Saturday, January 14, 2012

Book Pals - Pete the Cat

   We have just made our second book pal and we are in love.  If you haven't read the picture book series Pete the Cat  by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean, you are missing out.  To get an idea, click on the books and rock away.  Just imagine a class of first graders singing will fall in love too.
    We knew we wanted to create Pete, but weren't sure we what to do about shoes.  We thought we might find infant shoes at a thrift store, but no luck.  Then we found these at Marshall's.  Perfect!

   We dug some blue fabric out of the fabric scrap box.  It was a little dark, but we thought it would work.  Mama Thrift just cut it out by eyeballing it.  She is so good, she only had to re-cut the head twice.  The eyes and nose were from felt and the mouth and eyebrows were black floss.  My job was the stuffing the body.  I love the final result.

    Since Pete is a four footed friend, we are left with four rockin' shoes that while very cute, do not match.
   We have decided to have a giveaway.  If you think you want to make your own Pete, leave us a comment and we will select someone at random to send them too (Of course, the most comments we have ever had were five so your chances are pretty good.)

   "And we 're rockin' in our thriftin' shoes.  Oh we're rockin' in our thriftin' shoes"   Catchy isn't?

Thrift Chick


CWN Photography said...

Hey there - love your cat & I'd love to win the shoes to make my own. I'm from


Stephanie O' said...

What size are the socks? Would they fit a nineteen month old (even if they don't match)? Not sure what else I'd do with them!

A Mother and A Daughter said...

From one thrifty mother and daughter to another - we think your cat is PURRRRTY! LOL! ~ Barbara and Alicia

The White Silk Purse (Dana) said...

OH, how sorry I am to be late to the party! However, I do want to make my very own Pete and yours is spiffy. Thanks for the post of inspiration!! What a good idea for shoes.