Last summer I purchased 3 Dede Ogden kitty canvases. They were such a deal, I couldn't pass them up - from Canvases Begone. On the left, you can see canvas #1, the yellow striped kitty. I decided to stitch him for a friend who has a yellow striped kitty named Milo. I tried to use as much Stash as possible for Milo. I think the only thread I bought was the Rainbow Gallery Alpaca 18 and Fuzzy Stuff, all for the fur. From Stash, I found Kreiniks, Crystal Braid, Neon Rays, Fyre Werks, Silk Lame Braid, Cashmere & Silk n Cream. I used some Pink Angora for the trim on the hat & it brushed up nicely.
Here is Milo all finished. I used a variety of stitches. His hat is Neon Rays and beads in Criss Cross Hungarian with the pink fuzzy trim in random straight stiches. I used a kind of overlapping gobelin for the furr. It is quite random and works well. I have used this method for furry stuff before and like the way it turns out. Let see, what else did I use? The package is a Framed Mosaic. There's a few other patterns, but I forget what they are.
This is one of the very few painted canvases I have done in many years. I think I can get better!
I decided to have Milo finished as a Stand Up, so I worked some background around him. I think I should have used a lighter color, or a more contrasting one. The background color is too close to his fur color & so he doesn't show up quite as much as I'd like. I'll remember that for the next one! Milo has now been delivered to his Forever Home and I have heard that one of the "real" Milo's brothers thinks this is his toy! Here is Milo all done & standing up: