Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cool Cat

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.


Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Oh my gosh -- so cute! I've got a big grin on my face.

creative dreams said...

Hi what a great friend you have to make this for you, and I agree she must have had some fun making it too. It made me smile when I first saw it. It is just the sort of thing I like to make, love my clay lol. Belinda

Maggie R said...

Hi CP,
What a great doll you received! Very original. Love the whiskers detail.. So it's missing a couple! Just like the original donors!!! Hee Hee. Lucky girl.
Hope you had a Happy Birthday Celebration!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I was happy to be back making dolls again. It has been awhile. I have lots more ideas and patterns to try.
We had more snow this week, How about you? Winter has been too long. I want Spring.


wow, this is soooo cool.
Hope the kitties are alright, having 'lost' their whiskers. Still we must all suffer in the name of art lol.

Jacky said...

How gorgeous is this??? Your friend is soooo clever. I'm sure all the cat lovers out in blogland are very envious of you!!!

Dot said...

I love your kitty cat Inga! What a great gift from your friend!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Lovely kitty. Please bring her by to meet our Lady Love Squared, she awaits you. I'm happy to report she is DONE and will be flying off tomorrow. Ahhh, life is goood.

With free time now, I'm perusing blogs I've MISSED...yours of course is one of them. :)

Sew, whatcha been up to??? Off to explore, Monica :)

Cotton Picker said...

Note: No kitties were harmed in the making of Cool Cat. All the cat whiskers were "found" whiskers which had already been shed.