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The moment I laid eyes on these adorable ornaments, I knew I wanted them.
Hand-knit from an Alpaca wool blend, they add a too-cute kitty coolness to your holiday tree.
They run around 2 1⁄2 inches in length and come in Abyssinian, Siamese, or Tabby Cat.
$32. Arcadia Home
— Melissa Kauffman
Founded by artist Widad Franco, WidyCat creates whimsical illustrated art, greeting cards, books, and décor on paper, wood, or fabric that are sold in boutique stores and craft markets around New York as well as online. Included in this artwork are spot-on examples of cats’ cuteness, humor, adventure, and mischief.
One of her biggest inspirations is her rescue kitten, Mimosa. While Widad’s paper goods and gifts studio is all about capturing small moments in the big city, the collection of small moments with her cat quickly became a large part of her big-city life. “As I increasingly included these moments in my cards, I decided to appoint Mimosa as my CFO — Chief Feline Officer,” she said.
Besides the furry laziness that makes cats so adorable, Widad loves that they’re good at communicating how they feel and what they want but that they can also be silly and make those tiny moments of daily life so great. “When Mimosa plops on the floor and tilts her head back, I know she wants a belly rub,” she said. “It makes me smile every time.”
See Widad’s art at the WidyCat Etsy shop.
— Annie Shirreffs
I found these adorable holiday colored cat toys, perfect for kitty’s stocking. The charming
Holiday Field Mouse not only has faux fur, red ears and tail, but it is filled with USDA certified organic catnip plus a bell.
The Holiday Big Sky Mouse charms with its flat splat look, making cats want to pounce and bat it. Both toys are 3 inches in size.
$10.95. West Paw Design.
— Melissa Kauffman