It turns out my "assembly line" is my coffee table. My current batch of tiny cats are all in a row, so I had to snap a photo before they go to their new homes this week.
And because in my family someone was always snapping a photo from behind, not necessarily on purpose, here is a bum shot of the same characters. Their curly tales are pretty endearing.
Here's one cheeky devil who is literally a cat in a hat.