Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Sewing: My Very Favorite Story

Merry Christmas Eve! Just wanted to pop in and share my favorite Christmas sewing story from my holiday season:

For those who haven't caught on, I'm crazy about my cats. I'm a crazy cat lady in her mid 20's. It's bad. I had never had a cat before a little over a year ago, and now I have two fluffballs who are just the cutest. Last year I had taken a leftover stocking to hang for our only cat at the time, Ares. But now we have two cats! Who love to snuggle! And who needed matching stockings.

So, I had been going on and on ad nauseum about Lizzy House's upcoming line Catnap. I kept telling Stephen that it was perfect, but wasn't reaching stores until late December. I was just talking out loud one day when I said I should just email Lizzy House herself. 


I must have been feeling quite loony, because I felt a little ridiculous going to her website to her contact form and sending an email that basically read like this:

"Hi, I must have your fabric for my kitty stockings. Nothing else is acceptable. Please sell me some of your fabric before I can get it in stores. Please don't judge the things I'm willing to do for my cats to have Christmas stockings. Please don't notify the police that a crazy lady is begging for fabric. I promise to name my next kitty after you. Or my first born child. You're fantastic, k thanks bye."

[Some of those are direct sentences taken from the email. You can decide which.]

And wouldn't ya know, Lizzy House was tickled at my email and agreed to send me some Catnap. Seriously guys, she's nice. As far as I know, she didn't put an Internet restraining order on my craziness, but she might have told her friends that she's got a fangirl. And Catnap is so richly colored and the fabric feels great.

This IG photo isn't the best quality - my apologies!

And I have no shame. Because my baby fluffs are going to have matching stockings to tear into tomorrow morning. I do plan on adding their names to the cuffs for next year, but I just ran out of time.

I hope you have a very merry Christmas and open up lots of fabric tomorrow :)


  1. Congrats on getting yours done. I managed to get 2 out of 3 done last year. This year I am still sewing that 3rd one up (it is actually for me). So here is hoping, looks like it will be a late night to finish up the stocking :-)

    Merry Christmas!!

  2. Hahah best Christmas story ever! :)

  3. OMG! That is amazing. Okay, please help me. I have a Lizzy House Cat Nap emergency!!! I really want to make a quilt out of this line....a QUEEN Sized quilt. (Feel free to check out my instagram so you may see my obsession with my own cats user wendyfranczak.) The problem is, I love the fabric so much that I have no idea what the heck to do with it!! Any thoughts on the purrfect quilt patterns for this line? The colors and patterns are so unique I am lost. HELP! :)


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