18 February 2011

A parade of kitties

First of all - I've sourced some more shell beads from the shop where I bought the originals.  Here's the link although the guy is going to be away next week - I can wait until he gets back.  I also bought some of the rings he's got on his front page.  Do I need neon rings and what would I do with them!!!  I also bought some of those in orange and blue when I was there!!!!!  I MAY have to play with those soon.  Also I'm going to make another magnetic bookmark with that new starry pattern but which colours shall I use?  Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!!

Inspired by Ridgewoman's new soul mate (Pippa the cat) I started in on this design a few weeks ago.  I kept putting it down, picking it up and generally messing around with it!!!  

I started off with a standing version (which I'll go back to next!) and thought it was a bit boring.  Then, looking at pictures of cats on the internet, I decided that a stretching cat was what I'd do.  If only I could stick to the simple things in life!!!

Anyway, here's a progression and degression of the kitties with the final one at the bottom.  Well, I THINK it's the final one but I'm not sure!!!  Having scanned it I'm even MORE not sure.  So, back to the drawing board - or, rather, the tatting shuttles!!!

What I have to ask myself (and anybody reading this) is if the bottom one needs more tweaking.  No, perhaps it doesn't, yes it does, no it doesn't.  Darn it - another break from kitties is called for!!!!


Sally Kerson said...

They look purrfect to me!!! Meow

Margarets designer cards said...

They look like they are playing, and purrrrrrrrrfect to me.

Sharren - Tatting in Greenwood, South Carolina said...

I totally agree with Sally - you can almost hear the calico cat at the bottom purring!

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

Very cute kitty Jane!

God's Kid said...

That is amazing! You have a gift! :)

Fox said...

You have such talent! These are fab!
Fox : )

Marty said...

Look like stretching cats to me! If you're going to mess with it, figure out how to make a triangle-shaped picot for the ear. ;)

Ridgewoman said...

I like it and I ALSO like the one on the far, lower (?) right (the one with 2 ears. Pippa laid her paw on the final one, but that could have been because the cursor was there ~ wel’ll never know. Figuring out what Pippa is thinking is kind of like figuring out how you come up with these great designs.
I meant to comment sooner but have been a bit under the weather for 3 days...I feel a bit better today...xxxx P

Maureen said...

The kitten is fabulous, but I agree with Marty that the ear needs to be pointed - not a picot, is there some way to make a triangular chain? My cats all had triangular ears - except for poor old Mischka whose right ear was bitten off in a rather spectacular battle one night!
I visited your bead man, and you must have sent hom so many people that he buckled under the pressure! - because there is a notice saying that he cannot do online orders just now!

Anonymous said...

Looks good! The only thing that might help is if the head looks a little more like a cat head (maybe this has to do with needing a triangular ear - don't know)

maybe a couple of bugle beads would help it get that triangle shape?

Oh, and I mean no negatives or criticism... it's all meant constructively with love!!

Anke said...

Sooo cuuute!!!
About the triangular... IMHO the base of the ear should be wider - perhaps a double picot with the bottom thread nearly not showing (if you can understand my broken english explanation ;-))
But nevertheless I would adopt them as they are!

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