Wow I have been Gone a long time but Back with Great News.

Seymour Here:

Hi, everyone!!!  I missed all of you but we have been so busy this past winter and most of the spring.  What have we been up to?  Lots.  And I’ll have to catch you up on my friends too.

Where to Start.

First, I should announce that ADKArtsBoutique is having a SALE!!  Yep.  We have a sale going on right now of all of our handcrafted handbags.  All you need to do is use the coupon code: SPRINGFLING24 for a 10% discount.  Here are just a few!!  www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique

 

Now the BIG NEWS!!  We have opened a third shop on Etsy.  It is called BirchwoodGallery.  It will be full of art, drawings, and photography.  Need something for that wall, here is the place to come to.  It is run by my sister Katilee so stop by and say hello.  www.etsy.com/shop/BirchwoodGallery

Here is a glimpse into her great shop and I’m the mascot there too. 🙂

My mom has started a whole new line in ADKArtsBoutique.  Guess who is the top model. ME!!  Yep, pet clothes and here is me doing my modeling job.  She just started this new section and plans on adding more handmade original designs soon.  She can make these for any pet you have from hamster to large dog.  This is Rico modeling one mom made for him.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique?ref=hdr&section_id=18513400

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Here I am strutting my cat stuff.  Not bad if I say so myself.

Here is Moses.  He is a satisfied customer.  He got a poncho and a blanket.  Lucky Kitty.

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My Dad is still busy with his Etsy Shop MountainAireVintage.  He is adding new items every day.  Vintage and Antiques are his favorite things next to me.  He especially loves beautiful old glassware.  Here are some of his newest items.  Stop by and say hi to Dad.  www.etsy.com/shop/MountainAireVintage

 

Now to tell you about my friends.  I’ll start with Spots.  He is a busy Kitty helping his mom in her Etsy shops.  www.etsy.com/shop/SwamiJewelry  and  www.etsy.com/shop/RainbowKnit    When he is not doing that he is having fun with his playmates.  Here is my best friend from Singapore.  As you can see he is a great help, he keeps his mom’s fingers warm when she is working.  Oh, can’t let the keyboard get cold either.  We cats have to work very hard.

I have a doggie friend which you already met being dog model of the year.  His name is Rico and he lives in Pennsylvania.  He helps his mom too in her Etsy shop.   www.etsy.com/shop/MonicaWilgaDesigns

My mom has taken up bike riding.  She wants to be a biker chick but I just hate to tell her that it a motorcycle you need to ride.  Not a bicycle to be one.  Sometimes these humans get it all wrong.  Some even think horses are bicycles.  LOL  Good thing pets are here to take care of them.

That is the news from here.  I spend as much time as possible helping Mom.  I have my own place next to her when she is working.  I lay on top of a large tote and she thinks I’m sleeping. I’m really keeping an eye on her.  I have to watch these people all the time or they get into trouble.  A cat’s work is never done.   Goodbye for now.  I’ll be back Soon, Seymour

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Lives and Times Of Seymour

Seymour Here.  I hope all mothers out there had a very happy day yesterday.  Even I got dressed up for the occasion.  I was so unfortunate because I didn’t catch a chipmunk, a squirrel, or a rabbit.  That meant I didn’t have a present from my human Mom.  I think she was just as happy with my getting all spruced up for the day.  What do you think?

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I think I look really good in my bow tie. 🙂

We have been busy at ADKArtsBoutique on Etsy.  Here is what we have added that is new.

This is a Crocheted Baby Blanket that Mom made.  It even has an faux fur backing.  So soft!!  I have one too that used to belong to my brother Ben when he was a baby.  Two new backings later and it’s still going.  It’s also machine wash and dry.  Mom likes that so she can keep it clean and tidy for me.  It’s also great for the babies because we all know babies can be cute but messy. 🙂

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Next thing that is new is my sister Katilee made this wonderful fall painting. We just call it Autumn.  It the feeling of the fall leaves with the wind blowing as a storm is rolling in.

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I love to look at Autumn paintings and photographs any time of year.  It’s my favorite season next to summer.  I love the fall color and chasing the leaves in the yard.  Though not as much fun as chipmunks and rabbits.

I bet you have been wondering whats up with all my friends.  Well I’ll tell you.

First my Singapore buddies Spots, Bobo, and Happy

Spots is doing really well.  Busy chasing Bobo the living toy, making Happy squawk, and chasing lizards.

This is Spots hunting.  He tells his Mom he’s looking for me but I know better.

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He hunt and plays so hard that he gets like me.  Hungry!!!  This his how he looks when he wants food from his Mom.

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Then after he convinces her to feed him then he get very tired and needs to find a place to lay down.

He needs to get his energy back to chase Bobo.  LOL

 

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For those of you who don’t know Bobo.  Here is the living cat toy.  At least that is what Spots thinks no matter how many times his Mom tells him that Bobo is a bunny and another pet.

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When Spots is napping or in the other room his Mom lets Happy stretch his wings.  Happy really like doing that.  Can’t you just see him smiling in this photo.

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Their Mom  Yet Mee Kin of Swami Jewelry has been busy in her two Etsy shops.  RainbowKnit https://www.etsy.com/shop/RainbowKnit and SwamiJewelry https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwamiJewelry.  Here are some of her wonderful handmade items.

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Now about Skylar and his antics.  We all know about his girlfriend Merry and have been wondering what she looks like. So this is Merry.  Wow she looks like Spots!!!  No wonder he is crazy about her.

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Skylar has sent me a letter telling me what he has been up to.  So I’ll let him tell you.

Hey Duds, Skylar here, just checking in to let ya all know what’s happening in my life right now.
Merry is still banned from playtime at my house. Mom says she is a mischief maker. Who would of thought that breaking and entering my catnip cupboard would cause soooo much trouble. EEE.Meow meow hisss and spit. Now because we did the stinky DO-DO in mommy’s flower pots, Merry can’t come over until I make STOP signs that say NO POOPING HERE!!! Seymour I am so longing to see Merry but I must focus on these DO-DO be gone signs. So I must get busy with the job at hand. Will catch ya later buddy.

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We also have a dog story for you.  This is from Yoya’a Dog Key Key D.

That parrot that hangs out there needs to work out her wings because Those cats that are strung out on catnip say they are coming back and they are going to clip her wings good for her/him and they are fixing to serve her under glass. You Know like they do the pheasants. Her mom better be giving her lots of seed ammo to head’um off at the pass. I will be sending in the baby gargoyles to help protect her. Their names are Picker, Chewy and Bellyacher. You’ll know’um when you see’um.. Will wire you more later. YoyaOriginals    https://www.etsy.com/shop/YoyaOriginals

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Picker, Chewy and Bellyacher

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Now for our other friends Lucy and Kitty.  They belong to Averil  from JoolsbyAveril    https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoolsbyAveril

Averil says that Lucy is fat now and waddles when she walks.  I think she is just beautiful.  What do you think?

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Kitty is the star in a mystery.  I’ll let his Mom Averil tell you about it.

I forgot to tell you about Kitty. I was making a leather bracelet and this piece of leather had a knot in it. So I asked Ronald to get the knot out for me. Later, I asked him where my piece of leather was. He said that he had left it on the bed. I told him that it wasn’t there. I have been giving Kitty and Lucy my left over pieces of macrame cord to play with. I’ve been tying ribbons on and beads for them to play with. Kitty must have picked up my leather cord. I told her she better find it!! Ronald said he hoped she hadn’t eaten it. I said, “She better not, I’m making a bracelet out of it!” Do you know that leather has disappeared, that was 2 days ago. Well, she hasn’t thrown it up, so I’ve no idea where that piece of leather is!!! The mystery of the missing leather!!

Kitty looks so innocent.

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We also have a friend named Evelyn (Timekeeper) on Etsy.    Her shop is called EternalVoyagersVault    https://www.etsy.com/shop/eternalVoyagersVault    It is a vintage clothing shop and here are some of her summer items.

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Also let’s not forget the best leather collar maker in the world.   He makes belts and wallets too.  All handtooled and handmade.  I know he made mine.  🙂  Lawrence Carter from AcrossLeather  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AcrossLeather

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Thank you for spending some time here with me.  I’ll be back when I can.  I’m on my way outside to chase the live cat toys around the yard.  Remember to adopt, love, and take special care of your furry, feathered, and scaly animal friends.  –Seymour

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Looking for Spring!!!

Seymour here:  My last post I told you what was new in our shop.  Now I’d like to tell you about my friends.  Here is my best friend Spots.  He loves to drive his human mother crazy by picking on his friends Bobo and Happy.  He loves to chase Bobo ( Rabbit) and stick his paws in Happy’s cage (parrot).  I’m not much better I love to tap on Ursa’s (goldfish) tank just to make her swim. LOL

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Bobo The Magnificent Rabbit has had a hair cut.  Now he doesn’t look like a tribble.  More like a stock broker.  Such a good rabbit to put up with Spots antics.

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I don’t happen to have any photos of Happy.  I’ll have to ask his mom for some.

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Now me.  I’ve been just looking out the window watching for spring to come.  I think I have a long wait.  It’s very cold out and supposed to snow on and off all the rest of the week and into next week.  I dream of last year when I was out side on my rope playing.

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Or camping with my family

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But it looks like this outside right now.

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So I guess I’ll have to be patient and wait for Spring and this is the best way I know how.

Have a great last day of February and Happy March tomorrow-  Seymour

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Etsy’s QVintage and Friend Spring 2014

Seymour Here: Hi, My Friend Violeta from Q Vintage on Etsy made this lovely video. We are featured in it along with other great Etsy shops. Please take a minute and check it out. You knows what wonderful items you’ll find. Thank You.

New at ADKArtsBoutique!!!

Seymour here.  Just thought I’d let all you wonderful people know that my human sister Katilee has been busy.  Here is her latest work.  It’s a digital art sketch called Whispering Water.

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Beautiful isn’t it.  Inspired by the experience of sitting by a forest stream and listening to the comforting sounds of the water as it flows by.

Come by The Boutique (ADKArtsBoutique) on Etsy  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique

and check out all of Katilee’s wonderful paintings.  Also while there check out all of our other great items. They make great gifts for someone you know or just for yourself to enjoy.

Thanks Seymour

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Look What I Got And It’s Not Even My Birthday!

Seymour here.  WOW!! I got the surprise of my life.  A package came in the mail and it was for me. I got a brand new beautifully hand tooled collar from AcrossLeather on Etsy.  (https://www.etsy.com/shop/AcrossLeather)  This collar is wonderful.  I just have to give up my life as an escape artist.  Mom finally got me a collar that I can’t get out of.  But since she had to do it I will admit she got me a beauty.  Check this out.

This is the beautiful hand tooled back

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This is how it fits neatly under my chin

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And it is so comfy I have no problem taking my cat nap

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So what a great surprise this was for me!!! I love it and wonder what will be next.

You do know I’m spoiled rotten.  Just don’t tell Mom that!!  I’m a most fashionable cat now and very lucky too.  Cat’s can’t have tattoo’s so this is next best thing.  So if you want to make you cat or yourself as fashion oriented as me just check out all the great leather items at AcrossLeather. They make wonderful Collars, Wallets, Belts and much more. Just click on this link and you’ll arrive there quickly and safely.  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AcrossLeather

Just a quick update on my friend Spots.  He is running around his home at full speed and terrorizing Bobo the Rabbit.  Driving his poor Mom crazy.  But that’s good because by doing that we know he’s feeling good.

Have a great week everyone.  Be good to your pet friends and they will love you back.  Remember adopt a pet, save a life.  — Seymour

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Broomstick Lace Blanket/Afghan and more

Seymour Here.   Just thought I’d mention since it is really been cold here a great way to keep warm.  Our broomstick lace blanket/afghan is large enough for a double bed and is so comfy and cozy.  It’s wonderful brown, orange, and tans make it very restful.  A great throw to curl up with to watch TV, read a book, or take that much needed nap.  Being a cat I know how much that nap is needed, as well as keeping warm while doing it.   So here is our blanket.Image

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We also have some great last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day  Check these out.!!  Gifts for that special someone!!!

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A fantastic hand crocheted Doily called Heart to  Heart.  Show her where your heart is.

“Your heart to mine, my heart to yours.
Talk about opening windows, talk about opening doors.
My heart to yours, your heart to mine, love is a light that shines from heart to heart.”
–John Denver Heart to Heart

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Maybe a very romantic digital artwork called Winter Wonderland.  That’s when Valentine’s Day lands,right when winter is at its deepest.

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Just a great time being together making the first tracks in the gently falling snow.  Making plans and dreaming together.

Or just maybe give her a hint of spring with these wonderful hand embroidered pillowcases.  These will take the chill away and give pleasant dreams of the spring to come.

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So stop by the Boutique (ADKartsBoutique on Etsy  https://www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique ) and find the gifts that mean so much.

These are just a few of my favorites but there is so much more to enjoy.  Gifts for all your special occasions done with an Adirondack flare.

Thanks for checking our  blog.  Now I’m tired and looking to curl up and get warm.  I have my blanket and my night light so now I’m a very happy cat.  Good Night– Seymour.

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PS  If you are looking for great gifts for him check out AcrossLeather  ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/AcrossLeather)  for hand tooled belts, wallets, and other wonderful leather goods.

 

Thinking of Spring!

Seymour here:   These hand embroidered pillowcases will bring spring into you home a little earlier.  They also make a great gift for any occasion.  With Valentines day fast approaching these will surely brighten someones day.   They are standard sized and Hand made.  I know I watched them being made by Patti (MOM)  Image

I’ve been busy working at the boutique doing my special duties.  Here am I checking on the snow that fell the other day.Image

 

This is my foot print.  Snow is cold and I’m not sure I like it.

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But it sure can be pretty.  I took this the other day.  As you know I’m a cat with special talents

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and also this snow crystal

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Hope everyone is having a good winter.  Please keep warm and remember to keep your animal friends warm too.  —-  Seymour–  ADKArtsBoutique

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All

My cat friend in Singapore who is suffering from Cat HIV

My cat friend in Singapore who is suffering from Cat HIV

Just having fun taking in the Christmas Spirit

Just having fun taking in the Christmas Spirit

Seymour Here:  Hi everyone.  Been very busy with normal house cat things.  But finally found the time to get back to see everyone.  The Boutique had a nice Christmas season and now it’s time to get ready for Santa here at home.  I am wishing for a big plate of Salmon (my favorite).  I love the wrapping paper and boxes.  But my favorite is the ribbons. So much fun to play with.

My best friend Spots in Singapore is very sick.  Attached is a photo.  Please say a quick prayer for him and all cats who suffer from Cat HIV.  So Sad!!!

Christmas always bring with it great joy and fun but also there is always something sad around the corner.  So while we enjoy our Christmas delights lets remember that there are a lot of people and pets who need our prayers too.

I’m looking forward to a new year at the Boutique.  We have been here a year yet and have made some truly great friends.  Please visit their shops if you get a chance and see what’s out there in handmade and vintage. But don’t forget our shop.  I’ll post our link last.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AcrossLeather
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SwamiJewelry
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RainbowKnit
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MountainArtCasting
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SAYSCULPTURES
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FlorenceJewelshop
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CookieGrandma60
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jranter
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JohnVenables
There are a lot more out there too.  Enjoy an Etsy experience on a cold January day with a warm bowl of milk (i mean hot cup of coffee or tea)  and don’t forget us
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ADKArtsBoutique

Treasuries at Etsy

Seymour here:   We have been included on and have made ourselves a few treasuries on Etsy.  So here are a few links to show you some of the wonderful shops on Etsy and their items.  You will also see the ones we’re included in.  Please take the time to check them out and see whats new.

A Christmas Gift Guide  Curated by ADKArtsBoutique ( That’s Us)

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzQyNTE4NjR8MjcyNTM3NzU4Ng/a-christmas-gift-guide-12-month-team?index=0&atr_uid=

You Have To Shop For Christmas Presents by ADKArtsBoutique

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Holiday Goodies by RossHandcraftedPens

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzM3MzE5NTh8MjcyNTM3ODUwMA/holiday-goodies?index=0&ref=treasury_search&atr_uid=

Original Christmas Gifts by Love2quilt

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTM3NjA0MHwyNzI1MzczOTEw/original-christmas-gifts-promote-my?index=5&ref=treasury_search&atr_uid=

Gifts for Christmas by Kornflakestew

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTUwMjc0NDJ8MjcyMjgxNjMzNQ/gifts-for-christmas?index=4&ref=treasury_search&atr_uid=

Check out these great shops.  All of our items are handmade. Some are one of a kind.  Our Etsy friends sell handmade and vintage items.  Definitely worth the look.  I know because as you can see I’m a cat and cats know everything!!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.  The included photo is me right after my salmon feast.  Who needs turkey YUCK!!

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