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Teal Cat Banners For Your Site

Help us spread the word about the Teal Cat Project with these stylish banners! To use, just right click and download the banners you like. Please link to us here at We really appreciate your support! Click here for this banner in full-size, it’s too long to publish here!  Read More

Hand-Stamped Cat Tights DIY

Hi again!  I have been interested in hand-stamping clothing for a little while now–ok, I have been OBSESSED!  This Hand-Stamped DIY is following a few adventures in fabric painting on PaperSparrow.  My first project was the Felicity Fox dress and shortly after followed a D&G {inspired} Stars Dress.  Since Autumn is in the air, colorful printed tights are a must in my wardrobe and these teal ones were calling out for a cat pattern  =^_^= I styled my teal Cat Tights... Read More

Beyond Stuffed Mice: Toys For The Discerning Cat

You know the old adage about children playing with the box a toy comes in more than the toy itself? In my experience, cats are the same way. The real toys I buy my cats have been batted away to some far-off corner in the basement, while stray bits of ribbon and felt stay in heavy rotation. Occasionally, though, I can’t resist spoiling them with cute and clever toys, like the ones featured here. Combining the analog charm of mix tapes with corny puns, Too Bad Mice specializes... Read More

Where The Teal Is My Cat?

The Teal Cat Shipping Dept. slacking off on the job I know, I said six weeks max, and it’s been, well, more than that! Some teal cats have gone out, but I feel I owe you an explanation in case you haven’t received yours yet. When I started this, I had only painted 10 cats or so. And I thought, “No big deal, I can do a million of these!” A little history: I actually started my creative life as a visual artist. As a kid, I was always the one designing the set in... Read More

Buy Vegan from a Vegan with this Etsy Team

Sick On Sin Considering how huge it is now — the site has over one million members and 800,000 active shops — it’s hard to believe that Etsy is only six years old. The site is a smorgasboard of goods, and that’s usually a great thing, but it can be a problem when you’re looking for something along a particular set of guidelines, like vegan items. Read More  Read More

Cat Shoes DIY {inspired by} Charlotte Olympia

Hi guys, this is Andrea from PaperSparrow!  As you may know,  I am a smitten kitten when it comes to cute cat fashion.  Who isn’t, right?  That being said, the price tag on these uhh-mazing items would inspire any DIY-er to get out the needle and thread and get to work.  Here is a shoe project inspired by the adorable Charlotte Olympia Embroidered Cat Flats. I paired my Cat Flats with a homemade skirt featuring Tammis Keefe Cat Print and my favorite jewelry from... Read More

A Scratch-Free Way to Get Your Cat in Clothes

I have never tried to put clothing on either of our cats, because I am not a fool. That would only end in tears (mine) and bloodshed (also mine). I feel lucky that I can get a collar on them. Read More  Read More

DIY Embroidered Buttons!

Meet Meowmy, the cutest cat around! Stitch him up, and sew crafty cat lady buttons to your sweater or use a safety pin to pin him anywhere. Materials you’ll need: Template printout Medium Weight Fabric Water-soluble Pen Scissors Embroidery Hoop Maxant 7/8 inch (2.2 cm) Buttons to Cover Needle & Thread 1. Print out the above button pattern. 2. Use a bright window to backlight the pattern and trace onto your fabric with water-soluble pen. 3. Mount fabric into your embroidery... Read More

Why Don’t You Leave Them As They Are?

This question has come up again and again. “Don’t paint the cat, it’s cute as is!” While it’s understandable, it’s also a bit frustrating, but perhaps if the website isn’t explaining it well enough, I should just go ahead and answer it. My first thought is, sometimes you just have to let go. Growing up in NYC, I watched the city go through a lot of changes. After awhile I had to tell myself not to let my heart break every time one of my favorite... Read More

Four Tips For Socializing Feral Kittens

It is inevitable that you will find kittens while participating in Trap-Neuter-Return. What will you do with these kittens? Will you release them after surgery, or will you socialize them and adopt them out? It takes a lot of patience and total commitment to socialize feral kittens. The process can take 2 to 6 weeks, or even longer for older or more skittish kittens. Kittens under 10 weeks of age are ideal for socialization. Kittens over 12 weeks of age often take much longer... Read More