Cate & Levi Hand Puppets

Cate & Levi Hand Puppets

Adorable Cate & Levi puppets are soft, safe, and eco-friendly.  They are hand made in Canada by Josh Title and the members of his company.  Josh began creating puppets as he was awaiting the birth of his and his wife’s first child.  He wanted beautifully designed, one-of-a-kind, and responsibly made products for his child, and… Continue reading »

Chee-me-no Bird Jewelry Designs

Chee-me-no Bird Jewelry Designs

Nature provides the basis Chee-me-no bird jewelry designs, crafted of bronze and silver into delightful necklaces and earrings.  Created by Lisa Cimino, these pieces have a contemporary feel and would go with many current fashions.  Ms. Cimino studied at Maryland Institute College of Art and was recognized by Baltimore City Paper in 2009 for best local… Continue reading »

Bovano Copper Enameling

Bovano Copper Enameling

Bovano uses copper enameling to create heirloom quality sculptures for you to enjoy now and for years to come.  A family owned business that spans more than 60 years and three generations — Dave, Jim, and Kevin Flood — Bovano hand makes each piece in its Connecticutt studio.  Pulverized glass is hand applied over solid… Continue reading »

Yipes! Jewelry

Yipes! Jewelry

If you are looking for something unusual, something sure to capture attention and get comments, then Yipes! Jewelry is the choice for you.  Handcrafted by Joyce Fritz in Wisconsin, these pieces are individually sculpted of polymer clay and embellished with metallic leaf, recycled wire, glass beads, and glitter.  How in the world does Ms. Fritz get such… Continue reading »

New! Dirty Dog Pottery Mug

New!  Dirty Dog Pottery Mug

Looking for an unusual mug?  We have a new line of stoneware from Dirty Dog Pottery, by Hil-Dee and Patrick Bates of Brooksville, Florida.  This couple combines their pottery skills to create unique mugs that feel oh-so-good in the hand.  Every one is different, so look at the sampling we have in the photos here, but… Continue reading »

Magnifying Glass for Father’s Day

If you saw our last post, you will know that we have a variety of beautiful hand turned wood pens for Father’s Day gifts, but perhaps your dad doesn’t need a new stylish pen for Father’s Day because he has all the pens he wants.  But reading the small print on little labels and forms, now that’s… Continue reading »

Hand turned wooden pens with stylus

Hand turned wooden pens with stylus

In response to customer requests, The Calico Cat stocked a variety of hand turned wooden pens.  These pens are made by Peter and Barbara Turner of Turner Mastercraft and by William and Kathy Richardson of Suffolk Shaker Shop and are in a variety of shapes, colors, and styles.  They all take Cross refills, some have a stylus opposite the… Continue reading »

New Handmade Jewelry for the Young-at-Heart

New Handmade Jewelry for the Young-at-Heart

New to the store this spring, we are featuring jewelry by Robin Goodfellow Designs.  These pieces are exclusively designed by Robin Satterwaite and created in Holland, Michigan by a team of talented artists out of brass, silver and gold plated wire, Swarvoski crystals, glass and metal beads, and freshwater pearls.  Robin Goodfellow’s ethereal jewelry is… Continue reading »

Hand Dyed Silk Scarves

Hand Dyed Silk Scarves

We are featuring two artists who make unusual hand dyed silk scarves, Barb Polin of Virginia and Patty Harden of Colorado.  Both women use unusual dye methods to make unique scarves, every one is a  gorgeous serendipitous surprise.  Barb Polin, an artist new to the Calico Cat, makes marbled silk SoLace scarves.  This process entails… Continue reading »