Saturday, 25 April 2020

A Reimagining of Humphrey

As a lover of primitive folkart, I normally reserve my enthusiasm for admiring the work of others. From time to time I've wondered about having a go, but haven't been brave enough. Taking the bull by the horns I've decided that it's high time I got over myself, booted the anxiety out of the way and just gave it a go. I think so long as I love what I'm creating and make sure it's from my heart and not just trying to copy others that's the way forward. Thus I wanted a black folkart cat and now I have a black folkart cat. For the first time ever I drew out the design, made the template and then stitched the whole thing. I thought it would be easy....it proved to be harder to make something look intentionally simple than I ever imagined. Who knew I could have such strong opinions about the shade of thread for the whiskers or the shape of the eyes.


All done from fabric scraps with the stuffing from the old pillows I took apart last week. Humphrey is quite insulted by this interpretation of his fine form!

Arilx

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  1. New-ish reader, first time commenter. Hello! I had to stop and say that I get so excited when I hear/read that someone has thought f**k this shit and just had a go! I'm not sure why I do but there you have it!!
    Well done...your cat looks suitably primitive!
    Evi

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    1. Thank you! It's done me a power of good and I've made gnocchi with the same attitude today! Arilx

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  2. Oh I think he's great

    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you Julie. You're very kind. Arilx

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  3. He is lovely. Well done.Love his eyes.Stitching is nice too. Maybe he needs a friend ? Or a little bed.

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    1. Perhaps...I usually only make one of something before I am ready to do something else. I am already scheming!!
      Arilx

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  4. Oh he is fab, got a bit of a 70s vibe to him xx Jane

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    1. Thank you Jane. Maybe that's why I like him...I am that child of the 1970s...clothkits etc Arilx

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  5. He's absolutely gorgeous, I love him! Well done for having a bash.
    I've been watching that Kirstie Allsopp crafting programme, I can't abide her normally but it's such fun watching her make things and not being particularly got at them, kind of inspiring in a way! xxx

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  6. I am a child of the 70s(born in 62 and coincidently managed to snaffle a lovely Clothkits jacket from my local chazza recently - Looking forward to having the 'occasion' to wear it - bit to posh for walking or the local supermarket! Jane xx

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