Saturday, October 18, 2008

Laurel's Cats

Well first things first, I finally feel like I am coming out of the other end of this tonsillitis. This whole week has been a struggle but I'm finally starting to feel like me again which is great. I'm looking forward to catching up on all the emails and blog reading that I have been neglecting!

Secondly the winner of the drawing for the copy of Stitch magazine is Vicki W. Congrats Vicki, I know we chat a lot through the blogs but I don't think I have your snail mail addy so please could you email me :)

Thirdly, the main reason for the post os to share the last of the set of postcards that I started while on holiday. Of course I couldn't resist when the theme 'Cats' came up :)

My original plan was to design a few of my own crazy kitties but time ran out and I needed something that I could work on while I was away as the mailing deadline was immediately after I got back.

When Vicki's parcel arrived just before I left I found the perfect inspiration in a beautiful piece of Laurel Burch fabric she had sent. I cut out the motifs and added them to a plain black background. Then embellished with some hand stitching and sequins.

I love the fun, vibrant colours in Laurel's designs. Here are a couple of close up shots which makes it easier to see some of the hand stitching I added.


Miss 376 said...

Love these cats. I am hoping to find some decent fabric on Monday for more postcards, I love them

StegArt said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better. I've always loved Laurel Burch's fabric kitties.

Vicki W said...

Thanks so much! The postcards are fantastic too!

Quilt Pixie said...

the hand stitching only enhances the cats :-) You've done a great job while feeling less then great

Vicki W said...

The magazine arrived today! I'm looking forward to a little quite time to read it!