Now that I have arms and legs it is time for my head. Yes that cutest part of a little kitty!! All ears and eyes to love ones human with.
Mom took the main drawing to the window and traced the head she had drawn. From that a pattern was designed with seam allowances and enough to make me plump.
The photographer took a break and before we knew it the head was cut out, sewed and turned. Now it is time to sew the face on starting with the eyes.
Mom used those big headed pins to mark the eyes and nose spots. She hoped that I would not be lopsided. Once the white was all done she took black thread and made french knots. That way I had pupils and could see what was happening. Before I know it there will be things to see and dancing to do.
Got my pink nose on and now the tricky part… Whiskers. See the dream picture being used to get them right along with a ruler to make them even
Took some finessing to get it all right.
At last my make-up was all done. Mom was proud of my kitty beauty.
There was happiness in the house. Mom had forgotten her toil and sadness of making hundreds of face masks. She put me on her hand and danced me around the house. My legs might be in the bin she keeps all my stuff in but I was doing some fast feet and got to visit GiGi.
Now it is time to feed me and tubby up my ears and cheeks.
I am now not just a flat drawing but a nice puffy black kitty. My ears are real big like a kitten showcat and Mom whispered that one is bigger than the other. Too late she cried to fix that since I was born that way!
At the end of the day we took all my parts and have a dress rehearsal. I am rocking it but then what would you expect from a kitty named VON ZIPPER???