|Elizabeth, My Almost Perfect Cat, 34" x 25"|
I thought and experimented with several ways to depict her whiskers (and even those little eyebrow hairs) and decided on a Madiera Glamour thread in two sizes--two-ply and six-ply white/glittery thread with a touch of glue for stiffness. The whiskers are attached to the face but are loose except where they are sewn in. They are stitched to a tiny bit of batting over white lace, which added a slight fullness or puffiness to the two cheek pads.
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|Detail of whiskers|
|Elizabeth checking on the Madiera threads|
|Ear hair made with hairy ribbon overlaid with tulle|
|Okay, can I take a nap in your lap now?|