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.
Her dress is Liberty of London cotton lawn- lucky her! She is also wearing a cashmere cardigan and a lacy shawl. Do you want to know about the fabrics? When the pandemic started and we were first staying home (not at all unusual for me), I ordered up a bunch of new Liberty fabric (from here) because why not. Retail therapy, presents in the mail and all. The cashmere sweater was cut from a much bigger sweater that had holes in it. Her shawl is from a scrap of lace curtain that I got from my neighbor who is clearing out 45 years of stuff before she sells. She has given me tons of amazing materials. Everything has a story.
You might have heard that we got snow for Halloween- not the kind of Trick or Treat that I like. I am imagining my little fox saying- no no mommy, I don’t want to play in the snow! I am hoping that it will all be melted away by tomorrow- fingers crossed.