You know I can’t resist a good mug and something kitty themed is going to grab my attention in seconds. So while browsing through the makers for the Craftadian show happening on Hamilton on August 27th, Kitties and Cabernet immediately caught my attention with their “There’s probably fur in this” mug.
You know how many swatches of nail polish I have photographed only to find a stray stand of fur stuck to a nail or bottle or sitting on my cuppa for tea reviews. I could not find a more perfect mug. Then I checked out the Kitties and Cabernet etsy page and I should just have my paycheque sent to her and buy it all.
It is always great to meet other people as crazy about their cats as I am, and Jaime uses Tux (pictured) and Poppy as her inspiration for her prints and dishware. She takes ideas that are on trend elsewhere, like “I love you to the moon and back” and cat-ifies them as shown in her “I love you to the food and back” plate – something Quincy would probably say to me if he could talk. At the same time, she doesn’t use the usual cat themes you see in stores so her products are more unique.
Jaime jokes that her happy place is a cat in her lap and wine in her hand and was the idea behind Kitties and Cabernet. To give people unique cat (and wine) themed products they could love instead of the stereotypical crazy cat lady things you find elsewhere. In Jaime’s words – Fur happens, embrace it!
The little Jazz-monster approves (and is the reason for much of the fur)
Jaime doesn’t just use cats as her inspiration (along with a good bottle of wine), she gives back to animal rescues and charities with 10% of each sale going to charity. Since the upcoming Craftadian show is in Hamilton, she will be donating to local rescue group Ladybird Animal Sanctuary.
Since Jaime is a graphic designer and has a long history of craft shows, she seems to have a great idea of what people are looking for (and if you are not as big a cat lover as me, you may still love her wine themed prints). She tried lots of different things before finding something she loved.
Looking for ideas for other things to buy at Craftadian, I asked Jaime what makers she was going to be checking out and she recommended Pink and Print’s adorable handmade cards and bath and body products from The Kinder Way Cosmetics.
The Craftadian show will be held at McMaster Innovation Park on Saturday 27th August from 11am – 6pm. Tickets are $3 online or can be bought at the door. If you can’t make it to Craftadian, you can find Kitties and Cabernet on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter or shop online from Etsy with coupon code CRAFTADIAN to save 10% for a limited time. Watch Jaime’s social media for new coupons!