A Cat called Madeleine

Added Jan 23, 2013

by missjackieo

Edinburgh, Unite...

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Description

I had an urge to make myself a cat , and I was keen to make it not so cute as most toys that I have made , but rather more the sort of cat you would come across in a fantasy film , with a tim burton aesthetic. I had to do a bit of engineering inside the body with wire prongs coming through a cardboard base so that it would stay upright , as the head is almost as heavy as the body . I also wanted to add some interest with two complementary fabrics . The tail is a fabric tube encasing coiled wire .
I think she looks like a Madeleine , plus I love the sound of that name :-)

Material Notes

polka dot fabric , floral fabric, wadding , beige felt , plastic eyes , wire , cardboard ,embroidery floss in various colours.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Home/Deco
Garment Type
Toy
Style
Geek, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Victorian
Material
Cotton

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    Jan 27, 2013, 01.56 PMby pinkgribble

    I love this cat its got a great face, and to be honest I don’t even like cats. I am a massive fan of Tim Burtons work it wouldn’t look out of place in Alice and Wonderland.

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      Jan 27, 2013, 06.09 PMby missjackieo

      thankyou , i take that as a great compliment , I really like the cat in Alice in Wonderland , its face is huge !

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    Jan 25, 2013, 10.16 AMby missjackieo

    thanks ! there was something satisfying about making a creepy looking animal. I hope you dont scare people away from the door with it lol

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    Jan 24, 2013, 08.05 PMby alexus1325

    That is a bizarre and almost frightening cat, yet the more I look at it, the more endearing it becomes. Strange… Crap, I think I like it :P

    Now I’m seriously considering making a doorstop kitty in this vein…

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