I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a 7 oz. white cotton canvas and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand.
I wasn’t sure the design would fit when I bought these, but she fit so well it was meant to be.
I found sets of these white cotton accessory bags on clearance—a good price for me to experiment with. This is the largest bag, 8.5″ x 5.5″, the other two are smaller and smaller yet and because this design won’t fit on those I have different plans.
I chose the two most popular kitty colors to stencil these, Housepanther, the original Bella! and Ginger Kitty. The bags are a sturdy 7 oz. cotton, enough that the fabric stencil ink didn’t bleed through. They zip across the top.
As I’d shared on Instagram and Facebook last Saturday, Mimi was threatening to step on my wet stencils if we didn’t go outside.
She rarely follows through with her threats, but you can see a little blip of orange above the ginger kitty’s shoulder area, so I said she’d “pawsonalized” this one. Friends said I should charge more for that one for Mimi’s work, but really it’s the same price as the housepanther model.
If these are popular I’ll print more in all the colors. If I print on these later it will be much easier to make them myself, unless I find a really big clearance. I guess we’ll see!
You’ll find them with Tote Bags
Original Bella! Tote Bag with the black kitty silhouette
O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Bella, in silhouette, is stenciled at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread.
Based on one of my sketches of Bella from shortly after she arrived here simply called “Bella”, I pulled out the scan of the little painting and refined the design in Photoshop. Bella’s eyes are not yellow green, they are a cooler blue-green, and I found pretty close to a good color for her. Others don’t live in a house full of housepanthers, so I added the white, gray and ginger kitties who are her foster friends.
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