This is one of my Trivial Travels cats and you can see that I begin by creating the face and then go on to applique the scene.
It's strange how, as soon as you add two eyes to something, it immediately takes on a personality and this is a stage I especially enjoy; even though the facial formula is pretty much the same for each cat, no two have ever looked the same - even something as slight as the angle of the vintage buttons I use for the eyes can make a difference. It's an unknown quantity and it never fails to fascinate and entertain me!
Next time I'll take you back to the start and show you how I begin the process; plus a few of the new ideas I'm experimenting with.
Work has also begun in my allotment, although the weather has set back the plans I had to start getting my seedlings in.
I'm so pleased I decided not to use a rotavator, but to dig out the weeds by hand; these were mostly dock, with long tap roots and I knew if I chopped those up I would be asking for trouble this year.
When I went to check the plot last week, there were very few weeds coming through, may be a dozen!
Now I'm just waiting for the weather to improve, so I can really begin planting out.
Someone else has been patiently waiting for the Spring to finally get its act together and send us a bit of warmth!
Like all cats, comfort comes high on Boo's list of priorities.
He has poked his nose outside only to relieve himself and is soon protesting at the back door to be let in and resume his nap on the comfiest chair near the stove!
I found this picture of him, taken last year in the garden - I'm sure this is what he is dreaming of.
Just to finish for today - sales on Folksy have been good for me so far this year and today I made my 100th sale. Here is the little guy that did it for me - another of my Love 'n Kisses.
Happy Easter Everyone!