A cushy number

Well, it’s Mouse’s turn.

He’s now also immortalised in a cushion. There was lots of dudgeon and side-eye when I made the Lotti cushion, as he felt that as I was His mum, I should have prioritised Him. So I gave in to the hounding (see what I did there?) and made him his own.

The front isn’t black, it’s a dark charcoal with a black graphic overprint. I need to get a cushion pad the right size, what’s in there is a bit floppy as it’s not quite large enough, but it can wait till the next time I have to go to Spotlight for something else. For the back, I used my remnant of the pretty Jocelyn Proust gold fabric with a pattern of leaves and zebra finches.

I did get a photo of Mouse all stretched out, doing a Lotti, but it was just too long and skinny to make a cushion, wouldn’t you say? Not to mention that his grey blankie isn’t exactly a colourful background for a black dog…

Anyway, his Lordship is now content that he’s been respected satisfactorily!

36 thoughts on “A cushy number

  1. Marty K says:

    Hound’s gonna hound. So glad Sir Mousiekins of Snackies now has a proper cushion for his throne. (A little photoshop on the blankie color and you could make a nice draft blocker for under the doors with that looooooong body there.) ๐Ÿ’œ

    Happy New Year!

    • katechiconi says:

      Hi Aunty Marty! That would be a greyt idea for a cold-climate doggo, but any draft is welcome round here as it’s about 99ยฐF today and I’m flat out on the cool wooden floor. (Or indeed, flat out out anywhere the aircon is running – Mum)

  2. Will it go on his bed or yours?

    • katechiconi says:

      Mine! If on his, it would very shortly be adorned with drool… Actually, I might have it in the sewing room Visitor Chair, where I can admire it when he’s elsewhere.

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    It looks fabulous. Justice for Mouse has been achieved.

  4. Caroline says:

    That photo of Sir is hilarious … I see the legs (obviously) and the rib cage, then spot the tail, so go looking for the head at the opposite end. My son’s black poodle was very hard to photograph too, her eyes rarely showed up in amongst all those black curls.

    • katechiconi says:

      He’s much harder to photograph than Lotti, because of his colouring. That shot of him on the bed was a lucky capture. But as you’ve observed, even this image can be hard to decipher!

  5. It’s just great. I’m sure Mouse feels it was worth waiting for ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. manicmumdays says:

    Haha a straight, gangly pretzel ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜

  7. jmcheney says:

    Maybe my doggies would not have chomped off the corners of their very own portrait pillows as they did to every cat pillow I painted or purchased over the years. Drooled probably.

  8. Going Batty in Wales says:

    That is a very nice cushion Mouse and you look exceptionally handsome. O & R

  9. Dayphoto says:

    Well Done! There you on, Mouse…a perfect photo/pillow of YOU!

  10. Absolutely charming. You didn’t mention here or on the Lotti post exactly how you transferred the image onto fabric. Years ago I tried the color printer transfer paper thing, once, and it just didn’t come out well. Any hints?

    • katechiconi says:

      I use HP Iron-On Transfer Paper in my very cheap, bottom-of-the-range HP Deskjet printer. I’ve found the trick is to pick the photo for maximum colour richness and then amp it up even more with a filter, if you have that available. Once the thing is printed out and you iron it on, some of the colour is lost, so the extra intensity of the original helps. I like the quality and durability of the HP transfers, and the fact that you don’t get a nasty, hard, plasticky finish, it stays fairly soft and matt.

  11. A Regal cushion for a very Regal Mouse Boy ๐Ÿ˜
    Love the pose and the colours are perfect ๐Ÿคฉ

  12. craftycreeky says:

    Cushion looks great but I love the stretched out photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. cedar51 says:

    Love the cushion – I’m sure you will have many orders if you chose to custom design covers!

    • katechiconi says:

      I have a commission in the pipeline now, but it’s a memorial gift for my nephew, whose beloved companion went Home yesterday. He was of the feline persuasion, but is still most worthy of a commemoration squishy after a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. So much depends on having the right initial photo, there’s only so much retouching and colour tweaking I can do with my limited knowledge and software.

  14. Terri says:

    I love the picture of him all stretched out. Looks like heโ€™s just waiting for his belly rub.

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