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!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


It's November, and that means it's Fiber Month! EtsyFAST is having a special trunk show at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn on Nov 16, and in honor of that event, many EtsyFAST members are having a store-wide sale, including our moms!

15% off all Fiber items in the shop!
Just put "EtsyFAST trunk show" in the notes from buyer section.
Act fast--this sale is only from Nov 1-16!

Here are all the details:
Who: The fabulous independent spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters, and fiber artists of, your place to buy handmade!
What: A giant event, online and in person, celebrating all things handmade and fiber!
When: Sale in online shops from Nov. 1 - Nov. 16. Trunk show date is Nov. 16, online and at Etsy Labs 6 - 8 p.m. EST.
Where: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street, 6th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 , and also online at and
Why: Warm up your November with our great fiber artists! Great sales on items for the holidays, supplies, and more! Interact with our members, learning more about these products and techniques! Buy handmade.How: RSVP at labs [!at], check for more info, and be sure to visit us during our sale and show Nov. 16!

Too bad cats hate traveling, whether it's by car, plane... But cats love to shop online! Especially for fiber catnip toys! Go buy your kitty a present!