Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Free Shipping for Thanksgiving and Black Friday from CreativeCritters

As my way of thanking you for shopping handmade at CreativeCritters this holiday season I'm offering free shipping to the US on Thanksgiving and Black Friday (November 24th and 25th) on select items.  The coupon code HandmadeHoliday saves you an additional 25% off your order.
You can find great deals on handmade items like this cute polymer clay elf sculpture
Christmas Elf Wearing Green Pants and Red and White Shirt sculpture
And this necklace and earring set featuring pink polymer clay roses would certainly make a lovely gift!

Pink and White Polymer Clay Rose Memory Wire Necklace and Earring Set
This pretty little polymer clay covered tin accented with iridescent beads is a wonderful place to hide tiny treasures.
And you can even find something special for your cat without paying tons of money.  My catnip toys are very durable and are stuffed with my own organic catnip, which cats just adore!
Handmade Red Knit Christmas Stocking Catnip Cat Toy w Organic Catnip

All the items with free shipping will have an orange tag across the bottom corner which says "Free Ship", making them easy to spot.
So after you've had your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie, kick back, relax, and do a little Christmas shopping at CreativeCritters!  Thanks for stopping by! =)
~Michelle of CreativeCritters
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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Check out my new Christmas/ Winter category!

Recently I added a new Christmas/ Winter category to CreativeCritters and filled it with cute handmade dolls and stuffed animals, whimsical jewelry, unique ornaments, warm knit hats and scarves, holiday sculptures, and home decor that looks great all winter long.  This is where you can find all my Christmas themed items in one spot.
Kirsten here is one of my favorite dolls.  I was inspired to create her when  I found just a little bit of green fabric with teddy bears dancing all over it.  I imagined the sweet doll that would wear this cute teddy bear dress and created Kirsten.  As with all my dolls, Kirsten is a one of a kind creation.

I've also got several adorable and unique pins available.  Many of these pins were inspired by an aunt with a great sense of humor.  She always wore fun pins and I started making unique pins for her as Christmas gifts.  I had so much fun making different whimsical pins, I had to start adding them to my shop!
Handmade Polymer Clay Jingle Penguin Pin with Red and Green Bells
And of course I've got to have handmade Christmas ornaments!  Some are sculptural, like this Singing Cat, wearing a hand knit hat and scarf

Handmade Singing Cat  Wearing Knit Scarf and Hat Christmas Ornament
and others incorporate glass and polymer clay beads like this set.
Set of Three Red Purple and Gold  Handmade Beaded Christmas Ornaments
And I've always got sculptures! 
This is just a small example of what you'll find in my Christmas/ Winter category- there's plenty more where these came from!  Better yet, until November 30th you can get 25% off your order when you use coupon code HandmadeHoliday!  So stop on by and save on unique and delightful handmade gifts for Christmas!
~Michelle of CreativeCritters
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Friday, November 18, 2011

12 Days of Savings at CreativeCritters

It's that time of year again- time for holiday sales!  While many stores will be having Black Friday sales, and online sites will be having Cyber Monday sales, CreativeCritters will be having 12 whole days of savings!  From November 19th through November 30th receive 25% off your order total when you use coupon code HandmadeHoliday at checkout.  My shop is filled with handmade polymer clay sculptures and miniatures, jewelry, stuffed animals and dolls, catnip toys, and more.  Find unique handcrafted gifts for everyone on your Christmas list!

SAVE 25% Off Select Studio Items
Use Coupon Code:
during checkout.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy Handmade Holiday!

~Michelle of CreativeCritters
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Collection of cute handmade cats

If you know me at all, you know I love cats!  So I was just thrilled to see that my orange cat earrings were included in this cute collection of cats curated by Blue Shed Crafts!  To view the listing for any of the items in the collection simply click on the picture.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by! =)
~Michelle of CreativeCritters
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Find Stocking Stuffers under $10.00 from CreativeCritters


With many people thinking ahead to the upcoming holiday season, I thought I would showcase some of my items that would make great stocking stuffers at Christmas.  All of these items are US $10.00 or less.
  You can find a variety of affordable earrings made from polymer clay and different beads and findings.
Handmade Silver and Blue Speckled Polymer Clay earrings
Christmas Tree stud earrings with Glow in the Dark Decorations

I also offer fun magnets and pretty pins that are sure to make you smile!
You can even find cute miniature sculptures for under US $10.00!
Cute Little Cow Polymer Clay Sculpture White with Black Spots
And I didn't forget out Kitty either!  I have a large selection of catnip toys, along with bags of my dried organic catnip.

Just click on the pictures to go directly to the listing.  I'm adding new pieces often, and I'm more than willing to create special orders, so be sure to check back regularly!  Shop Handmade for the Holidays and get gifts that will be treasured for years to come! Thanks for stopping by!

-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Animals inspire the artwork of CreativeCritters

A quick browse through my studio will be enough to tell you that I love animals.  My Maine Coone, Calcifer was kind enough to pose as my avatar.  And although they've both passed away, my cats Ozzy and Cedric inspired many of my creations and were the original testers of my catnip toys.  Calcifer has since taken up the role as Catnip Product Tester. The picture above shows my fluffy kitty after a hard day of work ;)  I've had pets ever since I was a young child, and simply can't imagine life without animals. I've shared my heart and my home with everything from dogs and cats to ferrets, turtles, bunnies, and more.
  It wasn't until I got Katherine Dewey's "Creating Lifelike Animals in Polymer Clay" that I felt I could sculpt a truly realistic animal though. You'll find many animal sculptures in my studio that were created with guidance from that book.
OOAK Realistic Black and White Tuxedo Cat with Blue Eyes polymer clay animal sculpture
  I now am confident enough with my skills to sculpt many different types of animals, and have created several custom pet sculptures for customers.  The sculpture below is Rudy, a Collie/ Irish Wolfhound mix.  This sculpture became an integral part of Rudy's memorial.
Custom Order OOAK Irish Wolfhound Collie Mix Dog Sculpture for John
  I also enjoy creating whimsical and fantasy animals- I have several dragon sculptures, a unicorn, a griffin, and more available.
Red and Black Dragon Playing  Guitar OOAK  Fantasy Clay sculpture
  Animals have also found their way into my jewelry.  I offer several one of a kind dragon necklaces and bunny rabbits and cats can be found in jewelry sets, earrings, and necklaces.
And then there are stuffed animals, which I never really grew out of.  Once I learned how to sew and follow a pattern I made all sorts of stuffed animals, some to keep for myself and some to give as gifts.  I love being able to make my own teddy bears and share their cuddliness with my customers!
Handmade OOAK Plush White Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal with Pink Paws
  When I (finally) figured out how to knit, and consequently found some books on knitting stuffed toys, I found a new avenue for my creativity.  I'm now able to create my own sewing and knitting patterns, making many of my stuffed animals one of a kind original creations. 

And I'm always adding more, so be sure to check back often!  Thanks for looking!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Find CreativeCritters on Fiverr

I recently discovered a site called Fiverr, where you can find a huge variety of items and services for sale, all for just $5.00.  Since it was free to join I figured I'd list a few different items on there and see what happened.  Within just a few days I had my first order!  You can check out CreativeCritter on Fiverr to see everything I have to offer.  I decided to start with a catnip mouse, which I will make in your choice of colors (or you can let me decide what color to make him).  The pictures are just examples of what your finished creation will look like.
make your cat a catnip mouse stuffed with organic catnip big1 
I also can sculpt a miniature cat that resembles your cat, or you can have me sculpt him in your choice of colors.
make you a cat sculpture that resembles your cat big1 
I can do the same for your dog.
I can also turn creations like this cat or owl into pendants, pins, or magnets- your choice!
create a cute cat pendant, magnet, or pin for you big1 
create an owl pendant, pin, or magnet for you big1 
So far everything I have listed here is customizable to some degree.  Any of these would make thoughtful, personalized gifts that won't break the bank!  And as always, they're all hand crafted by me.  If you click on any of the pictures above you can read the full listing and get all the details about each piece.  And anyone can feel free to contact me about any custom order they may have in mind, even if I don't have anything like it listed.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creative adventures!
-Michelle of CreativeCritters

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