It all began the day I started knitting. Angie thought my samples were the cat's MEOW! She stole one of the small squares, carried it over to the stairs, and bounced around with it like a little kitten for quite some time! She had never gone crazy for a store bought toy before, so I thought, Hmmm! How curious! I think I accidentally just made my first cat toy!
Ever since that day, in 2013, we've sold thousands of handmade cat toys to happy cats & kittens throughout the world! We started selling them on the marketplace Etsy, then later on in person at local events. We've had such a positive response, that we've expanded to our own website!
What makes our cat toys so much better than the store bought ones?
My own four cats are an integral part of the business- Designed by Cats, For Cats. We make sure that each toy consists of multiple elements that entice even the fussiest of cats: sparkle, shine, add ons (like ribbons or feathers), odd textures, fun colors, scents & sounds. When a prototype is finished, each cat helps in testing it for interest, then durability with regular play. If the consensus is, "Its Mine!", it goes on to the final steps and becomes a finished product.
I purposely keep my cat toy patterns simple, because as we all know, cats are not impressed with exquisiteness. They want what they want, and sometimes what they want may not make any sense to you. The weirdest things tend to make the happiest cats, right?
Our Unique Selling Points
Each cat toy can be customized for your cat's needs. Catnip, Valerian and Jingle Bells are always optional, not a requirement. Extras, such as feathers & ribbons, may be left off upon request, because we understand not all cats play nicely with them.
We strongly believe in keeping our cat toys fresh! One of the issues with store bought cat toys is that you don't know how long they've been sitting around, and what they've been exposed to. We solve this problem by first making the them as they're ordered. Second, we seal them into special sealed bags, where the freshness is locked in. This keeps them well protected until your cat steals the bag from you and demands, "Its Mine!".