I’m a complete and total cat person, have been all my life, and I most definitely will until the day I die! They’re very personable, low maintenance (for my personality they are, compared to dogs), affectionate, intelligent, and sometimes just plain entertaining. Owning a cat is good for your health, to boot.
But cat paraphernalia is, like pretty much everything else, ridiculously packaged, overpriced, and made from potentially harmful materials. So I did a little searching and found a fantastic series of DIY how-tos on Instructables.