Tag Archives: handmade gifts

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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Snow on Quince Blossoms, The Spring Kitten Print

My welcome of Spring in a matted and framed hand-tinted linoleum block print of a tiny white kitten nestled on a branch with pink spring blossoms and green leaf buds, though it actually references the blooms in the January thaw. I once had a pure white long-haired kitty with pea green eyes and a pink […]

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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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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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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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A Sign of Something: Peace, Love and Flowers

The peace sign is a peaceful blue, and the heart is a vibrant red, the flower is a sunflower, specifically a woodland sunflower, a motif you may see frequently on this site. The color is golden yellow, but the center is stippled on with copper metallic paint, just to give it a little sparkle and […]

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Another Exhibit for the Books, Seasons of the Panhandle Trail 2018

This year’s Rock the Quarry event was so busy I barely got out of my tent! That makes it very exciting—on Friday night, usually slower, I posted that I was hoarse from talking and didn’t have the chance to post anything until nearly 10:00 p.m. They are long days and run late, but it’s my […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

My columbines aren’t blooming yet but they will be soon, and I can’t wait. I’ve always loved these unique flowers in all their color combinations and thoroughly enjoyed painting the original watercolor I used on this keepsake box. This box has my painting “My Mother’s Columbines” on the top, painted with deep forest green and […]

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“The Perfect Place” Keepsake Box, a Gift for the Gardener

Just one little careful study of sun on the bench and flowers, from anothers’ garden. My own garden bench should be so well landscaped. Use it to hold seed packets, or your own collection of heritage seeds, gloves and small tools, or small books and notes to have handy when planning next year’s garden so […]

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