Wow! It has been such a long time since I have been able to put up a featured project. What better way to start off the season than on an upbeat with Grumpy Cat!
I just love papilionette's stitching! Let's find out more about the fantastic creator behind this amazing piece of work. Tell us a little bit about yourself
I'm a chaotic procrastinator, who loves to try all kinds of crafts and if I can, all at the same time. Tell us a little bit about the piece
My little sister loves the grumpycat meme. She can even do the same grumpyface. So I knew when her birthday was coming up that I had to do something with Grumpy cat. In combination with a lucky find in a thriftshop (a bunch of hoops) and a needlefelting starterkit I was trying out, it just clicked and I looked up a picture of Grumpy, made a raw sketch on some white cotton and needlefelted away. I painted in the brown and added stitches for more texture and detailing. What/Who inspires you
So many things inspire me. I can be inspired just by looking at Pinterest, Tumblr or Craftster, sometimes it's because I'm making it for someone special and I like to put a lot of thought in it. And other times it can be just the material. A beautiful piece of fabric or a totally new medium.What kind advice do you have for newbies
Without sounding to corny, but just do it. Take the ideas in your head and try to make them alive. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but you always learn something for the next time!
What are you working on next?
I'm actually working on several things at the same time right now. I also have two brothers whose birthday are coming up in the next 4 months and one of them is totally Skyrim addicted, so I'm embroidering patches with quotes or easily recognisable Skyrimstuff and I'm hoping to make a quilt out of it or a pillow, depends on how much I procrastinate. I'm also working on a swap here on Craftster and I'm trying to start on my christmas presents for this year!
Do you think grumpy cat is really grumpy or just misunderstood?
I think she's grumpy, but misunderstood
In making this piece I actually looked up more of grumpycat and learned she's according to her owner a very sweet cat, but at the same time her owner also posts the grumpy meme, so maybe her owner is just confused, making it confusing for us and we totally misunderstand everything, making her grumpy.. or something like that