Just like it is really hard to photograph a black cat, the same is true for a black kitty doll!
She has some 3-hole antique buttons on her cardigan.
I bought this Liberty lawn fabric at the beginning of the pandemic when everything shut down- doing some retail therapy. I’m not sorry 😆 It is hard to see but the dress has a tie in the back. Also, a sweet lacy edge on the neck and the hem.
It’s black cat time. First up is this sweet kitty with a fuzzy white nose. She is wearing a dark aqua angora sweater with a ruffle at the lower hem. Her skirt is made from some 70’s Laura Ashley fabric. And yes, it has been in my fabric stash since that time!
She has a beaded necklace with a cat face. It matches her outfit beautifully. Her nose and her sweater both have angora in them- it makes sort of a halo of fuzz.
This little cat was inspired by some Indian print fabric scraps that my neighbor gave me. They look like bits of clothing and bedspreads that everyone I knew was wearing and using for decor back in the late 60’s/70’s.
Of course no one I knew would have been wearing a cashmere sweater!
She has a purse/bag just like I used to use. I would have made a macrame fringe but it was just too tiny so I settled for knots. Also a cool bead necklace.
She is out in the garden with the only thing left blooming, the alyssum.
This is the last kitty for now. Yes, those are little mice on her dress.
Silk bow at her ear-
Some details- Vintage cotton rickrack at her hem. Antique buttons on her jacket- I think they are some kind of nut shell? Antique shell button on her purse.
I will be putting the last 2 kitties into my etsy shop today. I have pulled out a pile of already-sewed-up tattooed people and have started to stuff them. I also need to pull out the dye pots and dye up some more mermen. Onward!
A kitty school girl in a dress made from more fabric from my Mom’s stash. This dress fabric is (probably) 70’s vintage lawn. It was one of my mom’s unfinished projects- all cut out but never sewed up. I love being able to give it a new life.
She has a school bag, a cabled cashmere sweater with heart buttons and a ruffle edge, and a lacy shawl.