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Vyvian on Jul 11, 20205 out of 5 stars
These are so cute!!!! I love them and so does my kitty. Thank you so much!
Seth on Dec 8, 20195 out of 5 stars
It came quickly and my cat loves it! The material is perfect if they have claws because then they can pick it up.
Sarah on Apr 11, 20185 out of 5 stars
Super cute trio of crocheted cat toys! My cat has been enjoying batting them around. Loved the mystery bag!
Samantha on Apr 22, 20165 out of 5 stars
Thank you Petra for giving Sophie, Harry and Roscoe hours of playtime! Your toys are well made and safe! I admire your special talent... Will gladly purchase from your store again!
leland427 on Jun 10, 20155 out of 5 stars
I ordered 3 and they were just as promised! Each one had their own special touch which was amazing! Great job and they shipped on time! Thanks!
Make play, make it fun, and make a difference
I started crocheting in earnest during my senior year of college when I decided to use fiber as the primary medium in my thesis project. Since then, my pieces have evolved from interactive sculptures to pet toys & accessories and home decor. I could not be happier! (I mean, who wouldn't love watching cat videos for research and prototyping crochet desserts for a living?)
Maria-Petra opened in 2010 as a way to make some extra income. Since then, it has become a small business that I am dedicated to grow.
My goals for Maria-Petra are simple: Make items for people and pets to enjoy, and Make a difference. I've got the making of toys and things down. No prob. And pets and people alike love them and I love sharing my joy with them! Now, I'm moving toward making a difference.
First, as Maria-Petra grows in size and profit, I aim to provide a living wage for myself and future contracted artists. Second, a portion of Maria-Petra's profits will go to benefit no-kill animal shelters.
I love people and animals, and I want to do what I can to care for them. I hope you consider joining me by purchasing items from my shop :)
Owner, Creator, Photographer
I'm an artist & maker based out of Santa Cruz, California. I love animals, crafting & a good laugh. Also, coffee. My favorite parts of this job are field testing toys with my friends' cats & dogs, and receiving emails from happy, furry customers!
Accepted payment methods
Returns & exchanges
Recycled/reclaimed packaging will be used when available.
Photographs will be wrapped in archival quality plastic.
If you would like delivery confirmation or insurance, please contact me prior to ordering
Additional policies and FAQs
Yes! I would love to hear about potential consignment with small shops. :)
Sorry, wholesale is not available. I make each item by hand, in small batches, to ensure quality and durability.