About this time of year I get into stockpiling mode – I’ve found that if I don’t start early things can easily get out of control; the orders roll in and I end up making stuff at 6am before I head off to work.
Not this year! I’ve just recently finished my stockpile of stuffed kittens – a super popular Emma Makes product that is only sold in a few places in New Zealand.
I begin by cutting out the kitten bodies from a variety of vintage blankets. Then I hand sew the faces onto felt and sew them onto the bodies.
Next up I stuff them all – there’s an art to this because I like them firm but not lumpy. I sew up their backsides, then give them button eyes.
I make them factory styles – doing each part of the process for all the cats together instead of finishing one cat then starting on another.
I have a basket of kittens in my studio shop and you’ll also find them in-store at:
- The General Store, Christchurch
- Made.it, Wellington
- Lava Gallery, Akaroa
Nobody sells these online because they’re all one-offs but email me at email@example.com if you’d like more information or want to ask questions.
And here for novelty value is a mini kitten I made earlier this year as part of my Tiny Eyes collaboration.