Handmade Holiday — Meet Butter!

This sweet kitty cat was a late night sewing project I made using this free pattern found on Wee Wonderfuls, and I wish you could have seen the look on Emily’s face when she first saw him! She immediately named him “Butter”, and they have been enjoying many adventures together this morning.
Butter’s made from a vintage pillowcase, some felt, stuffing, and 2 buttons for eyes. I even attached a little jingle collar, so Emily will be able to keep track of him, should he wander off on his own. The pattern only calls for 1/4 yard of fabric, so it’s a good way to use up scraps. Val in the Rose Garden might recognize this fabric, since it came as part of this wonderful surprise package she mailed us. (Thanks, Val!)
Butter is so brave! Sometimes he climbs the back of the sofa and pretends to be a mountain lion!


  1. wow! that is adorable! you are so talented!

  2. Dear Valerie,

    I'm glad you finally used someone else's pillow case this time! Thanks Val in the Rose Garden!


  3. Adorable, I'm not surprised that Emily adores him!

  4. Elizabeth Frick says

    Butter is SO cute! I can't wait to make him for my daughter!!!

  5. Butter is so cute!

    I am embarrassed to admit that when I quickly read the title of the post and saw the picture on my blogger dashboard I thought you had sculpted a cat OUT of butter! I did a double take. I guess, I wouldn't be all that surprised if you did make a butter sculpture. πŸ™‚ Your talents are limitless.

  6. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Mark — Your pillow almost always ends up cold and naked. But pillowcases can be made into so many things!

    @ Mama King — Hahahahahhahahahaha!!!!

  7. That is too stinkin' cute! How do you find the time?! And how in the world did I miss the post about your gift from Val in the Rose Garden. Her gift was super sweet!

  8. Amy's Stocking Stuffers says

    Butter is adorable! I still have my favorite yellow flowered pillowcase from my childhood. It would make a lovely "Butter" too!

  9. Lenetta @ Nettacow says

    1) I SO can't wait to give my nieces their gifts that I've been making. The quiet family for the littlest is turning out to be way more fun than I though! So I'm cracking up that you make stuff and just give it to Emily instead of waiting. :>)

    2) I've been having a craft fantasy or two of my own and I laugh at myself and think of you every time.

  10. An Almost Unschooling Mom says

    That is absolutely adorable!

  11. EntertainingMom says

    I love butter too! I thought you were making butter!! Your cat is absolutely adorable, but I think butter probably tastes better!!

  12. Val in the Rose Garden says

    So cute! You did a great job. πŸ™‚ And Mark, it was my pleasure to supply that pillow case. πŸ˜‰ I wasn't using it anymore.

    Tehehe… looks much better as a cat anyway.


  13. You make so many toys for your daughters. I'm wondering about your organization methods. Maybe you can blog that one day. From the photos you post, your home looks very tidy, not a bit cluttered. How do you manage that?

  14. Just Breathe says

    That kitty is adorable. Great job!

  15. Adorable! Butter is such a cute name.

  16. That is so cute. Is Butter washable?

  17. and it is times like this when i so wish i could sew!

  18. jodi of the creative JAR says

    love this!

  19. So cute!

  20. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will come back again – taking you feeds also, Thanks.

  21. I think I made their tiny teddy bear! Your kitty is cute!