The Objects of Design Where do kittens come from? Be warned. This is a technical and scientific answer to that question. First, the mother cats come from Mystic Quilter's blog. The mother, in this instance, is black with purple dots and is on the right hand side of the first photo. The kittens are like the mother except shorter with a tail that matches all the mice running around the sewing room. That is, kittens are a mash-up of cat and mice.