Etsy seller MeMe Craftwork is currently stocked with an lovely selection of unique, Japanese craft books and DIY kits. The item that really caught my attention in the shop was the book, Cat Goods Made From Cat Hair ($24.00), that claims to have instructions for creating "goods" out of old Fluffy's fur!
From the item description:
"Master Kaori Tsutaya has a great idea – use your cat hair and make cute items from it! You will learn from how to collect the hair to finish your product. This small book is full of fun."
The 79-page book, which is written in Japanese, has instructions on how to make cat puppets, book covers, bags, storage boxes, pin cushions, buttons, mittens, gloves, hats, and a neckerchief - All out of your own precious cat's discarded fur!
I can't read Japanese, but I'm pretty sure this book would be worth it just for the pictures alone (I mean, what's the cat on the cover thinking??).
Also, who wouldn't want this amazing collection of..
Stylish Cat Hair Totes!
And Space Saving Cat Hair Storage Boxes!?
"I do declare, I am not made out of cat hair!"
Maybe cat hair accessories aren't up your alley, but some of these other beautiful books or craft kits might be more your speed. The Master Susa Sachiko Collection Handmade Felt Wool Cat Book ($26.00), is also written in Japanese, and will show you how to craft tiny kitty figures NOT out of cat hair.
Need a little more guidance? You can also buy this adorable DIY Japanese Felt Wool Cat Kit Package (choose brown or gray) ($20.00), that comes with felt wool, eyes, a pattern, and instructions for creating your own mini kitty.
And finally, if you're looking for something a little more fancy, the Kitty and Morning Glory Kimono Art Japanese Craft Kit ($50.00), is a super cute splurge. It comes complete with materials to recreate the cat, cushion, and potted flower. The high price tag is due to the inclusion of the high quality Japanese kimono fabric, which you'll receive in addition to matching thread, a bell, eyes, wire, green tape, a pattern, and instructions (all in Japanese, of course!).
I better start signing up for some foreign language classes!
Getting back to the cat hair crafts, though; I have a friend who had yarn made out of her dog's fur, and plans to knit some fab items when her knitting skills improve. I'm personally all about the idea of crafting with pet hair, but when I mentioned it to another friend, she thought it was "gross."
So tell me guys, what do YOU think? Yay or nay to cat hair crafts?
Update: An English version of the book will be released in November 2011! Click here for details!