Friday, March 5, 2010

Phelting is Phun

I really like needle felting!  I used to think it was really weird and a little gross, but I think that is because I had only seen felted fruit and soap and I could not make the connection of why wool would be involved in those things.  But animals are already made of fur, so it makes sense to make them out of fur!  right?  and besides, everything handmade has a weird aspect to it, if you think about it.  Anyhow, I made the pink, eyeless bear first.  He will have eyes, just haven't done it yet.  The rabbit was next and then the dog.  I put wire in the dog so that she can be poseable, and as a progression of learning how to do this. Hmm, too bad I did not pose her for the photos :)  My next step in the progression was going to be adding long hair, and this is where I think my success has faltered.  I have no idea what to do next with this poor little yorkie (?)  He obviously needs a trim of some sort, and eyes and a nose.  Maybe I could groom him to look like a panda!


  1. I loveeeeee the little dog!!! you did that felting very good, the yorkie maybe can have a hair bow??

  2. They are so cute and the little dog is so expressive.

  3. Great work!
    I just love the little puppydog, so alive! I would certainly give him a home in Brocante, if he came knocking ;-)) Does he have all his earmarks, health-certificates and everything ready?
    btw: Yorkies often have a bow on their forehead to tighten up a little bit;-)

  4. Susan, great job with the felting! You and I seem to be on the same wavelength with mini stuff. I also just bought supplies to needle felt but haven't worked up the courage yet. You've inspired me to start - hope I do as well as you!! The Yorkie seems to need a little less hair, shorter and then if you can kind of brush it smooth around his face?? Yes, and a bow would top it off!

  5. Que bonitos.Deben tener un monton de trabajo!!!!!!!!, enhorabuena.
    besitos ascension

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