Thursday, March 14

The Cats Pyjama's

This is the Cat, 

And these are the Cat's pyjamas. 

On Tuesday the Cat wears ocean pyjamas and dreams a dream of humpback wales, swishy tails, sea turtles, eels and flippery seals.  What a dream of ocean delight for the Cat in the night....

....On Thursday the Cat wears road pyjamas...and dreams a dream of a big red rig, diggers that dig, a tractor, a trike and a fast motorbike.  What a dream of road delight for the cat in the night. 

On Sunday the cat wears Monster pyjamas and...stay awake all through the night! 


After many a trip to the local library to borrow this book and read it umpteen times a day and each night before bed, I finally purchased a copy for my daughter.  Before giving it to her, I crafted the idea of bringing the book to life...the story of Cat and his pyjamas.  So I set to work with a little Cat toy that was in our collection and with a snippet of fabric here and there, seven matching pyjama's in the same theme of the book were made.  Cat can now wear Space, Ocean, Garden, Jungle, Road, Sky and Monster pyjamas whilst enjoying the book.  A little carry bag made from the scraps to transport his night time wardrobe around.

Have you ever brought a book to life?  Created something to help tell the story?  Now that I have, I'm looking at my children's books in a way I never have before...

And if you have children and haven't read this book, please do.  It's one of our favourites.  The Cat's Pyjmamas by Catherine Foreman 

Joining in with this creative community. 



  1. I love this so much, Brenda! Bringing books to life is such a wonderful thing (our little pigeon finger puppet helps make "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus" even more fun). I am sure your daughter is over the moon x

  2. Too sweet...and I love the cat! x

  3. This is such a lovely idea, clever lady! xo

  4. Wow - seven pairs! Your daughter must absolutely love it! I think I remember a series on a blog doing just that - bringing kids picture books to life. Perhaps it was the Crafty Crow. Just looked it up for you....

  5. Oh how this made me smile lovely friend. Not only for the gorgeousness that you have created but for the divine Mumma that you are. Your babies are so very blessed to be sharing this world with you. Much love :) xx

  6. They are too cute. You have given me a great idea for some christmas presents - dress-ups for baby from Ginger's favourite books.

    I just saw that fish fabric at spotlight this morning and was considering incorporating it into Ginger's birthday dress. Unfortunately she threw a massive wobbly at that point and I had to leave all more carefully selected fabrics uncut:)

  7. This is such a beautiful idea, I bet she loved it.

  8. This is so cute! I saw a crocheted Hungry Caterpillar on a blog once, with felt food and loved the idea - but I haven't gotten around to it yet!

  9. So cute :-D You are such a good Mum Brenda!!! Love that idea and I can just imagine how much joy that would bring to your kids. Mel xx

  10. You are too cute with these cats pjs! In fact I think you are the Cats Pyjamas!!!

  11. I love it. This would also make a great Kinder gift for the teachers.

    I have recreated 'Hats for Sale' and 'The Hungry Caterpillar'

  12. I am so impressed by this!! Wowsers - seven pairs of pajamas... I bet this story is getting lots of use right now (and those pajamas too!) x


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