Baby Brother Cat is going to comic-con with some friends this weekend! He has decided to go dressed as Marten, the main character of our favorite webcomic, Questionable Content. And where would Marten be without his adorable (yet pervy) little robot friend, Pintsize? Probably in a lot less trouble, actually, but also having less fun! So I crocheted this pint-size Pintsize doll for Baby Brother Cat to take with him. The pattern is my own design, using pictures for reference. What do you think? Is it a good likeness?
Momma Cat loves her little Lena so much, she just has to keep making clothes for her. As you've seen in previous posts, Lena already had a little pink play outfit and blanket. Then Momma Cat made her a Christmas dress, complete with panties, bonnet, and booties.
Well, Lena needed some more play clothes, and a little sweater, hat, and bootie set, and above all, she needed a diaper! That's right, she needed a diaper! Imagine going all this time without that most basic piece of clothing! I'm shocked, really.
Anyway, it took a very looooooooooong time, but here we are. Lena got some new duds! First you'll see her here with her new pink shirt, and her pink diaper.
Lena's new pink shirt and diaper
Next, Lena needed a new pair of overalls to play in. She needed something warm, and with some bright color, since Winter can be so long and dark, and dreary. So here she is in her brand new lined overalls. Doesn't she look ready to play?
New yellow overalls lined with a cotton fabric featuring white daisies on a hot pink background
Now, Momma Cat realized right away that something was missing here. She was concerned that Lena's little feet would be cold, and since it's still winter, maybe the rest of her would be cold too. So she made Lena a little hat, a sweater, and some booties to match her new outfit.
New sweater, hat, and matching booties
The pattern for this baby sweater was printed in 1953, and it's one of many that Grandma Cat passed down to Momma and Baby Cat. The hat is Momma Cat's own design, as are the booties.
Now that Lena is fully clothed, maybe she can wait a while before she gets any more new clothes. Momma Cat already has some really sweet turquoise baby-wale corduroy just itchin' to be made into a pair of baby pants! We can hardly wait to see them. But Momma Cat has a few other projects to deal with before that happens.
These headbands are inspired by, though very different from the some of ones I have seen at Camp Hollyhock. I love how they take fabric and lace scraps, flowers and bows to make their beautiful, one-of-a-kind headbands.
I have also been trying to make better use of cute hair accessories since I cut my hair even shorter a couple of weeks ago. This gave me the idea of designing my own headbands.
The base is a plastic headband covered with some beautiful vintage lace Plushy gave me and decorated with hot pink felt hearts and buttons. I only made two for starters, but I loved making them and am really happy with the way that they turned out, so if you love them too I would gladly make more! These two will be on Etsy soon if anyone wants one for Valentine's Day. In the absence of a suitable manikin, I am modeling them for you.
Momma Cat just recently finished making several flannel shirts. You've seen, in a previous post, the Pink Cat shirt I made for Baby Cat. Well, I made two more just like it since then. One was for my good friend, and the other was for myself. I have to tell you, those shirts are very comfortable and warm!
Since I liked the Pink Cat shirts so well, I made another flannel shirt for myself. This one was bright red with bears all over it. I saw this Fabric at JoAnn's during the holidays and just had to have it. It is so bright and cheerful, and oh so soft......
This shirt can be worn by itself, or over a short or long-sleeve t-shirt, or even a camisole. I absolutely love these shirts and get compliments about them every day.
What do you think would happen if you combined Momma Cat with Plushpussycat, and sent them to a doll show?
Well, I'll tell you, it was an entire morning filled with fun!
Momma Cat (doll enthusiast) and Plushpusscat (miniaturist), had so much stuff to look at that it took hours! Daddy Cat and Plushy's (that's what I'm calling her for short) husband were plenty worried I'll tell you! But, both lady cats had a good time looking at all the tempting items, and each made a couple of sweet purchases.
Momma Cat bought these two lovelies;
The first lovely is a Nancy Ann Storybook Doll. That's all we know about her except she was extremely cute and terribly inexpensive. Momma Cat could not resist.
Nancy Ann Storybook Doll
The second lovely is a Marmie Doll, made by Madame Alexander in the 1950's. The dress on this doll is reproduction fashioned from the doll's original dress. But, WE DON'T CARE! Because Marmie is absolutely stunning in every way, and our hearts melt every time we look at her sweet little face.
Marmie from Little Women
For those of you that don't already know, Marmie is the mother character in a book by Louisa May Alcott, entitled Little Women. If you haven't read it, give yourself a little treat. In fact, read that, and then read Little Men. I promise you won't be sorry!
Now Plushy bought some cute little things too, and I do mean little, since she's into miniatures. But you'll have to look at her blog to see what she purchased, because she wants to show them to you herself. She bought several really cute little items that will work well in her doll houses, or can be used for her giveaway prizes. So go to Plushpussycat.com and see what our friend bought.
Baby Cat was not available to go to the doll show today because she and Boyfriend Cat are up on Mt. Hood snow-shoeing. Doesn't that sound like a dangerous thing for a little cat to do? I told her to fake a leg injury so that she could go to the doll show instead. But, she wouldn't do it. She wanted to be with Boyfriend Cat instead. Go figure!