Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Truth Behind Kitty Couture

It is time some things were straightened out on this blog, and proper acknowledgement given.

When you see this piece of Liberty fabric laid out on the floor of a Paris apartment, you may be led to think that Isabelle is getting down to business.
Appearances, however, can be deceitful.
I, P'tite Mignonne, am really the one in charge over here.

I smooth out the creases...


Pin down the pattern...


And check the selvages are properly aligned

Next time Isabelle shows you a project - remember who truly deserves the credit... Part of it anyway.

See you soon with pictures of the finished object!

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Thanks ever so much for your response to my last post. Being back, and being welcomed back, really helps. Thank you.

34 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Ah that is too cute! Hope the pattern was still intact for Isabelle after you put your touches to it :)

Amanda S. said...

Ha ha! My cats like to get into my patterns and fabrics when they are laid out as well. Unfortunately mine rip them up. I'm glad you are back blogging. :)

Annette said...

Dear Kitty,
My terrier, Rosie, would like to compliment you on your restraint. She recently discovered the superb flavor of paper patterns and has now instructed me to keep patterns well out of her reach so that she does not consume them. I am, of course, being very obedient!

Great to see you back, Isabelle. We've never met, but you keep me inspired from afar!

meredithp said...

Thanks so much for posting the photos of the true artiste in the familiy. I have three of those also. It's amazing that felines around the world have this thing in common: sewing. So glad to see you back here. Love to see your creations.

lena-lou said...

LOL this is why we love frustrating mad cats LOL

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Cute! If only my cats were as industrious!! ha ha

Christina said...

Oh P'tite Mignonne, I never doubted that you had a hand in Isabelle's creations. Happy sewing!

brodstitch said...

Bon retour à Paris :o)

Myra said...

very cute how you captured the right shots.

Anne e le manine d'oro said...

Oh C'est trop mignon ! Bravo Petite Mignonne.

gwensews said...

How wonderful it must be to live in Paris! I would love to hear what that is like!

cathymk said...

Oh Isabelle, thanks for the giggle. Like one of the other commenters, I wish Felix was as helpful!

Paulette said...

Dear P'tite Mignonne,
While I simply love your mom's creations, I must say that you have shown quite a bit of restraint, more than I'd expect from a feline of your caliber, by allowing her to continually take credit for your artistic talent and energy. While it is commonly (mis)understood, an opposable thumb is NOT required for such creative endeavors. Yes, us humans frequently take your credit and seldomly acknowledge that if you hadn't been there to direct, it would have turned into an utter mess.
So, P'tite Mignonne, my advice to you, if I may be so bold as to offer it, continue to check your mom's work, straighten it as necessary, and always inspect the finished garment with tail held high (depositing as many hairs as possible on the hemline). Your approval should be the only one that matters!
:)

Tessa said...

Ahhhh Isabelle, I always knew you had an assistant!
Nice to see you back x
btw - you look just lovely in the skirt and top - blue looks very nice on you.

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, that is too cute!!!
Your cat is gorgeous, as always!

Best to you,
Tanya

Stephanie said...

I'm glad your back Izz!

verobirdie said...

Oh P'tite mignonne, I was sure you did all the hard work! Just as my two cats and three cockatiels (in turn, of course).

Christine said...

P'tite Mignonne you are very talented, perhaps you could give my cat Spike a few lessons?

LindaNan said...

Hmm, I wonder if one of my DD's 8 cats could learn something from P'tite mignone. As it is, all they know is 'more fatty treats please, NOW!"

Anonymous said...

Hahahha, that is a funny post! Well done P'tite Mignone (and of course Isabelle! ;-) Ann

Elaray said...

LOL! I can't let my cats read this post. They are not allowed in my sewing room. If they see this, they'll think they can help me, too.!

Vicki said...

Funny, funny. If only she could sew as well!

mavalca said...

Hi P'tite Mignonne!
Can you ask, please, to your dressmaker assisant, Isabelle,if she's annoyed with me? I don' t want to bore her, so I'm not going to write her again, but I don't understand...
Sorry, P'tite Mignonne, for my english miaowings, I usually miaow in french!
Big kisses for your and your human friend!

Pamela Erny said...

P'tite Mignonne...I must type this in haste, as Pam ~Off The Cuff~ (one of my people..the one who sews) has just walked out of the room. I yearn to create like you do, but Pam has locked me out of what she so haughtily calls her "studio". I meow outside of the door, only to be tossed a crumpled piece of pattern tissue to "play" with! Play?! I yearn to assist Pam with her designs! ...and truth be told, she could use my eye for design....I could go on and on, but she's back.....!

Your admirer,
Maximus...a very handsome Siamese.

Jennifer/OH said...

Of course we 7 cats here run the show too! That blog of hers is always "me, me me" and it is really US!!! Laundry, cooking, gardening....who do you think does all of that while she sits around stitching? I am so glad credit was given to you finally.

Tracy said...

Sooo sweet! The pets are really the stars of our blogs, aren't they?! Lil' Miss Cutie helps just like my Charlie does. ;o) I wonder what she's making there with that lovely Liberty fabric?? Happy weekend ((HUGS))

coonieandplume said...

Ah ah, j'adore tout simplement !

P'tite Mignonne, je ne sais pas ce que ferait Isabelle sans toi, tu es une aide précieuse LOL. Et quand on sait que préparer les pièces pour un vêtement n'est pas forcément chose aisée on comprend tout le travail que tu dois fournir. D'ailleurs Plume me rappelle régulièrement que j'ai besoin de son aide pour mener à bien certains projets ;)

Je te fais pleins de papouilles et des bisous à Isabelle.

(trop fainéante pour écrire en anglais...)

Lisbei said...

Ah ah ah ... no we know the truth !!
I really enjoy the whole joke, and I'm so happy to read you back here ...
Have a nice week-end my dear friend, and don't over-work your little kitty ...

Karoline said...

Ahh P'tite Mignonne we've always known that you are the mastermind behind the creations!

Lovely photo's Isabelle :)

Reethi said...

Ha ha ha. Biscuit winds the bobbins on my machine. :)

Karen said...

Bonjour, P'tite Mignonne, and greetings from Lily (Karen's "sewing assistant." Have you ever tried eating thread? I highly recommend the stuff that comes on small plastic bobbins, the kind you can hold in your teeth while your person hops up and down and begs you not to swallow it.

I hear that periwinkle blue is a particularly tasty flavor . . .

Your work is very nice. It doesn't hurt to let Isabelle take credit; that's what I do.

Krystal (aka Pirouette) said...

I love it! P'tite Mignonne is a genius! ;-)

angie.a said...

That is exactly how it goes at my house too. ;) Adorable kitty, and I love your blog Isabelle. I can't imagine why anyone would leave a nasty comment for you of all people! How rude. I don't believe I've ever commented before, as I'm usually still amazed at all the beautiful things you've done...but I thought it might be time I say I enjoy your blog! I hope you find time to blog and show us your creations again soon.

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

ahhaha, I see you have the same kind of fabric weights I do-the feline kind!!!
too cute!