TheCatBall

Modern cat beds and cat furniture

Bellevue, Washington · 2678 Sales

TheCatBall

Modern cat beds and cat furniture

Bellevue, Washington 2678 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1048)

Announcement   We designed the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
Maker of modern cat beds, modern cat furniture, cat cocoons, cat pods, and cat nests. @TheCatBall on Instagram

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 17, 2016

We designed the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
Maker of modern cat beds, modern cat furniture, cat cocoons, cat pods, and cat nests. @TheCatBall on Instagram

Jennifer Boaro

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Jennifer Boaro

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Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(1048)
valhuh

valhuh on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful! Beautiful craftsmanship and my cat loves it :) Fast shipping too!

Sarah

Sarah on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just as awesome in person. Can't watch for my furry family member to try it on Christmas!

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Updates

This is Mars, she's the Boss Lady Cat over at the Instagram account, @mars.and.the.brawlers. Mars has Cat Balls, but Mars does not like to share her Cat Balls. Mars wants all the Cat Balls, the humans think this is funny: it is.
Jingle your cat's bells with our absolutely adorable Christmas Cat Ball® cat bed! It's made in a shiny panne velvet and trimmed with white fur, like a Santa cat bed should be! Makes a fantastic photo prop under the Christmas tree.
We say, "your cat will figure it out" because they usually do.
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About

Designed for Cats, Styled for People

When working in costume design you get asked to make some peculiar things, for example, a giant ball costume that a person could get inside. My client asked me for three of these giant balls, and I had to figure out how to make them!

I made a small ball prototype before making the human sized costumes. Shortly after this I got kittens, and then had the eureka moment to turn this prototype into a cat bed. The kittens absolutely loved it, and I had created an original cat bed, which I called the Cat Ball® cat bed.

My Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed are made with a thick, high density foam that maintains the unique shape of the beds while also allowing your kitty to curl up in any position. They can even smash the Cat Ball® and sleep on top of it, and you can press the bed back into shape. The shape and properties are entirely from the pattern I created and the materials I use: there is no internal wire or framework.

The Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® are made in a wide variety of fabrics, fully lined, and the seams are finished with coordinating bias tape for a sharp, tailored look. These cat beds are fully washable, warm, cozy, and cats will also use them as a play space. Currently most of the fabrics we use are 100% cotton quilting prints.

The Cat Ball cat bed and the Cat Canoe are labor intensive to make, requiring specialty materials and equipment. Our business has grown and to keep up with demand, we now have help cutting and sewing our products. I continue to work at The Cat Ball World Headquarters, where I design new products, make samples and prototypes, and occasionally do custom work. I have four industrial sewing machines, an army of cutting tools, many pounds of thread, and a large, cork covered pattern making table.
Everything I do is loud, messy and for the love of cats.

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The Cat Ball® cat bed - Your cat will figure it out.®

The Cat Ball®, Cat Canoe®, and Cat Ball® logo are registered trademarks.

Instagram: @thecatball
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCatBall/

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Shop members

  • Retro

    Model

    Retro is a good-natured guy, but nobody really understands him. His hobbies are naps, string, and rodents. Retro is half Angora, half Siamese. His color is called "lynx point".

  • Tink

    Model

    Tink is new to the crew, and is still learning how to be a Siamese Supermodel. She loves the laser pointer more than anything else, but has also demonstrated superb lap-sitting skills. Tink wears a very cute pair of puffy pants.

  • Twix

    Model

    Twix has this incredible long, strong powerful tail that can drag your coffee cup right off of the table. He can be found sitting wherever he wants, and he really doesn't like to be photographed.

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Pattern Maker

    I am a designer and pattern maker, and have the ability to create the designs that I dream up.

Manufacturers

  • Outside Manufacturer

    Mexico

    This is a full service cut and sew shop.

  • Outside Manufacturer

    Woodinville, WA, United States

    This is a full service cut and sew shop.

Local

Find TheCatBall at the following upcoming markets!

  • Urban Craft Uprising Winter 2016

    Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 300 Mercer St

    Seattle, WA

    Dec 3–4

    Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s largest indie craft show! At UCU, now in its twelfth year, fans can choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children’s goods, toys, housewares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, geekery, art, food, and much, much more. Each show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. This bi-annual show features over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art and design. Hundreds of fans are lined up before our doors open to receive our famous swag bags full of goodies from our vendors and lovely sponsors. Not only can you peruse the aisles full of vendors, but there are also hourly crafty book signings and demos to check out. This show is free and fun for the whole family! We look forward to seeing you!

  • Merry Mutts and Meows

    Warren G. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE

    Seattle, WA

    Dec 10

    Adopt a pet this Christmas! Come meet over 200 adoptable cats and dogs and find your new best friend in time or the holidays! Experienced staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you make the right match. Many vendors will also be there with merry gifts for you and your furry friends to choose from.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2016
What is the Cat Ball® cat bed?
Your cat will figure it out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
* You can use PayPal and credit cards here.
* I can arrange for direct credit card payments via phone or invoice (avoiding Etsy direct checkout)
* I can accept checks.
* I can make arrangements for local buyers.

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Shipping
I will ship anywhere in the USA. Alaska is part of the USA.
I use Priority Mail, First Class Mail, Parcel Post, International First Class Parcel and FedEx.

Multiple Item Purchase:
I generally ship the least expensive way, and most shipments are via USPS Priority Mail. The Cat Canoe® usually ships First Class.

Local Buyers:
I can make arrangements for local pickup, saving you the shipping cost.
Please contact me.

International Buyers:
- I ship the least expensive, and slowest, method unless you request otherwise.
- The shipping transit time is generally two week to four weeks.
- You are responsible for custom taxes, as I do not know these laws and procedures for every country.
- I will not ship catnip toys internationally.
- You are welcome to contact me with questions about shipping and shipping rates. If you want to buy more than one cat bed I will take the time to see if I can reduce the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Occasionally a cat will not use one of my cat beds. I have tips and tricks to try if this should happen to you. I will accept returns on unused Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

- My cat beds are washable; please follow my washing guidelines, as I have carefully tested to develop the best methods.
- Rabbits? I do not recommend my product for rabbits. They like to dig holes.
- I do not offer patterns for DIY sewing.