#BlogHer15: Catnip Toys Among Us

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

Anybody attending this week’s #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us Conference in New York City may see something awfully familiar on the exhibition floor! We were selected by GoDaddy to be a featured Woman-Owned Business and an awesome assortment of Life with Tigers goodies including catnip toys and greeting cards will be featured in the GoDaddy Booth […]

CatConLA: It’s Like Comic-Con…But For Cat People

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

A few weeks ago, I went as part of the Ink & Sword team to be vendors at CatCon on Los Angeles. We sold our beloved Pet Care PSA Art Prints plus a large selection of Severed Things Catnip Toys and Handmade Cat Dolls to oodles of great folks! The event featured Simon Tofield of […]

Bust Magazine, Craftacular and Maker Faire ahoy!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014

Hooray for Bust Magazine! Not only do they throw a mean craft faire, but they were lovely enough to post a feature about me on their website today! I talked to Melissa Thornton about crafting, how I create, how I got started and the inspirations around me. It also reminds me that there are only […]

It’s Time to Fire Up The Flaming Unicorn Again!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014

It’s only 25 more days until one of my favorite events of the year, the World Maker Faire! “Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” […]

Behind the Scenes with the Super Heros

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014

Here is a sneak peak at some work in progress…Super Hero Cat Dolls! These three are the Batman Cat, the Flash Cat and the Spider-Man Cat. They still need their cowls. I would like to create a Hulk Cat as well, and look forward to finding some awesome green fabric! There are also a few […]

Island Hopping

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014

When Life with Tigers began many years ago, the phrase “Handmade in Brooklyn” was always present on our packaging, from the hangtags on the dolls to the inserts on the cards, all the way to the instructions on the Severed Leg Catnip Toys on how to clean the tiger slobber off the fabric after enthusiastic […]

Make It Sew!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

I had a guest over last weekend for some pre-holiday ornament crafting. We didn’t have much time, so we crammed a few projects into one short afternoon, with varying degrees of success…I don’t know if we will be trying the pipe-cleaner snowflake again! I decided to create a Felt Partridge ornament this time. I did […]

Workshop at the American Folk Art Museum

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013

Last Thursday, I lead a Make-It Thursday workshop at the American Folk Art Museum. We gathered for wine, creativity and conversation as we made the Ruffled Felt Wreaths that I love making for friends this time of year. Here are some photos of the wonderful evening. Thank you to Rachel and The American Folk Art […]

Rise to new heights!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013

A new severed leg toy has arrived in the shops today, and this one is quite a tall order…tasty giraffe legs for your little lion! I have been wanting to make giraffe legs for quite a while, and I am very pleased with these extra-long tasty tiger treats. Super cute at 6 1/2 inches tall, […]

Crafternoon Number Two: Autumn Craft Smackdown!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013

With memories of last year’s mega successful Christmas Craft Smackdown! floating through my head, I rearranged the tables again this past weekend and invited some folks over for Crafternoon Number Two: The Autumn Craft Smackdown. This time around, the theme was “Puppets and Marionettes”. Some of us really enjoy puppet theatre and always wanted to […]