softie update

I have just done a final update to December’s Month of Softies gallery. A couple came in a few days after the deadline (and one I missed all together – sorry Gillian!) and it has taken me all this time to get them up.

Submissions for January’s Month of Softies have started to trickle in and it’s a joy to open my emails and find photos of funny little cats. My cat is well and truly finished but I am currently working on 10 (count ’em) more in a production line kind of way. I have cut all the pieces out and have appliqued and embroidered 10 little faces and each one has already got a personality of its own. All the bits are sorted carefully into plastic zip lock bags – one per cat (thanks Christina for that idea) and stacked very neatly ready to be sewn together. I am off to Spotlight tomorrow to buy more tiny fuzzy pom-poms to sew on for noses. It’s a good thing that the illustration files I am working on at the moment are absolutely massive. While I sit back and wait for them to save or even for one small change to be processed, I get to stitch tiny mouths and funny eyes. I am the queen of multi-tasking.

By the way… this blog has been recently added to my favourites: Rock, Paper, Scissors – The other side of the Drafting Table. Lovely stuff.

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4 Responses

  1. Claire,
    I just wanted to thank you for the effort you’re doing in updating every single day. It’s great!

  2. thank you for posting my moose. My cat is all cut out, hopefully I’ll get her in on time this month!

  3. I’ve never been much of a sewer (knitting and other things being more my bag), but I’m so inspired by the Month of Softies that I am actually going to make something this month. Whether it turns out as I fantasise is another matter altogether, of course! Thanks for the multi-tasking inspiration …

  4. Hi Claire,I’m so flattered you have included me in your favorites–you’re one of mine too.