September 26, 2007

Bella, in black & white


This project has been fun to do, it all started last week as a swap suggestion. The cat in question is black and white and called Bella. I had no fabric suitable in my stash so hot footed it down to the local charity shops, always my first port of call in these circumstances. Found the perfect material in the form of a blouse which I've chopped up, a very successful trip as I also grabbed a bargain pure wool jumper which has already been felted in the washing machine. The body template is the same as used here. The biggest problem I had to solve with Bella, was that she has some white patches. After trying felt, fur, and fleece, it was obvious some lace was going to work better. The lace is actually passed on to me from my lovely mother-in-law, it was used in her wedding dress. This is the first time I have used it, but am now inspired to make something for my niece, wouldn't it be lovely for her to have something made using fabric from her grandma's wedding dress.



Bella has her name embroidered on the back, so she'll never get lost!.



While she is waiting to be sent to her new home, she's just having a little snuggle in the felted jumper to keep her warm!.

13 comments:

Katy said...

Bella is beautiful. I think you are going to get some more requests!!!!

1snowflake said...

What a gorgeous kitty! It must have been hard to cut into the lace but what an apt way to make use of it. Your niece is sure to be delighted.

Mel Goodsell said...

Oh she is so so cute. I love the last pic of her poking out from the felted jumper.
Melx

pink-petal-designs said...

i love Bella, you make just the cutest things!!
Sarah x

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

puurrrrrfect!

I love this, and she has such a cheerful little face!

miguette said...

awwww...what a cutie!

Shirley said...

Bella is gorgeous - what a sweet little face!

mellyandrosie said...

ooooooh, Bella is to die for!!! As is your bag and butterfly - You just put so much love and personality into your creations - they are amazing!!

Kim said...

Very nice! What a pretty calico kitty :-)

acordomeuCoraĆ§Ć£o said...

I love your cats!

crafty carolinagirl said...

Bella is so cute! I especially love her whiskers.

You do such lovely work. I love to see your new projects.

Lisa said...

What an adorable kitty. I love how she's peeking out from the cover. Great project!

Bea said...

Am I allowed to comment on something so far back?? I love this cat!!!