We had a fantastic time in Puerto Rico! What a relief to get out of the dreary monochromatic winter-scape and see colors. All these photos are taken in old San Juan, a lovely place to spend a day or two at the end of March.
I have never been to PR before and really didn’t know what to expect. We didn’t do much pre-planning and let ourselves be open to enjoying the warm weather, beautiful colors, and tropical landscape. I will post more pics soon.
I like this back detail-
She is the last kitty of this group. See you in a week or so!
I didn’t start out to make all these kitties be girls. I traced out my pattern and drew lines to make the “shirt” piece. When I sewed them up and stuffed them, the shirt ended up looking too short for a boy kitty- there sort of needed to be a skirt. Next time I cut these out, I will adjust the pattern pieces.
She has 2 antique shell buttons- one at her collar, one at her belt. I love picking out just the right button from my collection.
And, with all the stuff-
She was a real challenge. The faces are the hardest part since they carry the personality. This fabric, with it’s bold pattern, overwhelms the details. Also, I had some idea when I cut out the kitty- the bold fabric with a black top- but I apparently forgot what the vision was when I went to finish her up. It was a challenge to find the right colors and fabrics that did not scream Halloween. I need to get better about noting down these inspirations so I actually remember them!
And here she is in front of some of our Christmas decorations. The garland was finally uncovered enough that I could take it down!
I am going to be away next week and will be putting my Etsy shop on vacation mode while I am away. That will include the patterns, in case you need to rush over and buy one!
She has a felt collar and cuffs, embroidered in place. The buttons are felt too.
You see that- the ground is beginning to appear. There is hope!
Kitty girl in grape-y purple. Another soft white kitty with a wool/angora blend but this one isn’t fuzzy.
I haven’t made kitties in a very long time. I was sorting through fabric a while back and came across some that I thought would make a perfect kitty and VOILA! Inspired! I cut out a big pile that I am still in the midst of sewing up. I also wanted to try a different style of kitty, with the clothing as part of the piece and not removable (like how I do the dogs). That is what I am working on now. The first is a fuzzy white kitty made from a reclaimed wool/angora blend sweater.
There is nowhere outside that I can take a photo of a white kitty- all the backgrounds are still all white with snow!
I am over on Sew Mama Sew today. There is a profile and also a post about some of the things in my studio that I use everyday that you might not think would be useful for art or doll making.
They are have an event called 6 Weeks of Softies that includes a contest with all kinds of amazing prizes! All the info is here, if you want to learn more.
#16 Delores! The giveaway is now closed. Thanks everyone who participated- it was great fun to read all the comments!