Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Magic Mice and More...
When people see my Wee Ones (and when I say Wee Ones now I'm including the Liten Venn Small Friends as well - it's just faster to say Wee Ones all inclusive :)) ~ a question I am often asked is, "Do you make pet toys, too?" To date I have said, "They are on the list!"
It would have been easy to just throw something together and call it a dog toy or a cat toy, but I wanted to put some thought into it and produce a fun, safe, quality product. I don't know if you guys do this, but I tend to try something new when I have the least amount of time in which to do it. You know - like trying new recipes when I'm hosting a dinner party in six hours...
So it makes perfect sense that in the midst of my preparation for Project Hello (I've made 50 Wee Ones for the event Saturday so far), that I would decide to develop a new line of pet toys to debut there, right? Of course, I'm frantically designing, sewing, developing catch phrases and information for the catnip toys and dog chew-upons; as well as narrowing down the choices to one animal rescue organization to donate a percentage of the sales to.
The first of the catnip toys, Magic Mice, came easy. I mean, what cat doesn't enjoy munching on a good mouse? These toys are made of soft fleece, double-stitched for durability (after that, your cat is own her own!) and stuffed with non-allergenic polyfill laced with ~ get this ~ home-grown Colorado catnip. Kitty-tested and approved by my own cat, the very particular A-choo. She gives her [slightly high] stamp of approval.
Dog Chew-upons are in the works. (Which, by the way, will be squeakerless. No potential choking hazards for my puppy pals!) Do you think I'll have them ready to debut by Saturday? Stay tuned to my Facebook Page to see!
P.S. And be looking for the new line of "I Heart my Cat" and "I Heart my Dog" toys in my Etsy shop next week!