Category Archives: Handmade Feline Gift Items

Sitting Pretty Kitty Magnets and Pins

Here they are, finally! “Sitting Pretty” kitty refrigerator magnets and pins! These magnets and pins are made with a “cookie cutter” die I made myself designed from a sketch titled “Kitty in PInk”. Each one is cut from rolled polymer clay and baked, then hand-painted. Designs come in black, white, gray, tortie, black tabby and […]

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Getting Ready for Hearts and Paws This Saturday, June 22

I’ve been pretty busy making things lately! Hearts and Paws (information below) is coming up, so I’m stocking up for that and for my loosely-planned Open House next month. That means I’m making way more things than usual and it takes whole days. So when I have several things to make for events and to […]

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Cats After van Gogh Keepsake Box Set

Cats After van Gogh is one of the most popular design sets I have, and I am proud of that. It’s a style I developed entirely from seeing the internationally touring exhibit “Van Gogh Up Close”, bringing my cats into a new style of creative expression. More on that below. They tend to be popular […]

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The Artist’s Life: The Importance of My Own Designs

I spent the weekend on art projects getting ready for the upcoming Hearts & Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair on June 22, and, of course, restocking the shelves here on Portraits of Animals. As I move forward with creating unique handmade goods, though there are millions of pieces of artwork out there to choose […]

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Decorate Your Table With a Tortie Tablecloth

Handmade of unbleached cotton muslin, this little accent tablecloth is 36″ x 36″ and has the same image, “The Roundest Eyes”, printed and hand-tinted four times, one on each corner. It is signed and dated below the design and has my handwritten “label” reading “handmade, hand-printed, hand-painted” and the year. Washing instructions are included on […]

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Feline and Flower Votives in Summery Colors

This time I worked out a few different designs and styles with smaller jars than last time, and all in summery colors. All are etched on the inside with the design adhered on the outside and also have embellishments painted on the outside too, but this time I tried out frosted clear labels instead of […]

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Hearts and Paws Pet Care and Adoption Fair Saturday, June 22

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019, 9:30 – 3:00 Hearts and Paws Pet Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church’s 16th Annual Hearts and Paws Pet Adoption and Care Fair South Park Fairgrounds Agricultural Building Area 3734 Buffalo Drive, South Park, PA 15129 Admission is FREE At least 40 vendors and animal rescue organizations attend. ~~~ This is […]

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Flowers and Butterflies Cabochon Pendants, Two for $25.00

One of the things that’s always drawn me out into nature is the free flower show each year from the first thaw to the last frost. It’s happening out there right now with the floor of the woods covered with spring ephemerals all blooming in their turn. I already see the summer wildflowers putting up […]

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Feeling Like a Flower Child?

Bella is just feeling pretty mellow yellow as she settles in her little world within her basket. Along with the blue seasonal bow on the handle there was one little yellow flower twined along the edge. I left it to see if she or anyone would take an interest. Bella is well aware of her […]

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Kitties and Flowers Tiles

A beautiful spring evening, a sunny summer morning in the garden, the first warm days are here and I’m ready for flowers. I made tiles out of some of my favorite feline artwork for you to enjoy, to use set down your iced tea or coffee, protect and decorate a countertop or hang on a […]

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