Are you ready? Fall/Winter 2017 Collection Coming Soon!

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Imagine a steaming mug of chai tea on a nippy autumn day that warms you from the inside out.

Or a pile of freshly raked leaves inviting you to take a leap into its soft bed.

Or your favorite cashmere sweater wrapping you up in cozy comfort.

Fall is here. And so is my never-before-seen, brand-new 10-piece collection of wall art!

 

The Grateful Heart Collection celebrates gratitude and joy in your life during this season of giving thanks and gathering with loved ones.

I can’t wait to share the new line with you on October 23.

 

To get first peeks at the collection and exclusive pricing, sign up for my mailing list at bit.ly/catshylist (and a free shipping coupon as a thank you!)

It’s a love fest! 5 reasons why I adore my customers!

You are loved!

Yes, you are. I truly love my Catshy Crafts customers and supporters.

One of my most popular messages…you are loved. This is a custom hoop with custom colors.

Over the past 6 years of making hoop art,  I have come to know my wonderful customers – online and in-person. Through e-mail messages and face-to-face conversations. I’ve read my Etsy reviews and listened to shoppers comment on my craft fair booth.

It is so awesome when a lovely customer can instantly connect with one of my hoop art – either because of the motif (such as a happy rain cloud or a serene woodland fox) or the uplifting message (you are loved).

However, it is often when she sends me that first message to ask about custom work, that a deeper connection is revealed.

I can often feel the love that this person has for the recipient of the custom piece.

It is then that I get a peek inside her heart. And I feel so blessed and honored to create this piece just for her.

Kind words from a recent customer about her custom hoop art

5 reasons why

Based on all the feedback I have received, I have begun to tease out why I love making art for them. Here are my top 5 reasons why.

  1. They are sweet, happiness seekers who cherish their families and friends.
  2. They celebrate milestones with a heartfelt gesture, hand-written note or custom-made gift.
  3. They love whimsy and color and a bit of magic.
  4. They want to surround themselves with art and photographs and keepsakes that evoke coziness and serenity and heaps of adorable-ness.
  5. They crave inner peace in the midst of their busy lives and know how important it is to slow down and enjoy the moment.

So thank you for supporting this small mom-run handmade business. I appreciate you more than you know!

p.s. Thinking about ordering a custom hoop art? Send me a message to cathy@catshycrafts.com and let’s chat!

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3 Valentines for your Little Girl

Valentine’s Day is 7 days away!

Whether or not you have a sweetie/lover/spouse/significant other, I think the little girl in your life would love to receive an extra-special Valentine.

Here are my top 3 picks for the little girl in your life — daughter, niece, granddaughter or BFF who you want to spoil!

Here are my top 3 picks for the little girl in your life -- daughter, niece, granddaughter or BFF who you want to spoil!

1. You Are Loved 2. Panda Name Sign 3. To the Moon & Back

 

Quick Links to my top 3 Valentine’s Day Gifts for your Little Girl

  1. You Are Loved
  2. Panda Name Sign
  3. To the Moon & Back

Order by tomorrow (2/8/17) to receive them in time for Valentine’s Day!

 

Introducing The Serenity Collection of Nursery Wall Art

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I am so excited to reveal the entire 10-piece collection of wall art in my new line! Inspired by my own journey of meditation and mindfulness that has since spread to my children, this collection embodies calm and serenity and peace of mind. Each is framed by a wooden embroidery hoop and is made of hand-cut and hand-stitched wool felt. Shop the collection on my brand-new online shop here or at my Etsy shop.

 

 

West Elm + Catshy Crafts (together again!)

Hello lovelies!

I can’t believe summer is almost over!  For me, August was my busiest month ever. At the beginning of the month, I moved out of my family home of 7 years and moved into a new cozier place with my girls. After a week of moving and getting the house ready for sale, I then took a much-needed, week-long vacation back home to Long Island, NY.

Feeling joyful to be on vacation with my family!

Returning to a condo full of moving boxes was quite overwhelming, especially after such a relaxing vacation!

But I am now slowly settling into my new condo and getting used to its little quirks and perks: pitter patter of footsteps from my upstairs neighbors and the inviting pool and hot tub just steps from my front door. I am thankful for this chance to make a new home for me and my daughters – decorating it, organizing it and filling it with good memories.

And of course, back-to-school preparations are well are under way as my daughters get ready to return to school (2nd grade and 6th grade). My oldest is in middle school this year! When did that happen?

POP-UP at WEST ELM SEATTLE

To cap off the month, I will have my second pop-up shop scheduled at West Elm Seattle (2201 Westlake Avenue, Seattle) on Saturday.

Nestled among the modern furnishings and super-cute home accessories, I will set up my collection of meditating animal art, which was featured in the Seattle Times earlier this month. (Still pinching myself over that bit of good press! Thank you so much for your support and well wishes!)

Catshy Crafts at West Elm Seattle

Can’t make the pop-up? My new line of meditating hoops are now also available on my Etsy shop.

As always, thanks so much your love and support!