Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I just have to share this wonderful birthday surprise that arrived in the mail yesterday. My good friend and glass artist, J, made this kitty doll just for me. All from odds and ends found around her house, including real kitty whiskers from her cats, Dickie and Harold, and even a red whisker from her Golden Retriever, Lilly.
She sculpted the head and the paws from Fimo polymer clay. It's all neatly hand stitched. I really appreciate this gift because it was fiddly and time consuming to make and requires a lot of patience. It's not the kind of thing J likes to do but she did it for me anyway. I suspect she must of had a bit of fun making it though.
Poor kitty suffered a bit in transit. Two whiskers are missing and one of the bells on it's toes was squashed courtesy the Post Office. But these things can be easily fixed.
I just love this doll.
When J and I next get together, under her guidance and supervision, I want to try and sculpt a face from polymer clay.
Finally, today is my RVing friend, K's birthday. K, if you are reading this, Happy Birthday. Hope you are enjoying the good California weather.