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Round Ups

September Round Up

It's officially fall—yet, we're lucky to have sunshine on our faces! Which roughly translates to: we're chillin' like it's summertime and the living's easy! But we unleashed a few good projects unto the world this September. You may have seen Doug Potter's handiwork on Catfight Craft—now sneak a peek into his leather studio for a… Continue reading September Round Up

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Cats!

We finally put our kitty doodles to work!

Are your sketchbooks overflowing with doodles? At Catfight Craft, we watch shows and read books together, then design iconic, fun imagery. But we tend to draw one keety face after another, with nowhere for them to call home! So last night, we put our lone cats to work, and mashed them into this cute design!… Continue reading We finally put our kitty doodles to work!

Leather Bracelets
Introductions, Leather

Meet our Leather Daddy

Doug Potter isn't just the leather crafting guru of Catfight Craft–he's also my Dad! He always supported my artistic endeavors, and since we pimp his rockin' leather alongside our fine art on Etsy, I'm going to give you a glimpse into his handcrafted lifestyle! Hello, Doug! Doug is the epitome of the modern craftsman! While… Continue reading Meet our Leather Daddy

Gilded Lilly Fascinator
Fascinators

Custom Fascinator: Gilded Lilly

Catfight Craft loves making custom goodness for you or for someone you love. Case in point, when our friend and super talented artist, Celeste, needed a gift for her bestie and bride-to-be, well we just got busy. Our process for custom orders is genuinely unique to each client. While some clients offer a color or… Continue reading Custom Fascinator: Gilded Lilly

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Events, Giveaways, Introductions, Leather

A Lil’ Gift for a Friend in Need

This month, Catfight Craft is donating a lil something special to help a friend in need! After all, kind gestures connect us when we can't be together! While we'd like to give everyone an awesome handmade gift, Jennifer Rutledge is in a unique position which necessitates friends, family and strangers reach out with love and… Continue reading A Lil’ Gift for a Friend in Need

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DIY, Home

Refinished French Country Dresser

This dresser was just waiting for some love. Follow along and learn how to refinish your sub-par surfaces! It started out like this:   It actually belonged to our landlord and had been sitting in the jam room for about ten years. Matt used it as an instrument/music stand. The drawers were filled with broken… Continue reading Refinished French Country Dresser

Fascinators, Leather

Order Seahawks Hair Clips Now

In preparation for the Super Bowl XLIX, we're making 15 Leather & Lace Seahawks fascinators! Get yours now!If you'd like a handcrafted hair clip / jacket pin, email CatfightCraft@gmail.com. Cost=$30 flat. Brianna and I will cover the packaging, insurance and first class USPS postage— if you promise to rock it proudly as the 12th (wo)man!… Continue reading Order Seahawks Hair Clips Now

Introductions

Meet Brianna Wray, Co-Founder of CFC

Let me introduce you to my fine crafting partner in crime, Brianna Wray! While we partner up for Catfight Craft shenanigans, she's also running her own stylish blog, called Wrays of Sunshine— because this lady is the field guide to a brighter life! And I wanna share what Brianna does to stay positive, and how she helps… Continue reading Meet Brianna Wray, Co-Founder of CFC

Custom Wedding Clip Design in Navy and Ivory
Fascinators, Introductions

In the Shop: Making Flower Clips

Each of our clips are handmade with love. Sneak a peek at our process—we're craftin' all day 'n night! Take this one for instance, the lace, the color all draw your eye toward center. You always want to know more, but that doesn't happen accidentally. We agonize, we scrunch up our faces, we find the… Continue reading In the Shop: Making Flower Clips

Round Ups

Catfight Craft’s 2014 Year in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog, isn't that sweet? Catfight Craft is a new blog, but it's amazing to see what we've accomplished in a few short months. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2014.… Continue reading Catfight Craft’s 2014 Year in Review

Challenges

Time to Unwind

After a wonderful Christmas holiday with friends and family in Eastern Washington, my Honeybee and I are ready for one thing and one thing only: Yes chillin. Hardcore chillin. I'm talking about completely signing off social media and committing to a work-free headspace for at least 24 hours. I mean chillin. Taking time to unwind… Continue reading Time to Unwind

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Distressed Frames

Always a fail safe, shots taken on vacations or road trips make for great gifts! Learn how to distress your wooden frames and give 'em a new life! I put my pics in wooden frames I distress with stain, paint, sandpaper and a little polyurethane seal or food grade wax. If you're not printing at home,… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Distressed Frames

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Paintings

Time to paint something! You can plan a painting beforehand, or feel it out—either way, the result will be a beautiful extension of yourself! Follow along to prepare, paint and seal a surface yourself. Start with any object that needs a good coating or a cool design, like a porcelain sculpture, metal tile, gessoed canvas, plain masonite… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Paintings

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Burlap Throwdown

Woah—there's a million things to do with burlap, and boy, is it hot this year! We've seen so many factory patterned burlaps— but you know we're gonna make our own! So here's our Awesome 2014 DIY Burlap list, jam-packed with easy projects you could do with a few simple materials like fabric paint, stencils, and sewing stuff! When… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Burlap Throwdown

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Ball Jar Soap Dispensers

While you'll have to source your own Ball Jar, lid, soap pump and matching washer, from there, you just give it a little elbow grease, spray a rust protective coating, and piece it together! Follow along, we'll show you how! For the Antique Lovers If you want the authentic look, get those antique jars from flea… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Ball Jar Soap Dispensers

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holidays: Bottle Cap Magnets

Have a Drink, Make a Magnet! These are great gifts any time of year, and could not be any easier to make! Call your friends up, drink some dranks and glue magnets to the backs of your caps. If you wanna get more creative, use the inside of the cap as the centerpiece, and put… Continue reading Handmade Holidays: Bottle Cap Magnets

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Repurposed Comics

Those musty comics in your friends basement + whatever item around the house that would be more fun plastered in them = one helluva great handmade gift! At Catfight Craft, we're all about repurposing items to preserve their memory, craft a new story, and save the environment. There's so many ways to salvage unusable comics, we wanted to… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Repurposed Comics

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Distressed Metal Tiles

Old metal things make great gifts! Dazzle your antique lovers with a refinished metal tile. Local flea markets and thrift stores are a great place to source wares ripe for refinishing. You could refinish a tile like these in about 5 days, most of which is dry time. These are from the Fremont flea market—and they… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Distressed Metal Tiles

Holidays, Recipes

Handmade Holiday: Candied Spiced Nuts

Candied nuts don't require much effort or time in this simple recipe— a combination of Martha Stewart's bake times, Bri's nuts, and a little extra sugar n spice. The Quick Version The sugars melt as the nuts toast, saving time over the stove top method. Try candied nuts and their sugary crumbs in salads, banana bread, pancakes and… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Candied Spiced Nuts

DIY, Holidays, Recipes

Handmade Holiday: Recipe Cards

Handwritten, homemade recipes are thoughtful, classic gifts! Use our template to get started. My mother frames our great grandma's handwritten dessert cards on her kitchen wall—they're a work of art, a constant reminder of grams, and a family tradition, after all! She put so much love into her cookies, it shows all over those used… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Recipe Cards

Happy Christmas Fireplace Block Print by Brianna, CFC
DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Linoleum Block Printing

Block printing is a great way to make your own original cards and works of art. Use prints as cards, frame them like posters, make book covers, or decoupage them on wood like it's the 70's, and self-expression couldn't be more natural than rejoining paper to its origin! The possibilities are endless, and all look professional!… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Linoleum Block Printing

DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Illustrated Map of Memories

Family and friends devour anything that reminds them of good times past, so turn your memories into art! Turn your Memories into Art I created a pretty literal black and white interpretation of my home state using Adobe Illustrator. I outlined Indiana and it's counties, and filled them with 2 different free fonts downloaded from DaFont.com.… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Illustrated Map of Memories

Acid Etched Cups
DIY, Holidays, Home

Handmade Holiday: Acid Etched Glasses

My friend loves games, characters, cards, dice—whatever is cartoonish and fun. So I made these cutie petootie Acid Etched Glasses last year for his birthday! Follow our tutorial and you can etch mirrors, picture frame glass, windows, cups—anything your heart desires! There are a few ways to do it, but the easiest, most professional route… Continue reading Handmade Holiday: Acid Etched Glasses

Challenges, DIY, Holidays, Home

12 Happy Days of Handcrafted Gifts

Follow along for the next 12 days, and we'll show you what to make everyone on your list, from the antique lovers, foodies, artists— and even mom! Christmas sneaks up fast after Thanksgiving, and no matter how much prepping you've done, there's always more to do! It's like everyone's birthday all at once! So to… Continue reading 12 Happy Days of Handcrafted Gifts

Events, Holidays, News

Holly Jolly Hoopla at Wallcott’s

Join us December 12th for the Holly Jolly Hoopla at Wallcott's. There you'll find all the gifts you need to make your gift-giving extra successful including Catfight Craft goodies like our leather journals and killer hair clips. Want some? Get some! But don't worry if you're not in the Shoreline/Seattle area. You can order our… Continue reading Holly Jolly Hoopla at Wallcott’s

Events, Giveaways, Holidays, Home, News

Free Ornaments with $60+ Purchase on Etsy

It's our first year making holiday ornaments by hand, and while we set out to give them to family and friends, there's just too many leftovers! So we're giving them away with every $60 or more purchase on Catfight Craft Etsy! These trees go from just a dash of glitter to outright fabulous—and you can choose how… Continue reading Free Ornaments with $60+ Purchase on Etsy

Daddy Likes Leather Bracelets
Introductions, Leather

Daddy Likes Leather

Catfight Craft's own James Potter handcrafted these studded cuffs and rockstar bracelets for free-spirited souls who need fabulous accessories. These tough mothers are built to last! They're available on Etsy— or James can make any bracelet to compliment your style. Email CatfightCraft@gmail.com, or use the custom request button on an Etsy listing with requests. Thanks! Thanks! ❤ —Catfight Craft and our… Continue reading Daddy Likes Leather

Fall Tree Leather Journal
Introductions, Leather

Handmade Leather Journals by Dad

Catfight Craft's own James Potter handcrafts wallets, bracelets and leather book covers like these natured theme ones. The hand sewn, stamped and carved leather starts as a single hide, then James hammers patterns, textures and sometimes paints the surface to create a unique work of art. The 200 page lined notebooks are replaceable, too—see them on Etsy, shop CatfightCraft.com… Continue reading Handmade Leather Journals by Dad