Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Felix the cat, the wonderful wonderful cat

Felix the cat, the wonderful, wonderful cat
Whenever he gets in a fix he reaches into his bag of tricks...

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Will someone please explain why I CANNOT remember that third thing I needed from the store but one glance at a picture of Felix and I can sing the theme song that I haven't heard in 40 years? 

My dear Barbara Diane wanted Felix so she gets him!  Frequent comments earn points with the Inspiration Fairy  (some of you are in t-r-o-u-b-l-e)

Trickier than I thought - looks like some pretty simple shapes but had to work a bit to find the right sizes to "fit together" -  Don't worry Barbara Diane, you are worth it!

Head  - 1.75 punched with 1.75 twice and 3/4 inch as shown below -then layer a 1 3/8 circle (see photo below)
Muzzle - 1.25 circle punch near oval hole, I rounded the 'corners' with my scissors
Nose - standard hole punch
Eyes - 3/4 inch circle - repunched by sticking back in about 3/4 of the way - outline in black marker
Body - small oval and 3/4 inch punch
Arms and Legs - word window
Hands - boho blossom trimmed to 4 fingers
Feet - wide heart to heart cut in half
Drew on his mouth and tongue

Here is a photo of the head parts

And here is a photo of bag of tricks stuff

Part of full heart - parts of key tag (retired - you can just use a rectangle and round the corners)
hinge - standard hole punch
handles - like I did here on the sword handle
drew on the x's and dots for bag


Whimcees said...

WOW! You made me a Felix! I LOVE him! Thank you! I can't tell you how perfect the timing of this gift of kindness means to me! Sometimes one feels lost in the shuffle and then an unexpected gift of friendship makes one feel ok again!

He is wonderful! Your skill and talent are endless and I am so excited that you created this special favorite for me! I knew you would remember this little guy! :<)

Thank you Ellen! You made me a happy woman this morning! Wishing you a great day!


Barbara Diane

Kriss said...

I really need your inspiration fairy to visit me! I love to visit your blog daily! Thank you for sharing and keep going with that fairy of yours:)

Migdalia said...

He is just too cute for words! You are one talented lady! Wish I could answer your question about memory,but, I am the same way!
Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Carrie Rhoades said...

I saw the request for Felix and was so hoping you would take the challenge, although, is it really even a challenge for you. He is SUPER cute, perfect. I love it!

Ruby said...

he is very cute, love his expression. The tricks bag is very creative. Tks for sharing!

Karen Felix said...

This is a great punch character...I saw it posted on Stampin' Connection and was very glad to see that you posted how Felix was constructed on your blog. Your punch art is awesome and I enjoy all that you share. Thank you for giving me the tools to make Felix for myself.

Linda Callahan said...

Sing with me: "Felix the Cat - the wonderful, wonderful cat - You'll laugh so hard your sides will ache your heart will go pittipat - thanks to Felix the Wonderful Cat!" Showing my age - watched those cartoons 50 years ago - yikes - and I loved seeing him show up today! Thanks for making me smile Ellen!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Again with the memories, thanks so much. I do the same thing, though, when it comes to these cartoons. I can remember the words to alot of them. I wish some of these were still around to share with the new generations.


Charlene said...

My husband love Felix and I can't wait to make this for his christmas tag. Thanks so much for the great project.