Black Cat Brooch

For two weeks now I’m working on a crochet top of an old vintage pattern and I’m still not much further than the front. Takes a lot more time than I thought! But I love the result, so I think I’m gonna finish this one, no matter how long it takes. To break the mint color of the top a little bit, I hope to win a beautiful black dragonfly brooch in a giveaway by ChronicallyVintage, but in case I don’t win anything (bigger chance J) I made a brooch myself in advance:


Shaped after my grumpy but nonetheless endlessly beloved black cat Sjakie, who isn’t among the living anymore for a while now, but still isn’t forgotten. You can see the mint colored top in the background. A picture of the total top follows after it's finished. 


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And…. my Fingerless Lace Gloves are featured again! 


This time by Blissful Bucketlist! Thanks, Sarah!


Comments

  1. Hi,
    I'm sorry to hear about your kitty. I had to put my black cat (Smudge) to sleep almost two years ago and I still miss him.
    I love the black cat pin you made for your mint green sweater. Will you be posting a how-to for him?
    Take care,
    Cathy

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment, Cathy! Sorry to hear about Smudge, too.
      Good idea to post a how-to, though it's not very difficult to make. Just a circle of polymer clay for the body, than the face with two ears, four little balls for the snout and two little rolls for the paws. The whiskers and eyes are painted. That's it!

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    2. Hi Liz,
      Thanks for the simple tutorial. You're talking to someone who is not very with-it for things like this. So circle for the body; circle for the face; cut out 2 ears; two little rolls for the paws; now the 4 balls for the snout - I can see the two balls for the cheeks and a smaller one for the nose but where does the other one go?
      Many thanks again,
      Cathy

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    3. Hi Cathy,

      The four balls for the snout: two for cheeks, one for nose, one for chin (this one sits under the two 'cheek balls'). The balls for nose and chin are somewhat smaller than the cheek balls.

      I would love to see your version of the cat brooch! Will you show me the result when you're finished? Thank you and have a very nice week!

      Liz

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  2. Hi there
    I'm visiting from sew many ways. I really like the cat pin you've made it great. The colour and pattern of your crocheted top look lovely. It looks quite an intricate pattern. The lacey gloves look fun. Wow you have been so busy. Have a lovely week. Ali x

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    1. Thanks for your very sweet comment, Ali!

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  3. Your brooch is wonderfully cute! It reminds me of a somewhat similar one that my mom had in the 80s/90s and used to wear on Halloween.

    Thank you very much for taking part in Chronically Vintage's recent giveaway and for mentioning it here.

    ♥ Jessica

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  4. such a cute pin! it reminds me of my sweet cat, who is not black, but dark grey.

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  5. Hi, Liz - your pin is so cool! I really love the design, so very charming and expressive!

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  6. Love your black cat brooch! I have a special spot for black cats as well and I am so sorry you have lost yours! What did you make the brooch with (looks like maybe polymer clay)? Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It and maybe you'll win that dragonfly!

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    1. Thank you, Kathie. And you're right, it's polymer clay. Liz

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  7. Great cat brooch. Thanks for sharing!

    Holly

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  8. You did very well on both items. Nicely done.

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  9. Lovely mint green and such a cute brooch too!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  10. Interesting red glove!

    Cheers ... visiting from REDnesday!

    Tito Eric of Panglao Island
    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/zadig-by-voltaire.html

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  11. A lovely brooch and great tribute to Sjakie.

    New follower from the Six Sisters' Party.

    I hope you pop by some time, I have some cat crafts of my own.

    Sarabeth
    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

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    1. Thanks for visiting and following me, Sarabeth!

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  12. This is sooo sweet! Sorry to hear about your loss .. but way a sweet way to remember her! Love your gloves and congrats on your feature!
    xoxo
    AMie @ Pinkapotamus

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  13. So very sorry to hear about your cat!! Your cat pin is adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We loved having you and hope you'll be back soon! -The Sisters

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    1. Thank you, Sisters! See you next week!

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  14. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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  15. So fun ... and Halloween is only about ten weeks away. :D The gloves are quite cool too. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.
    pr

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