No worries... a little gem has arrived from Amazon to fill those dark, damp evenings.
Kaori Tsutaya has created this wonderful little book - 'Crafting with Cat Fur'.
Yep, I wish I had thought of it first.
I fancy making this hat and scarf adorned with miniature Darcy and Bingley icons
So, first, take one excessively fluffy and willing cat...
.. and if possible, maybe a second one (in this case less willing)
... introduce them to the delights of the book... in any which way..
commence fur collection...
... and sew accordingly.
(watch this space for the result but please make allowances for my rubbish abilities in the crafting department)
Fancy a go?