International Cat Day

Cat 5 in Frame (etsy)Cat Bag Rose bush 2

It is International Cat Day and I couldn’t let the day pass without showing you some of my favourite Cat based goodies.

The kitty cat in the frame is an original drawing available to buy on my Etsy shop. I went cat drawing crazy a little while ago when all I wanted to draw was cats so I have collection of original drawings all on A5 Fabriano paper of my favourite kitties.

My favourite product is my Cat Tote Bag, my day was totally made last week when a lovely lady asked where my bag was from and it was this one! It the most lovely feeling when someone likes or compliments your work. The tote bag is a really useful size and the handles are a great length for putting over your shoulder and you really can fit quite a lot in it!

Happy International Cat Day!

A walk in the woods

woods-3woods-6blog-cat-woodsotter-bag-woods-blogwoods-cat-blogwoods-1

Just before New Year I went for a walk in the woods. I haven’t been in these woods for years, they’re near my childhood home in the village I grew up in and it couldn’t have been a better time of day to visit.

The sun was low and the mist had barely lifted all day and hung in the air like a magical, almost eerie, fog. Me and my Fiancé took our cameras and we were so glad we did; I took a few product photos of my tote bags, and then enjoyed the amazing surroundings. We decided that we should definitely go for more walks there as the seasons change, because there is nothing quite like going for a walk in amongst the trees.

New Cat Tote Bag!

cat-tote-bag-500x500web-claire-hartigan-cat-tote-bag-2

After it’s debut at Renegade Craft Fair this weekend I can now introduce you to my new Cat Tote Bag!

Look at that face! Made from 100% natural cotton and screen printed in UK this tote bag is perfect for all occasions, it can be folded to keep in your handbag or pocket and ready to use when the cake buying gets a bit heavy! Available from my website and Etsy shop.

Renegade Craft Fair

img_3720

I’m excited to say on 5th and 6th of November I will be selling my wares at Renegade Craft Fair! It’s my first time selling at Renegade so I’m very excited. It’s the perfect opportunity to do some Christmas shopping  (I know I’m going to be buying!) It’s free to get in so if you come stop by and say hi!

Life Lately

AirshowRose WallIvy

I love blue sky, I definitely feel so much happier when the sun is shining. Here are a few pictures from recent months, I haven’t updated this blog nearly enough.

The top picture is from an air show! The middle is a lovely rose covered wall in Hampton Court, one of my favourite places to be when the sun shining and bottom picture is of my Curious Otter tote bag hanging on a ivy covered wall. I recently sent some more to the brilliant Cambridge Contemporary Crafts so if you’re in the lovely Cambridge area pop in and have a look!

Very Curious

Curious Otter BLOG size

I love spending time in the countryside, it was so lovely and sunny at the weekend (not so much now I just got drenched in a downpour!) and it was just what I needed, to be amongst the beautiful blossom, feel the warmth of the sun and look out onto fields of green grass.

For my walk amongst the trees I wore my new Curious Otter tote bag, it’s perfect for carrying a small jacket for when things get a little bit chilly, or for holding your jumper when things get a bit hot! It does happen from time to time!

When I have super heavy items to carry around (which may or may not include a few boxes of french fancies…they can get quite heavy you know!) I usually tie the long straps into a knot for easier carrying capabilities.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the sunshine, let’s hope it comes back soon!

Curious Otter BLOG size 2

NEW Curious Otter Tote Bag

500x500 Curious Otter Tote Bag 3

Here is my new Curious Otter tote bag! I have been wanting to get my favourite little otter printed onto a tote bag for a while now and it is finally here!

I love the quality of this bag, the long straps are perfect for wearing over your shoulder and filling with all manner of goodies. I recommend magazines and chocolate!

Screen printed on 100% cotton in the UK this bag is available from Not On The Highstreet, Etsy, Folksy and website!