Category Archives: Gift Items

Cloth Placemats, Which Do You Prefer?

I already have laminated placemats, but I’ve always liked fabric placemats, and, of course, I’ve always seen my artwork on them. The question is this: which style? Fringed or hemmed? and using opaque transfers or light fabric transfers? Let me know your opinion. Read more on The Creative Cat and let me know what you […]

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Need Some Flowers

I love winter, but I’m planning my garden and after a string of dark, rainy days I need some flowers. Warm mornings and birds singing, when the columbines grow tall and bloom, that’s one of my favorite things about my spring garden. A painting borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this […]

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Got Ginger Tabbies?

I’m not sure what the weather’s like where you are, but where we are it’s dark and cold and kind of slushy. What better way to brighten up a day like that? And though these two designs were based on a black tabby and a torbie, part of the fun of being an artist is […]

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Organize With Nature, “Found Along the Panhandle Trail” Series Cube Keepsake Boxes

Are you sorting photos or correspondence, even bills? Clean up 2019 and start 2020. Colorful boxes inspired by flowers, butterflies and scenes of the Panhandle Trail will make the job easier and be prettier to look at than an old box. This set of cube-shaped papier-mâché boxes ranges in size from 9″ x 9″ to […]

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Bella! Dish Towels

These dishtowels are printed on premade 18″ x 32″ flour sack towels with my “Bella!” silhouette stenciled on the bottom edge. The design is 8″ wide so that you can fold the towel in thirds and still see the entire design. Read more on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Bella! Dish Towels

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Bella! Totes, Accessories and Dish Towels

I made a couple new things with the Bella! design—accessory bags and dish towels. Click the images below to visit the product post and purchase. Bella! Accessory Bags I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure. […]

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Small Handmade Accessory Bags

I finally got to an experiment I’ve been looking forward to, and to my joy and potential creative output, it worked! I created my own “fabric” swatches by printing the pattern on linen fabric using a fabric transfer, the kind often used for t-shirts and other garments, and the ones I use for various other […]

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Holiday Ornaments!

Finally got this year’s ornaments done! Three are designs I’ve made and even offered in the past year, but through that first iteration I refined the techniques and designs and they are much the better for that. I had initially begun with 4″ discs made of polymer clay and I really love that size, but […]

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Time for Holiday Shopping for Nature & Wildlife Inspirations

I’d love for my art and gifts to be a part of your holiday giving! This post will be the first feature of gift items, and I guarantee there will be a second in a week or so as I restock sold items and produce entirely new items such as tiles, placemats, decorative wall and […]

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It’s Black Cat Friday on The Creative Cat

Can you find both Giuseppe and Bella in this photo? Just in time for: Black Cat Friday, Small Business Caturday, Cyber-tooth Cat Monday, and and Giving Toes-day, here’s a review of what’s available. Sign up for my enewsletter and get a 25% discount on your entire order! Read more on The Creative Cat: It’s Black […]

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