Tag: Etsy

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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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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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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Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints
[ 3 ] July 9, 2016 |

Matouenpeluche: French for Cute Cat Prints

Matou en Peluche means “Plush Tomcat” and under this banner Sam Battersby produces original drawings, cards, posters, prints and badges, mostly with felines front and center. (Click any image below for purchase info.) He’s a genius at capturing catitude, and his prints are so affordable you’ll be tempted to buy out the store! Just $6.50 […]

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5 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Cat Hoop Art
[ 0 ] June 1, 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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Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage
[ 3 ] May 19, 2016 |

Paper Cat Dolls — Articulated Collage

If you ever spent hours of your girlhood playing with paper dolls, this art might be right up your alley. Hand painted, with heat laminated decorative paper and embellishments, all of the appendages are movable, providing an endless number of configurations. Each hngs by a wire hanger on the back that is flexible, so you […]

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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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Beat the Blues with Delft Blue Cat Brooches
[ 0 ] April 10, 2016 |

Beat the Blues with Delft Blue Cat Brooches

Just when you think that everything in the known universe that can be crafted has been crafted, you stumble upon something like these Delft Blue porcelain cat brooches that will kick cold weather blues to the curb. The artist, Harriet Damave, is a trained graphic designer and illustrator who turned to a ceramic substrate for […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!
[ 3 ] December 1, 2015 |

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Baby, it’s cold outside! As winter approaches, you might have a heated cat cup, but still your top part freezes while your nether regions are warm as toast. Or maybe you like to venture outdoors, but you just can’t stay out too long, lest you turn into an icicle. We’ve got the solution: a warm and […]

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Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun
[ 2 ] October 22, 2015 |

Top 10 Toppers for Halloween Cat Costume Fun

You still have time to order your Halloween costume, kittehs, and the I Heart Needlework shop on Etsy has a bunch of comfy knit hats guaranteed to get you plenty of treats! Here are our top ten topper picks: This cat is cleverly disguised as our upstairs guest room — the one with the 70s-era […]

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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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5 Catastrophic Ways to Catify
[ 1 ] September 10, 2015 |

5 Catastrophic Ways to Catify

When I think of my experience at CatCon in LA a couple of months ago, I have a vivid memory of seeing an “Indiana Jones cat bridge” and swearing that I must. have. it. It was at the CatastrophiCreations booth, and I was mightily impressed by the quality and ruggedness of their cat furniture. CatastrophiCreations’ […]

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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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Removable Cat Stickers to Catify Your Home
[ 2 ] July 4, 2015 |

Removable Cat Stickers to Catify Your Home

  If you’re married, you might find it difficult to convince your spouse to let you fully explore the love you have for cats. But these vinyl stick-on stickers are subtle ways of expressing cat love without hubby or wifey worrying that you’re stuck with kat kitsch for 30 years. They stick on the wall until you don’t […]

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3 Lovely Cat Pendants for Mid-Summer Contemplations
[ 2 ] June 1, 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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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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7 Lucky Ways to Keep from Getting Pinched on St Pat’s, Kittehs!
[ 2 ] March 3, 2015 |

7 Lucky Ways to Keep from Getting Pinched on St Pat’s, Kittehs!

    St Patrick’s Day is nearly upon us, and ya don’t wanna be pinched for lacking Irish spirit, do ya? Here are 10 ways to get a wee bit o’ Irish in ya… click any photo for purchase info.   Got Shades? $13 to look like Elton McJohn Cute Cat St Pat’s Thingies $15- […]

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Kitty Christmas Holiday Ornaments – Handcrafted
[ 2 ] December 4, 2014 |

Kitty Christmas Holiday Ornaments – Handcrafted

I’m not big into holiday decorating, but I do treasure my Christmas tree ornaments. They are all either hand-crafted, vintage or Christopher Radko. I am always on the lookout for sweet handcrafted kitty Christmas ornaments, and add to my collection every year. Look what I found! This kitty Christmas ornament is made of felt, handsewn and […]

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