Isn't it cute! I love what is says around the image:
Soft velvet black coat
Always by my side
purring motor firing love
feeling all warm inside
I had to have it! I contacted the seller to ask a few questions and you will never guess what....she lives 2 miles from my house! So I arranged to pick the items up so we could meet!
Her name is Maria Nicodemus. She paints these beautiful pictures of kitties and has them printed on high quality canvas-like fabric. You can find her Etsy shop HERE or her blog, Ginger Eyed, HERE.
Here are some of her creations:
This is what I ended up ordering:
My daughter has a Bengal Kitty, so I bought this for her - I cant wait to make something WILD out of it!
Here is Marbles already messing it up!
I have a large collection of vintage sheets - I pick them up everywhere I go. When we were preparing to burry our dear Toonces, I cut this sheet in half and used one half to wrap him in. (pass the Kleenex). I kept the other half. I thought it very fitting that I use this fabric to make this pillow.
My pillow form is 18" so I cut my fabric 19". I loved how the hem of the sheet was in different fabric then the main part of the sheet and I wanted to use the lace trim also. I included the hem in the pillow body.
I ran out of my favorite Therm O Web fusible fleece, so I used their sew in fleece and Heat n Bond basting spray. (This stuff is amazing!) The sheet was pretty thin, so this gave it some soft stability.
I couldn't quite decide what to do around the cat image. I had some eyelet lace and sewed it to the cat square.
Then I pressed it under. I also added a larger piece of eyelet along the lace that was on the sheet.
I used basting spray under the cat image to hold it in place while I top-stitched it on.
I finished the pillow with more of the sheet fabric on the back and an invisible zipper at the bottom. I put a down pillow form inside & it feels all soft and squishy....just like Toonces :) I love how it turned out. Now every time I walk into my bedroom I see this pillow and it makes me smile :)
It matches the other vintage sheet pillowcases I made!