Saturday, November 26, 2005

A Month of Softies: November

My nephew has invented an alternate persona: he is Freddie the Rescue Cat. We're not entirely sure where Freddie came from, but my nephew likes firetrucks, firemen, etc. as well as cats, so apparently he linked these interests together into one character.

I thought it might be fun to give my nephew a real Freddie for Christmas, and since he's started pre-school this year I didn't think it would really be appropriate to give him a softie that he would carry around. Thus, the wearable softie, which just happens to fit perfectly with this month's theme.

As a superhero, I thought Freddie needed the appropriate garishly-colored superhero garb. And so the turquoise and yellow hat, t-shirt and cape. He has small disks of velcro on the back of his paws so that he can scale the t-shirt and other fabric surfaces (and he has velcro on his ears, too, to keep him from pitching forward). Freddie is the first softie I've made, and I had a lot of fun with him.


  1. He is terrific! What a great idea. My daughter would love a wearable softie t-shirt!

  2. How cute! Does your nephew have the book The Fire Cat? It's about a cat who was adopted by a firehouse and helps with rescues. He might like it.

  3. that is quite possibly the cutest sweater i have ever seen. will you make one for me? my alterego is kiki the ice cream devourer.

  4. Anonymous11:08 PM

    THIS IS THE MOST DARLING THING EVER, SIS! Am I allowed to know it exists? He'll love it.
    And, for the record, we discovered The Fire Cat book by chance at a used bookstore (after the whole Freddy Rescue Cat thing was in full-swing). It's as if it had been written for him.