This weekend after Ann and I hit up the PawNation party, we hop, skipped, and jumped it over to SoHo for the Bust Magazine Spring Craftacular (actually, I was wearing new shoes and had to stop to put on a band-aid, so maybe I wasn't skipping as much as limping).
The annual craft show and food fair hosted by the ladymag is probably best described as Etsy come to life, chock full of cool handmade offerings like Lil' Kim paper dolls, homemade gourmet marshmallows, and lots and lots of jewelry. Naturally, I had my eyes open for any particularly catty-themed booths, and found just what I was looking for in three sellers who were representing for the kitties.
Life With Tigers: Karen Brazell values the animals, people and ideas that inspire her daily at her design studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Check out her shop for: Beautifully illustrated pet care PSA prints by Ink & Sword and severed leg catnip toys
Noosed Kitty: Jamie Fales has two cats, but insisted to me that that they don't inspire her quirky feline creations.
Check out her shop for: Prints, t-shirts, buttons, and more featuring her merry crew of kitty misfits.
Abby Berkson Ceramics: Berkson's delicate designs are even cuter in person, and feature a wide array of cuddly creatures not just limited to cats.
Check out her shop for: Mugs, bowls, and custom gifts hand painted with her unique animal-inspired designs.
7. Handmade Cat and Scarf Coffee Mug - $30
8. Handmade Ceramic Bowl - $32