Creature Comforts – Day 05, Preparing for Something Fleecy


Fleece bean bags

Are you blind yet?

So, I made some bean bags today…

No, they’re not for the Creature Comforts theme. They’re for the local Girl Scout cookie rally coming up on Friday. My troop is running a couple stations, and one will have a bean bag game, so I made these. And what does any of that have to do with the Creature Comforts project?

First, Girl Scout cookie season pretty much eats up my life for three months every year. I’m trying to avoid letting that happen this year by being a little more organized and by making my personal work (as opposed to my volunteer work) more of a priority.

Second, I needed to practice sewing with fleece for the next Creature Comforts project. Hancock Fabrics had fleece on sale last week, and I bought a bunch of remnants, along with some heavy duty sewing needlesand other items, to make something I desperately want but haven’t had time to work on. Something that’s just for me, and that I know will be nice and cozy during the frigid months of Girl Scout cookie season.

Third, I did spend today doing a supply run to get all that I needed for making the next project, and I think that counts as work on the Creature Comforts theme.

Fourth, I have been told by at least three people today that these are the nicest, comfiest bean bags they’ve ever seen.  So I made not have made them for the Creature Comforst theme exactly, but they do fit in. Sort of.

I’ll be cutting fabric and sewing tomorrow and should have a shot of the project in progress soon. For now, sweet tight and dream of bean bags.

Creature Comforts – Day 04, Zombie Kitty Cup Cozy finished!


Zombie Kitty Cup Cozy!

This’ll put a little “MEOW!” in your mocha!

Ta-daaaa! I had fun adding the final details to this baby! The brains are a pom-pom yarn that I crocheted to the edge of the cozy. They have a nice fluffy look that reminds me of an actual brain (yes, I think brains are fluffy). But the brains by themselves didn’t quite work for me, so I added the blood and that did the trick! Take a closer look at it!


Lovely fluffy zombie kitty brains!

I made up this cup cozy on the fly, so there are a few things I would change for the next version. I would like to make it a bit longer, to give me more room to add the features, and I think the mouth would work better as an oval shape rather than the rounded triangle I came up with. But over all, I’m very happy with this!

Tomorrow, I plan to start a new project for the Creature Comforts theme.  For now, enjoy this cuddly zombie kitty cozy!

Creature Comforts – Day 02, Zombie Kitty Cup Cozy in progress


Zombie Kitty Cup Cozy!

Cup cozies make me purrrrr…

After making the Krampus amigurumi for one of my nephews, I still had some of green yarn left, just enough for a cup cozy. I have an Adventure Time cup cozy I made last year (it’s Jake the Dog), and everyone who sees it just loves it and wants to know where I bought it! When I tell folks I made it, they’re usually very surprised. I’m betting now they’ll be even more surprised when they see the finished version of this! 

Krampus Challenge, Day 31, & Creature Comforts, Day 01 – Krampus Amigurumi Finished!


Krampus Amigurumi!

“Baaaaaa! Humbug!”

I just finished this. Yesterday, I had the head completely assembled and the body attached. Today I finished off the legs, beard and tail and stitched those on. Five seconds later, my nephew ran off with him, shouting, “Kwampus! KWAAAAAMPUS!!” Apparently, he’s very happy with his new stuffie.

Which is perfect, because while yesterday was the last day of the Krampus Challenge, today is the first day of the Creature Comforts Challenge, and I can think of no better Creature Comfort than a monstrous stuffie to cuddle with at night and help keep the Thing Beneath the Bed at bay until morning.

 I’m going to spend the rest of today relaxing with family and watching y nephew run around with Krampus. It’s a good way to start the New Year.