Mr. Cheddar here.
Yes, I'm finally back to blogging. It's so hard to get Meowmie off this computer most days and the humans won't stretch to buying me one for my own personal use. The word "cheap" comes to mind, considering what the humans do spend money on. I think they could definitely cut down on their own oh so generous food portions. But that's a whole other story that I'll share at another time, sigh...
The "action" shot snort....above, is from a recent Sunday, during my weekly grooming session.
Of course, we all need a bit of "sprucing up" even for felines as oh so handsome as I. Meowmie ( I must admit) does a pretty darn good job of keeping me looking my best. With the help of my fav slicker brush of course.
Talk about a pleasure toy!!! ;<)
I love my slicker brush almost as much as I love my fav kibbles!
Heaven, I'm in heaven.
Oh what a feeling, what a rush....
Oh what a feeling, what a rush....
Anyhoo, to get to the review part of this post and past my oh so photogenic self; Meowmie wants me to share a new book with you.
My first book review, I'm just juiced about that too.
After I got through with checking out that babe on the cover ( I'll be your puppet, anytime!!! ) Meowmie and I started to turn the pages. And wowsa, what a cool craft book this is indeedy.
Meowmie is quite a crafty human but one thing she has never used as a craft material before is feline hair/fur. That's about to change, now that she's got this book.
Kaori Tsutaya, the author of this book, makes all kinds of fun crafts, decorated with felted cat hair. The book is full of all sorts of projects including: finger puppets, coin purses, book covers, tote bags, jewelry pins...all embellished with cat-hair felting.
Stop by the Amazon page to "click inside the book" and see some of the goodies.
So you're probably wondering how cat hair can be transformed into stylish accents for all these projects? Easy peasy actually. The cat hair is applied to each project, using a felting needle. It's not as hard as it sounds. Even my Pawmie has done some felting in the past and it came out great.
Click here to read more about how needle felting is done.The only real caution it seems is to watch those paws when using the felting needle. Oueeey, if you miss and stab yourself, instead of your work!!! I don't want to even consider how that would feel. Definitely not for young kids to try.
So now Meowmie is not only giving me my weekly grooming as per usual, she is also collecting up my gorgeous "fur droppings" for later use to make some of the projects in this book.
Even my "left-overs" are gorgeous aren't they, snort!!!
Anyhoo, it's going to be a while before Meowmie actually gets to any of these catty projects. She has a gazillion projects on the go already. But I dare say, none will be finer than those craft projects embellished with my wonderful fur-droppings. Not possible!!!
So humans, when grooming time rolls around for the felines you share life with, get yourself a cookie tin or similar vessel and start filling it with the fur collected on the grooming comb/brush. And get a copy of this groovy book to get those creative juices flowing too.
Meowmie noted this book is on sale at Amazon right now so it's a good time/place to put down the $$$ and start planning your own catty craft adventures.
Here's one last pic of me and an itsy bitsy bit of Meowmie.
She didn't want too much of her thighs to show, snicker...
Sorry Meowmie, just joshin!!!
Get this book, you won't be sorry.
It's a cat-doozie!!! I definitely give it the Paws-UP!
Chiao for now, The Chedster (groomed and looking oh so fine)
And Meowmie's final word on the subject:
Overall rating for this book: Very Good. 4 out of 5.