Category Archives: Handmade Feline Gift Items

January Special: Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

When I got ready for my open house in December I made a few dozen more feline cabochon pendants, some I’d made before and also new art and photos, like the orange kitty you see in this photo, and with new cabochon plates, plain circles in a bigger variety of metal finishes as well as […]

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“Bath” Decorative Dishes in Peach and Violet

When I made the “Trees of the Trail” coasters I really liked how the white washes turned out, both catching in the grooves impressed from each leaf and also lightly coating the surface, giving them a patina that added to the dimension. I’d wanted to impress a stamp again but this time without ink, using […]

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Signs of the Cat, and Customization

These little signs were popular through the holidays, and I even had the chance to customize two signs, one as a gift and one for a personal purchase. They are a combination of stenciling large areas and painting in smaller details, plus all hand-lettering. I painted signs years ago, before I bought my house, and […]

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Add Warm Color With a Stained Glass Cats Votive

This votive features my pastel sketch “Stained Glass Cats” on a 3.25″ round glass votive. I etch the inside of the votive to better diffuse the light from the candle, then print the design on a commercial clear vinyl label and burnish it onto the votive. Using this art, which is tall and narrow, I […]

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New Decorative Dish and Coaster Designs

Some variations on a theme, 6″ plates and 4″ coasters with the image stamped into the surface then painted and glazed in various ways, using “Bath” and “Three Cats Looking”. This is going to develop into something interesting! Starting with the idea of the original “Three Cats Looking” trinket dishes and coasters I’d wanted to […]

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Marketplace: Art and Photo Tiles ~ The Creative Cat

I finally produced tiles that are consistently sturdy with complete and colorful prints. It took me the entire year to figure it out, but it was worth all the time. Read about the genesis of my polymer clay tiles. You’ll see a lot of them in the coming year now that I’ve finally figured out […]

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Details of My Display

Since this is pretty much what I’ve been doing for the past week I thought I’d share some more photos of my shop display. I’ve really been enjoying how some of the setups worked themselves out. I would love to have a shop but there is no way I could swing that but I love […]

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Holiday Open House and Studio Sale

Finally, the open house I’d been planning to host as early as October came to be, after getting all the work done that paid for the materials for the new items I made. And those items turned out so well and were very popular that it was worth both the wait and the effort. Holiday […]

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“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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