Custom Dust Kittens
One of my favorite custom orders is for dust kittens made to look like a person's pet. I love receiving the pictures of beloved felines and tracing out the unique color details on each feline friend. And I love trying to get the yarn colors just right to match that special pet's purr-sonality.
But for the same reasons that I find these orders so much fun, they can also be the most dangerous. What if I somehow overlook the one special detail that the owner loves most about her kitty? What if that eye color I selected just doesn't match his companion's eyes?
And then there are just some things that are a given when making a custom dust kitten. The most annoying one for me is that there just isn't any affordable yarn out there suitable for making orange tabby cats. A devoted orange tabby-lover myself, I have searched far and wide for the perfect yarn for my dear Sebastian and repeatedly come up empty handed.
Everything is either "too orange" or not orange enough.
So, for now, I make lots of gray, black, white and other colored dust kittens and secretly fear the day that I get a custom request for a perfectly orange tabby.
By the way -- if you are still looking for a cute stocking stuffer for someone special, dust kittens in a single color work up very quickly. You can get the pattern on Ravelry for only $2.00 US!