Saturday, 21 December 2019

Crafting With Cats ~ Part XVI ~ Catmas Special Part III ~ Make A Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip Holly Leaves & Pom Pom Berries ~ Difficulty Level Fair to Middling

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Supurr Greetings Pawesome Pals

Thanks fur joining fur us fur Part XVI of our Crafting with Cats segment.  If mew missed Part One of our Catmas Crafting Extravaganza; How to Make a Purrsonalised Catmas Stocking ~ click here and Part II is here, making The Burlap Cat tree decoration.  

We really like the idea of a handmade Catmas [Christmas to the normal folk out there!], and we've been making lots of things over the last few months as our old decorations are getting a bit tired after 20+ years, and in all honesty we don't like what’s available in the stores; plastic, plastic and more plastic, so this year we decided to go another route and so here we are with a more natural approach.

All of our previous CWC posts are on the Crafting with Cats Page, and mew don't have to be an expert in anything to make any of them.  Plus we offer workarounds and no-sew projects for those who don't like to sew.

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Candy Cane Divider

This time we're making a pawesome

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 3  ©BionicBasil® Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip Holly Leaves & Pom Pom Berries

What Mew Will Need:

Pudding: Brown Faux Fur 

White Faux Fur

Wadding/Stuffing

Lining/backing fabric

Leaves: Green fabric 

Wadding/Stuffing

Catnip - we use our homegrown organic catnip

Berries: Red Wool + pom pom maker, or use 2 x cardboard circles - the old school way

plus

Scissors/Needle/Thread/Chalk/Tape Measure/Sewing Machine

>^.^<

Optional Cat ~ Parsley was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 3  ©BionicBasil® Parsley was today's Craft Room Snoopervisor

Catmas Divider

Lets Get Started On The Pudding

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 3  ©BionicBasil® How To Make A Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip Holly Leaves & Pom Pom Berries

1.  Gather supplies.

2.  Lay out fabric and place pattern. 

3. Cut out.

4.  Mew should now have 6 x segments.

Fur those of mew who are regulars to our blog, will know that we made a pumpkin pouffe on our Creepy Crafting with Cats Halloween Special; so rather than go through all the steps again, just click here to see entire the step by step construction.

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5.  Once sewn together, check size; Parsley says it's good to go!

6.  Stuff to your desired plumpness and mew should now have something that looks like this.
Lets make the Catnip Holly Leaves 

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 1. & 2. Use A4 paper, fold in half and draw holly leaf template and cut out.

3. & 4.  Iron fabric, and cut out 4 x leaves.

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5.  Take wadding and pin 2 x leaves on top.

6. & 7.  Sew around edge and leave a gap to turn right-sides out, and then stuff with catnip - as much as mew think is necessary! MOL

8.  Sew up gap by hand, and mew should now have a couple of holly leaves that looks like this.

>^.^<

It's Pom Pom Time

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1. & 2.  Take your pom pom maker and begin wrapping the wool around tightly.

3. Aftur a few minutes it should look like this.

4. Close and secure pom pom maker with clips.

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5.  Take small sharp scissors and cut the wool - do be careful when cutting.

6.  Take a longer strand of wool and secure the pom pom together.

7.  Mew should now have something that looks like this. Most pom pommeee! MOL

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Now For The Topping... MMMMMMMM...

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1. Cut a circle, or oval in our case - The P.A. only ordered a small amount of the white faux fur - OOPS! 

2.  Cut and pin backing/lining to faux fur - we used an old sheet that had got shrunk in the tumble dryer - note to self: never dry bamboo bedding in the tumble! MOL

3.  Sew right-sides together, leaving a gap.

4.  Turn right-sides out and sew up small gap by hand, mew should now have something that looks like this. Which could also be used as a snuggle mat on its own.


Put it all together and mew should now have this...


EPIC OR WHAT?

Good enough to eat... almost! MOL

Crafting with Cats Catmas Special - Part 3  ©BionicBasil® The Catmas Pudding Pouffe with Catnip Holly Leaves & Pom Pom Berries - The B Team Says YES

We love it! Plus it's calorie free! MOL 

Amber is still trying snort one of the holly leaves... nuff said! [But we can see an intervention on the horizon!]

The Catmas Pudding Pouffe is purrfect fur

Snoozing, Snorting and Playing

Now mew know mew want one!

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And that brings us to the end of our sixteenth Crafting with Cats post, we do hope mew liked it, and feel inspired to make some fun things too.  We've got one more crafting post to share with mew on Monday, but in the meantime we'll be back tomorrow with our Festive Selfies featuring our Annual Snowball Skirmish, and do hope mew can join us then.

Bestest crafty purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox







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5 comments:

  1. That is super cool gang and looks super cozy too!

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  2. The Christmas pudding pouffe looks great and lovely and comfy. The holly leaves certainly get Amber's seal of approval.

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  3. Amber is just doing quality control testing. ;)

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  4. TOTALLY AMAZING. I AM GOING TO SHAR THIS A LOT!!!

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  5. It’s a pouf! It is as cute as the one you made for All Hallows Eve! Winks and purrs!

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