Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cat or Alien?

My niece Madeline requested a stuffed kitten for her birthday - "an orange kitten with a purple face" to be exact. Nice color choice, if I do say so myself girlfriend.

I found this free Amy Butler pattern, but I'm wondering if it looks more like an alien/Pokémon cat of sorts. I don't want to scare the poor kid, but I want to follow through on my delivery of an orange stuffed cat. What do you think? Cat or Alien? Anyone know of a pattern that is a little more cat-like out there, but still cool?

27 comments:

Mal* said...

Oh my gosh! I don't know if it's a cat or an alien, but I love it! What a keen color sense on that girl...

A quick google gave me:

http://www.craftandfabriclinks.com/christmas/xmascat.html

http://dollmaker.nunodoll.com/cat/terrycat.html (my favorite!)

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/pata_the_cat/versions/1

Kimmie said...

I like it! I think kids can be very liberal about their interpretation of what things look like. I bet she'll love it!

BTW: First time commenter. Love the blog!

Jen said...

I think it is an alien cat, but I think she'll love it. It is super cute, even if it does have some alien qualities.

Sarah said...

I have made about 4 of these for my daughters friends for birthdays and I have to say that they were all a huge hit! They are so much fun. I have a 4 year old niece, 6 & 9 year old daughters and 2 year old twins all girls and they all loved them.

N. said...

I think it's adorable - can't see any reason for her to be freaked out by it! How can you resist those eyes? :D

Alexis said...

That cat is soooooooo cute! Maybe it's a cat from outer space?

Brooke said...

I think it's cute!

Erika said...

I say alien cat. A super cute alien cat.

RebeccaMom said...

alienish... but she would enjoy it anyway...

Anonymous said...

It's cute! She's going to love it! How could she not love something made by her dear Aunt Sarah? Plus, it's exactly what she "ordered."
Janine

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I think it's really cute! And what she requested - that's gotta count :)

roseylittlethings said...

I think it is super cute, combo cat/alien:)

Marta said...

very cute, Sarah! I love it.

Melissa said...

I second Jen's comment: Alien Cat! I love it.

Dave B. said...

AHHHHH!!!! THEY'RE INVADING!

Kelly said...

Outer space kitty in an awesome color combination!

Jaime Benavides said...

That is sooooooooo cute! I wasn't sure about the orange/purple combo, but it's fabulous...thanks for sharing;)

Isa said...

I say its a alien cat,
Perhaps it would be more obvious as a cat if you put whiskers on the creature.
Isa

Sarah Pead said...

I love this pattern. I downloaded it a while ago and just haven't gotten around to making it. It does look like an alien, but it's still really cute!

jessica said...

The space cat you made is adorable, but if you would like to try another pattern, have you seen the "Pointy Kitty" by Wee Wonderfuls? It's here:
http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/store/pointykitty.html

amylouwho said...

I think he's cute! And orange - for all those orange people out there! Maybe you could just draft a bigger body for that head.

Lindi said...

Ask her.

Sali said...

it makes me laugh! I just want to say, "Meow....take me to your leader." Janine, let us know what she names it!

Carson.J.Designs said...

it does look a little like a japanese craft-style cat. I love it, and the amy butler you used!

on a side note, I do think we may be separated at birth! My family isn't as hard core swedish as your in-laws, but we did take a trip there and stay with family, does that count?? so next trip will be up on the northside! My mom will love it!!

Heather said...

I'm a little late, but thought I'd chime in...it appears everything you make is adorable Sarah, she will love it...even if it does look a little alien-ish! And great color choice indeed! :)

Always Inspire said...

I love it too....I think it looks enough like a cat, that she won't care at all. It's fantastic!
She definately chose wonderful colours!
Julie

Sarah said...

That is adorable! It should be a catalien.

wow, thats a tongue twister.