My First Swap! And a Cutie Kitty

Today I mailed my first swap package! Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures of my box, as I was in too much of a hurry mailing it out... boo...

But! I'm so excited!! Louise from loulovesthis is my partner and I couldn't have picked a better person to participate with. She's a very talented soft doll maker and she designs and fashions the entire item by hand! Every stitch is hand sewn in a very neat, beautiful fashion. Each one is a work of art! You've got to check out her work! I feel very lucky to soon hold my very own "Lou Loves This" doll! 

Ok, I'm not going to say anymore about it, I want it to be a surprise! 
I'm definitely going to take pics of everything!


In my post about the Cutie Bear, I mentioned this Cutie Kitty. 
She was made using the same base pattern as the bear. I changed the ears, the nose is different and of course, a tail! Her ears came out a little crooked but like all handmade items, I think it adds some charm :] I really loved how she turned out!  Unlike the Cutie Bears, the Kitty doesn't have a hat or hood; at least not yet. I positioned the ears so a hat will fit but it was so cute without the hat that I decided to not make it one. If I were to make another one, I'd like to make it a light yellow kitty with a strawberry hood and a tiny strawberry basket! Wouldn't that be adorable!?

I didn't mention in the Cutie Bear post where I got my inspiration. Has anyone heard of WELOVESTITCHES?
Felt Keychain -  Valentine Gift -  cute accessories -  Kawaii - Bear plush - READY TO SHIP
Christy is the girl who makes these adorable plushies and I saw this bear on her Etsy, WELOVESTITCHES, and I wanted to try my hand at making an amigurumi version.
The crochet version is a bit different but the concept is close to the same. I love how cute they are, both the plushies and amigurumi versions!

What I liked most was the hoods and how the legs and body were one piece.    I thought making each a basket or backpack would add a playful, imaginative side, so it's not a plush just for a shelf, but it's something you or a child can play with.  I imagine him starting off on a sunny day to enjoy a picnic, carrying lunch in his basket :] 


In other crafty news: I bought 3 patterns from NoialandEeek! Her dolls are super adorable!! I printed out the pattern pieces for the French Bakery Girl last night and I hope to make some progress on her soon. I'm very, VERY excited to make one of her dolls! I'll keep you posted with the latest on each one I finish. 

I hope everyone has a great week and weekend! 



  1. Awww... Denae!!! You are soooo sweet... I didn't take any pics of my package either! lol I did get pics of your doll though...

    Cutie Kitty is a cutie ;) your talent knows no end! Oh and Noialand's work is ahhhhh sooo gorgeous!

    1. You're very welcome Lou! I'll take pics of your box before I open it :)

      Thanks! Yours too :)
      I know, right? I'm so eager to get one finished, hopefully by this weekend. I'll keep you posted!

  2. Awww your craft swap was so adorable!
    >.< I can't wait to do one with you, you're work is so incredible too.
    By the way, I've nominated you for a blog award, congras :) http://millieonherworld.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/inspirational-blogger-reader-appreciation-award/

    1. Aww Thank you Millie! I can't wait either, it's going to be awesome!

      You're so sweet! Thank you for nominating me! Now I just need to figure out how to do it right! :D


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