It is my pleasure to introduce you to Lord Cuddlesworth, the Lord of Weddingcrest.
Actually, his name is Smooshie, and he is my Persian Cat. He was supposed to help my Fiance with the proposal- my Fiance placed the ring on his collar, but while I was jumping up and down with excitement Smooshie decided he’d rather make a run for it. Luckily being a house cat he didn’t have very far to run off with my ring!
Since Smooshie was a part of the engagement and my beloved cat, it is only fitting that Lord Cuddlesworth should be featured in the Weddingcrest.
I found these lovely Persians by Heidi Ott that might do nicely:
And then a Google Image search brought me to the awesomely talented Kerri Pajutee.
I have a huge miniaturist’s crush on her now, Kerri’s work is stunning! Had I only thought of all this sooner, I could have taken Kerri’s class “Traditional Persian Cat Tutorial” at the IGMA Guild Study Program last October. Poop, poop, poop.
However, Kerri has a great “Techniques” section on her website, and after reading through the various illustrated information there, I think I might want to try to make my own Lord Cuddlesworth mini out of clay and flocking. Kerri uses natural fibers such as cashmere, wool, and alpaca to create her own flocking, but I have a bunch of Teddy Bear fur laying around that I purchased in order to make fields for miniature war gaming, so that is an option as well.
The hardest part will be getting Lord Cuddlesworth to hold still long enough to be measured so I can properly scale the clay model! 😉
I must be out of my mind, trying to build and modify a dollhouse for the first time and now create a 1:12 model for the first time! When I told my Fiance about this idea, he asked if I was going to leave my poor horse, Elly out of the Weddingcrest display? Good thing Breyer horses are already 1:12 scale!