I had a stuffed cat growing up (and I'm not talking little kid, but older kid) that my mom found at a garage sale or somehow we acquired used. It was a very ugly cat with a long, long tail. That tail was involved in many jokes, made mostly by my brother.
The fabric is from left over pieces of her baby blanket
that I made. Oops! I mean have had all of it made for at least NINE months except the binding. The buttons are some old ones that my mom had in her massive button collection.
Just to make sure my brother knew that the cat came with a name, I made the removable collar and name tag (also fabric leftovers from the blanket).
I thought making the cat would be much trickier than it was and I had a lot of fun making it. If I did it again I think I'd try to make the ears a little straighter so it wasn't so ugly. And I might try to find an easier way to attach the head and legs to the main part of the body.