Meet Watson and Olive: 2 pretty kitties captured forever in fabric applique portraits.
Watson is the beautiful grey kitty with white patches and olive-colored eyes. Olive is the speckled cream, auburn, and grey kitty.
My friend Sarah asked me to make applique portraits of her sister's cats as a Solstice gift last year. It was a last minute job I decided to take & managed to complete just in time for gift-giving!! Since I was away from my sewing machine at the time that I made these portraits, I ended up making these kitty portraits by hand. The applique pieces are all hand-stitched. Embroidery floss and decorative stitching added another dimension to the portraits. To my surprise, the handwork was not all that time-consuming as I thought it would be. In fact, it was quite soothing to sit, sew, and have a movie running in the background. And during the stressful time before the holidays, the slow, soothing process of handcrafting these portraits was just.....PURRRRRRRRR-FECT!