Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Totes & Tees.....

Over at my house I've been busy making more products from my paintings. Remember my Floxglove Seed Packet watercolor above........I've made it into........
several different kinds of shirts and.........
a cool tote bag.


I painted this little gray kitty for a very nice couple in Belgium last year, it actually was a Christmas present that was ordered for them. What do you know, I turned it into.....


a shirt for all the CAT CRAZY people out there. Actually, if I find that the cat products have a wide appeal, I will be doing more cat art that I can create fun, everyday items from.


With this design, don't ask me where the original photo is.....my husband Chris has his own wacky storage system for our photos. Sometimes I look and find things right away, other times, I might be sitting here 20 minutes and still haven't found it....I then give up in utter frustration. I spent about 10 minutes looking for this one tonight and then decided I could live without it for the moment...so here we are, without it.
Anyway, this cat and another sweet kitty were painted for a lady in CA, now here they are on a tee shirt and tote bag. I'll soon be adding these to my website but in the meantime, I'm adding them to my first ETSY site... http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/ .

16 comments:

Brook said...

Wow that's a cute idea. I like the cat lady photo on the tote. Very sweet!! I love cats.

XO
Brook

NeereAnDear said...

Really great products Ruth... Love the T's and the totes... great ideas...

and the cats are adorable... I am sure you will sell those quickly

JO

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth
Love love love all your new goodies, I'm so wanting to do interesting things like you have, well done and the very best of luck with it all... mind you, luck won't be needed!!

Naturegirl said...

Ruth you are just too crafty! Great ideas and your art work always appeals to me!Wishing you much success in sales! hugs NG

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What wonderful products! I love the foxglove shirt and tote...I know you will do well with all of them!
Hugs,
Penny

Abby Creek Art said...

Great new products, Ruth! I especially love the Foxglove ones...that tote bag looks fantastic!

Donna said...

Oh I love your new products! The cat tees and totes are fabulous.
What a great idea, Ruth.
Hugs,
Donna

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Ruth, You have been a busy lady with all the things you are making and painting. Your iris garden is just stunning. I only had a few iris and they were lost due to some renovation work. But seeing yours really makes me miss them. Do you plant them in the fall?

Charm & Grace said...

I am still in love with the foxglove seed packet painting. What a terrific idea to put it on tees and totes. You are going to be very busy... as for cats, if you haven't yet stumbled into the world of cat bloggers, now is the time to go looking. They are very serious abou their kitties and would love, I'm sure, to have one of your kitty things.

Blessings,
Christi

GemStateMom said...

Ruth, thanks for the visit. I appreciate the link and have added you to my creative inspiration blogroll.

The Siamese cat on the tote bag reminds my kids of their auntie's cat, Ruby. Only they all agree that this one looks smarter! LOL

Betty Jo said...

Ruth all your creations are wonderful. And I'm in love with your iris collection in the last post. Exquisite photos my friend!! xoxo

celestina marie said...

Hi Ruth, your designs look fantastic on the shirts and totes. You are sooooo talented! love them all!
Celestina, la rea rose

Suzanne said...

Wow Ruth! These are all wonderful! Love the foxglove tee!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Ruth!
I LOVE your T-shirts and totes! The kitties and seed packets are wonderful!
Great work!
:) m

Catherine said...

Hello Ruth!
I really fell in love with the water color of the foxglove seed packet, and I am just as in love with the t~shirt & tote bag!
And I love the cat items too!
Also loved the post before this one, gorgeous iris collection you have, they are beautiful, love the soft pink ones, great captures of them! I have dk. purple bearded iris putting on a show now, & white japanese iris's just starting to bloom, along with yellow water iris's in the pond, it is iris time! :)
Have a beautiful weekend Ruth!
Hug's,
Cat

Ruth Welter said...

Thank you everyone, so glad you liked the new products.