Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Problems and Solutions

This is our problem. A big, blank, boring wall. (and also a mess...). Mum likes sillhouettes, especially profiles of little kitty faces. She also likes bright colours and patterns, so thought some colourful sillhouettes of us might brighten the place up.Mum chose a size first. Each profile is being made to fit in a 21x30cm Nyttja frame from Ikea. Then she used freezer paper to trace some promising photos, which she enlarged on the computer. This is an example of a Suey profile, which we're using in another project.Mum cut the profiles out of paper first, to see which ones looked the best. Some of them looked good on screen, but were a bit blobby when it was just an outline! These are the four that looked best to us. Mum then chose fabrics from her stash, and ironed fusible webbing on before cutting the profiles out. She then ironed the sillhouettes onto backing fabrics cut a little bit bigger than the size of the frames. I am on the left, and Fui is on the right.
This is mum and dad. Can you guess who is who? MOL!

This is what they look like in their frames on the wall. It has brightened up the boring wall. I think that is a problem solved!:)

17 comments:

Full Monty Q said...

We're speechless. What a pawsome solution! Could your mom pop over and help our mom with decorating? Please?

Cat with a garden said...

Hahahaha! We didn't log out when we submitted our Curly Q Tail pictures. It's us: Siena & Chilli!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

That looks quite stunning! You are all so creative!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

I think that is really lovely! Great silhouettes! The wall is made beautiful now!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Your mum is very clever! We have photos on our walls (that mum took) because she cannot sew to save her life. If you saw her trying to repair Mr Mouse, you'd know what I mean.

Huffle Mawson

Poppy Q said...

Well done, they look great. Your mum could set up a little business and make some extra moneys.

Parker said...

Your Mom could be a professional with that - how artistic and cool!

Aniemother said...

What a great idea! They all look great.

Ane

Cory said...

That looks wonderful! What a very talented mom you have!

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Whoa! Will you be coming to the US anytime soon? Mom could use your Mom's assistance! She's an absolute idiot with walls. She said that, not us!

Reese =^..^= said...

Cute!

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a great idea for a blank wall. You are very creative!

Daisy said...

Your mom is so creative! I love how those came out!

The Island Cats said...

What an excellent solution! Those look great!!!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

What an absolutely lovely way to decorate that big space!!!!!!!!!
Your Mom did a pawsome job, and it was very creative too!! Our Mom is impressed :)
We also liked your post on kitty behavior. We have always been indoor kitties so we are used to that. Our big adjustment now is Mom working outside the home. She used to work at home. We do not like that she is gone so long :(
WE do like your posts on keeping kitties happy a lot :) Thanks !!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

That is an awesome idea! Mommy thinks that is a perfect solution to our plain craft room/ office walls.

I like your post about keeping inside kitties happy. As a former feral, my beans did lotsa research on how to keep me happy inside only after my rescue. All the things you posted below worked for me! They also used Feliway to calm me.

Mommy also spoke to an animal communications person about me. See, I am mommy's first cat and daddy's first indoor only cat. She told them to talk to me a lot and tell me it is "safer for you Hendrix (enter your cat's name here) inside your den." My beans stress this even now on rainy days and cold days. I have really shown no desire to go outside.

PS how did your mommy do your kitty profile shots and make them look so good? mommy wants to try that.

Pablo said...

Those are the coolest family portraits EVER!