Monday, December 31, 2007

Feature-Mini 35: Witty Workshop

Today's Etsy seller:

Valerie, the creative force behind Witty Workshop, is from Montreal, Canada (et elle parle francais, bien sur!). She is inspired by childerns' universes when she draws, capturing moments and memories!

You can learn more about her whimsical art on her blog.

Lazy Cat features

While we've been off cat-napping for the holidays, more Etsians are featuring Lazy Cat!

QuirkynBerkeley's blog


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Meow-y Christmas!

... and a Happy Mew Year!

We're on a little holiday break at the moment, but we'll be back in a few days.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holiday Fashion Match-Up 5: Ruby

We saved the most festive (red) for last! This will be our last holiday fashion match-up, as the holiday season is almost upon us! Only 1 weekend left to finish out that holiday shopping and pick up a snazzy outfit for Christmas or New Year's Eve!

The Sunset Boulevard necklace and earrings set captures the deep reds of "ruby" in its garnet, cherry quartz, and Swarovski crystals, accented with black onyx.

Now for the Banana Republic outfit to go with it....

This Silk assymetrical dress in hearth red will beautifully compliment the cherry quartz in the Sunset Boulevard. To carry the black accents through the outfit, add the
Alexis ruched platform shoes in black. The slingback keeps them light and strappy, while the ruching compliments the gathering of the dress. Stay chic with the cute Kensington lady bag in black as a simple finish.

Now you're ready to party this holiday season in style! There is no excuse for looking frumpy!

That wraps it up for the Holiday Fashion series. However, our match-ups will return as the new season of clothes arrive in stores! Go out there and stock up on the great sales, and have a fabulous holiday season!

Love, your Feline Fashionistas!
(Tim Gunn eat your heart out!)

Previous Holiday Fashion Match-ups: Onyx, Emerald, Sapphire, and Diamond.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Feature-Mini 34: CSerpent

Today's Etsy seller:

Susan is inspired by the world around her-- a collection of towels inspired her to dive into her bead collection and create theGrounded Purple bracelet. "CSerpent" really does stand for sea serpent--her husband gave her that nickname when they were scuba diving.

You can learn more about her unique, beautiful pieces on her blog.

More LazyCat features

Who's "Meowing" about LazyCat now? Stop by these sites and see!

Craftymoose's Blog
Witty Workshop's Blog
George McKim's Blog

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Feature-Mini 33: Tiffany Teske

Today's Etsy seller:

Tiffany is inspired by everything, including "civilization and how it invades nature, in patterns and textures both organic and inorganic, by all things vintage and historic, by animals in the wild..." Seeing as she is from Banff, it is not surprising she finds inspiration everywhere! You can see her amazing photography-based pieces in her shop, and find more of her romantic, emotive pieces on her blog.

Remember--you have to work hard to be successful!

Read about LazyCat....

LazyCat has been featured on

StaciRose's Blog (in a twist of simultaneity)
Signature Sterling's Blog
Dharma Designs' Blog

Drop by and check it out, and don't forget to read their features on our site too!
Meow! :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Feature-Mini 32: Staci Rose

Today's Etsy seller:

To create her unique jewelry and gifts, Staci Rose "follows the beads"--whatever texture or experience they evoke in her! Or, maybe she needs something to wear with a particular outfit! Be sure to check out the one-of-a kind pieces she has created, and read more about her on her blog.

Staci's advice: "Let your creativity go where it wants, keep your loved ones close, and make sure you hold onto your sense of humor!"


Well, it sure did snow a lot here in Michigan! We had close to 10 inches! We hoped that we would get a snow day here with our moms--what a great day to stay home and craft!--but apparently the hospital and the university don't have snow days.

We did get to play a bit in the snow ourselves, though. You can see Nemo is a snow cat (he must have some Maine Coon roots), but Mittens doesn't like it too much! Those big paws get cold so fast! He doesn't have the winter coat and little tufts of fur on his paws like Nemo does!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Feature-Mini 31: Sparkly Strandz

Next Etsy Feature:

SparklyStrandz is a lover of cats and crochet, just like our moms! She loves to make custom and/or sparkly pieces and match them to fabrics she sees. She has a cat like Nemo named Gatsby, too. Learn more on her blog.

Her advice: "Just keep doing what you love!"

Etsy in the NYTimes...

Wanna read more about Etsy? Check out this New York Times article!

Also, Etsy reps will be on the Rachael Ray show, airing tomorrow Dec 18! Don't forget to tune in!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Feature Mini 30: Celtic Goddess Jewelry

Now featuring:

Andee creates beautiful exquisite jewelry inspired by Nature, the human body, Buddhism, and Goddess-inspired spirituality, along with art, photography, and sculpture. The Celtic imagery comes from her own Celtic heritage. Learn more on her blog.

Andee's advice: "Don't stress about small stuff. Just go and create something beautiful!"

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Feature Mini 29: Giftbearer

Our next feature:

Pippit is the creator behind the 90-in-90 Etsy feature challenge. She is an accomplished artist in many mediums, including acrylics, watercolor, drawing, clay sculpture, and jewelry. Her Etsy store focuses mostly on her innovative jewelry, and you can see the Native American influences in these refined pieces: "Tribal is Beautiful". Learn more about all of her art on her blog.

Her advice: Don't play it safe-- keep innovating and developing yourself as an artist!

Fame! I wanna live forever...

(Sure, that's why cats have 9 lives!)

Last night the Victoria Necklace was featured on the front page of Etsy! Hooray for LazyCat! Now it has over 1000 views!

another blog feature for Lazy Cat:

We cats are sitting by the window, waiting for all of the paparazzi to come camp out on our front lawn!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Feature-Mini 28: Elements By Dawn

Our next feature:

Dawn creates elegant, classic jewelry pieces. Her attention to pattern, texture, color, and form are evident in the clean lines of her work. She is particular interested in creating stunning circular pieces that represent the eternal. Learn more on her blog!

Her advice: Never lose the focus of your artistic vision and dreams!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Feature-Mini 27: Catldy99

Now featuring:

Judy creates her colorful, whimisical lampwork beads and jewelry in Portland, OR. It is apparent from her work that she isn't a "photographic realist"--her work is influenced by the works of Impressionist painters such as Van Gogh and Matisse. Learn more on her blog.

She also makes adorable lampwork cat beads (obviously our favorites)!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Feature-Mini 26: Kuddle Bugz Threadz

Our next Etsy-an:

If you think raising twin girls under the age of two would be hard, imagine trying to run a successful Etsy shop while doing it! Well, Toni is able to do all that while living in North Pole, Alaska. How does she do it? She draws upon her own experience as a mother and listens to other mothers when they suggest new baby items that would make their lives easier to create her adorable, clever items. These are the unique, cuddly products you can find at KuddleBugzThreadz. Learn more on her blog.

Toni says: Don't give up! Remember, your persistance will pay off!

Cats helping out

We (Nemo and Mittens) are still crafting away! Mittens loves to help with the light box. "I am ready for my close-up now." He thinks he is a fashion model.
Nemo has been the supervisor and director. "A little more to the right... no, to the left.... there, Perfect!"

Cats are getting ready for Christmas and getting our wish lists in order! We'd like some catnip toys, milk-y, crunchy treats, and some mice to chase! Plus, we can't wait to have more time to spend with our mamas!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Feature-Mini 25: Coconut Palm Designs

Now Featuring:

Combining Canadian woodworking with Belizean woods, Joanne has meshed her roots with her current surroundings to create beautiful wood-carved signs! Let the warm of CoconutPalmDesigns welcome you into your home! Read more about Joanne on her blog.

An amusing little nugget of wisdom: Make things you like because if you spend time doing something you don't really like that is bound to be the thing everyone else loves and wants you to make over and over.

Holiday Fashion Match-up 4: Onyx

Holiday Fashion Match-Up 4 is dedicated to the black and white look-- even with all the color this season, you still need something to wear to the Black and White ball!

Begin your look with the Sydney necklace and earrings set, in Black agate, Black onyx, and Freshwater pearls.

For the rest of the outfit, we again take you to Banana Republic, where we find inspiration for some of the pieces you see in our Etsy store.

We suggest the silk rose-print pleated strapless top to carry the circular black and white pattern of the necklace. If you don't have bold colors, go for bold patterns! Then pair the drapy top with the chic, fitted contour jackson wide-leg satin trim pant.

Now you're ready to pair that with the simple 'Arianna' ankle-strap sandal. Don't forget to carry your black Kensington canvas tote to complete the look!

If you're really clever, paint your toenails black with little modern-art-inspired white circles to carry the theme!

Now, what makes a more perfect gift for her than a complete outfit for that special holiday event? Not much, that's for sure!

Who knew cats could be such fashion-istas! Project Runway, here we come!


Previous Holiday Fashion Match-ups: Emerald, Sapphire, and Diamond.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Feature-Mini 24: Cryztal Visions

Now Featuring:

Inspired by nature and the world around her, Beth, the creator of Cryztal Visions, has been making jewelry for almost 20 years. Her fluid, organic pieces draw on both the beauty and the healing energies of the crystals and gemstones with which she creates. Don't forget to check out her website and learn more about her on her blog.
Wondering what the "Z" stands for? It's an homage to an early teacher who always said "Creezzzztals".

See more LazyCat!

LazyCat has been chosen to have banners on blogs beyond the 90-in-90 features. Go see!

Stacy Butterfli
Cute Indie Finds

Hooray for our mommies! People love their shop! Meow!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Feature-Mini 23: Silver Dragon

Today's Feature-Mini Etsy-er:

Patricia, the artist behind SilverDragon, has a diverse, yet art-centered, background, as a ballerina, artist, illustrator, and astronomer. One can see how all of these contribute to her influences: beauty, design, and experimentation. Her spectacular beadweaving pieces have evolved from a very early love of Native American art. You can learn more about her on her blog.

Her advice: Keep learning, keep working, and avoid any negativity!

Blog-Love for Lazy Cat

We're racking up the 90-in-90 features!

Tiffany Teske's Blog
Sparkly Strandz Blog

Drop by and let us know what you think!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Feature-Mini 22: Creative Sundries

The next featured Etsy artist:

The mother-daughter team of Creative Sundries are clearly inspired by the materials they use in their designs: vintage papers; game pieces; Mexican loteria cards, and vintage and antique jewelry. Each piece has its own unique, compelling style. Learn more on their blog!

Carol and Sarah's advice: Use your matierals! Aspire to be as free and creative as children.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Feature-Mini 21: Adornments By BJ

Today's Feature-Mini:

"Creativity in Jewelry Involves Passion for the Art"--The creativity in this shop is certainly apparent! Each piece has a unique style to fit an individual's personality. Browse though her collection and see what speaks to you! Believing in the metaphysical value of gemstones and crystals, BJ uses these materials with limitless possibilities to create beautiful designs

Learn more in Adornments By BJ's blog!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Feature-Mini 20: Studio Marcy

Today's Featured Etsy Artist:

Marcy makes whimsical, beautiful glass beads and sculptures that are influenced by the world around her--you may recognize some cardinals from her yard! She has some amusing Christmas beads right now that would make adorable little ornaments! Learn more about Marcy and her glass art on her blog!

She reminds us, "when your head, heart and soul are in a piece, it shows"-- so do what you enjoy!

Check out this cute little cat bead!

More Blog Love for LazyCat

Read all about us (LazyCat) in these blogs!

CatLdy99's Blog
That's Headly's Blog

Meow we are popular! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Have yourself an Etsy little Christmas...

The 12 days of Ets-Mas (X-mas)

On the first day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me:
A partridge in a pear tree (rohmer)

On the second day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 2 turtle doves (Feltathome)
On the third day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 3 french hens (margin)

On the fourth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 4 calling birds (tummyache)
On the fifth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 5 golden rings (gemmafactrix)
On the sixth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 6 geese-a-laying (JulietKing)

On the seventh day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 7 swans-a-swimming (foxyandwinston)
On the eighth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 8 maids-a-milking (Bathlife)
On the ninth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 9 ladies dancing (jewelrybytara)
On the tenth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 10 lords-a-leaping (celticrosedesigns)

On the eleventh day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 11 pipers piping (MundoGominola)
On the twelveth day of Ets-mas a handmade gift for me: 12 drummers drumming (unicornkidsstudios)

Hooray for an Etsy Christmas (tree) gift guide from LazyCat! Now go fill your gift list with handmade goodies! Hooray for buying handmade!

Feature-Mini 19: Elle Belle On Etsy

Let's learn more about:

Stacey's boutique childern's wear boasts that it is for for "chic mommies and pampered babies"--and one look in the store proves that assertion! With pieces inspired by her own childern, she has created items that she would (have) like(d) as a mother herself! Learn more about Ellebelleonetsy at her blog. Outfit your baby with handmade loveliness today!

We just have to point out this funny "Etsy Widower" T-shirt... sometimes that's how our mommies make us feel!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Holiday Fashion Match-up 3: Emerald

The Santiago necklace captures the bright jewel tones of this holiday season (think Emerald and Amethyst!)

You'll be ready to experience all that Chile has to offer-- from the verdant fields to a bustling urban mecca-- with the Santiago! The Santiago is designed to highlight the natural beauty of Malachite. Measuring 17 inches, this necklace is hand-crocheted on silver wire and finished with a sterling silver toggle clasp. Elegant 1 inch drop earrings are included with the set.

Now, where shall you go shop to find something to match this lovely piece? Banana Republic, of course! Here is our holiday match-up to get you started:

The tartan green silk cotton kimono top, matched with black martin velvet city pants, and black "Lucille" plaid peep-toe pumps, plus the black Carlyle large satchel.
Vibrance and elegance-- go from work straight out to a holiday party -- with this versatile look! Think of it as a gift for yourself this holiday season.
We may be Tim Gunn's favorite felines! :)
Previous Holiday Fashion Match-ups: Sapphire and Diamond

Feature-Mini 18: A Lil Sumptin Sumptin

Today's featured artist:

"Wearable-art-with-heart": That's how Alilsumptinsumptin characterizes her pieces. It is apparently that her love for flower gardens and dogs (and some cats!) inspire her work. She includes a number of wonderful artisan lampwork beads from other artists. Additionally 100% of the sale price of her "Paws for a Good Cause" items are donated to the US Humane Society! Check out her store, and help an animal while you shop! You can learn more on her website and blog.

A Lil advice: Do what makes YOU happy!

We cats have to point out a few cat items that will help support our fellow shelter kitties: A Tuxedo cat necklace and this Cat paw print heart necklace! As kitties who came from the shelter, we think it is very important to support shelter kitties and help them get adopted!

Here is our picture right after we came home:

Monday, December 3, 2007

Feature-Mini 17: EarthCharms

The next feature is on:

What has embedded itself in Kristen's subconscious these days? You only need look in her shop to find out which songs, sounds, or seasons have inspired her. Her colorful, glittery jewelry is both fun and flirtly as well as charming and earthy (hence her shop name!). Intrigued? Want to know more? Just check out her blog or her website!

Her advice: "Never say no to the muse!"

Lazy Cat in the News!

Extra! Extra!

Giftbearer's Blog
Cryztal Visions Creations' Blog
and mini feature:
Staci Rose's blog

Read all about it!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Feature-Mini 16: Personal Treasures

The next Feature-Mini is:

Phyllis Mufson is the mastermind behind Personal Treasures and Mufi Jewels. Her previous career in textile art clearly influences her jewelry designs: she is very aware of how her jewelry "drapes" on its wearer. You can learn more on her blog and website.

As a certified career coach, Phyllis has experience in small business consulting. She really wants people to find the best venue to create their livelihood.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Feature-Mini 15: Kalicat

For this Feature-Mini, it's another "cat" from the UK!

You will find elegant, feminine, curvacious, organic jewelry pieces in Kalicat's Etsy Shop. Influenced by her mood, she often creates pieces around a particular gemstone, reveling in the harmony she feels with it. You can see some of her artwork on website and blog.

Her advice: "Listen to your demons.... Create what you like, and set your own trends!"

Friday, November 30, 2007

Feature-Mini 14: Mommy and Me Boutique

Next on the Feature-Mini docket:

No hostess' accoutrement is complete without a stunning apron from MommyandMeBoutique! It is apparent how much Corline loves fabrics and ribbons--those materials influence and inspire her work. Her originality is obvious in every piece she creates!

If you ask yourself: "Why am I doing this?" Remember-- "It's your passion that drives you!"

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Feature-Mini 13: that's Headley!

Next up:

Inspired by the gemstones and sterling silver she creates with, Ginny strives for 4 elements to her work: color, texture, balance, and richness. She has achieved these goals in some wonderful pieces "Hope for Whirled Peas", a portion of the proceeds of which go to Fisher House Foundation for humanitarian support of US military families. Read more about thatsHeadley on her blog!

Combining a love for her learning her craft and learning her business have made That's Headley successful!

Find out more about Lazy Cat!

Here are some more blogs where you can read about Lazy Cat!

Coconut Palm Designs
Elements by Dawn
Creative Sundries

The features are stacking up!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Feature-Mini 12: Indigoluna

The next Feature-Mini-er is:

Oregon born-and-bred (5 generations!), Rachel is the artist behind Indigoluna. Her inspirational pieces have been featured on cover of the 2005 Quilting Arts Calender, in Artella Magazine, Art/Quilt Magazine, Fiberarts Design Book 6, as well as many juried shows!
Rachel is certainly "following her bliss" as she is truly passionate about her work! Learn more on her blog!
We kitties like this cat-themed business card holder!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Feature-Mini 11: KreativeMindz

Next up for a Feature-Mini:

Born of artists, Aly started KreativeMindz with her husband Beau (Wooden Kreationz) and friend An-G, where they make an amazing array of "Kreationz", including a majority of clothing items and the very unique "Goddess Wrapz". What is she going to dream up next? Check her blog!
Her advice: "Be patient and stay true to yourself and your dreams!"

LazyCat is Featured!

Please prowl on over and read about Lazy Cat Gifts on the following blogs:

KreativeMindZ's Blog
AdrienneN's Blog

Monday, November 26, 2007

Feature Mini 10: Ulixis

Today's Feature-Mini is about:

When Amanda isn't spending her time with real-time videomicroscopy of smooth muscle cell migration and working on her thesis, she is creating her lovely jewelry--scavaging through beads and buttons until the right one inspires another piece of wearable art! Peak into her world through her blog.

Amanda takes full advantage of all Etsy has to offer--promoting, trading, and participating in contests! That, along with taking "great, no AMAZING pictures" will help you become as successful as she has been!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Feature-Mini 9: CraftyMoose

Next up:

Debbie's shop is filled with a unique, eclectic collection of gifts! Recently she has added polymer clay animals and dolls to her nature and animal inspired work, which includes beautiful French-beaded flowers.

"Craftymoose" is a combination of her and her husband's favorite things: crafts and moose! You can learn more about her on her blog.
She reminds us all: Create what you love!
We cats say, check out this cute Tiger! He's orange and stripy like Nemo!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Feature-Mini 8: DarjeelingPaper

Next in line for a Feature-Mini, the Etsy artist:

Michael creates simple and elegant paper art--that he combines with functional cards and journals--to infuse your everyday life with beauty! With a clear Indian influence, his pieces capture his experiences into a focused, creative outlet. Read more about him on his blog!

His advice to artists: Never give up, and do what you love--therein lies happiness.

We have some Foreign Service friends who just toured in India. They would love these notecards!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Feature Mini 7: DreamON

Our newest Etsy Feature-Mini artist is:

The name "Dream On" certainly captures the fantastical, dream-like quality of Mary's work. She uses wonderful colors to capture her central subject in an ethereal setting. Though she uses photographs of nature around her to inspire her painting, she considers herself an impressionist, because she does not "over-control" her media.

She leaves us with this nugget of wisdom: "Do what you love to do, and do it as much as you can!"

We cats love this painting: Cattitudes! It's purrfect for us! Don't forget to check out her notecards too!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Feature-Mini 6: SignatureSterling

Today's Etsy Feature-Mini is about:

Sue of SignatureSterling is from Ohio--a HUGE Buckeye fan, which you can't miss on her blog! She creates beautiful, classic pieces of jewelry, including the special "Hope Bracelet", where $5 from each sale goes to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. She also has pieces featured at, including these Winter Rose earrings.

Her advice: Be true to yourself, but always remember to try new things: Learning is growing.

More 90-in-90 features for LazyCat!

Here are some more places to read about us:

Earth Charms
Backwoods Creations
Elektra Jewelry

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Holiday Fashion Match-Up 2: Diamond

But I need some jewelry with this outfit! Just standing in front of some shiny, metallic wallpaper won't spice up my dress!

Of course you do honey! What was Banana Republic thinking leaving your neck naked this holiday season? You don't want to be a holiday-wallflower!

So, match that silk pleated dress in Brinjal purple with the beautiful, elegant Philadelphia necklace, with glass pearls and Swarovski crystals! Sure to bring a subtle sparkle to your evening!

Add some Abby silver metallic ballet flats and this silver beaded velvet clutch, and NOW you're ready for some holiday fun!

This season is all about jewel-tones, but don't leave those jewels at home! Take a peak in our shop for some great jewelry for your next party outfit!

Feature-Mini 5: BackwoodsCreations

We now "Feature-Mini"

At BackwoodsCreations, ordinary, commonplace items expose their hidden meaning and myth in beautiful fabric creatures and scupltures. With strong inspiriation from her mother, and many years of love of crafting, these recognizable pieces come to live with amazing feeling and animation. The movement in this Running Horse figure is remarkable!

Her advice: be true to yourself, and let your vision shine through. It clearly has in these wonderful pieces! You can learn more about BackwoodsCreations on her blog!

We are so happy that cats are well-represented in her work!

Monday, November 19, 2007

LazyCat: Featured again!

We have been featured on:

Personal Treasures

Feature-Mini 4: VanessaKimball

Our next Feature-Mini:

Vanessa is a graphic designer from MN, and she has created a line of stationary and cards that is striking in its simplicity. She draws inspiriation from everything around her--from vintage items to critiquing the menu as she sits down to dinner.

Vanessa continues to learn from each and every experience in her life, and she challenges other artists to do the same. In addition, she reminds us of the power of collaboration. Isn't that part of what these features are about! You can read more about her on her blog!

We cats really love Vanessa's Christmas cards! Particularly, the "All is Calm" birds and "O Tannenbaum" trees.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Holiday Fashion Match-Up 1: Sapphire

Inspired by the return of Project Runway, we are going to match some of our newest boutique line jewelry items to some of our favorite new fashions out in stores. Think of it as our way of helping you look fabulous for the holidays! And, as a previous Project Runway sponsor, we are going to start in the closets of Banana Republic!

Banana Republic is filled with clothes in Artisan Blue that matches the Turquoise Riverstone beads beautifully! However, this is a showy piece, filled with black pearls, frosted hematite, and Swarovski crystals, so we are matching it with this Strapless Dress, strappy black "Lauralei" sandals, and metallic jacquard wrap.

Look for more fashion pairings with Lazy Cat boutique jewelry! Now go out there and look fabulous!

Feature-Mini 3: ElektraJewelry

Our next Feature-Mini is:

Greek influences eminate from all the piece's in ElektraJewelry's shop. These expressive works are created with top-quality materials: gold vermeil, sterling silver, semi-precious stones, lampwork and Murano glass beads. Dina's travels to Greece and her Greek background inspire her designs.

ElektraJewelry captures a unique style. Dina's advice: To find your own signature style, and always continue to expore new skills and new materials. Find out more on her blog, and don't forget to check out her new line of bracelets!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

EtsyFAST Trunk Show!

The EtsyFAST Trunk Show at the EtsyLabs turned out really well! We were all able to watch and meow because Michelle helped set up a WebCam so we could all come into the Treehouse at the Etsy Virtual Labs and chat it up and see all the cool items other EtsyFAST-ers had brought.

Michelle even got her own Fan Club!

In addition, we got a moment on the FRONT PAGE to advertize the Trunk Show.
Check out the "Everything Nice" baby blanket! Go EtsyFAST!

90-in-90: We've been featured!

Check out the features on Lazy Cat at:
Mommy and Me Boutique
Dreams About Art

Friday, November 16, 2007

Feature-Mini 2: BerryPatchDesigns

Our second Feature-Mini artist is:

Steph is from Orlando, FL and has a very unusual shop with eclectic and interesting jewelry, in addition to a second shop, Undercurrent. The synergy of color, texture, and light combine to create comfortable and versatile pieces.
Steph's advice: The only time you FAIL is when you fail to TRY; and treat people the way YOU would like to be treated. Then you will be both a successful artist and human being.
Learn more on her blog!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Feature-Mini 1: SimplySaidBySarah

Welcome to our newest mini-feature series, or "Feature-Mini," where we use the EtsyMini to profile an artist from the 90-in-90 challenge thread on Etsy. Today's artist is:

Sarah is from NC, and designs invitations, cards, and other paper art. Inspired by the world around her, Sarah uses bright colors and patterns to evoke a sense of cheerfulness and happy, stress-free feelings. The changing colors of the leaves, the bright lights of the city, and playful childern are her current inspiriations.

Sarah's advice to other designers: Create from your heart and do what you love. If you put your heart into your work, it will shine through and bring meaning to you and its future owners.

Check Sarah out in her Etsy store, on her blog, or her myspace page! Also, please leave comments about what you think of Sarah and her work, and the Feature-Mini series in general!

PS: We cats will choose one item that most inspires us... like this Leopard print memo pad! Mrreoow!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Searching for the perfect gift...

... AND trying to buy handmade at the same time? Well, check out this hand-selected collection of Etsy goods--think of it as a pre-sorted treasury of Etsy Minis! You can find all sorts of great gifts for the holidays here! Look for our moms' store in Jewelry and don't forget to check out the Pets section!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tired from working hard

All this radiology studying, jewelry making, and advertising makes Mittens want to take a break and watch some TiVo! Mittens is planning on going into IR because he has such facile paws to work the catheters! But, he's not sure about the whole "scrubbing in" part.

You'll see there is new boutique jewelry in our shop! Check it out! More every day!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Contest Time!

Hooray! We love contests!
In honor of the EtsyFAST Trunk Show, there is a contest where you can win great Fiber prizes!

NOV 12 TO 15, 2007
Lazy Cat Gifts is one of the shops to search in the EtsyFAST "Find theFlyer" Contest!
Check out the "Find the Flyer" Contest Storque article in the Events Section for a full list of stores and rules. Little Melvin the Monkey is featured there too!
You can also find all the details and a list of stores to search through in the EtsyFAST blog.

Don't forget--there is a 15% off SALE on all of our moms' fiber items in their shop now 'til Nov 16. Don't miss out!

Now go try to win your kitties some catnip toys! I know our moms put some in the Trunk Show goody bags/promo packs!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Turkey Lurkey Time

Our moms love this song: "Turkey Lurkey Time," from the movie Camp, originally from Promises, Promises. They sing it all the time. It scares us! And they make us dance!

Mom even made a treasury on Etsy saluting it, in honor of Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

There's a Monkey on My Back!

Ok, not exactly a monkey, more like a monkey hat! (Stuff on my cat again?) My mom made up this cute monkey pattern and then appliqued it onto a crocheted hat for kids. You can find it in the Etsy store. It's a bit large for me, Nemo; however it would be perfect for your young toddler! Please, adopt Mr. Monkey today! Help get this monkey off my back!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

All I want for Christmas... some gifts from Etsy! Our moms made this lovely poster for the Etsy Christmas gift poster challenge featuring Cats! So go on over to Etsy, search "Christmas Cats" and give your kitties some love this holiday season!

Meowy Christmas to you!