Friday, February 12, 2016

Crows, Cats, Baths

The sounds of several squabbling crows drew Wylla and the Higgenbottoms to the window this morning.  One crow had what appeared to be a partial baguette and everyone wanted a piece (or maybe total control of it).   They all stole one a bite at a time, and once the remaining bit was small enough for the crow to fly away with it, he did. The others soon left the yard.

It was a funny scene, and I was as entertained by it as the cats were.

When the crows moved on, the cats remained in the window and focused their attention on each other and the drapes. All three wrestled on either side of the panels until two slipped off the ledge and only Harold remained.

Wylla moved in on Harold and began giving him got a thorough, head-to-toe bath. Harold did not mind one bit -- he loves any attention he gets form the ladies.










Thursday, February 11, 2016

Chesley Lately

It's been three weeks since the Higgenbottom crew arrived on our doorstep. Chesley's always had some underlying tabby, and it's starting to surface more as she ages.  The lighter parts are be coming whiter and she has some darker stripes coming in as well. Her ear lashes seem to be brighting and thickening a bit, too.

Though she's still ounces smaller than her brothers, she's been putting on weight and is now much thicker through her middle and her belly is looking pretty round.

We're thrilled Chesley and her brothers are healthy and growing so well, it means their chapter with us is going to be awfully short!






Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cutest Little Home Wrecker

I'm always trying to make  Craig watch videos of the cats.  He objects because he sees the live version of the cats every single day and feels there's no need to see any replays.

But I insisted he watch this.

And I don't think he minded because HIS CAT IS SO FUNNY!  And when you watch this you'll see the Higgenbottoms thinks she's funny too!

She doesn't chew on cardboard all the time, but when she does, she's pretty manic about it. Don't worry, she spits the bits out. She just seems to enjoy the act of destruction -- she's not interested in eating it.

Oh, you're a weird one, Wylla Stout.





Thanks so much to all who placed an order from our shop yesterday!  I took a load of orders to the post office yesterday afternoon and packed up the rest last night.They'll go out this morning as soon as I post this post and get to the post office!

The big sellers so far are the Cute Couples set. A lot of you bought our pin sets, too! We appreciate your support so much!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Three Little Cats on a Warm Bathmat

The Higgenbottoms discovered yesterday that a warm, soft, squishy, fresh-from-the-dryer bathmat is just about the greatest place in the world to be.

How happy they were until I shooed them away so I could take a shower!









New, New, New Stuff!!

As I mentioned earlier, I've been working like crazy the past few weeks to get lots of new products designed and up in the IBKC shop. Well, finally they're ready to go and the IBKC shop has been updated!!!  You can visit it HERE!

I'm pretty thrilled with the quality of the product --- the printers did any amazing job and delivered some very nice cards! The color is so rich and the paper is just lovely.  Honestly, I could not possibly be any happier than I am!

Here's a look at the new designs:

There's a Charlene Butterbean set, of course, with an assortment of portraits of our lovely girl.


And Wylla has her own set, too, illustrating her life from kittenhood to current day.


There's an all-tabby pack featuring six adorable tabbies in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns!


Also a set that features some of our favorite family portraits over the years!


Some very sweet pairs of kitten siblings are featured in this pack.


There are six different cards in each of these sets and you have the option of purchasing them with or without envelopes.

In addition to these mixed sets, we have a few favorite designs that we've packed in bundles of six cards with envelopes.

Here are the single design sets:

We have this cuddly card with Baxter and Zelda Lamm -- a favorite image of many, I've been told!


A sweet postcard of Vivienne and Theodore Spooner spooning in the famous IBKC basket.


 And a little Valentine --- also featuring the Spooners!


On the back of all the cards in all of the sets  there's a tiny picture of the kittens along with their name (just in case you forgot who they were).


In celebration of the launch of the new card sets, I had some "bonus" cards printed.  For every set you buy, while supplies last, we'll throw in one of the bonus designs (there's a Charlene, Nigel and Mimsey Frost, Wylla and Kisses card) until they're all gone!  I'm passing out the Bean card first,  so if you want an undignified photo of our elegant gal, order soon!


In addition to our new card sets, I did some Itty Bitty Pin Sets! There are four different sets of six pins and all are a "mixed litter" of former foster kittens accompanied by a Bean and/or Wylla pin. They're packed in the cutest little boxes!  For each pin set purchased we'll be throwing in on of our "Bonus Cards" too (while supplies last).

Here's one of the pin sets.


And here's the cute little box they come in!


I had some rubber stamps made, so your product and packages will come to you with some fun details.


All the products are sorted, wrapped, and ready to go, so we'll be able to get them out the door and in your hands fast!

There's lots more in the works. Each month I plan to add new products and already have some waiting in the wings are ready to list.

I'm really excited about these new things, and I really, really hope you feel the same way.  While combing through the IBKC photo archives, I tried very hard to select images I thought you might enjoy.

Please let me know if you have any questions at all about the new product and feel free to share any ideas of things you would like to see in the future!

Please pop on over to the shop and take a look at all that's new!!


OH, one last thing before I go -- I would to move the last of the IBKC posters because they take up so much room to store, and I want to make room for new things, so they're priced to move and at $15 each!  What a bargain! They sold originally for $30 - $40 each! Get 'em while they last



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