yes the claws have been put to the back burner for now because of school and such. right now I am sewing together a banaclava(ninja hood) for making a cougar mask! my goal with this mask is to figure out how to make different facial expressions, it is kind of hard to explain but i'll keep my progress posted.
i'm using this method of making the mask: http://www.matrices.net/fursuit/Lawrence_Head_Construction-By_Jax.jpg
and above is me in the hideous thing that i'm glad to say will not show once the mask is complete