Category Archives: animal-inspired merchandise

July 2017 Feline Sampler Box: Summer Living

My July 2017 Feline Sampler celebrates enjoying summer and remembering summer kitties. I wanted to include as many bright colors and sunshine as I could plus a special gift item to use outdoors or inside. Contents Click each photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in each […]

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Feline Garden Flags for Summer Gardens

Let people know you love cats with these colorful and unique feline garden flags I’ve created with my artwork! Flags are 11” wide x 15” tall and are digitally printed on both sides of a heavyweight, durable indoor/outdoor woven printable fabric. I finish by adding the rod pocket. They fit the most common garden flag […]

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May 2017 Feline Sampler Box: Flowers and Sunshine

May is warm colors and bright flowers and more sunshine as every day grows longer, and my May 2017 Feline Sampler welcomes the outdoors in a vase of flowers, through the windows and in the garden. Contents Click each photo to see an enlarged version. I choose contents to give you the most variety in […]

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Keep Track of Dates and Events With “Great Rescues Day Book”

I’ve used a day book for over 20 years and have all the arrivals and, sadly, departures of each of my cats along with my friends’ weddings, my nieces’ births and the births of their children, the day I first registered my business name, all that sort of stuff, conveniently included in one place. In […]

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My Animal Sympathy Cards Featured on The Contemporary Pet

My animal sympathy cards and remembrances were featured in an article on The Contemporary Pet. I met the blog author Lori Hilliard at the Pet and Equine Expo in May and was surprised to know another blogger connected to the same pet blogging network as me was so close. I look forward to getting to […]

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Let the Sun Shine With Handpainted Trinket Dishes!

These little trinket dishes are 3.5″ in diameter and approximately 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep, made from natural white polymer clay. Each dish is formed and painted individually. When I first made polymer clay trinket dishes last year they were kind of lumpy until I worked out how to make the shape for “Curving Silhouette”, but […]

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Bella! Handprinted and Embellished Tote Bag

O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! This new idea couldn’t wait any longer, Bella, in silhouette, at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread. I had intended to work it out for […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts and Ideas

Felines and flowers seem to be my specialty, and don’t they both work well for Mother’s Day? I offer their inspirations all the time, but Mother’s Day is one of those special days when a love of animals and an enjoyment of flowers are what is first on the list. I do have a lot […]

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Keepsakes Made from Vintage Cardboard Cigar Boxes

A month ago I posted a photo of my fine felines sitting atop a box of something that was soon to be another project, as soon as they processed the contents by sleeping on them. They handed those contents over to me I set aside this past weekend to get it done. More cigar box […]

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A Spring “Awakening”

When I created this 16″ round linoleum block print in 2004, I’d intended for it to be versatile. Beginning with my Tortie Girls block prints a few years previous I’d worked out the mechanics of printing on rice paper that could be hand-tinted to add color in various media, from dustings of pastel to watercolors […]

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