My daughter (a big fan of cats) and I were lazing around Sunday morning. I was scrolling through Pinterest and found a photo of a cute cat with a hat. I showed my daughter, who said, "awwwwwww." Seconds later, I found a photo of two cute cats, each with a scarf on their head, which also elicited an "awwwwwww." And mere seconds after that, I came across a photo of two cute cats with some sort of upside-down basket things on their head. Well, I know a trend when I see one.
And thus my Pinterest board, Cats With Things on Their Head, was created. In a matter of hours, it had more than 100 followers. Which in my tiny corner of the Pinterest world is a lot. You are all familiar with the Portlandia skit, Put a Bird on It. My new mantra is Put a Cat in It.
So as I was taking photos for Etsy this morning before heading off to work (so ambitious!), I thought, poor plain boring Etsy photo. I'm going to put a cat in you. Multiple cats! Cats in the Strombecker bathroom! Cats on the Strombecker chair! On the fireplace mantle!
On the stereo!
A bad cat in the kitchen, accompanied by an I'm Being Good cat.
Then it occurred to me that if I placed cats in my Etsy photos, I would have to sell the cats. I did not want to sell the cats.
But there is nothing stopping me from creating the Pinterest board Miniature Cats with Miniature Furniture.