Category: Art & Crafts

The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni
[ 0 ] August 9, 2017 |

The Weirdly Wonderful World of Sandy Mastroni

Artist Sandy Mastroni draws from the heart, with her cat, Buddy, snoopervising and giving her pointers. It is a purrfect pairing, enabling Mastroni to create weird and whimsical cat art that can best be described as “Grandma Moses goes to Twin Peaks.” Mastroni says, “I’ve always drawn people , and funny odd characters. These drawings become […]

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$50 Off Kitty Clones
[ 2 ] July 27, 2017 |

$50 Off Kitty Clones

No DNA required, just lotsa photos (and room on your credit card). A new company, Cuddle Clones creates life-size* plush copies of your favorite fluffy friend. You send in one (or many) photos from all angles, choose ear shape/position, describe any oddities like pawpad colors, and a clone of your kitteh will be on your […]

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Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.
[ 3 ] July 21, 2017 |

Cat Scarves or Art? You Decide.

I love brilliant, saturated color. I love cats. And since I have a metal allergy, my fashion accessory of choice is a scarf. So naturally, I fell in love with these hand-painted silk scarves! They come in various generous sizes and generally run from $33-$44 each. The artist is Alice Rodionova, who’s from Saint Petersburg, […]

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9 Whimsical Gloombuster Cats
[ 3 ] July 6, 2017 |

9 Whimsical Gloombuster Cats

You’ll be dead of the kyoot when you see these charming knit cats by OlgaMareeva. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was that I should buy up a bunch and make a stop motion animation movie with them… those faces! They’re made of high quality angora and mohair yarn and stuffed […]

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12 Vintage Ceramic Cats Eager to be Adopted!
[ 2 ] July 1, 2017 |

12 Vintage Ceramic Cats Eager to be Adopted!

Today we found some (mostly) mid-century ceramic cat figures that need adopting! Click any photo for purchase info (prices subject to change.) These are mid-century Holt Howard repros. In the 60s, knockoffs of the Holt Howard Cozy Kittens were the rage, and MIJ copies sprouted like mushrooms. Now they are nearly as collectible as the […]

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Captivating Wire Cat Scultures Delight and Excite
[ 0 ] May 25, 2017 |

Captivating Wire Cat Scultures Delight and Excite

Armed with nothing more than wire cutters, artist Elizabeth Berrien gives life to strands of steel wire in her life-size wire sculptures of cats, horses, birds, and other wildlife. Elizabeth describes her work and process: I start each wire sculpture by twisting together a pair of wires. Then another, and another… adding to the structure […]

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Mancat Mancave: On Sale!
[ 1 ] May 20, 2017 |

Mancat Mancave: On Sale!

Was $329, now $247 for this Seussian felted mancat mancave.  It’s super-sized: Full hight 34.3” Width 17.3” Depth 14.6′ and each felted creation is made to order. She’s got quite a few more in a whimsical burst of color and style. This one is on sale for $82: You can even find one that’ll match […]

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Need a Sharknado Hat, Kittehs?
[ 5 ] May 10, 2017 |

Need a Sharknado Hat, Kittehs?

Once I got over the fact that this cat’s markings are remarkably similar to Rocky the Guttercat’s, I could ponder how really really badly I needed to get a sharknado hat for Tripper. Because the decision is not whether to buy him the sharknado hat, but whether to buy the solar system hat instead. Because […]

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Need a Cinco de Mayo Sombrero, Kittehs?
[ 2 ] May 4, 2017 |

Need a Cinco de Mayo Sombrero, Kittehs?

Seems I’m always a dollar short and a day late. This week is no exception: I failed to procure proper Cinco de Mayo headgear for my boys. And this sombrero woulda been PURRfect! The Stitched Adventures shop on Etsy has a delightful selection of kitty headgear, including pigtails (to go under a Viking helmet, purrhaps?), […]

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These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!
[ 1 ] April 23, 2017 |

These Cat Succulent Planters Don’t Suck!

I’ve never seen planters quite like these…fuzzy cat plant holders! (Click any image for the specific product page.) A tiny plastic pot is meant to go inside, so you don’t have muddy water leaking all over your furniture. It comes in practically any permutation of cat breed/color you can imagine. (She also does other cute […]

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$18.65 Buys One of These Cutecutecute Cat Prints
[ 0 ] April 8, 2017 |

$18.65 Buys One of These Cutecutecute Cat Prints

If you’re looking to catify your crib, here’s an inexpensive way to do it. These prints by Australian artist Karsten Thomsen are colorful, whimsical, and just plain fun. Even better are her detailed descriptions of the creative process and inspiration for each work… drop by her Etsy shop and explore! The images are printed on […]

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10 Cat Quilts Take Bite from Winter’s Chill
[ 0 ] March 1, 2017 |

10 Cat Quilts Take Bite from Winter’s Chill

On my bucket list: making cat art quilts. Unfortunately, it will remain a bucket list item for my foreseeable future, because life gets in the way of dreams, and the closest I’ll get to a cat art quilt in a long while is looking longingly at one on Etsy. Here are ten of my faves. […]

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Letterpress Cards are the Cat’s Meow
[ 1 ] February 25, 2017 |

Letterpress Cards are the Cat’s Meow

I’m a letterpress addict. Letterpress is a technique of relief printing that uses a printing press in a process by which many copies are produced by repeated direct impression of an inked, raised surface against the paper surface. In an electronic world, it is sadly a lost art. Mejiro Graphics is keeping letterpress–and cats!– alive […]

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Act Fast! Still Time to Buy a OOAK Cat Valentine!
[ 0 ] February 7, 2017 |

Act Fast! Still Time to Buy a OOAK Cat Valentine!

We get it. We know you’re sad that Skeezix the Cat Valentines are not available for purchase. But don’t despair… and don’t wait until the last minute when your only choice for a Valentine’s Card will be on the chewing tobacco rack at your corner 7-11. Here are 20 hand-crafted cards that will surprise and delight their […]

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12 Va-Va-Va-Voomy Valentine Ideas for Cat Lovers
[ 1 ] January 25, 2017 |

12 Va-Va-Va-Voomy Valentine Ideas for Cat Lovers

With all the vitriol in the air this week, it’s time we focused on something sweeter — like Valentine’s Day. Yep, it’s just around the corner. Here are a dozen hand-crafted card and gift ideas for you, your SO and your kitty to get yourself focused on a kinder, gentler February. Sweetheart Sweater $29.14 Jamie […]

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Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!
[ 3 ] January 18, 2017 |

Paper Cat Sculpture is the Cat’s Meow!

I’m fascinated with paper art, especially the amazing things that can now be done with laser cutting and 3D design. And I’ve always get excited by stationery stores and pop-up books. So I was enchanted by the CNN video below about LovePop Cards, a company said to be revolutionizing the greeting card business with its […]

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Feeling Crafty? PURRform Paper Magic!
[ 5 ] January 4, 2017 |

Feeling Crafty? PURRform Paper Magic!

If your New Years Resolutions included feeding your creative soul, you might want to tackle this cat art project: Life size paper cat sculptures that emerge from your walls. I know what you’re thinking: NO WAY! That’s like a serious art project, not something some mommy blogger put together with spit and scotch tape and […]

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Forget the Mall on Black Friday. We’ve Got This.
[ 2 ] November 25, 2016 |

Forget the Mall on Black Friday. We’ve Got This.

I usually spend most of Black Friday wondering in which of the seven circles of hell does the Black Friday Walmart Stampede live? My life took a signficant turn for the better with Amazon Fresh. No longer do I have to grow old in the interminable lines at Safeway, only to be subjected to the […]

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10 Cat Bling Pins You Can’t Live Without
[ 0 ] October 29, 2016 |

10 Cat Bling Pins You Can’t Live Without

Santa Claus in comin’ to town in a couple of months and here are ten pieces of cat bling you must put on your wishlist. The best part? Most of them are $10 or less. Click any photo to go to the product page. (Prices subject to change without notice.) This cat is proud of […]

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Feline Fontaholics, Take Note!
[ 10 ] September 29, 2016 |

Feline Fontaholics, Take Note!

If, like me, you’re a fontaholic, and you’re into those pawpular cutting and crafting programs, run don’t walk to Print Shapes’ Etsy Shop. For less than $3, you can buy an instant-download zip file containing SVG, DXF, EPS, and PDF files of one of the cutest cat font EVAH! Wish they had this as a TTF! Click […]

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