New on the Etsy Shop: Hand-Drawn Flapper Mug

Say hello to the flapper mug.

She's new to the kathyphantastic Etsy shop.

This mug and her mustachioed friend will also be available at the Mother's Day Austin Flea next Saturday, May 12 at The Highball.

I think they're perfect for coffee after a late night of Prohibition-era cocktails at the East Side Show Room.

Flapper Mug, kathyphantastic Etsy shop, $22
Mustache Mug, kathyphantastic Etsy shop, $22
Red feather hair accessory, DottiePop

Photos by Aimee Wenske
Styling by Kathy Phan

Cat Lovers Have Spoken, Their Meows Have Been Heard

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That's right. Cat lovers have spoken, their meows have been heard.

Some feline-centric fans saw my custom dog portrait coffee mugs and inquired on my plans to offer a custom cat portrait mugs. I expedited their request to prevent any fur warfare. Custom cat portrait mugs are now available on the kathyphantastic Etsy store.

My talented graphic designer friend and closeted crazy lady, Nathalie was kind enough to let me practice drawing cat mugs with her three cats.

Original photo:


Some of her kitties have Spanish names while others have English names. Mr. T was my favorite name, but Apple was the chosen one. I wonder if Apple is responsive to "manzana?"

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Custom Personalized Kitty Cat Portrait Mug, kathyphantastic on Etsy, $42

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A huge thanks once again to Aimee Wenske for photographing this pet mug and all my other Etsy products.

Nathalie should be receiving her holiday gift soon. I'm pretty sure each sip of coffee is going to make her giggle.

Crazy cat ladies unite! Cat mug prayers are answered! (kathyphantastic not included)

New on Etsy: Custom Dog Portrait Mug

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Here's my first attempt at a custom puppy mug. I tested the dog portrait idea on my friend Christine's dog Shipley. Christine is getting this mug as her Christmas present. She already knows and subscribes to my blog, so no surprises there.

Here's the original photo:


Here's my mug version:

shipley dog mug with astroturf

Just for fun, we added astroturf for texture.

shipley dog mug

Thanks to my fabulous friend and photographer Aimee Wenske for taking these pictures for my kathyphantastic Etsy store.

Custom Personalized Dog Portrait Mug, kathyphantastic on Etsy, $42

shipley dog mug with cocoa and woof marshmallows

Woof is right. More doggie mugs to come.

FYI I drank all that hot chocolate and probably ate all those marshmallows today.

You Can't Give Me a You're Fired Banner, I Give You An I Quit Banner

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New on kathyphantastic Etsy: you can't give me a "you're fired" banner, I give you an "I quit" banner.

After hearing all those quitting stories - Whiteboard girl, JetBlue guy, and the sweetest way so far, resignation cake, you could put in your two weeks with an I Quit banner.


Here's to the abrupt end of your choosing.

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You're Fired Banner, kathyphantastic on Etsy, $27

I Quit Banner, kathyphantastic on Etsy, $25

Thanks to Aimee Wenske for taking these pictures and for blogging about these banners.

Welcome kathyphantastic on Etsy

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Hello everyone! I'm excited to finally announce that I've launched my Etsy store!

I've been working patiently and sometimes impatiently over the past few months on starting my own tiny business. I've been crafting, styling, writing, and doing a lot of paperwork. I'd like to give a huge thank you to Aimee Wenske for helping me with photography, Colin Walsh for editing my copy, and Chris Cain for general support and assistance.

Whenever you have a few minutes, please stop by kathyphantastic on Etsy.

Here are few examples of what you'll find:

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Yeah Baby! I'm selling Paper banners and garlands for celebrations.

I made my first sale last week, before announcing my launch. I was so incredibly excited that a stranger wanted to buy something I made. My first sale was to Cora in Nevada. She bought the Bon Voyage Banner. Thank you so much Cora.

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Custom hand drawn plates (pictures NOT by Aimee Wenske, but expect some new photos soon). These plates were made for my friend Jessica's bridal shower.

I'll be adding a product a day this week, so check back to see what else I've got crafting.