Jungle January- in praise of textile beasties!


I LOVE some animal print- realistic, plushy, foolish, whatevs! Some of my favorite makes of mine and other bloggers have been feline in nature- so I propose that in January we salute this never ceasing trend with a little extra love.

Do you sew wild prints? Do they terrify you? Is the wild kingdom outside of your comfort zone? Come on and push the feral envelope this month and stitch up some cuddly crazy or some sleek beast to be featured as part of this soon to an annual animal thang!

I propose a month of wild guest posts – either the guest or the garment can be wild- your choice! Tons of tiny giveaways and general feral blog mayhem!apemanThis is more festival parade than sewalong- the only requirements are your continued indulgence in my foolishness and a promise to walk on the animal print wild side with a make of your own in a sassy predator print.

Who wants to go on a style safari with me? Lets get the sartorial juices flowing with some celebs strutting in sabertoothed togs:Lady GaGa leaving kiis fm in laLacy prints count too, Dita! amfAR Inspiration Gala Los Angeles - ArrivalsPerhaps more subtle? subtleClassic menswear? isaPresidential? jackieOr, ill-advised? paris hilton 101009Oh, lets not let her ruin our fun! So are you with me? Want to play?

ann**As soon as I get my minions in gear, a lovely button of the Jungle January poster kitten will be yours for your very own blog- oh, feel the pride burning within as you display this idiocy!

photo credits: meadhawg, google images

158 thoughts on “Jungle January- in praise of textile beasties!

  1. katiedmd says:

    Ooo! Me, me!! And my daughter, too.. Is it a problem that I share my love of all thing grrrr with my 4 year old? I like to think she has very advanced and sophisticated taste.


  2. mrsmole says:

    Meow…I’m panting already! Other than Paris Hilton’s bizarre outfit, animal prints have always said “I’m a strong woman…deal with it.” Fingers crossed I can get into this in January when the brides leave me alone! Thank you for starting something we may not be able to finish and which may carry through the rest of the year trimming all sorts of things with leftover scraps of faux fur….can’t you just see it?


  3. Ohhh, I’ve been dying to make an animal print muff to keep my hands warm this winter! Count me in… Now I wonder what I could do with my animal print wooden buttons? I kid you not, I really do own animal print buttons.


  4. Am very tempted. Should I? If only I can get my slopers sorted and bathroom renovated soon so I can throw myself at this too!

    Anyway, I nominated you for an One Lovely Blog Award a couple of days ago and forgot to inform you! Oops. I realize it’s a bit of a chain letter thing that not everyone want to participate in. But as I do enjoy you wisecracking blog, I thought at the very least by nominating you more people might find and get to enjoy your blogs too.

    Anyway, should you wish to participate, you can find the One Lovely Blog Award rules and the award badge at my blog: http://overflowingstash.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/and-the-award-goes-to/

    Anyway, looking forward to this Jungle Sew Away, whether it’ll be in your midst or from the sideline :-)



  5. A little late to the party I guess, but I have this nice leopard print fabric in my closet and it really wants to come out. The thing is, animal print is a little out of my comfort zone but I guess this is just the push I needed. Count me in!


  6. Kat H says:

    How on earth did I miss seeing this when you posted it?!?! I’m so in! (Now to go and “shop my stash” to see what I have in the way of animal-related prints…. Hmmmm….)


  7. M says:

    Somehow this got lost in my intertubes, but I’m so glad to have found it! I am ALL IN. I picked up a bunch of animal print matte jersey last week, and some stretch lace today. Oh dear god, my poor wardrobe won’t know what hit it.


  8. HEY! I finally was able to post the Jungle January badge on my blog and have it connect back to your post relating to it!!!!!!! Wow, this took longer than shopping for and buying the animal print, selecting or drafting the pattern and sewing the actual item :] But I is more smartest now.


  9. Oh, I have an animal print that I was planning to make up as a dress! Except we are moving at the end of the month so now I’m not sure I will get to it in January. This is so fun, maybe I can squeeze it in!


  10. I want to do this! It sounds like so much fun and I already have all kinds of animal prints in my stash. This will help me get started for 2013.
    Just found your blog and I love it!


  11. Here’s what I had time to do: one measly little purse organizer, in zebra. However, since it is the first animal print I’ve ever sewn, I thought I’d share. I posted it at my blog, craftastherapy.wordpress.com and now I’m going back there to see if I, too, can put the cute puddy-tat there. Bobbins and Whimsey is where I heard of JJ.


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