Friday, February 10, 2012

Vintage Finds

 Vintage finds from my last thrift expedition. A 70s white dress with crocheted color. Could be handmade, there's no tag. A hand knit acrylic fair-isle and cabled white, pink and grey sweater.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Personalized Valentine's Embroideries

Here are all the personalized embroidered wall hangings that I made this Valentine's Day season. You can order one for your anniversary or something at my shop.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Postcards From Italy a Beirut song (see below)...and the subject of this post. I'm clearly getting a little Rome-sick, but the good news is I will be going back in there March! These are postcards that I collected in Italy. 

 Simbolo Celestiniano
Porta Sancta (Basilica di Collemaggio Apertura annuale 28 agosto)
Fontana Fraterna (Isernia)

 Subiaco m. 450
Laghetto di S. Benedetto e veduta del Monastero - Lake of Saint Benedict and a view of the Monastery
I went to Subiaco, a town in Lazio, with the teachers and staff of Istituto Marymount where I taught art for a year. We went to the Monastery of Saint Benedict as a sort of pilgrimage. The monastery is the buiding at the top of this waterfall.

 S. Agata Mugello
Vita artigiana e contadina di un tempo con personaggi i movimento. Realizzati da Lepri Faliero - Artisan and peasant life of a time with character in movement. Made by Lepri Faliero
I bought this in a little used book shop in Florence when I went there with my mother and husband.
Isola D'Ischia - Un paradiso nel Mediterraneo - Isle of Ischia - A Mediterranean paradise
Sant'Angelo - Cava Scura - An old radioactive natural thermal bath
I went to Ischia with my husband during the first summer we spent together in Rome after I changed my flight plans to come back to Rome to be with him. We went to Ischia because his aunt and uncle were vacationing there. Although I didn't get this when I was there, but he gave it to me later.

Friday, February 3, 2012

New Jewelry

New jewelry in the shop. And they are all named after deity and characters in Greek and Egyptian mythology. Go take a look.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Majestic Mountains and Romantic Embroidery

These romantic embroideries are available at my shop ( order 'em now for V Day. I'd move ∆∆∆ for you looks great among my collection of mountains.

Monday, January 9, 2012


I have been making treasuries on etsy the past few days. Today I made a Twin Peaks themed treasury, on Saturday I made a Valentine's Day themed one, and Friday was Epiphany so I made one to celebrate that. Enjoy. See more of my favorites and treasuries on my profile and possibly add me to your circle.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Holiday Craft Fair


My first craft fair by myself (with my husband helping, he was my tech support). It went really well so I think I will do it again. This is what my display looked like. I even made hand painted wooden jewelry and ornaments. (If you are interested in these email me at ilgattoselvatico at gmail dot com I'm thinking about making more wooden jewelry this year and adding it to my shop. The fair I did was the Richmond Handmade Holiday. Let me know if you know of any other good fairs in the Richmond area  (VA, NC, DC, MD or Philly) that I should do.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Now that the holidays are over I have time to relax and clean...maybe I'll even start baking (moustache) cookies and canning fruit. I also have time to start working toward my 2012 goals of expanding my business both virtually and in the brick and mortar realm. I have plans to make more art and sculptures. Like these cat sculptures... Dilly and Tiger, mother and daughter cats who past away in the past years. They were a gift for my mother.
These are orders that I completed this past holiday season. You can order them at my shop. Many of them were custom made, you can order custom made portraits and  necklaces (or art) of your favorite places personalized with a heart for Valentine's Day.