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Monday, February 27, 2012

Sallianne Norelli - Softies - Art Is...You - The East and West Coast Art Retreats

Sallianne Norelli - Softies - Art Is...You - The East and West Coast Art Retreats
Gather your needles and thread and head over to Stamford, CT on October 4, 2012. I'll be teaching how to make softie dolls. I'll include tips and tricks and pattern ideas. You'll hear lots more on this blog as the excitement builds for this 4-day event!! All arts. All fun. All wonderful people and an environment that sparks creativitiy. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

REPOST FOR TIP ME TUESDAY: Easter is coming...Is Your Kitty's Basket Ready?

Ok, so how many people out there actually make a basket for their pets for Easter? I know I do. And if you're like me, you're always on the prowl for cute goodies to include. So here's an about a chocolate bunny? What? Give an animal know that's bad...

Not real chocolate! Kitty will enjoy this catnip filled chocolate bunny on Easter morning. There's also a Peep bunny and a spring baby lamb. Come on over and check out my shop on Etsy. It's just getting going, but I'd love you to leave a comment. Come by and say Hi!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Clara's Closet has become Catnip Toyworks!!

Catnip Toyworks: 'Cause When Kitty Ain't happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!
For all those who knew me from Clara's Closet on Etsy and in the blog, I welcome you now to CATNIP TOYWORKS! Yes, this is my new venture combining my love of soft dolls, art and pets.

Unique Catnip Toys
My son and I love playing with Jane, the darling above, and we know how much others love their kitties too. So, since I already make soft dolls, I thought about how much fun it would be to make dolls just for the spoiled kitties in our lives. And, to make it even better, they're all filled with catnip. Who doesn't love to see a drunken kitty sprawled on the carpet?

On Etsy...but building the shop slowly. Come over to to have a look at the first item, a PEEP! Like us on Twitter, leave a comment...share in the excitement of a new launch. Much more to come.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Clara's Closet loves Claradolly...And so will you!

Clara Lieu of Claradolly on Etsy

With a shop name like Claradolly, how could we help but love these darling soft dolls? Vibrant and cheerful, these softies really give a lift to an otherwise grey day. Site owner Clara Lieu has this to say about her work, "I am a professor, visual artist, and children's book illustrator. I teach fine art at Wellesley College and at the Rhode Island School of Design. "Dollies" is a series of characters and children's book series that I've been developing for many years, it's my pet project." 
Head over to Etsy to take a closer look