I know my stuff is a niche market. It’s limited edition, and off beat.
It does not suit everyone, but it suits me. *
A whole gang of tiny wooly cats are now rooming around in my Etsy Shop!
It has been a while since I created any new characters, but as I made these I remembered how much I love making softies. I love thinking up an idea and drawing it as a pattern. Then test sewing the fabric or felt together to see if it will work. Will my idea form a three dimensional item that will “feel right”? I’m going for cute and heartfelt this time… Then after stuffing it and closing the seem it’s time to add a face. It’s when you add the eyes that the character is born and comes to life. It is almost surreal when it happens. You feel like you ought to say hi to the new personality that is now sitting in your hands…
All these tiny kittens are siblings and close friends, but they are ready to move out and already spreading into the world. I actually sent one off in the mail this morning. They’re all made out of a hand dyed wool sweater that I felted in the washing machine. Recycled wool is one of my favorite materials to work with. Natural and very environmental, soft but sturdy. And perfect for forming soft ornaments with!
I’ve attached a bow around each of their necks for decoration and then hand embroidered nose and mouth. Also added a ribbon hank to hang them from, as decoration or ornaments of some kind. Some of them are in the shop right now!
I hope you like kittens!