I have to admit, I did a complete double take when I came across this book in the library. “Crafting with Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat” is the title and the author is Kaori Tsutaya and Amy Hirschman. Hirschman is a crafting author who I have written about before and is quite the crafter. So this could go both ways. One, the crafts are down with a car by your side or two, you craft using cat hair. This book didn’t disappoint, it is in fact about creating projects which can be completed with one of the many hair clumps swept into the corner from your cat.
I imagine if you purchase or receive this book, it will be through some kind of gag gift situation, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good ideas inside. Anyone who has cats will immediately understand that cat hair is definitely one crafting supply they have readily available and at the right price as well! You probably have never compared your kitty’s fuzz to a lamb’s wool, but when you get right down to it, what is the difference?
The book teaches you to make things like felt sheets, puppets, tote bags, mittens and gloves. I admit I haven’t tried any, mostly because it is fall now and instead of battling cat hair I am cleaning up after muddy paws, but when spring comes around you never know what I might craft and create. The reviews of the book on Amazon seem to elude that the projects do in fact turn out. So if you are looking for the gift you know your cat loving friend hasn’t received or if you just want your cat to be a little more useful for something besides soaking up sun beams, pick up a copy of “Crafting with Cat Hair”.