When it came to looking for a name for this felty kitty I toyed with a lot of ideas. Something lyrical perhaps? Or a nod to great fisherfolk from salty tales of the high seas? Or something ever so witty? I couldn’t even decide if this cat was a boy or a girl. In the end I settled with ‘Pebbles’(although for our purposes let’s just call her ‘Pebby’) and I wanted to tell you why…and it has nothing to do with The Flintstones.
Pebby is a pet from my childhood although she was never ‘mine’. She was never anybody’s really. A smokey blue grey shorthair, she was aloof, timid and quite a mystery to me. I was used to overly friendly moggies. The always under foot kind wanting a scratch or to sit on your lap. I don’t think Pebby ever sat on my lap but I did feel very privileged if she sat ‘with’ me from time to time. To achieve this I usually had to resort to quietly sidling my way into her company and hope she didn’t skedaddle.
Pebby lived with my grandparents. She, like her house mate a cantankerous, overweight ginger tom called ‘Sam’ both wandered into their lives, at different times, and decided that they’d stay. She grew fat with their care and enjoyed the slow beat that their home moved to. Pebby always smelled of wood ovens and mustard coloured woolly knitted cardigans. She loved to sleep in the sun, eat smelly fish and…sleep in the sun…or by the fire.
So this grey, smelly fish catching, felty kitty is my nod to Pebby in thanks for the moments she let me spend in her company…before stalking off to find a quieter place, without any kids in it.
This listing is for a downloadable sewing pattern to make the cat softie, the sou'wester hat and raincoat + satchel bag and fish as shown in the images. A file will be delivered to your email address upon checking out.
Pebbles is made using wool felt and glass teddy bear eyes. All pattern pieces print to Australian standard A4 page size paper. Pebbles stands approx. 27cm from tips of ears to toes.
Please note that as I'm an Australian designer. All measurements will be given using the metric system.
I endeavor to provide detailed and easily understood written instructions. If you do have any bumps in the road while making this little cat don't hesitate to contact me (email@example.com) and I'll provide you with any help, tips or support you need to finish Pebbles.
Please note that glass teddy bear eyes can pose a choking hazard to small children. Full supervision should always be given to young children when playing with handmade toys.
While I'm happy for you as the purchaser to make Pebbles and sell your work on a small scale such as through a market stand I do ask that all labeling and marketing material identify myself and or Frazzy Dazzles as the original designer. The copying of and or re-selling/re-distribution of this pattern either in paper or digital form just isn't very nice.
Thank you for stopping by and looking at my little Pebbles. If you like my designs you might like to follow my Frazzy Dazzles page of Facebook and Instagram. That's where I share all new and emerging designs first.
Jan 2, 2018 by Kathy Rutter
Very cute design! Can't wait to make her up!
Oct 31, 2017 by Leslie Takenaka
Very clear instructions.
Clear concise pattern pieces.
I can’t wait to make this cute little cat.
Thanks Jenny for another gorgeous pattern.
Oct 28, 2017 by Wendy Yeomans
Oct 14, 2017 by Theresa Hartigan
Absolutely gorgeous pattern!! All your patterns are easy to follow with very helpful and descriptive instructions. Each one I buy is my favourite and I have loved making each and everyone of them. Thank you so much Jen!!
Oct 12, 2017 by Annette
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I put in a great deal of attention to the finished items (artist made original softies and dolls) that I sell. If however you are not satisfied with your purchase please contact me to discuss returning the item. Returns should be made within 14 days of receiving the item. The returned item/s should be in its unused and original condition. Unfortunately, the cost of shipping to return the item cannot be refunded. Items noted as damaged on return will not be accepted. Please be sure of your purchase before finalising. If you're unsure about any item please feel free to send me a convo or message before purchasing.
Due to the nature and instant delivery of PDF files I don't offer a refund for such purchases. I will endeavor to help you in any way I can to help you put together the designs you purchase from me.
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