I’m a founding member of the New England Meow Outfit (NEMO), the newest CFA cat club in North America, and as I mentioned a month or so ago, we’re putting on our very first cat show next weekend.
I’m the recording secretary and resident artist, and I designed our logo: a Maine Coon cat holding a clownfish. His name is Marlin, and he adorns many different items in our Zazzle shop (we’re non-profit, and this is actually one of our fundraisers).
But since Marlin is my baby, I couldn’t be happy with him only existing in two dimensions. So I made a stuffed Marlin.
I got super lucky with the fabric – I found the absolutely perfect cream longhaired fabric at a shop online, and I used a blend of different patterns to fit the Maneki Neko pose I drew him in.
The sitting body is taken from the pattern I used to make the plush Angel. The head and the arms are taken from two different teddy patterns I’ve used to make different Jacoby plushies. The fish is a commercial one I found on Amazon.
His eyes glow in the dark, too.
Of course, I’m not allowed to take photos of anything that doesn’t include Jacoby.
Perish the thought!
Marlin’s a pretty good size, too; you can see how big he is compared to Jake.
We’re also having a costume contest at the show, and my friend Iris found a Finding Nemo pet Halloween costume at Petsmart. Well, of course I had to get one for Jake…
…but I don’t think he’s much of a fan.
I hope he forgives Iris…someday.
However, the costume wasn’t a total bust. Look who it DOES fit!
Isn’t it nice when everything works out?