Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Only a few more days!

Saturday, October 15. 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maple Valley Community Center
22010 SE 248th Street
Maple Valley, WA 98038

Bring your birthdays, weddings, babies, anniversaries, condolences and holiday greeting cards "want list" -- we've got over $4,000 worth of cards in stock to choose from!

Some of our cross stitch greeting cards...

If you need a "man" card.....

See you at CAToberFest!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Just a reminder to come on down to Maple Valley, Washington for

Saturday, October 15. 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maple Valley Community Center
22010 SE 248th Street
Maple Valley, WA 98038

To temp you further, here are a few other Cat greeting cards that will be available at CAToberFest:

Monday, October 3, 2016

We have had a busy summer with our flower and vegetable gardens.  We have also been creating greeting cards, handmade chocolates, homegrown & dried herbs, and etched glassware for the holiday craft bazaars coming up.

Our next show is:

Saturday, October 15. 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maple Valley Community Center
22010 SE 248th Street
Maple Valley, WA 98038

We will debut our new Cat chocolate designs!  We have loads of new Cat greeting cards and cross stitched gifts.  Keith has been working up adorable Cat design etched glassware -- perfect for cat lovers!

Some of our new cards available at CAToberfest:

And to tempt you with one of the new Cat chocolate designs....

You will have to attend the show to see our other new Cat chocolate designs.

Come on down to Maple Valley for a day of Cat Lovin' Fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Reminder that our Summer Bazaar is coming up this Saturday!  We will have chocolates (including a NEW Truffle!), handmade greeting cards, etched glassware and hand cross-stitch gifts.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Our next craft show for your shopping pleasure is

2016 Summer Bazaar
Vineyard Park Mountlake Terrace
23008 - 56th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
July 23, 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Proceeds from our booth rentals support the Alzheimer's Assocation.)

Gift items for purchase include handmade greeting cards, handmade chocolates, hand-etched glassware, and homegrown, ground herbs.

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Hi Everyone!  Right after Seattle Pet Expo, my husband and I took a break from life.  Well, okay, from our crafts and shows.  Family were coming in to visit later in June, so we had to get ready for them.  The last family member just left this morning, so now we can get back to "work."  Wow!  That was an exhausting "vacation"!

First off, Congratulations to Sarah S., Holly J. and Josh P for winning the Dog, Pet-Themed and Cat door prize drawings at our Seattle Pet Expo booth earlier this month.  It was great seeing all the dogs, a few cats, parrots and lizard at the Expo.  We even saw some dog breeds we've never seen before, much less heard of.

We picked up a few more fans of our handmade chocolates, attracted a few more fans of our work, and made some good contacts at the Expo.  If you love Cats and/or Parrots, be sure to watch our blog, website and Facebook page for dates and locations of the Cat Expo and Parrot Expo, both in October.  Yes, we will have Cat and Parrot themed gifts for you to choose from.

Since we emptied our website of stock for the Expo, it is time to add new stock.  I was able to get in the craft room for a couple of hours yesterday and made some great 3-D, layered greeting cards:

Foil cards are difficult to photograph, so I am showing you the same greeting card with and without a flash.

This foil Rhino card is 4 layers high.  Background paper is of African design with dark green coral reef ribbon and two glitter swirls.  Yes, each of those birds are 4 layers high!

I love these 4 foil Cheetahs, four layers!  Leopard background paper with green ribbon and fall leaf with 3 silver rhinestones.


If you love Pandas, you will love this greeting card (two views with and without flash)!  Background paper is wood with green fabric leaf ribbon.  Three black and white pearls complete the card.

I'm an Elephant fan myself, so I love this card!  He is four layers.  Background paper is elephant hide design with elephant train paper strip at bottom.  A fall leaf and 3 green rhinestones complete the card.

These foil layered cards are all 5 X 6½ inches.  They are blank inside for your personal message.

This 3-D layered floral card has 4 layers.  The flowers have a shimmer finish.  5 X 6½", blank inside.

These two circular cards are 5 inches round.  The layered flowers are similar to the pink ones above -- 4 layers with a shimmery finish.  The flowers sit on a colored doily and rhinestones complete the cards.  Blank inside.

As I get greeting cards made, I'll post them here and for sale on our website.  Hope you are all having a great summer!

Friday, June 3, 2016

It is time for the Seattle Pet Expo!  Remember, we are Booth #430.  See you there!


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Seattle Pet Expo is now less than a week away! Are you ready?  We are!  And we are excited to meet all of you!

I mentioned in a previous posting that we would have some cross-stitch pet-related gifts.  Here are the latest ones we've prepared for this Pet Expo.

LOVE the way this Komodo Dragon turned out!

Be sure to look us up at Booth #430!


Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Seattle Expo is almost here!   We are excited as this is our first LARGE show!  We have many pet-related gifts for you to shop, including Cat and Dog shaped chocolates.

Doing a show this large is a major feat for a small craft company.  In order to be more pet friendly, we asked a local pet retailer if they were interested in sponsoring us.  They said YES!  So come out to the show, get your free cat or dog snack packet, and sign up for a great Dog and/or Cat and/or Pet-related Gift Baskets!  Thank you Pet Adventure for all your help and sponsorship!  Even if you do not win one of our Gift Baskets, you really need to make a trip up to Mountlake Terrace (north of Seattle) to visit Pet Adventure's healthy pet supplies store.  Love going in there (and dangerous for the pocketbook)!

Here's another look at more cards we will have available at the Pet Expo:

This is our newer Circle Flip-It Cards.

Yes, this Mice in Teacup greeting card is hand cross-stitched.  So adorable!

I sell so many Seattle and Seahawks cards, I can barely keep them in stock.  Be sure to come to the Pet Expo early in order to get your card(s) before they sell out!

By the way, when you get to the Seattle Pet Expo, be sure to pick up a Seattle Pet Expo show program -- we have a full-page ad!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Well, it is official.  I am exhausted!  We now have over 500 greeting cards in stock for the Seattle Pet Expo (and what doesn't sell there will be available for the Summer and Holiday Bazaars).

Here are some of the greeting cards I prepared over the past two weeks:

Loads of Kitties!! 

And we have customers who love bunnies!

I haven't shown any of my husband's etched glassware in quite a while, so here is one of his larger apothecary jars with a Butterfly design.  His glassware is available at our shows if you are looking for a unique gift -- all pets, animals, floral, seashells, and nature inspired.

And, of course, we will have handmade chocolates.  At the Seattle Pet Expo, we will be debuting our new Raspberry Creme/White Chocolate truffles!  Come early to get yours!

I will have some wonderful cross stitch gifts available as well.

First 250 Cat households and first 250 Dog households each day will receive a free bag of snacks for your four-legged buddy.  Three (3) gift baskets will be up for a drawing as well.

So be sure to stop at our booth -- #430 -- and say Hi!

Look forward to seeing you at the Pet Expo!