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« on: July 08, 2009 09:52:17 AM »


i was up 'til the wee hours finishing off this guy...it was a canvas from a vintage kit i found in a thrift store with no floss, so i had to use my judgment on what "light brown" meant in relation to tan and medium brown and etc.  the directions were hilarious, too--i've never had a kit so mean!  it kept saying things like "if you don't do this JUST RIGHT you're going to screw up the whole thing and might as well not even try!"  apparently elsa williams was a strict taskmistress!

i'm not sure i did it "just right", but i was pleased that it came out as well as it did, lack of sleep and overabundance of carpal tunnel and all.  i can't believe how much longer it took me than i expected!

i backed it with some printed linen i had around that seemed like something my mom would like that would blend with her other stuff...
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009 10:00:48 AM »

OMG I just love that!
And the mean instructions are too funny. You definitely didn't screw it all up, even if it's not "just right".
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009 10:01:03 AM »

I love it!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009 10:38:40 AM »

I love this!  Excellent execution, it looks "just right" to me!
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009 11:33:18 AM »

This is awesome. I love the way it turned out.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009 11:41:55 AM »

Gorgeous!  My neighbor when I was a kid had that same exact pillow, and also a second one with the same cat in a different pose.   This was around 1973 or so. Smiley  I always loved that pillow...  so cool that you rescued a vintage kit and helped it reach its highest purpose in life. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009 11:45:16 AM »

Very nice, the colors are "just right" for that kitty.  I love that the whole cat isn't outlined. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009 11:46:22 AM »

LOVE it!
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009 12:08:12 PM »

That kitty is so pretty! I love those blue eyes. And what a tail.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009 12:19:34 PM »

Well I think you got it "just right." I love it.... *adding to wist*
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009 04:19:36 PM »


this is my mom's cat, for reference, sitting on some awesome vintage sail cloth.  Smiley
so cool that you saw this pillow back in the day!  i am a total sucker for the vintage kits in thrift stores, but this one was def. better than just the usual marigolds and mushrooms...
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« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009 05:45:42 PM »

Oh I love it! So pretty!
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009 08:17:27 PM »

I love this! I have this same kit! I found it at an estate sale. Crazy!
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009 10:24:04 PM »

I have such a weakness for cat pillows! Yours is adorable! <3
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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009 10:47:17 PM »

I love this so much! I have a bunch of vintage kits I need to get out. Smiley You should keep the instructions and use them in decopauge or some other paper art. Sounds like the phrasing would be funny in alot of projects. You must have done it "just right"- it's lovely!
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« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2009 05:51:57 AM »

Stunning!!! You did a wonderful job! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2009 05:58:07 AM »

I WANT! She looks just like my baby (17 year old baby), Mingus.

And I LOVE that picture of your mom's cat, annette! I laughed out loud when it popped up on my screen!
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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2009 09:05:25 AM »

isn't that picture of my mom's cat hilarious?  i told her i was going to pimp her out on the internet as the next lolcat craze.  Wink
thanks for all the nice comments, everyone!  i really did bust it out to do this, as apparently i have no patience with fiddly work anymore...this shows me i can still do it if i have to!
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« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2009 10:52:26 AM »

I'm really in awe of how the use of white space really makes the rest of the cat pop. This looks so rad!
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« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2009 01:59:11 PM »

This is beautiful! I love siamese cats and really, really want one, but we are at our household cat limit of 2
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« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2009 06:03:58 PM »

It's just wonderful! And you did a fabulous job!

Good work on the color choices.

I can't do crewel embroidery. Wish I could. And you have to love a Siamese!
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« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2009 07:22:43 PM »

What a wonderful idea!  I just love this and it Rocks!!
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« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2009 01:07:39 AM »

we are Siamese if you plea-se...
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« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2009 02:28:52 AM »

i just love it.
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« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2009 04:32:22 AM »

That is so cute!! Cats work so well in designs Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2009 06:12:38 AM »

I adore this! I'm not a fan of siamese cats. They're so very pretty, but in my experience don't have the nicest personalities. This pillow makes me want to have one though Smiley It's just lovely!
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« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2009 09:34:59 AM »

siamese cats have a lot of personality, that's for sure, but i wouldn't say that it's all bad!  they're very clever and can be a little demanding of your time, but that just makes them a more interesting little companion.  Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2009 08:31:29 PM »

... Wow. Incredible.

Is anyone with this kit selling it? I'd love to have this in my room.
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2009 08:38:56 PM »

I like it and I think it is 'just right'.  Good work.
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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2009 06:56:40 AM »

This pillow is delightful; a really clever design.  I also had a giggle at your description of the instructions, very frightening! I am glad you were brave enough to continue. It is a lovely piece.
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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2009 11:01:40 AM »

thanks for all pillow love! 
the instructions, i'm sure, were not that harsh--can't for the life of me find them now!--but i just remember thinking, "dude, when i was a kid all these kits were so encouraging!" and this one was so stern...like learning from my mom on a bad day.  Wink
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« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2009 07:41:45 AM »

Wow, this makes me want to start learning how to embroider again!
It looks really nice, and I love the kitty's eyes Smiley great job
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2009 04:26:09 PM »

WOW!  That's beautiful!
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LOVELOVELOVE it!
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