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hiroko kubota embroiders cats onto shirt pockets

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There’s nothing more charming than a teensy hint of embroidery on a button-up shirt. OK, we lied. There is, and that is if that embroidery was of cats, preferably stitched up by Japanese artist Hiroko Kubota. Hiroko embroiders delicate kitty faces with lifelike eyes that'll instantly melt your heart. If you're curious about how she does it, you can check out her book Cat in My Pocket Embroidery. If not, have a squiz at her Instagram @hiroko_embroidery. But be warned: once you look deep into the eyes of a pocket cat, it’s hard to look away.