Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crazy Cat People: Finger Puppet Edition

So you surely remember the "Crafting with Cat Hair" book I included in a recent "Crazy Cat People" post, only because it's probably the most awesomely strange thing to ever have appeared here. Well, a funny thing happened after I published that post -- the social media marketing dude from Quirk Books contacted me to see if I wanted a copy of the book!

And what do you think I said? I said yes, of course.

Proud owner of "Crafting with Cat Hair."

I got the crafting bug yesterday, so busted out a couple supplies and spotted my first victim.

 Simon. So innocent. So unaware.

 Me. So strange. So FURminating.

I furminated Simon, and then I furminated him some more. Then he ran away. Then I furminated Murray. Then he ran away. Then I had two disgusting piles of cat hair. 

 Ew. Ewwwwwwwww. Thankfully this project calls for washing the cat hair as well.

Before I could create a finger puppet, I had to create a "waterproof" template. I put waterproof in quotes because my particular template was not waterproof. Me not be so patient.

In other news, my template was stupid. I made it too big.

In further developments, wrapping the template in cat hair turned out to be not as easy as I expected. It required a bit more patience than I usually reserve for projects of any sort. 

But I finally got it into a cat-like shape. And then I washed it. And then I IRONED it. Yes, I got the ironing board out for this project. In this photo I am perturbed that this project is taking so long.

I am almost certain this "finger puppet" is not what the author had in mind. For starters, it's on two of my fingers. And you can kind of see my fingers through the puppet hair. Additionally, it looks like .... a dead rat or something. Still, I am highly amused. Let's see what the cats think.

 Murray's intrigued.

He was really getting into it, burying his nose in the fur, trying to figure out what the deal was. Murray, if you're reading this, the deal is that Mommy has too much time on her hands.

I finally found the perfect use for the puppet. I turned it into a cat hair roller cozy!! So appropriate and ironic, right? Heh.

I chased Simon around the house so he could sniff it. He acted like I was trying to kill him. I finally cornered him.

 He's skeptical.

 Now he's into it.

Now they're both into it. I took it away when they started licking it.


1) That was hilarious. Maybe not for you, but it was for me.

2) I should probably be ashamed of myself.

3) This might be a fun craft book to have on hand if you have cats AND kids and it's raining outside or something. Or if you're basically an insane cat lady.


  1. BwahhhHAHAAHAA!! I love this!! Umm you's a bit o' crazy, but its too funny!!

  2. Yeah, this was really hilarious for me, too! I needed a good laugh this morning, so thanks for providing it for me! :D

  3. OMG THIS IS AWESOME! and it looks pretty decent! kinda cute? woah, please tell me you are going to make more!

  4. To the people who think that being on twitter is a waste oftime...NOT!
    You are like a genius...a creative
    genius!Crafts and cats and just the
    right amount of crazy! LOVED IT!!


  5. 20% of me is scratching my head, 40% is laughing and 4-% truly wants to barf. No offense.

  6. The only thing that would make this funnier is if you did a shaky-face with the cat hair finger puppet

  7. Love this post! LOVE it!

  8. I can't tell you how much I laughed at this...awesome. Just awesome.

  9. This is so strange. Who thinks of crafts to make out of cat hair? I honestly wouldn't believe it if I didn't see it.

  10. This is so funny and disgusting. Who even does stuff like that, other than to blog about? But I have to admit, I like your rustic rat creation.

    Also- it looks like a Brillo pad with a tail. <3

  11. In conclusion~ it was majorly hilarious for me too!

  12. That thing looked like an owl pellet.
    IN case you're not familiar, an owl pellet is a ball of bones and teeth wrapped in the fur of whatever the owl just ate. All the indigestible parts.
    If someone gave me that for a gift, I would think it was some kind of voodoo. And then I might throw up in the back of my mouth a little bit.

  13. This shizzle totally made my day:)!!!

  14. I haven't laughed so hard in weeks. Best. Post. EVER.

  15. I am so afraid. Yet, at the same time, I can totally see my daughter doing this. You may need to get some different colored kitties so you have a pallete to work from. :)

  16. Just read this again for giggles. And giggle I did. I even shared with my 7-year old. She giggled as well.