Tuesday, 26 March 2013

They are so last month!

 Tis safe to say that my 'Puss on a Bus' has been a bit of a flop.
I am well aware that Foxes are the in thing, and therefore they will be the most popular of my critters, but I have also had to face up to the fact that since I put my Kittys on buses, they have gone off the boil.

I liked the buses I cannot lie, but being the business tycoon that I am (I'm actually not), I knew that I must address the dwindling sales problem sooner rather than later.
Badger in a Bag does not rhyme but this is only down to the fact that the word badger is really lacking in like sounding words, one must not always rely on made up words.
The word cat however, has so many options, kitty not so good.

I have always been rather partial to brick patterned paper, originally used in the very beginning of my critter box design. I figured I would revert to my very first box.
This bought me to 'A Cat in a Flat


shadows created by sun...shocking I know


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I am going to add some street/flat names to the front of the box. The word 'Mews' is a favourite at the moment.

You will also notice that I have created some Tom cats. Being the proud owner of a tom cat named Bill I was concerned he would feel that I had a preference, if you know what I mean.
The Ginger tom was a must after reading A Street Cat Named Bob. If you haven't read it yet, you absolutely must. I am Bob mad!

So, what do you think? Better packaging? 
Do you like my Toms?

I have made a few ready for a fair next month. It is one that I haven't been a part of before so I am very excited. It is in Didsbury, one of my most favourite places. I will tell you more nearer to the time.
Thanks for reading. x

19 comments:

  1. Dear Oooh Betty - I love every aspect of your makes - sorry to hear of decline in cat sales. Bronte spotted a sign the other day for a missing cat...the cat's name was Chairman Mieow. We laughed at that one.
    Lovely things as always - keep warm
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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    1. Thanks for you words of support Jenny.
      These things must be taken very seriously ;)
      Chairman Mieow is just brilliant, he sounds so important. x

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  2. No! No! They are great, Little Bea has one on her birthday list.....and it's not until the end of May! I don't think I can get one until next week, been a bit naughty at Donna Flowers.....but please save one for me. Yes we have a fox but cats rule here! :) x

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  3. Well all I can say is you have made me want both of the felines above, what with their khaki jumpers and satchels (reminds me of me at college). Will always and forever love your menagerie xxxx

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  4. These are fab, I love cats and am surprised they are not selling as well as foxes. As for something that rhymes with badger how about Badger with a Tadger? Maybe not then...

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    1. Tadger...top word! Just very fiddly ;) xx

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  5. Now you've got me thinking all sorts of rhymes and ending up with Dr Seuss each time! Your right though - badger is a toughie x Jane

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  6. Badger with a tadger? Trust Fiona to lower the tone...
    I love the cats, in flats, on buses, wherever they are. Could Kitty in the City be the female version, complete with Manolos on their paws and It Bags in the crook of their arms/front legs? Or am I getting carried (Carrie-d) away? Probably! We are a cat-loving household so the felines do it for me, despite the general popularity of foxes and badgers.
    The packaging is wonderful. xxx

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    1. Thank you my dear, I am already pondering over some more glamourous items....Glamour Puss is on its way! xxx

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  7. Oh I love your sweet kitty cats!! Your fair next month sounds exciting!!! Have a great week! xo Holly

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  8. Kitty in the City would be great! And I love the idea of them living in Mews Houses. Would their houses be on a rat run to school?

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    1. Not a bad idea Natalie!
      I think I could easily glam up my kitties. x

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  9. they are gorgeous.....love cat in a flat! I am sure they will sell brilliantly at the fair(how about cat on a hot tin roof?)x

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  10. I LOVE these especially the toms! Nip over to my page and you will see 3 beautiful 'real' baby toms in my house at the moment! www.therealmarleyandme.blogspot.com

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  11. I adore all the items in your shop! It is still a mystery to me why people pass over simply adorable things! I have had a similar experience on Etsy, anyway..... Here in the US, Wisconsin is the "Badger" state. I just did a quick tweet about your cute items. I also love the Kitty in the City idea. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. Oh these are great, love them and love the packaging. xx

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  13. Purrfect ... love the new packaging :)

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