Leonardo Cat. Cross Stitch

Today I will show you a very beautiful large cross-stitch picture. This is a reproduction of the picture by wonderful artist Geoff Tristram and it’s called ‘Leonardo’.

This project can take a lot of time, but the finished cross-stitch picture turns out magnificent.

I found the pattern here. Please, keep in mind that the key table shows only Dimensions threads codes. To convert them to DMC use this link.

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Half Moon Kitty

DSC_0088One more Tilda toy for your collection! This lovely Half Moon Kitty is my favorite handiwork for gift giving. I even enjoy the process of making it and wish you the same. 🙂

To sewing Half Moon Kitty you need:

  • Fabric

  • Filling

  • Threads

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Lace

  • Ribbon

  • 3 buttons

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut all the details out

Moon Cat Pattern

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put fillingMoon Cat Pattern1

After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew them with cute small buttonsMoon Cat Pattern 2

Choose color for eyes and nose and arrange kitty’s face with the threads. Then you can decorate your kitty with lace and ribbon.

For the small fragrant pillow I used some cute fabric patches and dried lavender. Just sew the pillow to the paw and your Half Moon Kitty is ready to be a perfect gift!DSC_0084DSC_0082

Soft kitty. Pink Pusheen…

DSC_0035My friends are now waiting the birth of their little daughter. I have a long thought what to make as a gift for the baby? Warm, soft, sweet. Like a kitten from the song. And it has turned out… Pusheen the Cat! The pink one.tumblr_ndyda2OLNp1rdqvrro1_500

If you want to make the same kitty you’ll need:

  • Soft cotton fabric

  • Threads

  • Black felt pathes for some details

  • Filler

  • Scissors

  • Needles

  • Pencil

  • And this patternpattern

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Cut the details outDSC_0003Neatly sew correct details together but leave the holes. Put the filler through these holes. Than sew them upDSC_0024After that make Pusheen’s face. Sew on eyes, nose, whiskersDSC_0026Now sew on all four paws. Looks like doneDSC_0033This kitty is so soft and sweet cat. And funny of course. Purr…DSC_0037

Two Tilda Сats with lavender pillows

Say hello to Tilda Kitties! There is one guy who is straight and another one who has a half-moon shape. And both of them are adorable! Each cat is holding a fragrant pillow with lavender so they are also sachets.

To sewing Tilda Cats you need to have:

  • Fabrics

  • Threads

  • Needle

  • Scissors

  • Lace

  • Ribbon

  • Buttons (3 pieces per cat)

  • Batting for filling

Use this image as the pattern for standing cat (actually, he doesn’t like to stand 🙂 )

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution
Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution
Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution
Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

And for a half-moon cat you can find the pattern HERE.

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut all the details out

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put batting. After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes

Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew them with cute small buttons

Choose color of eyes and nose and arrange cat’s face with the threads. Then you can decorate your cats with lace and ribbon

For small fragrant pillows I used fabric patches and dried lavender

Then sew pillows to the paws

And here is the finished Tilda Cats with a light scent of lavender!

Have a good meоw!

Bow tie for your pet

Why don’t you sew fun and cute tie for your pet? I sewed the bow tie for my cat Escher and he loves it.

You need to have:

  • Suitable fabric (I chose polka dots)

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Threads

  • Hook and Loop Strip

  • You need to do:

Cut out three rectangles. Exactly how these. The largest of them should match the diameter of your pet’s neckMake rectangles twice: the largest and the smallest – lengthwise, and the average – crosswise.

Neatly sew all the edgesMake a bow and sew it on the collarSew-on hook and loop to the edges of the collarThat’s it, my friends!

Escher is a real dandy with his bow tie and your pet will be very stylish with it too!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

It’s time to cook creamy, velvety smooth and delicious pumpkin soup!

This is very easy pumpkin soup and it’s also without any chicken or vegetable broth.

So, you need to have:

  • 1 lb pumpkin chopped into large chunks (remove skin and seeds)

  • 1 large leek

  • 1-2 potatoes, 1-2 carrots (optional)

  •  8-10 cloves of garlic

  • 0.5 pint heavy cream –

  • Salt, pepper, your favorite seasonings

  • Vegetable oil – 4-5 tbsp

6815428547_4648f0b722_o-copyYou need to do:

Cut leek into slices.

In a large pot over medium heat add vegetable oil, sauté leeks and for about 5 minutes.

Add chopped potatoes and carrots. Simmer for 3-4 minutes (optional).

Add pumpkin and garlic. Simmer for another 5-7 minutes.Pour water, bring to a boil. Water should cover the vegetables. Add salt, pepper and seasonings, cover the lid. Cook over medium heat for 20-25 minutes.

Blend your soup with a stick blender. Reduce heat to low and simmer for more 20 minutes, uncovered.

Turn off the heat, add heavy cream and mix everything well. Cover the lid and leave pumpkin soup for more 10 minutes.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add some yoghurt or sour cream and serve with bread or croutons.6815428547_4648f0b722_o

Enjoy your delicious pumpkin soup!

Half-Moon Cat

This time I will tell you how to sew a wonderful cat Tilda. It is called the Half-Moon Cat because of his unusual shape. If you have a pattern, some fabrics and a couple of free hours of time to sew it quite easy!

So, all you need to have:

  • Fabrics

  • Threads for sewing and decorating face

  • Scissors

  • Needle

  • Filling

  • 3 buttons

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabric. Do it with a small allowance for seams. Cut all the details out

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution
Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in high resolution

Neatly sew correct details together, leaving holes. In these holes you’ll put fillingMoon Cat Pattern1

After you’ve filled all body parts, sew up the holes. Try to do it with a hidden seam as shown:

Now attach paws and tail to the body. Sew them with cute small buttonsMoon Cat Pattern 2

Choose color of eyes and nose and arrange cat’s face with the threads. I also sewed my cat a pillow with a funny inscription

And here is the Half-Moon Cat!

You can make the same one and… May the Force be with you! 🙂