February 21st, 2006
Meet Persimmony, Primrose, Peony, and Pinafore*, pictured in order below. These are the finished kitties I’ve been working on for six days (!) now. Of course, it’s not like I was in front of the sewing machine torturing myself the entire time – or even half the time – but the tips of my fingers are raw from pinning. These are all for sale and will be up in the shop shortly, although I do have an ulterior motive for making them. Buzzing Bee and I have applied to be in Renegade, a hipster craft fair in Brooklyn that is taking place in June. I would love-love to be involved and have been wary about making anything for it, or even talking about it because I’m so anxious about REJECTION. (I put that in caps because that’s how that nasty word sounds in my head.) But, the always hopeful, I started conspiring weeks ago and conspiring turned into making things, which brings us back to the kitties. I particularly like Persimmony’s striped dress.
*Yes, the name is totally lifted from Alicia’s delicious line of bags. Check them out, she will inspire you too!