While it may be true that turtles and tortoises are technically never far from home, what with the shell and all, reptile enthusiasts know how easily they can disappear from sight when stretching their legs outdoors. With that in mind, artist and Etsy vendor Katie Bradley has created an adorable line of shell cozies to make these cold-blooded pets not only hard to miss, but a bit more fashionable, too.
Sure, the green and yellow hues of an au-natural tortoise shell may be beautiful in its own right, but it can make them nearly impossible to spot while their enjoying a stroll through the lawn. By adding a colorful touch of handcraft, Katie transforms a turtle’s normally austere camouflaged motif into one that reflects a bit more personality.
Katie’s crocheted creations can be found for sale on her Etsy shop, with 10% of the proceeds going to benefit the International Reptile Rescue in Canby Oregon. She also blogs about her experience raising and rehabilitating rescued tortoises on her personal blog.
Via Laughing Squid
Photos by Katie Bradley