10.02.2009

Variations on a Theme

One of the ways we manage to make so many original pieces week after week is that we revisit the same basic templates time and again. The basic outline may be the same, but within that outline there are limitless possibilities. Kind of like human beings, come to think of it.



We call the template that we used for these pointy creations Cat Cone (for obvious reasons).
This week's devil ornament is just the latest incarnation in a long line of characters cut from the same cloth, so to speak.

I thought I'd share the Cat Cone template with you all,
so that you too might have fun exploring the possibilities.
Just print it out (preferably on card stock, if you can). Then trace it onto doubled-over fabric. Then sew right on the lines. Then cut it out about 1/4" from your sewn lines. Then snip on the dotted line through ONE layer of fabric (this makes your hole for stuffing). Turn inside out. Then stuff with something fluffy. Finally, stitch the stuffing hole closed, and decorate to your heart's content.
 
What will YOU make of it?

24 comments:

  1. aww joee! yer the best.. amazing how different each of them looks! always interested in learning new ideas and techniques.. have a great weekend!
    hugs, robin

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  2. I love all those cat faces!
    Thanks for sharing your pattern!

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  3. Thankyou so much for sharing! I love all your creations! I think i'm going to try to make myself a few ornaments with this pattern.
    Thanks again!
    Matty

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  4. thanks for the template and I love all the variations of the kitty...:)

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  5. You know what??? It's your incredible painting skills that makes all the difference here! Thanks for sharing!
    Penny

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  6. I am DYING over the cats! I'm a total cat person. Thank you so much for sharing such a cute pattern! I will have to try this out. Hey, maybe you could consider posing a contest where participants have to use your pattern to create their own Cat Cones?! :) I can't wait to create mine... think I need to have them look like my furry boys.
    >^..^<

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  7. love it.. and so nice of you to share with us... thanks

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  8. I shall have a go next week, perhaps something for halloween or Christmas maybe.
    Many thanks for the pattern.

    Julie

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  9. Oooh what fun-thanks for sharing! Your creations are magical

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  10. Those are so cute! I love the blue kitty.

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  11. Thanks you for sharing .

    Rafael

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  12. Thank you for offering a mold of their precious puppets
    you are really very generous.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Yasmin

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  13. Thank you for sharing one of your patterns with us! If I make something from it, I will let you know. :)

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  14. I love the cone cats and was thinking I would love to make some to hang around the house. Thank you so much for the template. Mine will probably be a lot simpler and prim, but will try and see what I can come up with.

    Debbie

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  15. You are SUCH a sweetheart, lil' Jo! THANK YOU! I am SOOOOO going to play & see what kind of cone critters I come up with. I'll show you what I do if I'm not TOO mortified. It's intimidating showing my poorly sewn stuff to someone who can make ANYTHING! Heehee - I WILL tho', anyway! I LOVE what YOU did with the devil. Awesome!

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  16. Love, love, love the kitties. Thank you for sharing the pattern. They are so unique. I agree with the above statement though....it is your immense, immeasurable talent and imagination that makes all of your work come to life.
    Have a great weekend.

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  17. Thak you for your kindness!

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  18. I have loved your creations seems like forever. Tried and tried a few times to get one (no luck), your work is simply awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern.
    Peace and Blessings
    Cheryl..Snatch JOY~

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  19. How generous of you to share that pattern! What a sweetie. I'm going to try my hand myself. Of course mine for sure won't be as charming as yours.

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  20. generous of you to share, gorgeous cat

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  21. I like the cattycones! :D

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  22. Thank you very much for sharing! I wish You a wonderful Christmas and I will follow your blog. / Kicki http://nilsdackepyssel.se

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  23. I love this. I will share with the Community Arts Group I am in. Thanks so much!!!

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