Handmade Gifts for Animal & Bird Lovers. Unique Art

Tamworth, United Kingdom · 422 Sales


Handmade Gifts for Animal & Bird Lovers. Unique Art

Tamworth, United Kingdom 422 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars

MimiLoveForever is taking a short break


Note from shop owner My store is closed for the foreseeable. Apologies for the inconvenience!
You can still contact me via Etsy messaging or direct via email at: info [!at] mimiloveforever.com.
Thank you :)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Apr 29, 2018

My store is closed for the foreseeable. Apologies for the inconvenience!
You can still contact me via Etsy messaging or direct via email at: info [!at] mimiloveforever.com.
Thank you :)

Karen Grenfell

Contact shop owner

Karen Grenfell


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

maree3011 on Mar 10, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

The most beautiful portrait of our Izzy, by the most talented, lovely artist! Thank you for everything Karen :)

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Art as unique and individual as you!

Hello and welcome to my world of unique gifts and pet portraits that are all lovingly created by hand - by me!

My aim with MimiLove Forever is to provide completely unique animal portraits combining either watercolor or acrylic paintings with my own distinctive hand embroidery.

Here on Etsy you will find my range of animal themed, unique, handcrafted gifts to cater for all budgets; from my original hand stitched paintings and home decor pieces to sweet and simple prints to brighten your walls.

All my works start with a simple pencil sketch onto a pre-stretched artists canvas, watercolour paper or fabric. I then paint with lovely liquid watercolours or nice, thick acrylics, in a free loose style to keep the subject alive and vibrant! Once the paintings are completely dry I then begin hand embroidering them. I never have a set plan for my stitched designs; I like to see where the work takes me which I believe add to the life of each piece.


A lot of folks think I am actually called Mimi, unfortunately my folks weren't that exotic and I was christened Karen. The story goes that my mum wanted a name that couldn't be shortened; she was the first one to call me Kaz.

Mimilove Forever comes from my beloved kitty Mimi. 

She's was my constant companion for nearly 16yrs. She was found by the local vet; she'd been abandoned and was in a pretty bad way. The vet had put her in a cage on the reception desk with a sign saying "Please take me home"...so I did. She was a tiny little soul with the heart of a lion and after a long fight with diabetes we finally said a heart breaking goodbye in 2013.

She'd been by my side, sleeping on my pillow with her paw wrapped round my arm, poking my nose til I woke and loving me without conditions 24/7 for 16yrs.
I miss her so much but I'm thankful we met and for the joy she gave me for all those years. So it will always be Mimi Love Forever <3


Starting my own business has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and am still doing! 

I’ve been painting for many years, occasionally selling to friends and family, back in the good old, pre-internet days. I was quite happy doing this but realised the potential to start selling further afield when I got my first clunky computer and dial up internet connection!

Since then my work has grown, changed and continues to develop...fortunately so has the internet, although I do miss the strange noise the dial up connection used to make! :)

I’ve gone on to to produce hundreds of pet portrait commissions, artworks and accessories which have sold worldwide. I still get a thrill from my work and I still love making them.

I'm also *mum* to several other rescue kitties too :)

Shop members

  • Karen Grenfell

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    One woman, a needle, a paintbrush, a disturbing music back catalogue in her brain and too much time on her hands!

  • The Mimi

    Poker Of Threads

    Mimi, my dearly departed, sorely missed muse. Mimi Love Forever.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 14, 2017
I do my very best to provide you with first class customer service and if you have any queries or questions I am happy to answer them, please feel free to message me or email direct: info [!at] mimiloveforever.com

I always contact my buyers once I receive your order to inform of shipping etc
All my items ship from UK.

Items in stock:
Generally I post immediately (except Sundays) and I will always notify you when your items are on the way to you and provide tracking details where relevant. Visit my Shipping Policy for detailed information.

Custom Items:
Posted upon completion and to your satisfaction.

Unfortunately I cannot guarantee actual shipping times however as a rough guide:
Shipping to USA & Australia generally averages 8 to 10 working days depending on states.
Shipping to Europe 3 to 5 working days.
Shipping to UK 1 to 2 working days.

I hope I've covered everything but please do feel free to contact me with any questions about my work, policies etc.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
I endeavour to make sure my customers are happy at every stage of purchase, from prints to a custom pet portrait.

To minimise the chances of damage in transit, especially when sending abroad, I package all my items with love, care and super secure tough packing materials and send International Recorded delivery where appropriate (see my Shipping policy for more info).

If you are considering ordering a custom pet portrait, rest assured that I will work with you at every step, send lots of emails/work in progress photo's and keep you fully informed of progress to ensure you are completely happy.

Should there be a problem with anything you order, please notify me upon receipt of your items and I will work with you to rectify it as smoothly and as quickly as possible.
You can pay securely using your credit or debit card through Paypal.
My shop also accepts Direct Payments via Etsy
I also accept Etsy Gift Cards.

Your goods will be dispatched on receipt of cleared payment and I will drop you a line to acknowledge payment and confirm delivery details with you.

I also email you when your goods are dispatched and provide you with any relevent tracking information.

I ensure all my items are securely packaged: I package my prints in clear cellophane sleeves and ship them in tough board backed envelopes

All my paintings/embroideries are wrapped in acid free tissue then securely packaged in bubble wrap and shipped to you in a sturdy card box.

I happily ship worldwide and your items will be insured according to the policy below:

Items under £30.00 Royal Mail First Class *(uninsured but will have proof of posting)
Items over £30.00 Royal Mail Recorded Signed For or Special Delivery

Items under £30.00 Standard Airmail *(uninsured but will have proof of posting)
Items over £30.00 International Signed For

If you have any questions or special instructions please feel free to email me
Additional policies and FAQs
I hope I've covered everything but please feel free to drop me a line if you have any further questions :)