Ode to a kitty

The concept of this needlepoint had been in my head for a long time before I sat down to start it recently. I made this needlepoint as an homage to a dear little cat of ours who had an aggressive form of feline leukemia and passed away just before Christmas of 2009. He was a cheeky boy, and had a very distinct white moustache {just like Colonel Sanders – hence his name, Colonel}. So I thought to create a little something to hang on the wall in memory of him. 
Since I’m cheap, I painted a square of regular canvas black, in stead of buying a full section of black canvas. However, the paint made it difficult to work with and I had to use borderline excessive force to complete it. It was like stitching through leather. 
I really like the text I used – although, it took me a while to finalize it. I went into Microsoft Word, typed in ‘Colonel’, highlighted it, and scrolled through all the different fonts. When I came across the GothicE Text, it immediately worked. I then converted the script into a pixelated image {simply through creating a grid using Microsoft Excel and using x’s to stamp out the pattern}, and viola! It now hangs above the old chair I picked up at a charity shop recently for €2.

In the beginning

Over the last couple of months, I’ve creeped some rather creative and well put together blogs. I decided to get on the bandwagon and try one out for size, by myself. I’ve never written or created one before, so please be kind. And forgiving. I am a blog virgin.
Firstly, I’m not off to a good start. I don’t think I’m comfortable with the word blog. To me it has a bit of a pretentious feel to it. So I went onto thesaurus.com to get an alternative word. I type in ‘blog’. As it turns out, there are no alternatives. No really. See? So, blog it is.
I got quite excited about the idea of starting a page where I could splice some of my favorite items. Since I am a craft hag at heart, when I’m out and about, the oddest things make my heart skip – from grungy graffiti to cute cardigans for babes. My aim is to {hopefully} make a page of aesthetic awesome, full of inspiration. Maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, but we’ll see how it goes.