The Cat’s Meow: DIY Kitty Face Top

Just swingin' along~

Mew :3

Hello everyone! Geez, it’s been exactly a month since my last blog post?? Sorry for the silence, a little thing called “life” had me wrapped up in things but don’t worry, I return with a fun tutorial! 😀

A few blog post ago I did a felt plushie camera from a site called Hapy Friends Shoppe. Yet again, I found an amazingly simple and irresistible tutorial from them, a cute kitty top! The full tutorial is here but I’m going to give you a quick run down.

kittyshirtblackandwhite

Supplies:
– A plain sweater/shirt/hoodie
– Felt
– Fabric
– Needle/thread
– Printer/scissors
– Lace (optional)
– Safety pin (optional)

1. Print the template for the kitty face then cut it out. TIP: You may need to resize the template before printing because it prints fairly large.

2. Cut out the kitty face on felt pieces. Then assemble them on your shirt.

3. Time to sew! Bring your shirt to life 🙂

4. Let’s make the bow. First cut a rectangular piece of fabric. Fold the edges and sew around to make them round. Pinch the center so it has a bow shape and sew the middle together. Cut another thin strip of fabric to wrap around the middle of the bow. Afterwards, sew the bow to the shirt. Or as another option, glue the safety-pin to the back so it can be attachable.

5. This last step is optional, it is just adding lace around the collar of the shirt. I think it adds a cute touch. And that’s it!

Me being a dork

Me being a dork

This project took a little over an hour, the longest part was sewing on the cat face and making sure each side was even. I like this tutorial because it was quick, easy, and gave a sweater I’ve never even worn a fresh new look. Also, I really appreciate hand sewn projects since I currently don’t have a sewing machine anymore.

I’ve been checking out DIY clothing projects lately, so I hope to find something new and share with you all. I’m also working on crocheting a sweater without a pattern. Which will probably be done….in a long time! >_< Here are a few other crochet works I’ve done recently:

Saber

Saber

Donald and Daisy

Donald and Daisy

Bon Bon and Lyra

Bon Bon and Lyra

Froggies!

Froggies!

Among these projects was a horribly mishaped Dora the Explorer doll for my little cousin, but she loved it to death and I couldn’t have been happier to see her glowing face. The Saber doll is from an anime called Fate/Stay Night, and was a birthday gift for my boyfriend since it is his favorite anime character. Also the plushie frogs were for him. He has been getting spoiled. It needs to stop! (He’s not so great. He complained I didn’t explain the dolls were for him so now here I am editing it for his convenience. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY.)

Summer is almost over, and lately I’ve been a bit on the sad side with Chris going to full-time school, so we wont be seeing eachother everyday anymore. Also I’ve started working and have to take a year off of school, which also makes me bummed. But this is just life at the moment, I’m know things will be alright! 😀

Hope everyone else has had a great summer and is doing well! I’ll try to keep updating regularly again. 🙂 Bye for now!

Millie ❤

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Lonely Little Dragonite: My First Embroidery Hoop

dragonite embroidery hoop by millieonherworld

The little Dragonite fluttered through the wispy clouds, content that he had found a delicious, plump, afternoon snack to munch on.

Crafting addiction? Hah, I have no such thing. Rushing to the closest craft store at 9 in the morning to impulsively pick up supplies to instantly start a new craft that you have a vague idea on how to start does not constitute as evidence of my previous statement either. Perhaps a little…

What did I rush to try this time? Embroidery Hoops ofcourse. Where I got the idea? From a wonderful WordPress post! I woke up Wednesday morning to see a blog post by Crafty Xtine. She made a totally awesome hoop featuring everyone’s favorite wild Muppet, Animal. Her hoop was so awesome, go see, she did an amazing job for her first try and turned out rockin’.

I admire her for being creative enough to come up with her design on her own. I on the other hand, was in the store standing before the felt aisle realizing I had no idea what I wanted to make. I pulled out my iPod for inspiration, and found it:

So cute!!!

Dragonite by Pluffers on DA

I will always be a Poke’mon fan (of the original 151 atleast) and this adorable Dragonite picture is by Pluffers  on Deviant Art. I thought this would be a good starting point since it required few colors. Since I’m not a good drawer, I decided to trace the picture and make a template.

tracing

What did I think with this experience?

Uhhhhhm, things were interesting. I had no problem cutting out the felt pieces, although the claws, feet, belly, and green of his wing were smaller than I anticipated. I am extremely unhappy with the background. I went to three different craft stores and couldn’t find a blue pattern that went well with the picture, so I went with plain blue. I would’ve died for polka-dots or stars, clouds, swirls—anything but there wasn’t anything that fit. I tried to add little clouds but eh, they are alright. His mouth was the hardest part (still not saticfied with it). I like the quickness of this, within two days of on and off work I finished. I bought a smaller hoop and plan to make it with Fluttershy sleeping, but afterwords I’m not sure if I will make more right away. I ADORE my hoop and the imperfections, but I have nothing to do with it! My slanted walls in my room prevent me from hanging things up, and its time consuming comparing felt colors to embroidery floss to fabric patterns. I probably will make more for embroidery practice.

Anyone else embroider? Got advice?
I would like to think with this mini project I have improved and learned a few good techniques, maybe I can apply this to my amigurumi? Speaking of which, I have to create a Hello Kitty pattern for my little cousin. And a purse for my other cousin. And my friend wants two dolls. And I have to babysit tomorrow morning arghhhhasdfljljkldhs I’m such a whiner.

Time for Miss Grump-a-Lump Millie to get some shut eye.

Goodnight ❤