Our Etsyversary Cometh!

Wow, can't believe our shop has almost been open for a full year (January 9 is the actual date).  This shop started as a way for us to share fun toys with cats.  It's amazing to see how many people (and their cats) are as excited as we are about the shop.  This makes us so happy, and we really couldn't do it without the support of our great fans, fantastic followers, and cool customers - THANK YOU ALL (and your cats!)
Picture of cat with heart toy
One of our models

Other cool stats from this year:

- Our first items were listed on February 9
- First sale was on March 6. 
- This year we also had our first blog features
- Our Facebook page has over 100 fans (which we are so grateful for!)
- The Twitter page we started later on, but it has over 20 followers
- We have learned so much this year through the helpful people on Etsy, in team forums, and have really gained knowledge from a few great mentors.
Cat bandanas rainbow
This year we started with a mission to provide cats durable toys that are affordable and fun to play with.  We also had mats in the shop right from the start, and eventually branched out to include these great bandanas, too. 

Much to our delight, our cats really like to wear them and show them off!  We hope that lots of people's cats can enjoy showing off their cute furry faces with our bandanas, too.  When people have purchased these and send us customer appreciation photos, they make us so happy to see! 

One Paw at a Time

When starting this shop, we knew it would be at a bit of a slow pace due to time constraints presented by life... but we always keep telling ourselves to do things "one paw at a time", and that really seems to be working. 

By the "one paw at a time" approach, we have had sales on 4 continents, and five separate countries this year.  Our Boot Camp buddy showed us a map program where we could track each sale as sales come in, so it's something we've been keeping up with - super fun to see the progress!
World map of sales
Map of sales around the world this year

Just Getting Started

This year as allowed us to learn what it takes to run a successful Etsy business, and to find the pace that works the best for our lifestyle.  2013 will be a year filled with the same mission - bringing durable, fun, affordable toys and other items to cats around the world.  Lots of ideas are already brewing, and we are very excited to pounce on the upcoming new year.  Lots to keep learning, lots to do... We are just getting started here!

Coming Soon...

Now that we are in the post holiday season, we have a bit of time to focus on new items for the shop.  Below are our newest creations that are not yet listed.  Stay tuned, they are coming soon!
Coming soon - New catnip heart toy
Coming soon - Shamrocks cat bandana
Coming soon - Shamrocks kick toy pillow
Coming soon - Heart cat bandana
Stay warm, furry, and purry... and have a happy start to 2013!  =^-^=
Over the last several weeks, we have been helping our house bunny friend through a period of being sick.  During this time, she had many trips to the vet and was given a routine of antibiotics and other helpful medications to take.  Her vet has been very kind throughout her illness, and the staff at the vet's office welcomed her with open arms when we first brought her in.  They even sent us a "welcome" greeting card when she became a new patient!
Picture of a greeting card
Greeting card from our vet
We are very saddened to share that on Monday, our friend crossed peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge.  She was a very happy bunny (and sooooo soft!) and spent many great years with us and our cat friends.  She was not afraid of the cats, and they grew to like her as well, once they figured out what hopping and the rest of her crazy bunny movements looked like.
Picture of cute bunny
The cutest and softest bunny friend ever
Picture of cute bunny
Always adorable
However hard it is, we are comforted by the fact that now she is no longer uncomfortable or in pain, and she can hop in all the green meadows that her heart desires, while playing with our other furry friends who we have lost over the years.  This is never an easy thing to go through, no matter how big or small the companion animal was, and she will be missed (though we are sure she's around us, keeping the cats in line!)

Thank you for your kind words through this time; your support continues to be much appreciated by our whole crew.
Well, we certainly have been keeping our paws busy this month making sure that kitties across the land get their toys and bandanas in time for the holidays! 

Here are tonight's renewed items:
Short and sweet for now, but we will be back with more real soon!  =^-^=
Where did November go?! 

We have had lots of fun action come through the shop in November, as people started to buy presents for their cats for the upcoming holiday season.  It certainly has been keeping our paws busy! 

The new sewing machine is still such a pleasure to sew on!

Short and sweet post for now... We wish you a very Happy December, and happy holidays!  =^-^=