Gnarly to the Max!

Posted by on May 6, 2013

One could not ask for better weather last Saturday at the Bust Magazine Craftacular! The crowds were thick, the dogs were plentiful and the view of the long lines outide the Mamu Thai Noodle Truck kept us entertained (and thanks for the complimentary Thai Iced Tea, it was delicious!) A customer asked, after a first […]

Crafty goodness under the bridge

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013

DUMBO, for those of you not familiar with the acronyms of New York City neighborhoods, stands for Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass. And that is exactly where this year’s Bust Magazine Spring Craftacular is happening…some of it literally under the bridge archway. And I may not be a big believer in 10-day weather forecasts, […]

Life with monkeys

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013

A few observations about our intern, Moo. She can be a little shy, and has a very sweet disposition. She loves to play and has never hissed or clawed at anybody. Ever. She likes to talk to you when you talk to her, but is otherwise very quiet. And lately, she appreciates ANYTHING she perceives […]

Cats, robots and naked ladies: There’s a shop for that!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013

It’s no secret that when I am not sewing legs for cats to chew on or dolls for folks to cuddle with, I am probably on the computer, tinkering. Something I inherited from my father, no doubt, who is an avid tinkerer. Lots of times, unbridled tinkering on the computer can create panic, head scratching, […]

Nimbus and his leg

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013

Nimbus is a satisfied customer. He keeps his leg close. Very close. This beautiful photo was sent by Lauren, who gets extra props for having a cat who’s name can mean so many things. It could be… a cloud an encryption algorithm a halo a Danish motorcycle from the early 1920’s to the 1960’s a […]

V-Day Market in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Posted by on Feb 5, 2013

I have posted about “stuff buying season” before, the time of craziness usually around the holidays or at the height of summer when lots of craft fairs, art fairs, appearances in galleries, online sales and so forth all happen at once. But it can only happen if there is a “stuff making season” beforehand. Luckily, […]

New meat on the menu!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013

The story goes: One day while making dolls, a leg went missing. The trail led to a small grey kitty, walking around with the leg in her mouth, like a mountain lion who just overtook a jogger. The idea of the Severed Leg Catnip Toy™ was born. But what if your cat is more like […]

Get over to PDX ASAP for some LWT!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013

Great news! Life with Tigers goodies are now for sale at The Herbivore Clothing Company in the great state of Oregon! Cruelty free is the place to be at this Portland shop, where you pick up some Animal Pun Greeting Cards along with your “Wings are for flying, not frying” hoodie.

Sneak peak: new severed leg on the way!

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013

We’ve been making up some good stuff here at the studio this past week. New cards, new dolls, and now, (trumpets please), a new Severed Leg Catnip Toy design! It will premier this week in our Etsy shop, but here is a sneak peak at Intern Moo durability testing the prototype. “What is it” you […]

Lovers, not fighters and other pet awesomeness

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013

Mark Twain said to keep a tidy soul but you can start by keeping a tidy bowl! That is the message on one of the brand-spankin-new Pet Care Public Service Announcement art prints that were unveiled yesterday. These were illustrated and designed by Jed over at our sibling shop Ink & Sword. Other posters include […]