Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wasabi the Cat Cushion.......

My sister regularly lures this neighbourhood cat named Wasabi into her house for visits and pats and he's pretty cute!  It was her birthday a couple of weeks back so I made this cushion for her.

I used linen fabric and DMC cottons and I'm pretty happy with the results even though his bow tie is not perfect, I think it adds to its' folksy charm.

I think it looks great on her sofa/couch with the other cushions.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Back Again.......

Well it has been over a year since I last posted.  A bit over doing outfit posts seeing as I don't have an amazing camera and can't take clear, sharp pictures like other blogs seem to have.  I thought I'd change the focus from fashion to things I make.

This little softie was made over a month ago for my nieces birthday and from her reaction upon opening the paper, pretty sure she loved it!  I used felt, cotton embroidery thread and toy stuffing.  The design was drawn on cardboard first and cut out for the template.  The cheeks were done using a watercolour pencil and I like how there's just a hint of colour.  I didn't remember to take a shot once it was completed, but around the edges, blanket stitch was used.  This was all done by hand and took around 7 hours - granted I was sitting in front of the t.v but I'm pretty slow -   I was so relieved at the end! 

I have been working on something else this weekend but will wait until tomorrow to post as it's a gift.

It's spring here and today looks beautiful - peace out!