl bunnies;

A cute giraffe fellow (he's my favourite from Melly's pattern);

Then I wanted a couple of designs to suit babies that are on their way. So I went to the all wise Google & found a couple of colouring in pages that suited perfectly for stitchery designs. A happy little helicoptor;

And a wise but colourful owl. Once I had the outline for this one, I just added colour & patterns as desired;

So now my presents box that has been empty since I joined Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts & friends in the Birthday - Love Stash challenge finally has little critters peeking out of it ready for the zero birthdays of little friends I'm yet to meet.

Look at these beautiful zips I just brought from Fiona at Fee's Shabby Shack. I first saw these on a destashing site on Facebook but was too late to buy them. Fee then had them featured in one of her Deals of the Day emails and I jumped in & brought two lots of 3. They are adorable white brodiere anglaise.

If you haven't signed up for the Deal of the Day email I suggest you do, just click on the link above. These beauties were $6.00 for a pack of three with free postage. I have brought many of these deals & they are always very well priced & free post in Australia - all win!

The cold is getting under control & I admit I had a great afternoon. We started with some nice roast chicken then it was all on in the sports department. Flicking madly from channel to channel watching the Collingwood - Carlon game on channel 7, the V8 Supercars on channel 7-2 and the Eagles - Hawks game on 7Mate. That hour from 3-4pm I was in my element trying to watch all at once. For the first time ever I got 9 out of 9 in my footy tipping, thank goodness, makes up a bit for last week!

We have had a break through in the cat name dilemma too. Hun-Bun put his paw down & he is HB no longer but back being cute Hun-Bun just as his Grandma named him. He was happily sleeping in the garden when I decided he should come spend some time with his muma & watch footy. HB, HB I yelled at him & he completely ignored me. Hun-bun, Hun-bun and he meowed back at me constantly then jumped up & came inside. So it may be a wussy name but it's the name for my boy & who could say he looks wussy all dressed up in his formal wear????

Happy stitching!
Tracee xx


  1. Hun Bun looks swell. How long will he wear the bow-tie? My cats would have had it off in a nano-second. lol

    You are doing so much better than me on the Birthday Love Stash. I only just finished my niece's January birthday present last month, and I STILL haven't sent it out. I'm just a birthday love stash failure!

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas

  2. Fabulous gifts and sweet little Hun Bun looks gorgeous

  3. Wow blitzed it on the birthday love stash front!!!! Got heaps done.....sooo good! You're way ahead of me too! I've got some of those zippers too.....must make something with them, they're fab! Hun-Bun looks very 007-ish and debonaire in his bow tie, doesn't he! I can just see him stampin his paw!!! LOL What a cackle!
    So glad you're feeling better too
    xox sugary hugs
    Wendy :O)

  4. Gorgeous little toys, love the helicopter!!!

  5. I love the little softies, I have done those before and the giraffe is my favourite too... I must do some more... and how clever to find some other pictures and do them.. great idea...
    Hun Bun is looking very dapper.... oh yes, and I got some of those zippers... not sure what I will use them for but they are pretty!

  6. Hun Bun looks very handsome and the toys you have made are just too cute for words.

  7. Hi Tracee,
    The toy stuffies are super duper cute.
    They would've been a comfort to you while
    you weren't feeling well. Oh, and I love
    Hun-bun's black tie!! Very handsome.
    Cheers, Anita.

  8. what gorgeous stuffies, love the way you used the colouring in pics, the helicopter looks fantastic.
    the chain stitch on owl looks great too.
    glad you are on the mend.
    your easter gifties are beautiful too.

  9. Love the tie and will dont on the softies. the helicopter is super cute. hugs

  10. They all look great Tracee. Hun Bun is looking all dressed up in his bow tie too lol. Very cute. I think my hubby spent Sunday arvo doing the same as you. Everytime I looked up from something he was on a different channel. All sport related lol.

  11. I love the look of your over flowing present box. The little toys are cute. I am sure our Stumpy thinks his name is Good Boy Stumpy.

  12. Love them all! Of course, the twin girls are my favorite. :)

  13. Wow you are such a great 'stasher'! Love the stuffies you created, so cute :) Glad Hun-Bun loves his name, think he is enough of a cat to handle a wussy name :) Hope the remote gets a bit of a rest up before this weekend, lol

  14. oh my what a handsome fellow Hun Bun looks all dressed up.Wow you have been busy Trace lots of gorgeous baby things put into the box.xx


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