Custom cats…

Hello fellow cat-people! And non-cat-people too!

Back in May last year, I doodled some cats…  
Then in July of this year, after re-opening my Etsy store, I tried the doodle in a stupidcat style because I rather liked his cheeky face:

 

I liked it so much, I did a proper version in grey:

  

Cheeky ain’t he! He’s available to buy as a print from my Etsy store.

Shortly after re-opening my store, I was approached by a customer who I’d drawn a couple of custom cats for a few years ago – “Could you do a drawing for my other half’s birthday?”

After agreeing on colours and style (I felt that somthing in a similar style to the doodle-based-grey would suit, and the customer agred), out came the oil pastels and ink. I haven’t been able to show you this drawing until now, because I was waiting to hear that the gift had been given, and this morning – hurrah! – word came! So here he is…

  
I’m hugely fond of this one! I kept finding myself pulling a similar face to his as I was working on him! 

Whilst I don’t currently list custom drawings in my store, please feel free to contact me if you’re interested – with plenty of notice and if my work schedule allows it, I’ll be happy to accommodate you if I can!

That felty feeling…

Morning!

Following on from yesterday’s post about some of the random things I’ve been trying my hand at lately, here are a couple more…

Firstly, teeny tiny bunting. It really is tiny too! The triangles were cut from 4mm thick 100% wool felt, and the letters needled felted on in merino wool. I then hand stitched each triangle onto baker’s twine:

  
I made this to decorate the packaging for my nephews 1st birthday present – here it is on the parcel:

  
Fiddly to make, but possibly something I could develop and include in my shop…!

And next, those of you that follow my alter ego on Twitter may recognise this little fellow:

  
He’s my avator, and I’ve grown very attached to him! He developed from this little doodle:
  
I decided to try and bring him to life in felt – again I used thick 100% wool felt, lightly stuffed his body, and needled felted his eyes and nose (and a tiny tail):
  
He’s now a permanent feature on my bag, and matches my phone case (which I had made by one of those online places – pricey, but I love having one of my own designs protecting my phone!):

  
I’d like to perfect his design and add a range to my shop – probably a teensy bit smaller – here are a few more animals I’ve doodled in the same style that would all work well in felt:

   
     So, who knows what noofings will pop up in my Etsy shop over the coming months…? 🙂

Heeeeeeeeere’s stupid!

Hello! I’m back! My Etsy shop is open for business again and I’m raring to go!

I’ve was mulling over having a go at a sugarskull stupidcat a while ago, and did a rough doodle:

  
I’m now itching to have a proper go at it, so watch this space! It’ll probably be a larger size than my usual stupidcats due to the amount of detail. And I haven’t decided yet if whiskers will work or not…

And speaking of whiskers, this little chap is almost finished, just needs whiskering and framing:

  
More news when I have some! Hope you’re all fine and dandy out there in the big, wide world. 🙂

A bit of a blatant blog entry…

Bliggaty blaggaty blog! Well, not really, this doesn’t count as a blog, just a bit of blatant self-promotion. Ah well!

Just a quick one… I’m having a sale in my little shop until the end of August, and have taken a whopping $10 of the price of an original stupidcat drawing. That means they’re now only $25, or around 16 of your Great British Pounds.

Grab ’em while they’re hot!

The rest of a stupidcat…

Ever wondered what the rest of a stupidcat looked like? Me too. So many years ago… well, actually, not that many really. Maybe about… ummmmm… 8 years? That sounds about right. Does 8 count as many? Anyway… where was I… A few years ago I decided to find out, and here’s the result…















I keep umming and aahing as to whether or not to sell this one… hmmmm… we’ll just have to see…

It’s all rather odd…

…I seem to have been inadvertently sucked into a rather large community of cats on Twitter.  To be honest, I didn’t think cats tweeted. I knew they got tweeted at – generally by birds of the angry or scared variety. But I wasn’t aware that your actual common or garden cat tweeted.  On Twitter.  Obviously I’m very, very wrong…

Oh, sorry, what’s a stupidat? Here’s one…

See? It’s… er… a cat that’s a bit stupid looking.  There’s all sorts of different ones – have a look in my online shop (the link’s just up there – no, there, on the right).

Aaaaaaah, yes, you get it now… I’m selling stuff… wait, no, don’t run away…

Well, you can if you want. But maybe you’ll come back… oh, go on… please…?