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This design was inspired by Edward Lear's poem, "The Owl and the Pussycat".
The owl sings, "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Puss
The owl sings, "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are,..." in the first verse.
I have "The Owl, an Elegant Fowl" available hereHopefully, someday in the not too distant future, I will work out the construction kinks for the Beautiful Boat
DO NOT order this on a FQ of the Cotton/silk; you will not get the entire kit!!
This design is the original creation of the designer, me. Please do not copy or distribute this design without permission.
cut & sew patterns (1842),
"the owl and the pussycat" (3)
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Any chance you can update this to repeate? that way 4 of them fit on 1 yard.
Posted almost 2 years ago.
This is great!!
Posted almost 3 years ago.
Edsel2084, I don't know how I missed your comment. If you look at the yard view I had printed I was thinking along the same lines when I designed the boat pocket. I think your ideas about giving the back more support would help, although I'm not sure padding would be enough. Maybe if the animals were lighter as you suggest it would work. Your ideas have made me re-think the support system. I think the best thing might be to stretch the back panel over a stretched canvas and then hand tack the panel to the stretched canvas behind it. Add the hook and loop fastener, also tacked through the canvas; and I think that might give it enough support.
Posted over 3 years ago.
If you stuff the animals with shredded foam bits instead of cotton or synthetic fluff, they might be light enough to sit in a pocket. As I envision it, the boat would be made of two quarters. The first would contain the sky and sea. One could even sew a solid backing panel on that and put foam sheeting inside to make it into a flat sort of pillow of its own.
The second quarter would be the hull of the boat (and any other accessories you wanted such as their honey, knapsack, a sail, a flag). The side view boat hull would be sewn to the sky/ocean panel in the correct position to be floating on the ocean like a pocket on a skirt.
The owl and pussycat could sit in the pocket, heads up over the edge, with a dot of velcro on each of their back sides, which would correspond to a dot for each sewn in the water area behind the boat hull.
The soft half would be on the animals. The scratchy half behind the boat hull. The boat would not support the weight of the animals. The backing panel would. The boat would just cosmetically sit on top of them.
At least that's a suggestion of how I would make such a boat.
I do love this cat and I know a friend who owns 8 cats who would probably love a cat pillow made of this.
And I do remember the poem from my nursery school days:
The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. They took some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note."
My father loved it and read it to me as a bedtime story, though explaining what a five pound note was to an American four year old probably wasn't easy for him.
Posted almost 4 years ago.
Wren, thank you for your sweet comment. I do wish i could figure out a plan for the boat. The one I tried just didn't work out, the fabric was simply too light weight to support the weight of the animals.
Patty, I'm so sorry I didn't respond sooner to your lovely post. Thank you, they look so nice; and I love that you photographed the owl in a tree.
The owl and the pussycat together -- of course! They look so cute sewn and in their beautiful pea green boat. I hope a lot of people are getting use out of these kits.
Such a sweet kitty indeed, Victoria, I just finished sewing one up and she's adorable!
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Posted over 4 years ago.
Thank you Karen. Thank you Catru. My husband thought she looked too fat; but I told him she would be a lot thinner when she was made. That's probably why she looks better Catru.
Posted almost 5 years ago.
I spotted this on flickr. How amazing is that cat! He is wonderful.
ohhhh I SO love this pussycat!!! it looks even better if that's possible, all sewn up!!!! â™¥ :)
The Lovely Pussycat. I was a little rushed getting her together, her front paws could be a little more rounded. I am going to tweak the gray on her mouth and chin slightly; then put her up for sale.
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The yard with the pussycat and the pea green boat.
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Thank you Kdl.
Such a cute idea, they are precious!
Thank you Catru, Scrummy, Karen, Patty, and Dianne. I'm ordering the whole set today!
Love this kitty! :)
What a clever idea and your sweet kitty cat is gorgeous, Victoria!
Magnificent design. I love how you created this.
so super Victoria ~ great job! xxx
I truly believe you have something great going in this style you've been working (in your owl, and this terrific cat) If I had kids around, I'd definetely would want these two as a gift for them. They are so sweet and realistic, love them :)
I will finish the instructions before it goes on sale; but I wanted to get it proofed to have available for free shipping day.
Hopefully this is what the set will look like with the owl and pussycat stored in the "boat" pocket.
Thank you, Catru, Rhonda, Roby, Virginia, and Scrummy. I sure there were people who thought I would never get her done; frankly I was beginning to worry about her myself.
thats one lovely pussy you have there Victoria!!! xxx
Sweet kitty. I can tell a whole lot of work went into the creation of her.
I agree with catru - can't wait to see it sewn up! It looks like it will be a sweet kitty!
Glad to see the Pussycat is ready to join up with her companion Owl! She is a pretty tabby, Victoria.
this is terrific Victoria!!!! can't wait to see how it will look all sewn up, cause like the owl, I'm sure it will look even better!!! â™¥
Finally, "The Pussycat" makes her debut! This poor kitty has been through about 7 or 8 versions, and numerous revisions and tweaks.
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