Tag Archives: handmade

“Scratch Your Claws Here” Doormats, or Cat Mats

As you see demonstrated above, Mariposa has a good scratch and poses purrfectly for the camera. I had them on display during my open house, and Mariposa tested and found them good as well as the Brothers Three. This is another project I’ve been waiting to see come to fruition—my own black cat silhouette doormats. […]

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Brushy Kitties Tote Bag in Classic Black and White

I love mini cat prints. This is another of my new totes, and I also offer it the pattern in an accessory bag. This pattern is a collage of all the kitties I’ve drawn in this same style with the above-mentioned brush pen, singles, multiples, smooth lines, sketchy lines, just a bunch of busy kitties […]

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The TNR Story Design and Gift Items, and a Discount

  I love mini cat prints. Typically I create art with cats in a scene or a sketch with no background, but I’ve never intentionally created a patterned mini print as artwork. I created the artwork this design is based on in 2014 for an entirely different purpose, and the story of that is below, […]

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Summery Flowery Tote Bags

Inspired by summer flowers in my yard and beyond, here are three roomy totes for shopping, for the beach, or even for a nice big purse. I made three flower designs, and have more in mind. Below is “Greenhouse Gerberas”, an oil pastel painting I created from photos I’d take at a favorite greenhouse. I’ve […]

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A New Tote Bag Style and 8 New Designs

A new tote bag style and size, and eight new designs! Five are feline, three are flowers. I’m pleased to finally see this idea become a reality. Designing this tote bag style I’ve had this idea for a few years for a larger tote bag. It’s based on the larger size fabric transfer I use, […]

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Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update 2: New Feline Garden Flags

Nine new designs for feline garden flags! Read more on The Creative Cat: Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update 2: New Feline Garden Flags

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Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update: New Designs

You’ve seen some of these designs on other items before now, like masks and accessory bags, votives, note cards and, of course, prints. Now they’ve gone big-time on specially-designed tote bags and on garden flags. Read more on The Creative Cat: Spring In-person and Virtual Open House Update: New Designs

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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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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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