Saturday, October 22, 2011

Giveaway!! Crafting with Cat Hair

Have a shedding cat and you just don't know what to do with all that hair - why not craft with it?

Yeah, you heard me right. 

My childhood cat, O'Malley - an over sized mancoon, used to have so much matted hair that she would develop dreadlocks that we would spend hours working out. 
She could ruin any black pair of pants in a matter of seconds. 

Cut to the present, when I was asked to review Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with your Cat by Kaori Tsutaya. 

I will say the author has definitely found her niche. The gathered cat hair is transformed into finger puppets, coin purses and pin cushions. And it certainly fits in with the new upcycling trend. The projects are creative, well-explained and the photographs do all of the projects justice. 

While this is a must-have for any cat lover / crafter, my one criticism is that it is very cat heavy (what did I expect?) What I mean is, the finger puppets are all.....cats, the coin purses feature felted....cats and the pin cushion are decorated guessed it....cats. 

To a cat loving crafter, Crafting with Cat Hair is THE book to buy this holiday season. For the rest of us, we may need to wait for this niche to become a little more mainstream. 

I am giving away one copy of Crating with Cat Hair. This giveaway will close on Saturday, October 29th at 11:59 pm et. To enter this giveaway, please leave a comment after this post AND become a follower. This giveaway is open to U.S. mailing addresses only (sorry Canada).


  1. I have heard of using dryer lint, but cat hair is new to me. I found you through Alexa Mania! I am going to look around. Hope you can pop by for a visit!

  2. I have enouch cat hair all over my house to set up my own Christmas Craft Booth! What a novel idea!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  4. I have a kitten but she has really long hair. This would be great.

    Following you GFC: Monique Bon

    Moniquebbon at yahoo dot com

  5. Oh my! I really would love to win this! My cat is a furball! Thanks for the great giveaway and cool ideas!

  6. OK, this is a little weird... yet very intriguing! I'm a GFC follower.
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  7. I have enough cat (and dog) hair to make a slipcover!

    Jill Miller


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