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Little mermaid ‘Poissondrieke’ meets bubble quilting

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Christmas timing is coming closer and I wanted to share with you what my little mermaid has been up to.  Last time I showed you my latest illustration and the little bags I embroidered and painted with it.  This week it is time for Poissondrieke to swim her way up to your screen (or hands).  I used a very fine quilting with natural shapes to surround her, from water bubbles to leaves.  And of course her hear straps are flooding around while she greats you with a smile. And although it is not common for a nautical creature to like flowers, Poissondrieke has a favourite!  The white Lilium Arum flower, which  has a shape between flower and leaf and knows herself to hide very well in shape, if it was not for the difference in colour ( and I think that’s why Poissondrieke likes her so much, the hide and seek part).  So here you have some of my embroidery quilted pouches with Poissondrieke :

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Embroidery quilted Smart phone pouch, green

A light green embroidered iPhone/smart phone pouch, sleeve with a lovely flower patterned lining. 100% cotton, custom made to fit your phone.

Available here

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Embroidery quilted blue zipper pouch / purse Poissondrieke

A dark blue zipper pouch embroidered with Poissondrieke on one side, and a Lilium Arum flower surrounded by leaves on the other side.  The inside lining has been quilted through, so you have a very nice relief as a lining.

Can be used as a small make up pouch, a hand camera bag, a small purse, wallet, storage bag, bridesmaid gift,…

Available here

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Embroidery quilted zipper pouch of light green Velvet.

This lovely zipper pouch is made out of light green velvet cotton fabric and together with the embroidery it gives a soft, unique texture. On the inside you can find a natural coloured 100% cotton twill.

This bag fits very well as night out clutch, make up pouch, a small hand purse, wallet, bridesmaid gift, …

Available here

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And today is cyber Monday!  At KusKatStudio we offer a discount of 15%, use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2015 while purchasing your unique item.  Make sure to be on time, this promotion ends tonight!

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Have a Lovely week!

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Kat

 

All products are available at http://www.kuskatstudio.etsy.com or through personal message here

I linked up this blog post to Live randomly simple , Create with joy , Sarah celebrates, Lou Lou Girls, Olives and Okra

~~ Whimsical illustration ~~ ‘Bollinhas a largar’

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illustration ‘Bolinhas a Largar’ @ http://www.kuskat.be

I’m so happy to finally share with you one
of my new illustrations I made called ‘Bolinhas a largar’ red,
what means little dropping balls in Portuguese.
A little group of different characters stacked up one another and holding on to that.
Anyone want to give them a push so they drop?

This colourful illustration  was also one of the first drawings where I have been testing out these new inktense pencils.  They are very different from regular aquarelle pencils, they give a much brighter livelier colour, perfect for my kind of illustrations 🙂  And the great thing about them is, they can be use on fabric and they don’t wash out!  So I have been experimenting mixing the little dropping balls with fine embroidery quilting and painted illustration.

For the following pouches I have use my favourite technique of free motion embroidery or thread painting on a ‘sandwich’ of cotton fabric and batting.  It makes the surface more fluffy and adds a beautiful quilted relief to it.  The bag becomes also more sturdy.

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Embroidery quilted zipper pouch/purse

This red one of a kind zipper pouch purse has a unique white embroidered illustration on it and salmon pink applique.

You can use this bag as

~ bridesmaid pouch / gift ~ red/pink wedding pouch/clutch ~ art zipper pouch ~ make up case/pouch ~ Storage bag ~ travel organizer bag ~ unique hostess gift ~ Gift for her

Available here

Quilted pouch red illustration threadpainted size flatly

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Hand painted and embroidered linen evening Clutch / bag

This hand purse has been hand painted on a light linen fabric and embroidered with white thread.  The clutch is fully lined with 100% red cotton fabric and has a magnetic closure for ease of use.

You can use this clutch as
~ Evening bag ~ bridesmaid clutch / gift ~ light wedding clutch ~ wedding gift ~ art gallery bag ~ make up case/clutch ~ Storage bag ~ travel organizer bag ~ unique hostess gift ~ party bag ~fashion bag

Available here

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Embroidery quilted Smart Phone wallet / case

This fine embroidered phone wallet can be made to fit any phone and have space enough to place your cards and small papers.

Available here

Iphone 6 quilted wallet, pouch case cover open flowers 3

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And at last but not least my

Hand painted fold over clutch / cosmetic bag with leather bottom

Made out of 100% natural cotton fabric, hand painted with inktense and faux leather bottom.  Fully linen with 100% red cotton and a black zipper for closure.  This bag can be used as a handbag for everyday casual use, or as a unique, special bag for your night out.
Designed to fit large objects, it fits perfect to be used as a Cosmetics – toiletry bag or a Project bag.

Available here

fold over evening clutch, cosmetics bag handpainted filled

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Hope you like these new series of hand painted and embroidered products!

New bags and clothing are being produce as we speak now and I can’t wait to share them with you,

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Have a Awesome week!

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Kat

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All products are available at http://www.kuskatstudio.etsy.com or through personal message here

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Colorful custom made throw pillows with a child’s drawing on top

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Colorfull custom made square pillows children's drawing wine red

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Whimsical, Colorful and full of child imagination

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A new week has started and I’ll show you a bit more what the new KusKatStudio has been up.  Last June I have been making these colourful custom made pillows.  A good friend of mine wanted to give a special gift for a first communion.  We let the three girls of the family make their own drawing and I transferred them to square pillows.  No KusKat figures this time, but imaginative, playful and colourful children’s imagination.

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First I had to print the drawings and make them in little pieces of appliqué.  For making the little appliqué pieces I use some adhesive iron on paper.  It is a paper that is strong enough to hold its shape while turning the fabric edges, and afterwards you can take away the paper leaving the piece with the iron on residue.  What comes in handy for ironing the piece in place before sewing.

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And as with the most of my products, the used fabrics are 100% cotton textile and all prewashed before assembling the pillows, to avoid any color bleeding when they get washed later on.

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After the piecing process comes threat painting to transfer the children’s drawing in thread and put the applique pieces in place.  I used the technique of free motion machine embroidery, a embroidery way I came to love allot these last years.  On the back of the wine red base fabric I put some backing to make it more easier to embroider on it, still a embroidery hope was needed.  And sometimes, the back looks much better …

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And here you have the finished throw pillows.  I like it you can put the drawings of your little ones around in the house, on the beds, put them in the couches, lay them on chairs,…

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Pillow fight anyone?

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I would be thrilled to make more of these square throw pillows with children’s drawings on top, so if you have a little girl or boy in the house and there creative scribbles and are interested, please contact me here

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And at last but not least a picture of another throw pillow out of velvet cotton fabric I made for a little girl.  She had made a wonderful drawing with dogs and bicycles and a airplane,…. for a custom made twin quilt (I will share that later on with you).  And with that comes a soft and cosy decorative pillow.  I loved doing these little dogs!

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These colorful Pillows are now available at http://www.kuskatstudio.com

* in cotton  HERE

* in light green linen HERE 

Costume made decorative square throw pillow of a children's drawing, dogs, velvet cotton

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Have a splendid, inspirational and sunny week!

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Katelijn Smissaert

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www.KusKatStudio.com

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