14th Jan is National Dress Up Your Pet Day!
As you might know, I'm a cat lover. I have 3 cats, all black and all a little bit crazy in their own way. Oliver, my 3-legged cat, is often the unintended star of my sewing videos and especially is very fond of quilting.
I'm such a sucker for an animal sob-story.
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- Oliver was near to death as a kitten when I found him and hand-reared him back to health at the resort where I worked, only for him to then loose a leg in an accident on the road and he had to come and live with us permanently. His vet bills cost more than my car! Oliver's full name is Oliver Twist because as a starving kitten he was always asking for more.
- Panther is a huge black cat who was abandoned when a lady in the village up the road died – he was semi-feral and none of the family would take him. He also looked rather nasty as he had a skin condition that made his fur fall out. But now he's all better, a big softie and loves his cuddles. You can see him on the mend in this photo with his fur growing back.
- Scruffy came to us as a tiny orphaned kitten completely bald and covered in ringworm, and of course I was covered soon too. Now he's a round barrel of a cat with very thick fur which earns him the nickname Scruffy Deluxe.
Other cats come and go as they need help, but those 3 are my permanent family. But would I dress them up for National Dress Up Your Pet Day – er, no – not unless I wanted to be skinned alive.
Nonetheless, they are an important and much loved part of the family and I know lots of people like to sew for their pets, so here are a few examples of pet projects for your sewing to-do list.
Things to sew for your pets – fun and practical ideas for your furry friends
Also try this link for Cute Pet Stuff to Crochet and Knit
I hope you enjoyed this round up of things to sew for your pets. Have you got any projects to share? We'd love to see your pets and your sewing ideas – share them over on the forum and make use of the Show and Tell section to share what you sew.