Monday, March 30, 2009

Ring-a-Ding Duo!

It's a good thing that Ring-a-Dings come three to a set because you can tell by looking at the duo of Timo and his sister, Mietzi, that there was an argument over who was getting the blue and white ring-a-ding!

Mietzi decided the purple one was her favorite, and she loved the catnip pillow too!

Timo claimed the green ring-a-ding as his!

I guess they'll have to take turns with the blue and white one!

Friday, March 27, 2009

100th Sale!

I had my 100th sale last week in my Etsy shop! Handsome Teebo bought his carrot Easter tie. Doesn't he look smashing?

I sent him some bonus toys, and a box of Girl Scout cookies which he shared with his Mom and Dad! This is his sister, Callie. She is exhausted after playing with the big, fat rat!

Callie has decided the rat is her pal, and she plans to chillax with him every day! Thanks to all the customers who have visited and purchased from my shop. I appreciate each one of you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Stray Cat #2 In Her Forever Home!

Three stray cats showed up in my Etsy shop. Stray Cat #2 was adopted by Pansy, who named her Phloxie. Phloxie was a gift from Pansy to her best friend, Boogers! Boogers can't believe another cat has come to live in his house!

Boogers better watch out because Phloxie will be reporting back to Pansy!

Stray Cat #1, and Stray Cat #3 are still looking for their forever homes!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hickory Heights Softie

Another stray cat wandered into the yard this morning. This one is just a kitten at 7 1/2" tall, but so adorable and colorful!

Lots of detail, and keeps himself well groomed with that big, fluffy white tail!

Poor little kitty needs a home! Stop by here if you're interested.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Touffee the Tail Puller!

I think Touffee is my next toy tester! Look at her go after that rat's tail! Can you hear that poor rat squealing?

Isn't Touffee a beauty? She reminds me of a female Newman!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Love the Earth!

Making items for my Etsy shop reminds me when I worked at Garden Ridge. I never liked seeing all the Christmas stuff in October. But, in order to give cats enough time to purchase an item and possibly get photographed for their Catster page in time for the occasion, you have to offer items at least a month early.

Next month we will be celebrating Earth Day, and I have two Earth Day ties available in the shop!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Flying Off the Shelves!

My cats love to play with milk rings! I decided to create a toy I'm calling the Ring-a-Ding using the plastic rings that come off milk and orange juice containers.

The first few were created using fleece, but then a friend suggested crocheting around them with yarn! I liked that idea even better because there are so many fun yarns out there!

The Ring-a-Ding trio of toys went in the shop yesterday, and they are one hot, hot item!

Newman was my toy tester for the revised design. He said it was softer on his mouth than the prickly edged plain 'ole boring plastic, and he gave it a five paw rating!

Sold out in two days! I have friends saving me milk rings cause a gal can only drink so much milk and orange juice in a day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stray Cat!

Would you look at what showed up on my front porch this morning! There are too many strays wandering around in the woods, and this colorful one needs a new home!

He promises to not eat anything, and will keep you company at work, or will catsit the others for you while you're gone!

Stop by my Etsy shop to read more about Stray Cat #1!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Celebrating a Birthday in Style!

Tomorrow, Snowmitts celebrates his 3rd birthday! His pals, Boogers, Hondo, Fido, Tiskers, Mittens, and Porkchop (aren't those cool names?) sent him a St. Paddy's tie from The Cat in the Clover for his special day!

Doesn't he wear it well? How handsome - he looks just like his birthday card!

The Cat in the Clover is happy to ship birthday presents to your friends. We'll include a birthday card with your personal message inside!

Happy St. Patrick's Day birthday, Snowmitts - have a pawsome celebration!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stealing Brother's Bed!

Ashton wanted a bed. A blue bed. A blue bed with pawprints. A blue bed with pawprints from The Cat in the Clover!

Ashton got his wish. And then his brother, Dugen, stole it! Sorry about that, Ashton! I'm sure Dugen will share it with you!

Ashton and Dugen's Mommy has a webstore featuring items for doggies. Stop by and check out Bonnie's Doggie Deals!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rats - It's Friday the 13th!

Who knew many years ago when I graduated from college that one day, I would be using that education to attempt to build a better rat!

Oh, sure, I love the current Rat Pack, but I decided to play around with the pattern - add some ears - remove some whiskers - to see if I could make improvements. I like this design better. This rat is made from felt, but I will also use this pattern to make one from fabric.

Of course, it still needs to go before the rat testers for final approval!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


It's Toy Week over at Moderncat's website! They are having lots of fun giveaways this week, and I'm excited that today, a Rat Pack from The Cat in the Clover is included as part of the giveaway!

Be sure to stop by the Moderncat website and leave a comment in the posts to be included in the giveaways. You can also sign up for their email newsletter to stay in-the-know! And, you can follow them on Twitter!

And while you're at it, you can follow The Cat in the Clover on Twitter too!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Another GQ Model!

Handome Teebo is ready for Talk Like A Pirate Day with his new pirate tie from The Cat in the Clover!

I think Teebo has been a model for quite some time. He knows exactly how to show off the product!

You are one striking dude, Teebo!

Monday, March 9, 2009

You Know It's Love!

When Grandmaw lets you sit on the chair . . . . . . you know it's love!

When Grandmaw buys you a tie . . . . . . you know it's love!

When Grandmaw runs to get the camera . . . . . you know it's love!

When Grandmaw buys you a tie for each season . . . . . you know it's love!

When Grandmaw isn't really a dog person . . . . . . you know it's love!

Budder is feeling the love from his Grandmaw. How could anyone resist his handsomeness?

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Flower Power!

I added these three new flower pins to my Etsy shop tonight! They are made from two different cotton fabrics - one or both will contain an animal print. Purrfect for getting you in the mood for spring!

The first one is called Tuxedo Cat and features cute black and white kitties.

This next bloom is called Sweet Kitty and is in pretty shades of green and pink.

And another pretty blossom in black and white called Here, Kitty, Kitty!

These flower pins are a great accent for a shirt, jacket, belt, hat, purse, totebag, or even a pillow!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Boogers On A Tie!

Our handsome tuxedo friend, Boogers, told me to be on the lookout for fabric featuring a black and white cat. It was my lucky day when I found that fabric!

So, Boogers now has his own personalized tie featuring a look-alike tuxedo kitty on the tie and on the knot!

I think Boogers has a future in modeling, don't you? What a handsome boy!