Behind the Scene: Tidbits About The Making of Our Handmade, Handpainted, Exotic Hair-inspired Kitty Wristlet/Purse
Boy, that was a mouthful.
And this post is looooong overdue since our kitty purse had already been successfully circulating around. Still, I thought this cutie deserves a proper introduction and a full length feature.
...because it is the first of its kind in our handmade indie label it being the only fabric art available (which i would give reasons below). I know I have been busy lately with illustrations (not to mention getting down with the big bad flu) for my paper products (ie postcards, art prints and stickers) but long before the latter hit the store shelves, this handmade kitty purse was already in the works.
It started out as a rough sketch of an exotic-haired kitty.
Then came the grueling task of handpainting the image onto over a dozen of them pieces of white fabric. I almost went bonkers with the overwhelming job but was stubborn enough not to give in with the lure of having it digitally printed instead...because I did promise myself I would make this one totally handmade down to the sewing (yes, after the grueling task of handpainting came the grueling task of handsewing) Luckily i stayed sane til the last fabric though my wrist would tell a different story. Now perhaps you get the picture why it's still the only fabric art available....i may need to find a more efficient and not too labor-intensive way of making the new designs.
However, I did get my happy ending since a lot of these babies found new homes and I only got a few of them left online. Plus I still have a couple more prints stashed away for rainy days.
By the way, these kitty purses are kid-friendly since I made sure to use non-toxic acrylic paints. In case you're interested in owning one, just visit my eshop at www.houseofisla.com or get updates through our facebook page facebook//houseofisladesigns.