22 May

Cat Bathroom Decor – Fun Accents to Add a Feline Touch

My parents just had their bathroom beautifully renovated. Since they’re cat lovers (of course), I thought adding a bit of cat bathroom decor would be a thoughtful gift to bless their new space.

After all, the bathroom is really the cat’s domain, right? Whether drinking from the faucet, unrolling toilet paper, or sleeping in the sink, cats love the bathroom. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t see that little paw under the door when I was trying to get some privacy…

As I began searching for the perfect gift, I realized my Kitty Curator readers might enjoy shopping with me! Check out my finds and let me know what you like in the comments. Scroll to the bottom to see what I chose for my parents’ gift.

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9 Apr

Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers: Meet Niaski & Her Artist Cat Series

NiaskiI decided to begin a new blog series, Etsy Shops for Cat Lovers, where I’ll introduce some of my favorite artists. I had to start off with Niaski because I’m madly in love with every single item in this shop! I can’t decide if it’s the vibrant colorful designs or the clever homage to famous artists, but either way, I’m a fan.

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18 Mar

Fun & Modern Embroidery Art for Cat Lovers

Embroidery art is making a comeback. But it’s definitely not the cross-stitch patterns from your old home economics class. On the contrary, this is a creative new take on an ancient handicraft. You’ll see new materials, free-form designs and an edgier spin on those “Home Sweet Home” platitudes of yesteryear.

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24 Jan

Up Your Cat Lady Style with These Trendy Cat Pins & Brooches

I keep seeing adorable cat pins and brooches in my Instagram feed. Apparently, it’s not just me. According to The Creators Project, enamel pins are taking the internet by storm:

“Wearable, tradable, and exceptionally cheap to produce, custom enamel pins are bringing individual flair to hats, jackets and lapels around the world, and giving artists the chance to make their work into an affordable and collectable commodity.”

I love it! I decided to seek out my favorite enamel cat pins and then expand to other mediums like silver, wood, porcelain and others. Best of all – I’ll have a pin giveaway on Thursday! Stay tuned.

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27 Dec

50 Cat-Themed Journals & Sketchbooks for the Creative Cat Lady

I love cracking open a fresh journal at the beginning of the new year. Oh, the possibilities of that blank page! Whether you’re sketching kitties, scrapbooking memories or recording brilliant ideas, these cat-themed journals and sketchbooks will inspire you all year.

Some are handmade and designed, while others have an original illustration or painting printed on a hardbound or soft cover book. I’ve also included some beautiful notebook covers for those who like using Midori or Moleskine journals. Check out even more options on my Pinterest board.

Hopefully the variety of styles, colors and materials will get your creative juices flowing! Here’s to a great year ahead.

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29 Nov

50 Unique Handmade Cat Ornaments for Cat Lovers

I’ve gathered 50 beautiful handmade cat ornaments from artists all over the web, some of which could be displayed year round as they’re really works of art. I was amazed by the diversity of styles, materials and colors.

Many of the artists profiled have collections of ornaments. I recommend visiting their page if you see something you really like. You might see a tuxedo cat, but want a tabby, and it’s entirely possible that the artist has one in their collection! Just ask.

I hope you enjoy browsing the ornaments as much I as enjoyed finding them. I originally planned on featuring 20 or so, but I couldn’t stop when there was so much beauty to share. There were 14,000 search results in Etsy alone! I think I’ve plucked enough that you can find a perfect little gift for a cat lover or a lovely addition to your own tree. If not, check out my Pinterest board for even more ornaments!

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15 Nov

Captivating Cat Etchings by Artist Larry Welo

I had several adjectives in the running for the title of this blog post – mysterious, textured, layered, atmospheric, dimensional. Yet, when I remembered my reaction upon first seeing these etchings, I truly was captivated! Larry Welo, the printmaker behind these cat-inspired images, was also captivated by this artistic medium many years ago – and still is. He’s been experimenting and enjoying etching since 1974.

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