Monday, February 7, 2011

Sleepy Kittens

My oldest son is convinced that I can sew ANYTHING. This is a great compliment, however sometimes it gets me into trouble. From time to time I get very odd and/or impossible requests! Other times there is something he desperately NEEDS me to make. Yesterday morning was one of those times!

We love the movie Despicable Me. There is all kinds of fun weaponry for Buzz to think about and to make -- from freeze guns to shrink rays to piranha guns. He's got those ones covered -- he is a Scotch Tape Master! He can make any kind of weapon using his ultra deluxe scotch tape dispenser and various cardboard tubes, balls, pipes, etc. He is very creative, and I encourage him to keep doing it! Sure, we go through a lot of tape, but hey -- if you ask me, creativity is KEY!

Anyway, I digress. There was something ELSE he wanted from the movie -- something he couldn't carry out with his media of choice. Something that was not a weapon. So he carefully drew up a plan and asked me for some help. What did he need so desperately?

A little green Sleepy Kitten from the book in the movie!


It didn't take long to draw up a quick pattern and make him his Sleepy Kitten -- and I got it done just before the mad rush to get ready for church. Of course I couldn't get away with making just one -- so two more followed yesterday evening. They were quick (and fun!) to make -- and they have been having all kinds of adventures all throughout the house this morning!

So little!
Now, if it had been up to me, I certainly would have added tails -- and feet -- but Buzz was adamant that they were not a part of his design! Oh well... They are cute even without tails!

(By the way, from what I can tell they created the book AFTER the movie. It looks adorable!)

(Update: Pattern and instructions can be found HERE.)

35 comments:

Pink Stitches said...

My son loves that movie too. These kittens are adorable!

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, I love that movie. These are fantastic!!

ninjadesigns said...

those are SOOO cute!!! i <3 the pink one!

Laura said...

Those are the cutest things!! The things we do for our kiddos.....

Sleeping or Sewing said...

You are a whiz!!! They are fantastic!!

Country Girl in the City said...

So adorable!!

Linda said...

The kittens are fantastic. Both my (now grown up) children used to have the same expectation that I could conjure up a items including full fancy dress at 5 minutes notice or provide any craft item that they needed out of my stash.I tried not to disappoint!

Meg said...

amazingly cute!! you are very clever.

Tanya said...

I haven't seen the movie, but your kittens are cute (loving their cross-eyedness). You have a good designer in training!

Lori said...

Oh my goodness those sleepy kitties are so cute! I love this movie (i'm the spinster childless auntie to 9 so i give myself permission to love animated movies) and your kitties are perfect.

ehem. I feel weird begging for tutorials but... any hints on how you made them? some of my nieces / nephews would likely love them too.

Melissa said...

super cute! My two year old also loves that movie and goes around telling people that his clothes are "not pajamas". If he were older I know he would ask me to sew him an orange warm up suit. Whew.

Jen said...

Adorable! I'm amazed that you have time to "whip up" anything before church- we are a whirlwind of chaos and barely get out the door on time! Last week we got to church and I looked down to see Avery was wearing hot pink crocs- with socks!

Angela Pea said...

Wait! Now you need to make a crew of Minions!

L Johnson said...

You must have gotten some serious brownie points for these;)

Heidi said...

I love those. I laughed hysterically because my boys' schemes get me involved in sewing projects because they "know" I can do it!

They are adorable!!!!!

DJ Rose said...

please teach us ....

Lorie said...

We just watched that movie again tonight before bedtime. The unicorn story at the end gets me every time!

randi---i have to say said...

so so cute! great job!

Lindsay Conner said...

Ummm... how adorable are they?!

Heidi Lindsay said...

That is fabulous. That movie always makes me a little teary at the end. So so cute! I LOVE that you can sew ANYTHING. I'm convinced that you can! :D

Jess said...

those are so stinking cute. I love that part of the movie!

cogito ergo suo said...

They are so funny and cute!

Btw, yr son is right : YOU CAN REALLY SEW ANYTHINH ♥

I don't think we have this movie here in Europa or at least my children still didn't take notice of it - but the both love kittens.

These softies would be a marvellous little gift in the Easter basket ♥

For those among us - like myself - who are not able to draw a pattern, would you be soooooo kind and tell us how we can make some? It's really worth a tutorial :o)

Greez from Vienna
Claudia

christhequilter said...

awww......

they are SO cute

all I ever get asked for are more nappies for the "babies" *sigh*

Bethany K. said...

Holy moly!! These are too adorable!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Feb 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Kelly said...

So adorable. I'm still making Angry Birds for my daughter...and she's going to want some of these too. Will you be posting/sharing the pattern & directions?

Rosa-kreattiva said...

davvero adorabili....

Tabitha said...

They are so "FLUFFY" Oh my those are adorable. My little one watches it everyday! Drives me crazy with "Why You So OLD? Even got my 12 yr old saying "What's the big deal" with the accent and all. Would love if you shared this pattern, one more project to add to my list. LOL ;0)

FoofandFaff said...

Aw these are very cute, just like from the movie, well done! :)

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

Cute (and too funny). We just watched this movie for the first time over the weekend. Now don't you DARE let my kids get wind of this. I already have enough projects on my To Do List.

dorriebelle said...

(ahem)(clears throat)

THEY'RE SO FLUFFY, I'M GONNA DIE !!!!!

(it's the only possible response, unless I NEED THE TUTORIAL OR I'M GONNA DIE !!! counts !)

fluffaduff said...

please make me oneeeeeeeee.... i'll buy themmmmmmm.... felicia_iluvchrist@yahoo.com.sg we can't find fleece fabric in singapore... i'm attempting to make angry birds with felt for v day for my bf...

Ms Muffin said...

Loving them!!! Just adorable!

C said...

I stumbled upon your blog looking for a knitting pattern for these kittens! Absolutely adorable!

MYPINKRAINBOW said...

how sweet love these