There is at least one cat lover among friends and family. This is a very welcome gift for them! Use a textured or fuzzy yarn for more realistic look if you wish. The finishing is easy, all given in directions. The only embroidering you will do is the whiskers! We love the tassel ears! This is something unique and different that you wont even find on store bought kitty purses! Uses a worsted weight yarn held together with crochet thread for knitting through out. The crochet thread makes finished bag stronger. Also knitting needles, US # 5, and # 8. Finished size is about 10 by 8 ½. Teens and young moms have been writing us telling us this is their favorite purse!