MarninSaylor is Thomas Marnin and Skye Saylor, two country kids in the big city hand-making fantastical, covetable plush toys and objects.
In 2012, Skye made the very first Donut Cat. She had been designing and making toys for friends for many years, and after absentmindedly doodling a Donut Cat she wanted to see if she could successfully assemble one out of fabric. That very first Donut Cat, created on a whim, was crudely made and not nearly as cute as its modern-day descendants, Pastry Pets. But it nevertheless found a place within people’s hearts and before we knew it, we were making more of the funny felines for friends and family queueing up with money in hand.
The following year we exhibited at our first craft show and were juried into Pike Place Market as daystall vendors. In November of 2019, after six years of setting up our booth in the crafts area of the market, we opened our flagship brick and mortar store! Today we peddle plush and propagate the idea that handmade is always best. The Donut Cat remains a pillar of our brand as we dream up new and exciting designs, and you can adopt them here or in person at Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market!
Our mission – create uncommon objects to inspire joy and wonder, while emphasizing craftsmanship, ethical practices, and memorable experiences.