Monday, May 5, 2014

Sewing for the Kitten

It's been crazy weather 'round these parts.  One day is sunny and warm and the next day is cold and rainy!  Perfect time to sew up a little treat for the kitten.  When I say 'kitten', I'm using that term in an affectionate way as our 'kitten' is 19 years old!  Like most cats her age, her digestive tract is not what it used to be and she is prone to tummy aches.  She loves her belly rubs and we thought she might like a cat-sized hot water bottle as well.  David bought one of the mini hot water bottles and I sewed up a tartan cover for it.  We basically laid the full hot water bottle over the fabric and traced around it, adding the seam allowance and making a flap to insert the bottle:


And boy, does she love it! Look at her....and doesn't the hot water bottle look like a mini-Scottish cat toy?

Our sweet little chickpea...


Have you ever sewn for your pets?

16 comments:

  1. Oh you get the prize for cutest post of the week!

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  2. This is such a loving thing to do for your cat.
    My cat is on a special diet for diabetes. I think she costs more to feed than my husband. She also likes to share the shower with me, but only to drink the water on the floor and I have to make sure there is no soap or shampoo in it of course. It is a trifle irritating when she wants to drink the water while I clean my teeth at the handbasin. I live in a hot climate so hot-water bottles are not the rage here. But the cat cries for the air conditioner when she is too hot.
    We did quite a bit of sewing for the horse.

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  3. That's such a lovely thing to do for your kitten!

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  4. Oh that is very sweet of you to do for your cat! Adorable that she is enjoying it:)
    Yeah for cats:)

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  5. So sweet! Our kitten is 5, with asthma... Poor babies! We love them :)

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  6. Oh, that sweet kitty! What an adorable make. You can tell she loves it :)

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  7. What a cute idea! I need to find a little hot water bottle and cover it for my cat.

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  8. I'm not going to lie- I'm a teensy bit disappointed as I saw the title of this post and thought maybe you'd sewn some cat fashion!!! But I'm sure she appreciates the hot water bottle far more than she would appreciate clothing! :D You are so sweet to make this for her!

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  9. yep, hammocks for my sons pet-rats. And playtunnels (well, I just used old trouser-legs, so most of the work was done already) And as they by nature don't grow much older than two years my sons told me they'll have to have sleeping bags for burial because they like to snuggle up rather than lie straight in a box. This is a task I am absolutely dreading to do.

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  10. You are the best cat mom ever!

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  11. This is so cute, I had to get off my phone and get to a computer to leave a comment! It's so sweet of you to make a hot water bottle cover for your cat, and even cuter that she likes hot water bottles! I also can't get over the fact that it's so very Scottish-looking!

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  12. Hihi so cute! A very nice gesture for an elderly lady ;)

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  13. How lovely! I know what you mean...my kitty is almost 3 years old but he will always be a baby kitten to me! I must try to make him one for winter...have a lovely day!
    May x
    www.walkinginmay.com

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  14. Adorable! What a creative solution. To me it kind of looks like she is lolling about with a flask... :)

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  15. What a great idea! I've made hammocks for our pet rats (which are not with us anymore, unfortunately), but I've never made anything for my cats before. Perhaps I try similar thing for our cat too.

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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