Aqua antics

The tennis final is on tonight so what on earth am I doing here blogging? Who thought updating every single day of the year was a good idea?
So in brief: Sunday – lovely empty day. Apart from 11 cat dresses that needed sewing we had no obligations so we decided to take a quick early morning dash into the Aquarium which is hugely expensive and largely unimpressive. Amelia managed to find Nemo which was extremely exciting. I took some photos of her finding him, but I am exceeding my bandwidth at the moment and it’s all getting very expensive, so you can find them at flickr.

After lunch I started sewing and have finished one cat which is my official A Month of Softies submission. I can see that I may spend quite a lot of time over the next week finishing all their outfits. I am still not completely sure what I am going to be doing with them because I have a couple of different options, but it is highly likely that I will be auctioning a couple on Ebay in the next couple of weeks.

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9 Responses

  1. says:

    Well, I for one, think updating every day is a fantastic idea 🙂
    I really enjoy your updates. Keep it up… and thank you!

  2. You should set up a little “donate” button on the month of softies page. I’m sure there would be people willing to help out with the financial part since you host such a wonderful project.
    P.S. I definatley appreciate you updating everyday. I look forward to it.

  3. absolutely adorable – love it! i’m going to try and join the month of softies next month 🙂

  4. says:

    Can’t wait to see the softies – I’m just depressed I ran out of time to finish mine (you know how it is – kids, work, meals that have to be cooked, etc). Maybe next month!

  5. not sure what you’re paying currently for hosting, but I use and they offer a ridiculous amount of services for very little money.

  6. …the Aquarium which is hugely expensive and largely unimpressive…
    Really? My husband and daughter went on Saturday (I haven’t been yet) and they loved it. You did go downstairs to see the main Oceanarium tank didn’t you? All those sharks swimming over your head! Sounds cool to me.
    I love your vintage kitties, especially the ones in stripey stockings.

  7. Oooo la la! What a catwalk model! Gorgeous! That cat could live at my place anytime!

  8. Claire! I am so inspried by your little animals, they are amazing!
    I would love to be able to make something similar for a dear friend’s to-be-born baby (I have six months before her arrival!). I found the “Splendid Soft Toys” book that you’ve mentioned before (available on Amazon) but I’m curious as to how much work you do by sewing machine vs by hand? Sadly, I don’t have a machine yet but am curious what I could hand sew…

    Any advice would be great.

  9. says:

    Hello Claire,hope you will tell us when you put the cats on ebay ?!!