I only got to my studio once last week. But I found I couldn’t work. I wasn’t ready. So instead I cleaned it up. I put away the fabric left on my worktable from making my Raven quilt. I swept the floor and emptied the trash.
But by Saturday I needed to do some work. It’s one of the ways I come back to myself. And I knew just what I wanted to do.
I already had a drawing that I’d made two weeks ago. It was inspired by the photo I took of Zip peeking under the barn door, just after we let him out of the crate.
Now I just had to translate it using my sewing machine, fabric and paint.
First I did all the stitching except his whiskers.
I used permanent marker to fill in and highlight his pupils.
Then came the paint. That part was more fun than I expected.
I had to wait a day for it to dry before I could add the whiskers. This morning I ironed the painted part, which sets the paint and makes it permanent. Now it can be washed in cold water.
Then I stitched the whiskers.
I made ten in all. A few are already spoken for, but once I finish making them into actual Potholders, I’ll be selling them in my Etsy Shop. They will be $30 + $5 shipping. I think they might be popular as Christmas gifts, so I can see making more.