Category: Art & Crafts

“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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Custom Cat Art is Magnetizing
[ 0 ] June 24, 2014 |

Custom Cat Art is Magnetizing

How would you like a custom magnet of your cat drawn from a photo? Etsy shopkeeper Goodafternoonan does custom drawings in archival ink that are shrunk and transformed into one-of-a-kind magnets for your fridge. Your cat’s name is included on the magnet. They make wonderful personal gifts, and take up to two weeks to ship […]

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Cat-Embossed Rolling Pin
[ 3 ] June 18, 2014 |

Cat-Embossed Rolling Pin

I’m a baker, and I love cookies. I’d make a batch every day if I weren’t in danger of weighing 800 lbs. But this rolling pin has me reconsidering that stance. If I had a cat-embossed rolling pin, how could I resist or cookies with it every single day? Or make my own cat treats […]

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13 Cheap Ways to Catify Your Garden
[ 3 ] April 24, 2014 |

13 Cheap Ways to Catify Your Garden

Continuing the cat gardening theme… once you’ve got it planted, it’s time to catify it. There are few things more delightful than visiting a cat lady’s garden and discovering, like Easter eggs, cat sculptures, garden stakes and other outdoor art throughout. Here are 13 handcrafted cat-themed garden art that won’t break the bank — none […]

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13 Cat Valentine Gifts and Cards — all Handcrafted
[ 2 ] January 30, 2014 |

13 Cat Valentine Gifts and Cards — all Handcrafted

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner? Celebrate it in a special way with these hand crafted gifts… click any image to get the product information.   First, you’ll have to figure out what to wear… Valentine heart cat neckband (don’t wear without supervision): Do you slow-blink your human? Here’s the […]

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13 Cat Quilts that Aren’t Your Momma’s Quilts!
[ 3 ] August 29, 2013 |

13 Cat Quilts that Aren’t Your Momma’s Quilts!

This week’s Thursday 13 is all about cat quilts… and these aren’t your momma’s quilts. More art than utilitarian textiles, these are more likely to be displayed on your wall than folded up on the foot of your bed…. although your kittehs might like curling up with them!   David Taylor creates exquisite paintings in […]

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13 Cat Collages for the Purrfect Living Space
[ 2 ] August 8, 2013 |

13 Cat Collages for the Purrfect Living Space

Collage art is infinitely interesting, providing an ongoing Easter egg hunt as you discover new facets of the work. They can be as elementary as a school kid’s magazine-pastings to sophisticated mixed media works by “real” artists. This week we have 13 cat collage works any cat lover would love to have adorn her walls: […]

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13 Cool Cat ACEOs
[ 0 ] August 1, 2013 |

13 Cool Cat ACEOs

What are ACEOs  (art card editions and originals)? They’re 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inch artist trading cards with no restrictions or requirements other than size. They can be originals, prints, collages, mixed media works, assemblages… anything! They can be displayed on little tiny easels, framed and hung in groups, or collected and traded. Typically, they’re extremely affordable ways […]

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13 Urns and Memorials for Your Beloved Cat
[ 6 ] June 20, 2013 |

13 Urns and Memorials for Your Beloved Cat

When we experience the heartbreaking loss of cherished cats, it can be difficult in the throes of grief to think of the best way to memorialize them. Here are 13 urns and custom artworks that can serve their memory as you keep them forever in your heart. Click through for info on how to order. […]

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Grumpy Cat Signs Movie Deal
[ 1 ] May 30, 2013 |

Grumpy Cat Signs Movie Deal

MSNBC crowned her the Most Influential Cat of 2012. She is so in demand that her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, took a leave of absence from work to accomodate her schedule. Yes, we’re talking about the ubiquitous Grumpy Cat. Her real name is Tardar Sauce, and she just inked a big screen movie deal, with Will […]

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Internet Cat Video Fest Hits the West Coast this Weekend with Cat-Art-Tech Catstravaganza!
[ 1 ] May 10, 2013 |

Internet Cat Video Fest Hits the West Coast this Weekend with Cat-Art-Tech Catstravaganza!

Are you dying to go to the Internet Cat Video Festival but can’t make it to Minneapolis this summer? If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re in luck. The Internet Cat Video Festival is holding a screening in Oakland, CA tomorrow (May 11th). And, true to high tech Bay Area form, the […]

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Sara Swink’s Cats in Clay
[ 0 ] April 29, 2013 |

Sara Swink’s Cats in Clay

I found a Pinteresting sculptor this week, and couldn’t wait to share her work with you. Her name is Sara Swink, and there are a lot of cats peeking out from her portfolio: A cat and a donkey? But of course! She does a lot of sculptures of a cat named “Mao.” And who isn’t […]

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