I love giving handmade holiday gifts. Whether the gift is something a friend or loved one has made themselves, or that they’ve bought from a small creative business, there’s something so thoughtful and unique about a handmade piece. From accessories to ambiance accents like candles and planters, small creatives offer a wide variety of options. Explore my Handmade Holiday Gift Guide here!
Crafting, in general, has been shown to be beneficial for our health. Yarn crafts, like crochet and knitting, in particular, are helpful for those of us suffering from anxiety and depression. So, if you’re looking for something to take you mind off major sources of stress in your life, picking up some yarn and a set of crochet hooks or knitting needles might help you out! Read more about yarn crafts and learn how to get started on your own projects here!
Recently, I have gotten back into make colorful crochet coaster sets. These sets make for great gifts and are available in my shop, Critter Crafting. Learn more about why I love to make these crochet coaster sets here!
Did you know I have a crochet shop? Well, I do! My shop, Critter Crafting, specializes in Cat Mats, handmade crochet pet blankets for cats and small dogs. All of Critter Crafting grew out of a desire to keep the furbabies in my life comfy cozy — really, the epitome of Cat Mom Life! Read up on Cat Mat frequently asked questions and learn more about my cozy pet blankets for cats here!
When I adopted Louis, I bought an adorable pink and white chenille plush pet bed thinking he would use it. Clearly, I was new to the cat world. He had no interest. However, as time went on, I came across a few cat beds that cats actually use. We have a few tried and true favorites in our house that come King Lou & Co approved for your furbaby. Check out the kitties’ favorites here!
Earlier this month, Vim + Vigor Candle Co. gifted me a gorgeous candle to try. The brand struck me from the start with their simple and elegant packaging, and the scent of the candle was stunning. The more I learned about Vim + Vigor Candle Co., the more I appreciated the candle. Learn about the brand’s commitment to sustainability and explore the beautiful scents here!
The Flamingo Flea is a recurring market that features eclectic crafts and goods, creating by local makers throughout South Florida. With an emphasis on expanding local creators’ growth and sustainability, the Flamingo Flea has created a sense of community around the creative. Lately, due to COVID-19, the Flamingo Flea has gone virtual. Since in-person events aren’t possible at the moment, the market has moved online so you can “shop like a local 24/7.” Learn more about the Virtual Flamingo Flea, and get details about Critter Crafting’s involvement in the events, here!
Every home needs a bit of color, and Critter Crafting is here to help. From bright coasters, to cozy throw blankets, my crochet shop has it all, along with a beautifully redesigned website! Read all about the handmade coaster sets, cuddly baby blankets, and lounge-worthy throw blankets I’ve handmade for my shop here!
Welcome to my Current Loves! Check out all the things that I am currently loving in my daily life, including a great clean beauty hand wash, a new crochet craft, and more!
I’ve been making crochet Cat Mats for my shop, Critter Crafting, for six years now! Read about what inspired me to start my shop and find out more about why your furbaby needs a Cat Mat of their own here!