Well, a first part of the “Project” is done. The cats are stitched on, their little faces are embroidered. It was quite difficult, actually, I had to unpick the embroidery a couple of times before I got it right. Was very frustrating and took a long time.
Now it’s time for a loooong process of creating a pattern around it… Hope it will come out all right…
To be continued.
Right. I feel an urge to make a new cushion cover. It is annoying because it could dwell on you at any moment, like I am watching TV and in the middle of a movie I catch myself on thinking “What colour?”… Anyway, this is how the journey starts.
After I have chosen a cushion cover I am going to work with I start thinking: “Mmmmm… what can I put on it?” Thinking time!
OK, got the general idea of what I’d like to do with it! Now to the “drawing board” aka dining table 🙂
Done my drawing, now make the templates.
Cut out the main figures, stitching time!
To be continued 🙂
I have to confess to another hobby of mine: I just love needlework. I like embroidering and making applique, so I made several cushions as presents for my family and friends and then decided to sell some…
Anyway, some time ago one of my friends said something about it being “merely a craft”. That got me thinking. I must say I put a lot of creativity in my ‘projects’ (this is how I call my cushion covers). They are all individually designed and then stitched entirely by hand – I don’t use sawing machine. I put a lot of my heart in it, I have to think of a theme, colour scheme, then spend quite a lot of time creating the whole thing. So, do you think I can call it “Art”? Or is it “merely a craft”?
Here are some of my work. If you’d like to see more they are on sale here
I love cats. In fact, I am the crazy cat lady. And my family are the same (well, my husband is not exactly crazy, but still…) So, one day my younger daughter asked me: “Mum, why don’t you paint cats?” Why indeed? I never thought about it. But then I realized that a) I don’t want to paint cats in oil; and b) I don’t want to do them ‘realistically’, so to say. So I decided to try a new media – acrylic. And I tried to depict cats the way I imagined them rather than saw them in real life. These were my first “Fantasy Cats” – a present to my daughter for being the inspiration for my new journey:
I did quite a lot more after that and sold a few. People seem to like something different in cats’ art 🙂 Show you more of my cats soon