Category Archives: Gift Items

Votives Made from Repurposed Jars

I see things others might recycle or throw away as creative possibilities. I save jars and use a fair number around the house for storage and for projects in my studio and recycle the rest. For years I’ve considered ways to make votives with my artwork just like the ones I’ve received as gifts and […]

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Black and Light Vintage Cardboard Cigar Box Keepsake

One August afternoon a few years ago Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine cuddled together for a nap on the drafting table in my studio, pure black against the sunlit white surface. The clear silhouettes inspired me to pull out the package of scratchboard paper I’d recently purchased because when you have all these black cats a […]

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Hemp and Jute Wildlife Tote Bags

I’ve been enjoying trying out the various pre-made tote bags I can purchase to print on. I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a burlap bag and in my searches found various large and small bags in hemp and jute, lined and unlined, large and small. I imprinted a few bags to […]

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Flowered Keepsakes for Storage and Gift Boxes

Any flowers are great for summer decorating and gift-giving, even if they bloom in spring! These large and small keepsake boxes are detailed with prints of my artwork and specialty handpainted finishes that coordinate and make the box unique. Some are the blank papier-mâché boxes from the craft store, others are made from vintage cigar […]

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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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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 on a Dishtowel!

When I created the Bella! Tote Bag I also had the idea of adding Bella to as many other products as I could, including dishtowels. I had some on hand I’d bought for just this purpose so I stenciled her graceful silhouette onto the flour sack cotton. After debating the issue I decided I liked […]

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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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Hearts and Cats Picture Frames

I purchase unfinished frames and add color and black cat silhouettes in acrylic paint. Your photo fits in the heart-shaped opening. Frames are 5.5 x 8.5 and are displayed using dowel pegs in the back of the frame. I add a hanging hook as well just in case you’d like to hang it on the […]

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Colorful Handmade, 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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