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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4 Apr

28 Delightful Cat Fabric Designs from Spoonflower

I found a treasure trove of cat fabric designs on Spoonflower! Their online marketplace has thousands of quirky, modern and cute styles by talented independent artists all over the world. After scrolling through 100+ pages of amazing illustrations, here are 28 of my favorites.

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19 Feb

25 Artists Who Capture the Exotic Beauty of Siamese Cats

Buster, SiameseToday’s post is dedicated to my sweet Siamese cat, Buster, who crossed the bridge about seven years ago. His story with me began as many cat stories do – a stray that wandered into my heart.

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10 Jan

15 Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Books About Cats

I have such fond memories of my mother and grandmother reading to my brother and me. We would snuggle up on either side and listen to the same stories again and again. The illustrations were always so important, giving us ideas for future make-believe and our own masterpieces!

I was reminded of these moments by a recent baby shower request – the invitation encouraged family & friends to bring a book in lieu of a card. Since the shower was for my very first niece, I had to get a book about cats, right?? Of course. As I began looking for the perfect gift, it occurred to me that a blog post on cat-themed children books might be fun. I was right. I was transported back to a time when my favorite show was Reading Rainbow and I never doubted my artistic ability!

I hope you enjoy my finds. I’ve selected 15 children’s books that not only feature cats, but are gorgeously illustrated in collage, watercolor, pastels, among other beautiful mediums. There are several more on my Pinterest page! Tell me your favorite in the comments.

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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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14 Dec

10 Cat Calendars You’ll Want to Frame … PLUS A Giveaway!

The Painted Cat CalendarI put together this list to expand your calendar horizons. Why choose generic cat calendars from the big box store when you can own 12 original prints by talented cat artists? There’s no debate in my mind. At the end of 2017, you can choose your favorites for framing! Best of all, you can directly support the artist, which is always my goal.

I’ve featured ten calendars here, but I have several more on my Pinterest board. I never have quite enough time in the day to share all the talent I find! Let me know your favorites in the comments. I love to hear from you.

Plus, I’m super psyched to announce my very first giveaway! You, dear reader, could win a gorgeous calendar from The Painted Cat. Scroll down to the bottom for easy instructions on how to enter. Good luck!

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