Category: Art & Crafts

Internet Cat Video Festival 2013 Now Accepting Entries
[ 3 ] March 13, 2013 |

Internet Cat Video Festival 2013 Now Accepting Entries

Gentlemen, start your video cameras and mark August 28th on your calendars. The first — the original — Internet Cat Video Festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center In Minneapolis, is gearing up for this year’s fest, which is guaranteed to be bigger and better than ever.  Last year’s festival drew over 10,000 film fans […]

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13 Cat Mosaics to Feed Your Feline Passions
[ 4 ] March 7, 2013 |

13 Cat Mosaics to Feed Your Feline Passions

As part of SHEBA’s Feed Your Passion campaign, I’ll be creating custom cat portrait mosaics and giving them away to a few lucky Mousebreath readers. How did I select mosaic art as the passion I would pursue? I’ve been inspired by works like these… and will be happy if when I start gluing tiles together […]

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How Buttons Met Cat: A Love Story
[ 4 ] January 24, 2013 |

How Buttons Met Cat: A Love Story

Mousebreath is excited to introduce a guest columnist today who creates whimsical cat sculptures from buttons. Yes, buttons! These mini art works are rich in purrsonality, and lots of fun to explore in detail. Their creator, Angela Burneka of Maineville, Ohio, tells Mousebreath the story behind the birth of the button cats and her successful […]

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10 Deviant Cats
[ 3 ] January 20, 2013 |

10 Deviant Cats

Feel like being a little deviant? We always like to drop by Deviant Art to check out their feline offerings. There’s always something I see that triggers my MUST.HAVE. response. Some are for sale, some are just curations, all are caterrific. (Click any image to go to its product page for more info.)     […]

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13 Fun Funky Hand-Crafted Catnip Toys
[ 2 ] January 10, 2013 |

13 Fun Funky Hand-Crafted Catnip Toys

This week we’ve got 13 made-in-the-U.S.A. catnip toys that you won’t want to lose beneath the refrigerator. And with Valentine’s Day just around a month away, these are purrfect for gifting. Who fans won’t be able to resist this catnip Tardis. It will transport you to worlds you can scarely begin to imagine. This catnip […]

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Resolve Not to Buy Cheap Crap from China: 13 Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers
[ 3 ] January 3, 2013 |

Resolve Not to Buy Cheap Crap from China: 13 Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers

If you haven’t completed your New Year’s resolutions yet (mine usually aren’t done until mid-August), how about resolving not to buy cheap crap from China and insteaed, patronize crafters who put love and care into everything they make. To that end, we’ve put together 13 Etsy shops that cat lovers should favorite. Wrapt Cats is […]

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7 iPad Mini Cases for the Crazy Cat Lady
[ 1 ] January 2, 2013 |

7 iPad Mini Cases for the Crazy Cat Lady

If you were lucky enough to get an iPad mini for Christmas, you’re gonna want to get a case for it, and a cat case is a no-brainer. Here are seven cat-themed iPad cases you’ll have a tough time deciding between:   This cool cat case is hand-crafted in anthracite felt for all you house […]

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13 Christmas Cats from Etsy
[ 2 ] December 6, 2012 |

13 Christmas Cats from Etsy

Christmas Cats adorn everything from sweatshirts to holiday cards to ACEOs in this week’s Thursday 13. Our fave Etsy artisans are all decked out for Christmas, and here are some of the best of the best. When you do your holiday shopping, please consider buying hand-crafted products*. Etsy is our go-to site for top-quality hand-crafted products, […]

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13 Ways to Prepare for the Loss of Your Pet
[ 5 ] September 13, 2012 |

13 Ways to Prepare for the Loss of Your Pet

  Thursday, our friends Robbin and Joe Everett of tppc.tv had two guests on their radio show discussing the loss of a pet. The fabulous JaneA Kelley of Paws and Effect discussed the grieving process she went through when she lost her cat, Dahlia. It was bittersweet, but very helpful. My husband lost his dearest cat […]

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13 Cats you won’t shoo down from your table
[ 4 ] September 6, 2012 |

13 Cats you won’t shoo down from your table

This week we’ve got a baker’s dozen of striking cat-themed salt and pepper shaker sets. These are cats you won’t want to shoo down to the floor. Click any image or link for product info and pricing. We have several Romero Britto Cat Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets this week. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the brilliant use […]

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Project Turns Throwaway Tchotchkes into Art… and Cat Food
[ 3 ] July 30, 2012 |

Project Turns Throwaway Tchotchkes into Art… and Cat Food

Next to pink, teal is the favorite color of Mousebreath’s staff (although we have one holdout for Yankee pinstripe blue). After all, who among us hasn’t gone into a thrift shop, cat-radar on high, and seen a cat figure so hideously fugly you can’t imagine an era in which anyone would want to own it? […]

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13 Pairs of Pussycat Earrings!
[ 2 ] July 26, 2012 |

13 Pairs of Pussycat Earrings!

Calling all Crazy Cat Ladies (you know who you are!) This week we’re featuring 13 pairs of pussycat earrings in every style and material imaginable. As different as they are, they have one thing in common: everyone will ask you where you got them! Each is handcrafted, affordable and undeniably cute. So what are you […]

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Shoesday: Colorful Hand Painted Vans
[ 3 ] July 24, 2012 |

Shoesday: Colorful Hand Painted Vans

  This week’s Shoesday offering is a sweet pair of hand-painted lo-pro Vans featuring a white cat with blue eyes and adorable pink paw pads. Squee! The background is an abstract zentangle design that makes the colors pop, and the quarter area features a whimsical design in bright primary hues. If you’re shopping for a […]

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First Ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival
[ 1 ] July 12, 2012 |

First Ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival

Time to warm up yer paws, kittehs, and hit thoze keybords to nommynate yer fave internet cat videos for the FIRST EVER Internet Cat Video Film Festival to be held at the end of August in Minnisoda. The innernets have bin arownd my hole entire life, so I can remember some klassiks like Catnip Reefer […]

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Silkscreened Cat Tote Helps Cat in Need
[ 1 ] June 14, 2012 |

Silkscreened Cat Tote Helps Cat in Need

I just stumbled upon an exquisitely talented illustrator, Daphne Sevetidis, who just happens to be a passionate cat lover. She’s selling the limited edition tote above to raise money for an Athenian street cat. Her Etsy shop, Messy My, features prints, cards and gifts, and you can even commission personal art! The tote bag is […]

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13 Terrific Cat Totes for Fun, for BlogPaws – or both!
[ 2 ] June 7, 2012 |

13 Terrific Cat Totes for Fun, for BlogPaws – or both!

YIKES! As I watch the BlogPaws counter tick down over there in the sidebar, some many to-dos are rattling around in my head that they keep me awake until the wee hours of the morning. Will my Hello Kitty messenger bag do, or should I upgrade my crazy cat lady look with one of these […]

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Send a Postcard, Feed Cats & Win a Phone Call with Jackson Galaxy!
[ 1 ] May 23, 2012 |

Send a Postcard, Feed Cats & Win a Phone Call with Jackson Galaxy!

The Pet Postcard Project is one of the most fun and creative projects of the year, and this year participants will not only be helping to feed and treat shelter cats for fleas, they’ll also be in the running to win an autographed copy of Jackson Galaxy’s new book, Cat Daddy AND a phone call […]

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Tutorial: How to Craft a Cat Hair Cat (Giveaway)
[ 16 ] April 27, 2012 |

Tutorial: How to Craft a Cat Hair Cat (Giveaway)

Creating a figure made of cat hair is a fairly easy process that most people can master quickly. Minimal materials are required — and if you don’t have them, we have a giveaway that purrvides everything you need to make your own cat hair cats — and keep the hairballs away, too! Cat hair sculptures […]

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13 Fine Art Cat Prints Under $30
[ 2 ] April 26, 2012 |

13 Fine Art Cat Prints Under $30

This week we have 13 Fine Art Cat Prints suitable for framing. Showcasing a broad range of styles, these are fun, colorful and inexpensive ways for the crazy cat lady to decorate her home. The best part? They’re super affordable – at around $30 or less. Click on any image to go to the product […]

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13 Quilted Cats
[ 1 ] March 22, 2012 |

13 Quilted Cats

If you’re going to make or buy a quilt, what better subject than the cat? This week, we’ve got a baker’s dozen of quilted cats — everything from quilted cat postcards to King Sized, so there’s something in everyone’s prize range. Click the photo to view the purchase information. 52″ X 53″ throw quilt, $125 […]

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