Friday, May 12, 2017

Experimenting with felting

A couple of months ago, I bought a book on using cat fur for crafts. I thought it would be funny, but I found the crafts quite nice, so I've been trying some. I first made some finger puppets.

I ordered an inexpensive felting kit and made some pillows. Aren't they cute?

The purple fabric is a wool sweater, and the fringe on the one pillow was part of the sweater. I thought it added something interesting to the pillow.

The white kitty's fur is from our friend Laila. The gray kitty is a combination of Ringo and Benny. The orange balls on the right-hand pillow are from Lucy.

It's been interesting so far. Some cat's fur is easier to use for felting than others. Lucy's fur is just right, but she dislikes brushing so I don't have much from her.

Speaking of Lucy, she seemed to like my pillow.
Paw of approval.
Then I noticed her sitting in a strange way.

Ok, Lucy, if it works for you!


Laila and Minchie said...

Optimum stance for keeping her bum warm!

Those pillows are darling, especially the one made of Laila's furs!

Random Felines said...

those are cute - mom doesn't have the patience for stuff like that but you are doing a great job

Colehaus Cats said...

Beautiful work and how fun! Lucy, if you weren't so obviously ginger, we'd think you were because you seem to do whatever your heart desires... as all ginger girls should.

Summer at said...

I love your pillows! I lie like Lucy does sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Interesting yoga pose, Miss Lucy.

I admire you're willingness to actually use that book - vs. my treating it like a coffee table decor item. :-)

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Those came out great. You are so ambitious.

Cleo said...

What an awesome idea! Mom combed me yesterday and could've built another me with the amount of fur she raked off my back alone! Happy Mother's Day y'all.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Apparently, Lucy likes a little light up her behind :D Those pillows are adorable. great job!

Eastside Cats said...

Lucy, you've got your foofoo in the air! Cute felting projects!

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