MarvelousMelissa

eco-friendly wooly sock and sweater cat toys

Duluth, Minnesota | 1641 Sales

MarvelousMelissa

eco-friendly wooly sock and sweater cat toys

Duluth, Minnesota 1641 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (773)

Announcement   Hey Feline Friends- Tell your MN humans that they can come shopping for you at one of these upcoming local events. And you can stay home and hold down the couch.

Nice Girls of the North
Second Saturday Marketplace
January 12, 2019. 10am-3pm
106 N 54th Ave East Duluth

Cats-- show this to your humans if they say that you won't play with a new toy:

"Yay! The darnsock mouse our human let us buy with her Etsy account arrived and we LOVE it! We've chased it down the stairs, flipped it in the air, rubbed our heads on it, and take turns hugging it to our bellies and kicking with back feet. Our human liked the schnazzy little branding tags that came with it too. She'll let us buy more for sure! Thanks so much! -Jenny's Clowder "

"This is the third sock mouse I've gotten for my cat. (Or is it the fourth?) Anyway, he LOVES them. And they last a long time. Thank you!"

“My kitty Daisy absolutely LOVES it! She even jumped up on the table and was messing with the package before I even got it open.”

"These are so great in so many ways. My cats were immediately drawn to them, even in the earth tones. The little bit of crinkle and crunch inside is definitely enjoyed as well. Don't be scared by the sock-exterior. These look like they can take a beating. They're the perfect size for cats that like to "gut" things with their back feet. Plus, they won't be swallowed by the dog in one gulp! Thanks so much! "

"Alfie loves his adorable mouse!! Each one is precious and has its own personality. Excellent quality. It arrived quickly and was exactly as described. Thank you! "

"I just wanted to send you a message to let you know what a big hit your mice were with my cats, who are rather picky "mice connoisseurs." My 5 main-house cats really loved them, especially the smaller blind mice. I have never seen the cats get so excited and crazy so quickly over toys, and all of them at the same time! I wish my camera had been handy! Cowpie, my largest cat (25 pounds) was trotting around with the larger mouse and crunching the shells inside of it.
Thanks for making such a fun, quality cat toy! I look forward to purchasing more in the future."

"I've ordered many catnip items from Etsy......this mouse just arrived and it is just the BEST....as you have more available I will start my Xmas shopping.......perfect size and perfect catnip....Bates and Splat thank you!!"

“My kitties loved these, so much so that I couldn't get a good picture of them as they were falling all over themselves to play with these!”

“These are awesome! I barely got the package unwrapped before my cat had chosen her mouse and run away! Thank you...”

“It's a bit bigger than a lot of cat toys, so we don't have to continually fish it out from under the stove or worry about the baby eating it. Most importantly, the cat LOVES it!”

“Purrfect way to recycle old sweaters and socks!!! Murphy loves to play with his recycled toys!! Thanks Melissa!!”

“My kitty Daisy absolutely LOVES it! She even jumped up on the table and was messing with the package before I even got it open.”

“It's so fun to see her (Rosie) playing, she rarely does.”

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 7, 2019

Hey Feline Friends- Tell your MN humans that they can come shopping for you at one of these upcoming local events. And you can stay home and hold down the couch.

Nice Girls of the North
Second Saturday Marketplace
January 12, 2019. 10am-3pm
106 N 54th Ave East Duluth

Cats-- show this to your humans if they say that you won't play with a new toy:

"Yay! The darnsock mouse our human let us buy with her Etsy account arrived and we LOVE it! We've chased it down the stairs, flipped it in the air, rubbed our heads on it, and take turns hugging it to our bellies and kicking with back feet. Our human liked the schnazzy little branding tags that came with it too. She'll let us buy more for sure! Thanks so much! -Jenny's Clowder "

"This is the third sock mouse I've gotten for my cat. (Or is it the fourth?) Anyway, he LOVES them. And they last a long time. Thank you!"

“My kitty Daisy absolutely LOVES it! She even jumped up on the table and was messing with the package before I even got it open.”

"These are so great in so many ways. My cats were immediately drawn to them, even in the earth tones. The little bit of crinkle and crunch inside is definitely enjoyed as well. Don't be scared by the sock-exterior. These look like they can take a beating. They're the perfect size for cats that like to "gut" things with their back feet. Plus, they won't be swallowed by the dog in one gulp! Thanks so much! "

"Alfie loves his adorable mouse!! Each one is precious and has its own personality. Excellent quality. It arrived quickly and was exactly as described. Thank you! "

"I just wanted to send you a message to let you know what a big hit your mice were with my cats, who are rather picky "mice connoisseurs." My 5 main-house cats really loved them, especially the smaller blind mice. I have never seen the cats get so excited and crazy so quickly over toys, and all of them at the same time! I wish my camera had been handy! Cowpie, my largest cat (25 pounds) was trotting around with the larger mouse and crunching the shells inside of it.
Thanks for making such a fun, quality cat toy! I look forward to purchasing more in the future."

"I've ordered many catnip items from Etsy......this mouse just arrived and it is just the BEST....as you have more available I will start my Xmas shopping.......perfect size and perfect catnip....Bates and Splat thank you!!"

“My kitties loved these, so much so that I couldn't get a good picture of them as they were falling all over themselves to play with these!”

“These are awesome! I barely got the package unwrapped before my cat had chosen her mouse and run away! Thank you...”

“It's a bit bigger than a lot of cat toys, so we don't have to continually fish it out from under the stove or worry about the baby eating it. Most importantly, the cat LOVES it!”

“Purrfect way to recycle old sweaters and socks!!! Murphy loves to play with his recycled toys!! Thanks Melissa!!”

“My kitty Daisy absolutely LOVES it! She even jumped up on the table and was messing with the package before I even got it open.”

“It's so fun to see her (Rosie) playing, she rarely does.”

Melissa Boyle

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Reviews

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Updates

Aven you are missed immensely in the Mouse Factory. I am sure you have found a sunny spot and lots of Three Blind Mice dust in heaven.
Aven 7/1/04-10/10/18. He died of a blood clot right in front of me as I worked on a batch of Three Blind Mice.
Spring cleaning? Time for a new machine washable cat bed?
"My cats went BONKERS over these. I catch them walking around the house with them all the time!!!"
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About

Mice, mice baby!

Thank you for choosing Marvelous Melissa for all your mice needs. Three Blind Mice and darn!socks cat toys are hand crafted by Melissa Boyle whose craftiness comes by way of 10 summers as the “craft lady” at a Lake Michigan summer camp. Melissa has now settled in Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior where she brings joy to felines far and wide and keeps countless old holey socks out of the landfill.

Making cat toys out of old socks is not quite what she planned to do with an expensive degree in Environmental Studies. Yet feline fans across the country are proof that cats want an alternative to the Made in China toys sold at big box stores.

When not making mice making, Melissa enjoys cooking, gardening, chicken watching, and teaching her feline assistants Aven and Itty Bitty to do the laundry instead of just testing the cat toys!

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Shop members

  • Melissa Boyle

    Owner, Maker

    Thank you for choosing Marvelous Melissa for all your mice needs. Three Blind Mice and darn!socks cat toys are hand crafted by Melissa Boyle whose craftiness comes by way of 10 summers as the “craft lady” at a Lake Michigan summer camp.

  • Aven

    Offical Test Cat

    Mr. Aven has been with Marvelous Melissa for 14 years. When not inspecting the cat toys, he enjoys spending the afternoon in a box in the backyard on his leash or begging for kitty crack aka nutritional yeast.

  • Itty Bitty

    Official Pesterer

    Itty Bitty has been with Marvelous Melissa for 12 years. She is best at looking cute, stealing the mouse bodies and trying to get me to play fetch when I am sewing. When not distracting me, she enjoys pestering Aven.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 27, 2016
Thanks for helping me fulfill my dreams of craftiness and domesticity.

As with any cat toys, be sure to provide a new toy if the darn!sock mouse become so loved that its innards start to spill out!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If something goes wrong with your order, let me know and I will try to fix it.

If your cat destroys their darn!sock in less than a week, or before you even open the package, send a picture of what's left and I will gladly send you another one.
Payment
The cats wish I could be paid in kibble- but really PayPal, Credit Cards or Etsy Gift Cards are best!
Shipping
If your pet likes getting mail, please include their name in the notes to seller.

The mice travel first class-- that is USPS First Class mail for both domestic and international orders.

Let me know if you are having a catnip emergency and need your kitty toys sooner.
Additional policies and FAQs
Three Blind Mice and darn!socks are available wholesale. Please contact me for further information.