Category: Art & Crafts

I Dare You Not to Sqwee!
[ 1 ] April 27, 2016 |

I Dare You Not to Sqwee!

OK, I admit it: It doesn’t take much to make me go SQWEE! But I sqweed all over these adorable cat items from Tanmade on Etsy. They are inexpensive and oh-so sqweelicious. The brooches are what first caught my eye. With an eagle-eye for detail, each is a little handmade work of art sure to […]

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Watercolor Cat Portraits: Rachel Parker Nails It!
[ 3 ] April 22, 2016 |

Watercolor Cat Portraits: Rachel Parker Nails It!

Watercolor is a tough medium to master. It’s unforgiving; you can’t just paint over mistakes. When you apply the water it will not always go precisely where you like. For me, whose favorite medium is India ink scratched onto paper with a crow quill pen, watercolor seemed like a wild horse running away with me. Which […]

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5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art
[ 0 ] April 17, 2016 |

5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art

Kids today! Probably wouldn’t know an embroidery hoop from a garter belt. But seeing one immediately transports me to 7th grade summer school, when one of our home ec projects was learning to embroider a flour-sack kitchen towel. My fingertips were pincushions as I mastered French knots and the lazy Daisy stitch. 90% of my lifetime […]

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Free Feline Fun this Weekend at Cat Art Show LA: The Sequel
[ 2 ] March 25, 2016 |

Free Feline Fun this Weekend at Cat Art Show LA: The Sequel

So maybe you’re just not that into hard boiled eggs and peeps and are looking for an excuse to get away from Aunt Myrtle’s famous jello-pea salad that she has served every Easter since 1962. It’s just not becoming for an adult to mouth said peas and then chuck them into a napkin for the […]

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$15 You-As-A-Cat Portraits on Fivver
[ 0 ] February 24, 2016 |

$15 You-As-A-Cat Portraits on Fivver

Cat Lady Kleemmy will create a portrait of you as you would look like as a cat, for just $15. Yep, $15. It’s just one of those gems you stumble across on Fivver–a totally don’t-need-but-must-have-right-now delight that will take your Facebook profile photo to a whole new level. She also does ugly sweater cat portraits: […]

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Cat and Guitars Art Show is a Media Darling
[ 2 ] January 7, 2016 |

Cat and Guitars Art Show is a Media Darling

We don’t own a guitar, but Mr TF has a violin, the playing of which scares the bejeebers out of the cats. Even more than the accordion or bagpipes ever did. So it surprised me to learn that cats-and-guitars is “a thing.” The discovery was made by renowned cat style maven Kate Benjamin and her now-hubby, […]

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4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn
[ 1 ] September 23, 2015 |

4 Fantastical Mancat Mancaves for Autumn

There’s brrrrrr coming, and you’d better be ready! Today we’ve got 4 whimsical cat caves to keep you toasty, each hand crafted of natural wool by Yuliya Kosata of the Felt Field shop on Etsy. This one-of-a-kind pumpkiny cat cave is crafted of felted wool in Autumn colors. Purrsonally, I think it would be purrfect […]

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Throwback Thursday: 13 Vintage MCM Cat Tchotchkes
[ 1 ] July 30, 2015 |

Throwback Thursday: 13 Vintage MCM Cat Tchotchkes

I can never get enough of mid-century modern style. Add cats, and the combo is hard to resist. Here are 13 throwbacks that I defy you to ignore. Above, this darling mod century cat-shaped pencil holder from Japan is in the shape of a simplified cat. It is made of solid wood, with the base that […]

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3 Lovely Cat Pendants for Mid-Summer Contemplations
[ 2 ] July 29, 2015 |

3 Lovely Cat Pendants for Mid-Summer Contemplations

Well, at least SOMEONE in Greece is working these days. Myrto – Michalis of Kiss the Frog Studio creates eye-catching jewelry that’s sure to warm any cat lover’s heart. Based in Athens, Kiss the Frog may just be responsible for generating 20% of the Greek economy at this point (I say with tongue firmly planted […]

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8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For
[ 0 ] July 24, 2015 |

8 Cat Planters Worth Growing a Green Thumb For

Even if you’re cursed with a black thumb, you’ll lust after these cute cat planters. Some handcrafted, some kitsy-vintage, they’re all purrfect vessels in which to cultivate your catnip crops. Plants pictured are not included, so you can pick your own greenery to kill. First up: the “Nerd Cat Planter” is handpainted by an Dona […]

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Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Will Color Your World
[ 0 ] June 11, 2015 |

Cat Folk Art by Heather Galler Will Color Your World

I’m a color person. My favorite part of house painting is collecting paint chips (then convincing hubby to paint the walls something other than white). So I fell in love with Heather Galler’s art on Etsy. Her folk art style is rich with saturated jewel tones, similar to the color palettes used by the late, […]

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“Cats in Hats” a Viral Sensation
[ 1 ] April 26, 2015 |

“Cats in Hats” a Viral Sensation

A book released last month which provides a bunch of patterns for crocheted cat hats has become a viral sensation. “Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Hat Patterns for Your Kitty” started as a lark for author Sara Thomas, to honor her grandmother, who taught her how to knit. Thomas’ Etsy shop, ScooterKnits, was […]

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Cat Keister Coasters Keep Fur-niture Ring-free!
[ 6 ] March 18, 2015 |

Cat Keister Coasters Keep Fur-niture Ring-free!

Recently, I had some minor knee surgery, as as a recuperation gift, Gleek’s mom sent me a Cat Keister Coaster. It purr-vided an uproarious laugh just when I was feeling like I’d been knee-capped and understood how House became a Vicodin addict. I think it was the turning point on my road to recovery (that, […]

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7 Sweet Cat Gifts for Spring or Mom or You!
[ 0 ] March 11, 2015 |

7 Sweet Cat Gifts for Spring or Mom or You!

This week we’re featuring fun cat wearables from Miss Ella‘s on Etsy. Miss Ella’s original illustrations grace everything from cards to prints to pins and magnets… and more! And not just cats — there’s even a capybara! Click any photo below for purchase information I am in love with these Crazy Cat Lady Patches. For only […]

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Quirky Custom Cat Portraits for Less than $30
[ 0 ] January 15, 2015 |

Quirky Custom Cat Portraits for Less than $30

Lili Di Prima is a graphic designer and portrait artist who lives in Sicily in a home by the sea. She has loved to draw since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Her drawings might be classified as “quirky modern primitive.” I just made the term up, but I think it’s apt. Lili not […]

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Cat Christmas Cards – with Hand-Drawn Illustrations
[ 2 ] December 8, 2014 |

Cat Christmas Cards – with Hand-Drawn Illustrations

  I love these charming cat Christmas cards featuring kittehs in merry sweaters — rich in detail and purrsonality. Created by an artist in Scotland, there’s still time for them to arrive in time to send out before the holiday. Here are the details: Grumpy Henry was the first one of them – his family forced him […]

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Get Your Caffeine on with these Cute Custom Cat Mugs!
[ 1 ] October 29, 2014 |

Get Your Caffeine on with these Cute Custom Cat Mugs!

Nothing better than seeing a kitteh first thing in the morning to start your day right. We saw these fabulous coffee mugs on Etsy and immediately thought, "MUST. HAVE."  But they get even better. You can get them customized with whatever you want on the back. We're leaning toward "Mr Tasty Face" and "The Food […]

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Cat Crafters – Check out These Vintage Cat Stamps
[ 0 ] August 7, 2014 |

Cat Crafters – Check out These Vintage Cat Stamps

Whether you collect stamps or are a crafter who creates collages or mixed media masterpieces, you will LOVE these vintage cat stamps from around the world. Yes, cats rule the planet, and what better way to prove it than by sticking cat pics all over your country’s mail? And they’re cheap — just $3.25 for […]

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13 Pain-Free Cat Tattoos
[ 3 ] July 3, 2014 |

13 Pain-Free Cat Tattoos

Maybe you have a deathly fear of needles. Or you’re afraid of making a commitment to a permanent tattoo. The solution? Temp Tatts. The best part? They only cost a couple of bucks. Here are 13 Temporary Cat Tattoos that look like the real thing, but you can scrub them off tonight and try a […]

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10 Mid-Century Modern Cat Art Prints Your Eichler Can’t Live Without
[ 5 ] June 26, 2014 |

10 Mid-Century Modern Cat Art Prints Your Eichler Can’t Live Without

These mid-century modern cat art prints were created by Donna Mibus of Dallas, TX. Though they’d be a proud centerpiece of any cat lover’s home, they’re a must-have if you live in a Mad Men-era home or are a fan of  The Jetsons. These are printed or painted on canvas with a protective satin finish […]

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