Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shop Handmade

Etsy has been a very good selling venue for me. It isn't my sole source of income, by a long stretch, but it gives both Jeff and I a steady stream of funds. Since I encourage people to shop on Etsy, I feel that I should do the same. Whenever I need a gift for someone I always browse Etsy first.
Even for my Sophie.


This sweet little kitty has been by my side for thirteen years, through thick and thin. Since she was a wee little kitten I have been buying her unique collars. This year I discovered "Furocious Kitty" on Etsy. They have the most adorable collars for cats and kittens. They all come with either bells or charms, as well as an alternative bell/charm if your cat (or you) can't handle the "jingle". Sophie has a lady bug collar and a Halloween collar. Today her holiday collar arrived!


These collars are so well made. The clasps are "break-a-way" so if kitty gets caught on something it will un-hook. The material feels smooth and not at all "scratchy"... I despise scratchy feeling fabric so I wouldn't even want my cat to wear something scratchy. Jeff wants me to switch out the snowman for the snowflake bell. I really like the snowman... although the bell is a little too jingly. I may silence the snowman by prying out the jingly thing because I think it's too cute not to keep it on!
I am not one to rush into the Christmas season so Sophie won't be sporting her new collar until after Thanksgiving Thanksgiving weekend. ;-)

8 comments:

  1. I've bought quite a few things on etsy I do like patronizing others trying to make a living at the same venue as I have done.

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  2. Hope you all have a kick ass weekend down there.

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  3. Your kitty looks a lot like mine, also with me for 13 years. I still have a collar that belonged to my first cat. I got her when I was three years old and she was with me until college. Every time I hear the bells on the collar it reminds me of her walking around. We had to have bells because she was a bluejay murderer. They tortured her until she caught them and bit their heads off, ha! The bells helped warn the birds she was coming.

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  4. Beautiful kitty! There's nothing like a cuddle with a kitten! I have six! Love your work by the way. I too try to sell on etsy and shop on etsy if I can't get to the local small businesses!

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  5. My etsy sales seem to come and go, but I do shop on there. I've got an order on the way from a Raleigh shop now. I bet you've got the woodstove cranking this morning!

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  6. What a lucky kitty! She's a prize, and gets to wear that lovely collar.

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  7. We shop on Easy, as well as at the shops/galleries and shows that support me. The quality is always great and I feel good about the purchase. It’s good karma and good gifts.

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