I love Grumpy Cat. I just want to give him a hug! When papilionette posted her version of Grumpy Cat on Craftster I just knew I should feature her and find out more about this awesome piece and about its creator!
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
I'm a chaotic procrastinator, who loves to try all kinds of crafts and if I can, all at the same time.
Tell us a little bit about the piece:
My little sister loves the grumpycat meme. She can even do the same grumpyface. So I knew when her birthday was coming up that I had to do something with Grumpy cat. In combination with a lucky find in a thriftshop (a bunch of hoops) and a needlefelting starter kit I was trying out, it just clicked and I looked up a picture of Grumpy, made a raw sketch on some white cotton and needlefelted away. I painted in the brown and added stitches for more texture and detailing.
What/Who inspires you?
So many things inspire me. I can be inspired just by looking at Pinterest, Tumblr or Craftster, sometimes it's because I'm making it for someone special and I like to put a lot of thought in it. And other times it can be just the material. A beautiful piece of fabric or a totally new medium.
What kind of advice do you have for newbies?
Without sounding too corny, but just do it. Take the ideas in your head and try to make them alive. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but you always learn something for the next time!
What are you working on next?
I'm actually working on several things at the same time right now. I also have two brothers whose birthdays are coming up in the next 4 months and one of them is totally Skyrim-addicted, so I'm embroidering patches with quotes or easily recognisable Skyrimstuff and I'm hoping to make a quilt out of it or a pillow, depends on how much I procrastinate. I'm also working on a swap here on Craftster and I'm trying to start on my Christmas presents for this year!
Do you think grumpy cat is really grumpy or just misunderstood?
I think she's grumpy, but misunderstood. In making this piece I actually looked up more of grumpycat and learned she's according to her owner a very sweet cat, but at the same time her owner also posts the grumpy meme, so maybe her owner is just confused, making it confusing for us and we totally misunderstand everything, making her grumpy.. or something like that.