Category Archives: handmade gift items

Purr! New Design and New Products

PURR! Here’s the new design I previewed last month and all the things I’ve made with it: tote bag, accessory bag, shelf-sitter/wall sign and matted print. Read all about the design and all the stuff on The Creative Cat: Marketplace: Purr!

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New Votive Design: Sycamore Moon

As I was walking the last of the trail on my Christmas Day hike, the sun had set and the moon had risen and I approached the two sycamore trees side by side in the dim light, their bare branches etched against the blue-gray sky. I remembered the idea for a votive with the painting […]

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Suncatchers in Upcycled Picture Frames

Something new—suncatchers! And Giuseppe stepped in to model while his mom was having a nap. I think he did pretty well! Remember all those annoying little metal frames we used for our photos, 3-1/2 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, thin, cheap metal colored gold or silver? I would see boxes of them […]

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Decorative Dishes Inspired By Wildflowers

Picking up on something I designed a couple of months ago, it’s time to start posting these decorative dishes! They are one of the things you’ll see at my in-person and virtual Open House coming up in October—more information below. These Decorative Dishes are roughly 6″ in diameter and about 1/2″ deep, made of polymer […]

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Color Inspired By Artists on My “Big Nap” Decorative Dishes

Jelly Bean’s roundness is a little exaggerated but it really was a big nap. Another one of the feline shapes I love. “Big Nap” decorative dishes are based on one of my brush pen sketches which I enlarged and use to cut the clay around the outline of the sketch for each dish, soften the […]

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New Polymer Clay Things

I have a lot to catch up on here! My hands have been busy with what you see above, and more, plus I’m still catching up on indoor and outdoor projects and upkeep around my house that have been waiting a couple of years. I’ve been putting my new hip to work every day with […]

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Marketplace: Two-layer Masks and Matching Accessory Bags

Feline-themed double layer masks with a pocket for a filter and matching accessory bags with my feline artwork. And some flower designs too! I get the feeling we’ll need these for a while, so I decided to design my own mask with a few special features, and also printed accessory bags to match. I stocked […]

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Tulips for Spring on an Vintage Cigar Box Keepsake

A sunny day was perfect for some product photography, and with the crocuses still blooming I could hardly resist the temptation. I’m looking forward to my tulips blooming in nearly this very spot. This vintage cardboard cigar box is finished with a white and antique silver crackle glaze and antique silver trim with an image […]

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Whimsical and Fine Art Feline-themed Vintage Cigar Box Keepsakes

The weather was so beautiful today and more spring flowers are blooming, so I had to take a few new items outside to photograph them. We never know when the next sunny day will come along! I’ve been busy replacing items that have sold and embellishing things that did not, and the cigar box keepsakes […]

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Dancing Woodland Sunflowers Votive

Typically my votives have just the design and some painted embellishments, but looking at my display of wildflower votives I felt the warm yellow wildflowers needed a little extra something. I pictured some burlap ribbon in autumn colors, some flower and leaf-shaped buttons and novelties and then some raffia too, and went to town with […]

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