Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Catby Kaori Tsutaya, Amy Hirschman
Got fur balls?
Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger/i>… See more details below
Got fur balls?
Are your favorite sweaters covered with cat hair? Do you love to make quirky and one-of-a-kind crafting projects? If so, then it’s time to throw away your lint roller and curl up with your kitty! Crafting with Cat Hair shows readers how to transform stray clumps of fur into soft and adorable handicrafts. From kitty tote bags and finger puppets to fluffy cat toys, picture frames, and more, these projects are cat-friendly, eco-friendly, and require no special equipment or training. You can make most of these projects in under an hour—with a little help, of course, from your feline friends!
“This dandy little guide shows how to turn stray clumps of cat hair into soft and adorable handicrafts.”—Tucson Citizen
"There's no other word for this book except: purrfect." —Los Angeles Times
“Intensely cute…”—Publishers Weekly
“Quirky and the projects are super easy.”—OregonLive.com
“It caught our attention.”—The Huffington Post
“You may think kitties are only good for getting hair all over your favorite chair and eating more kibble than you thought possible but Crafting with Cat Hair will show you how to turn cat hair into mittens, tote bags, book covers and more.”—CraftFoxes.com
“Personal projects that celebrate your cat and they look as cute as can be!”—Neatorama
“Put those furballs to work for YOU!”—Suvudu
“It’s bizarre, to be sure, but the appliques are kind of cute, too. This is a good one for your cat-loving crafty friends (and you know you have them).”—Austin American Statesman
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- 7.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CAT-HAIR CRAFTS Q & A
Can I really make crafts with my own cat’s hair?
SUPPLIES: I have a cat. What else do I need to craft with cat hair?
PROJECT 1: Finger Puppets
This is the first step! You can make these finger puppets out of the hair you brush off your cat.
It is recommended for your cat’s health.
PROJECT 2: Book Covers
Apply cute cats to homemade book covers.
The color and texture of your cat’s undercoat is different from its topcoat.
PROJECT 3: Portraits
Remember your pet forever.
What is the difference between sheep wool and cat hair?
PROJECT 4: Tote Bags
Carry your cat all around town.
Cats do not naturally produce any bad smells, and neither does their hair.
PROJECT 5: Coin Purses
Save your pennies in a cute cat coin purse.
Take care to prevent pesky bugs from latching onto your cat’s hair and your cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 6: Knickknack Boxes
Recycle milk cartons and cat hair to make adorable knickknack containers.
These crafts are not recommended for people with cat allergies.
PROJECT 7: Pincushions
With an old sweater and some cat hair, you can make crafty cat pincushions.
The amount of hair that comes off your cat varies with the seasons.
PROJECT 8: Badges
Show the world how much you love kitty crafts.
Cats are naturally eco-friendly—and so are cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 9: Mittens and Gloves
Tuck your mitts inside cozy cat coverings.
Advice on the proper handling of cat-hair crafts.
PROJECT 10: Hats and Scarves
Wrap your head and neck with warm kitty-inspired winterwear.
Different cat brushes you can buy.
Meet the cats who donated their hair for these projects.
Make something special with your cat.
Meet the Author
Born in Tokyo, Kaori Tsutaya is a cat lover and freelance writer whose writings have been published in magazines and special-interest books. Many of her published works are based on the subject of cats and include articles, photography, and books on crafting.
Her blogs “The Laws of the Cat” (nekono-okite.cocolog-nifty.com) and “The Cat Hair Craft Room” (nekoke.com) are popular in Japan.
Amy Hirschman is a translator, crafter, and pop-culture enthusiast living in California. She studied Japanese for four years at the University of Pittsburgh and has lived in Japan. Though she is not a cat owner, her friends will attest that she is the greatest cat sitter they have ever had. This is her first published translation.
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