I've always thought that someday I would stitch some kind of pet design that would just cry out for the use of real whiskers, and yesterday, that design finally arrived! I received Just Nan's Honey Bunny in the mail, and it is such a cute little design that I decided to stitch it up quickly. I stitched it last night, and finished it today. While I was working on it, I kept thinking about how I would stitch/attach the called-for whiskers, and then it hit me--kitty whiskers!
Luckily, I no longer just have black cats, so I am starting to get a good supply of white whiskers as well as black. (Ooh, maybe I'll stitch up a black bunny, too!) Anyway, here are the whiskers I used:
And here is my little bunny:
The whiskers were perfect, as the large end is stiff enough to just slide in the fabric. Unfortunately, I had to crop them a bit, so they're not as curly as they should be, but I love it anyway. I have been giggling to myself all day just thinking about using them. :)
I hope it makes you smile, as well!
P.S. No kitties were harmed in the making of this piece; I only collect naturally shed whiskers! ;D