It has been a while since my last post. I’ve been making commissioned monkeys (something I am not going to do again) and have thought a lot about a new design. I had some trouble deciding what animal to make to be honest. After that rather realistic monkey, I wanted to go back to something simple. Basically to just a fun looking doll to make.
I asked for your suggestions and got some, but they where of the complicated sort. A kangaroo with a joey is an animal I want to make for sure, but I do want it to be both striking and simple and don’t have an idea for that yet. I also thought about designing a horned lizard pattern or a turtle, but was not sure I could reach my goal of fun and simple with those.
I also felt like making a cat. I have made a cat pattern before, Dandylion, but he isn’t a doll. A cat seemed like the perfect animal to make a fun and basic pattern for, and it also has some other interesting opportunities. So, a cat it was. The pattern for this cat will be simple but flexible. One with the option to make your own cat!
And no worries, the cat’s already finished. All I have to do is find the right moment to take some pictures and finish the pattern.
7 thoughts on “A new one”
Great choice, Sonja! Can’t wait.
Thanks jan! It’s hard sometimes being a designer, sometimes you just get stuck a bit. This cat was a lot of fun to do!
Really looking forward to this one Sonja – and so is Sophie! 😺
Great! But one thing Chris, Sophie is the kind of cat you can’t make with my suggestions, tortoiseshells have such different colour patterns than the rest…
However with your talent I do wonder what you’re able to achieve!
Oh Sonja you’re too kind! No I’d already realised a tortoiseshell wouldn’t be easy, so Sophie may get a little tabby companion. Or a ginger… or a Siamese… who knows? 😀.
You have to go where the inspiration takes you so that you keep the joy of designing alive. I’m impressed with how long you’ve continued to do this and I hope you’ll keep on for a long time! How did the monkeys turn out? I’d love to see them.
Thanks Rhonda! You are right 🙂
The monkeys turned out good. They are a bit different from Adi. I will post a pic soon in my group.