Monday, May 14, 2012

Mending Monday--Kittens

Mending Monday, all about kittens.  This one is so cute I can see it on little pillowslips and bedspreads too. 

Guppies and kittens...
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I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to have a set of towels like these.
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The pads on those little feet make me smile.
I miss cookie jars on the counters.
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A plate full of kitten...sweet as honey for sure.
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But this one seals the deal for me. That Tom and Jerry image of fun. Perfect for a pinafore. Who wouldn't want to play with that elfish mouse?
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To while away the last few hours of car pool lines (the lovelies are out for summer break next Friday!  Yikes...) I have taken to stitching two sets of pattern weights. These are the brunettes.

These are the blondes. This pattern can be found in the fantastic book Zakka Style. It was originally intended to be hand warmers...but pattern weights were far more necessary.


Perfectly Printed said...

My favorite is the kitten looking at the fish bowl! We almost lost "Ray" when our kitten knocked over his fish bowl. A quick thinking daughter saved the day. Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish while waiting and driving your lovelies? The pattern weights are a great idea!


vintage grey said...

Oh my all the sweet kitties!! I love the one climbing in the jar!! So sweet!! Zakka Style is a great book, and I am loving your weights!! Such a great idea!! Happy stitching!! xo Heather

Musings from Kim K. said...

Those kittens are absolutely adorable. You always find the best stitchings. I found a vintage kitten birthday card at an antique store this weekend. It reminds me of our kitten Luna. Emma is getting it for her birthday.

The countdown to carpool lanes must be wrapping up shortly! Yippee!!

craftyles said...

Love the kittens. I need to get my needle and do some stitching. Tom and Jerry are so cute.

donna said...

You are so sweet to share. My favorite is the kitty in the cookie
jar. Your fabric weights are adorable.

Sewn With Grace said...

Pattern weights are such a great idea! I can't tell you how many times I'm picking patterns up off the floor. The images are darling! I love your Monday series, it's so fun!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hmmm Pattern weights!! Who would have thought??? Great idea!

Kathy said...

Pattern weights - oh my gosh, you are SO clever!!

busymartha said...

Can't wait to see what you create with these beautiful patterns! Darling images Renee!

Chenille Cottage said...

Cute...oh, so cute, my friend! You have done it again, Renee! Another adorable and original edition...with your darling stitched pattern weights!
Thanks for sharing!

vivian said...

oh I do love me some kittens! sweet little projects just waiting for someone with creative fingers to make sweet and gentle little stitches! These are all adorable!
I wish i didnt have to work... oh the things I would have time for!
have a great day renee!

Corey said...

I love your pattern weights! So cute!! What cute beanbags they would be for kids, too!

Amy Burzese said...

Just say kittens and you have my attention! Those pattern weights are ideal!

Jacqui Wise said...

Love your pattern weights. What a great idea.

Unknown said...

Hi Renee, I always love the patterns you share with us. I hope to purchase fabric this Friday to make your clothespin bag - finger's crossed for sure! May I ask if you would like to do my tag swap. It needs some wonderful art, and I have one space left. Yes or No is perfectly okay, let me know. E

LBP said...

How cute are they!!! And a very useable idea. I like it!



Serendipity Handmade + Vintage said...

Very cute! I love those as pattern weights -- great idea!

GardenOfDaisies said...

All the kitten designs are so cute! And what a fun idea for the pattern weights. You have a real knack for adapting things to be better than the original.