This is the cat I made from the 'Stuffed Animals' book by Abigail Glassenberg. I think she turned out quite sweet. I made her completely from faux fur fabric - which is something I haven't used much before - certainly not for a complete softie. Abby gives us lots of tips about using faux fur in this book so this definitely helped me. This pattern also used an underbody gusset piece and a head gusset to give it it's shape and Abby has lessons about this in the book too.
My cat was quite curious about this cat I had made and so came over to check her out while I was taking photos. I don't think she knew quite what to make of it - was it real or not?
Abby has also included lessons in the book about designing a muzzle and making a sitting animal - like this cat. She also talks about using safety eyes (which I used on the cat) and also using eyes with looped backs too. All very helpful.
As you can probably tell I am really getting a lot out of this book and love trying out the techniques that Abby teaches us in each lesson. The cat really didn't take that long to make at all and although I was unfamiliar with using the faux fur I got the hang of it and now feel confident using it. Thanks Abby for making this wonderful book and teaching us all these tips and techniques.