Bats, cats and BATCATS. Art and handmade toys

Ottawa, Canada
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Last updated on Dec 4, 2022

Holiday Shipping Deadline is December 9th!
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Tara Fortin

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Tara Fortin


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About blacklilypie

Sales 2,830
On Etsy since 2006

Hi, I'm Tara from blacklilypie.

Blacklilypie was opened in 2006 as a place to sell creations and art I made in my spare time as I studied illustration in Toronto. Now I am based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Over the years, this shop as been an outlet for all manner of cute, weird, pretty, strange, useful and decidedly non-useful but fun creations. I try and create all my art and designs all with the unifying characteristic that they are something interesting and unique, they feel like they were made with personality and care.

Thank you for taking the time to view my work. I hope you enjoy meeting a BATCAT while you are here...

Please consider visiting my other Etsy Shop, Trixie and Tilda
At Trixie and Tilda I create bright and cheerful cat dolls and art. The items are made from my own illustrations, hand made into wild and carefree toys for loud and carefree play.

I also have a vintage shop
Vintage finds rescued and ready for your home.

More Info about blacklilypie:

I also design fabric! Check out my SPOONFLOWER shop.
- redbubble is where my designs are professionally printed on a TON of neat stuff. T-shirts, phone cases, home goods, prints, tote bags and MORE.

Shop members

  • Tara

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    The creator of everything in this shop, from first sketch to final packaging.

Production partners

  • A print on demand service


    A print on demand service that uses my own art and designs. I give them the art and the company prints them onto products for me.

  • fabric printing service

    Durham, NC

    I use a fabric printing partner to have my own original illustrations and designs printed onto different fabrics. I then use this fabric to hand make some of my plush dolls.

  • Art printing service


    Printers that I use to turn my artwork into vinyl stickers.

  • A print shop

    Amsterdam, NY

    My original artwork is printed and die cut by this printing service.

  • A print shop

    Tecumseh, ON

    I sometimes use a print shop to print my art on items that I cannot make myself.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
If you don't see an answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to send a message by clicking "Contact" on the blacklilypie etsy page.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Visa Mastercard Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 1 hour of purchase


I don't accept any payment outside of Etsy.


• I ship with Canada Post. I am located in Ottawa Canada.

Canadian Customers
• Most Canadian packages have tracking included automatically (dolls and art), but flat items such as prints and cards ship as lettermail and do not have tracking.

American Customers
• Free shipping for most of my lighter items is sent with Canada Post Small Packet Air. Estimated 5-8 days for delivery. This does NOT include tracking. You can upgrade to Tracked Service when you are checking out, or you can request rush shipping if you contact me before buying your items. I don't mind at all giving you an estimate before you buy. Contact me with a message.

International Customers
• I do not ship toys or dolls to some locations due to regulations. Sorry! I do ship art, tshirts, paper goods, etc internationally.

All Customers
• I often use recycled boxes, but I make sure your items are wrapped in clean and new material, and are safe and secure. I ship prints in flat bend proof mailers with the print in a clear plastic self sealing sleeve. If you have special shipping concerns, please feel free to contact me before you purchase.

• I DO NOT offer pick up to local people.

• I reserve the right to refuse to ship to any location.

• All customs fees are the buyers responsibility. I always fill out customs fees with the correct price you paid, and will not put "gift" if it is not a gift for someone else that I am shipping the item to.

• If the purchase is a gift, I will ship to the giftee's address, but you become responsible for the package once I ship it.

• My home and studio is NOT pet free. I have cats. They are allowed in my studio. I always store finished items sealed in a clean and cat free location. If you have severe allergies or sensitivities, please be aware.

• SPECIAL REQUESTS such as: low waste packaging, gift wrapping, allergies or materials questions? Please feel free to ask me about any of these concerns. I can work with you to make sure your package is right for you. Send a message before you order please.

Additional policies and FAQs

******DIGITAL ITEMS*********
*Terms of Use*

What you are purchasing from my shop is a license to use the images you buy, not the copyright to the images. Please respect the terms, do not distribute or share these images or claim them as your own. I am always available to clarify any of the terms below, please feel free to contact me if you are unsure.

Each listing is clearly marked with Personal Use, or Commercial Use.

Personal Use

Any item purchased from this shop is yours to use for any of your personal projects. You can print it out, or use it again and again, for as long as you like. As long as it is for your friends and family, and you are not selling it, you are free to do what you wish.

Some examples of what would be Personal Use are:

-family scrapbooking, digital or printed out
-invitations, cards, birthday decorations, banners, announcements
-prints, posters, stickers,
-t-shirts, transfer graphics, fabric, (ONLY one of a kind, files not available to the public)

-wedding invites, decor
-personal blog graphics, facebook graphics, other personal social networking site graphics

Teachers / Education / Clubs
Teachers/education/church/clubs, please feel free to use any items for your classroom as personal use, as long as the images are not distributed to other groups. Please do not share with other educators or upload to any groups/sites which share graphics.

Commercial Use
Only when graphics are marked as "For Commercial Use" can you use images purchased in my shop on items you plan to sell, or as graphics for your business. This licence was designed for sole proprietorship small business, who produce small runs of items (under 1000 items), or personally create designs. This commercial use is not for business with multiple employees or that use third party manufacturing/mass manufacturing. The images should be part of a design, not a separate, removable element.

Some examples of Commercial Use are:
-paper goods or digital goods (invitations, cards, stickers, art prints) that you design or make for clients
-business materials for your own business, or for other sole proprietorship clients (postcards, business cards, etsy shop banners, shop blog banners, advertisements, flyers, product packaging)
-pre-designed scrapbook pages, digital or printed, templates, etc
-patterns or kits of any sort
-ebooks, newsletters,

If you make or design something to sell, and it includes graphics purchased from this shop, it will be considered commercial.
Do NOT share, copy, distribute or lend these images. Copies for your own personal use are fine, I even encourage you to backup the images you purchase onto disk or alternate drives.

Do NOT add purchased images to digital stamp packs, or use images to create graphics collections, clip art collections, photoshop brushes.

Do NOT upload to sites that print on demand. (Like Zazzle, society6, redbubble, cafepress) or any sites that host/share images (flickr, tumblr, facebook, etc) Unless the image is set to private and is for personal use only. (Example: Having a single t-shirt printed)

Do NOT claim these images as your own. If you are sharing personal use items you have made online, please credit if possible. If sharing commercial use items, please only share low quality images, to minimize theft.

Do NOT design goods for wholesale.

Confused? Not sure? Scared?!!! :-)
If you have questions about something not covered here, please feel free to send an Etsy message. There is a link on your receipt, or click "Contact" at

All images are copyright Tara Fortin 2022


I do not collect info beyond what you provide to me (you name, shipping address and email address) when you order from Etsy. I do not use your info for any marketing, email lists, nor share it with any other third parties beyond the ones I need to fulfil your order. If you have any questions about your privacy, please contact me.

Below is information about The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for people in the EU.

I This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

-as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
-when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list, if one existed;
-if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
-as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

-Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
-Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
-Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
-Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. The length of time he keeps personal information

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 2 years.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

-Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
-Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
-Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
-Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Tara Fortin, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at blacklilypie [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

2677 Ayers Ave
Ontario, Canada
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.

More information

Last updated on May 9, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Can you do a custom order?

Thanks for asking, but I don't do custom orders.

Can I ask you something?

YES! I don't mind answering any questions. Please send me a message using the "contact" link on the blacklilypie etsy page.