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Cozy Cat Cave Collection

felt cave cat bed

Have you seen the latest in cat habitats? These comfy wool hideaways are made using a wet felting technique that relies on soap, water and agitation to bind the wool fibers together.  Not only do cats (and tiny pups) love them but owners also love them because they actually look good!  So many pet products have such bad design but not these felt cocoons.  Another plus is that wool has natural antibacterial properties, so it doesn’t get stinky. Check out these amazing cat caves.

cat cave
by MelinaStudio

 

felt cat bed cave
by WoolyCatCaves
Cat bed - cat cave - cat house
by AgnesFelt
felt cat cave bed
by CatGeeks
wool felt cat cave bed
by vaivanat
wool cat cave bed
by Kittycentric

You can also make a felt cat cave at home.  Here and here are two great tutorials.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

 

needle felted cat

I made this kitty for International Women’s Day on March 8th.  She was a bit of a needle felting challenge– I’m not great with “sculpting” facial expressions, and I really wanted her to look strong and#BeBoldForChange.  I’m really happy with how she turned out!  She sits right next to my computer, so we basically hang out all day long.

I also celebrated the day by attending a rally in Washington Square Park with a friend and our babies.  They were so zonked by all of the excitement and passed out on the train ride home.  I snapped this beauty shot 🙂

Wolfie & Dudley

And I recommend taking a minute to check out the Guardian’s International Women’s Day around the world – in pictures that shows celebrations, events and rallies around the world.

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smile for smile

Want a slightly cheesy Monday pick-me-up?  I did.

Last week the digital-centric creative agency The Barbarian Group launched a new web tool best described as Chatroulette for smile snapshots.  Two of Us takes a photo of you smiling (you have to be smiling- it actually has facial recognition software that detects non-smilers) with your computer’s webcam and provides a stranger’s smile in exchange.  The whole process takes about ten seconds.

Here is my smile-for-smile.

smile for smile

via The Daily Good