I feel like we live in Wanda Gag's Millions of Cats.
Last spring P was commissioned to make ten cat families each consisting of a mama cat with three babies. The babies are filled with rice and are made following P's Super Easy Cat Bean Bag tutorial.
The mama cats are bigger and are not stuffed. They are made with a hole in the bottom and have a snap closure so that the babies can be stored inside of the mama cat.
We won't discuss the fact that the mama has to give birth to the kittens each time they are taken out for play.
We worked on them in spurts over the summer. I did the hand stitching on the bottom of the mamas for her and last night we put snaps on them all. These will then be going to a friend and will be put in the family Christmas store at her church. Children will be allowed to come to the store and shop for their families. I hope they think they are as cute as we do. P doesn't want them all to go...
We used scrap fabrics for the kittens and I used some of my 1930's reproduction fabrics for the mamas. P loves the reproduction 30's fabrics and has picked out some of those for more doll clothes! It has been fun to have a sewing project to work on together.