Category Archives: Gift Items

“Tabbies Tiles” Remix

I’ve had tiles in mind for a long time. I just like them for decoration, but they are also useful as coasters or a base to display something or even hang on the wall. I’ve had the idea of using my linoleum blocks for the “Tabbies” series to create some texture with the impression along […]

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Two New Seasonal Votives

Mariposa is pleased to introduce two new handmade votives for the holidays—and don’t worry about Mariposa’s nose, these votives come with an LED tealight, purrfectly safe for fluffy kitties with curious noses! They feature this month’s featured feline and nature artwork, “Stained Glass Cats” and “Solstice”, this time on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I […]

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Shop Small, Shop Handmade on Small Business Saturday

Shop Small, Shop Handmade! Small Business Saturday gifts for $20 and under inspired by cats, nature and wildlife. Visit Portraits of Animals for unique handmade gifts. Visit my Handmade Gift Gallery. Visit Books.

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Bella! and Her Foster Friends Tote and Accessory Bags

Tote bags make great gifts, and you know you’re supporting my rescue activities with every purchase! I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a canvas bag and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand. I know that not all kitties are black, despite what my house full of housepanthers try to […]

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Yes? Tote, Accessory or Reusable Shopping Bag

I’ve always wanted to see my lady leopard, “Yes?”, on a jute burlap bag. This line of shaped jute bags are more like purses than totes and very versatile. This vinyl-lined medium tote has sturdy handles and is a great accessory as a purse, and it’s also strong enough to be a year-round permanent reusable […]

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Hot off the Worktable: Ornaments!

Today’s project as I work my way toward the holidays—ornaments! “Dusk in the Woods” and “Star of Wonder” are on thin 4″ polymer clay disks, one handpainted and one with an image transfer, ready with hanging hooks for decoration this holiday season. These are another idea I’ve been carrying around for quite some time, including […]

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Dusk in the Woods Votive

When I made the Star of Wonder votive yesterday I also had Dusk in the Woods in mind if the technique worked. It did, and I couldn’t wait to see Dusk in the Woods on a votive too. Dusk in the Woods is a nearly square painting to I had to decide how to crop […]

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Marketplace: “Star of Wonder” Holiday Gifts and Decorations ~ The Creative Cat

This glass votive is etched by hand and finished with a clear label I printed from my artwork “Star of Wonder”. It’s made from a purchased cube-shaped glass vase 3.25″ in each dimension and comes with an LED tea light. I posted this item on The Creative Cat and wanted to share it here as […]

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Leafy Coasters to Enjoy in Winter

So many leaves are gone—where did the color go? Keep a few handy with coasters made from real leaves. Though these coasters were inspired for a summer event, it was really autumn I had in mind. I’d always loved the white patina on terra cotta clay pieces and my little experiment in reproducing that look […]

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Framed Ailurobibliophile Prints

“Ailurobibliophile”, framed prints are screen printed on acid free heavy drawing paper, available framed or unframed. Frame is matte black 12 x 12 and varies in style. ABOUT THE ARTWORK About that word, “Ailurobibliophile”. Yes, I made it up. It popped up in my design consciousness about a decade ago when I was photographing my […]

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