Auntie J and Mom brought us a load of needle felting supplies in the summer. Maggs has been felting up a storm, but I haven't had a chance to make anything with it until this weekend.
Here's what I got!
A little white rat!
I didn't take very many early construction photos because I wasn't sure it was going to be anything worth documenting. This is the first pic I took. Most of the body is constructed of felted balls. I poked some flexible wire through at the arm and leg spots and covered the wire wool and felted it. I did the same for the tail.
I curled the ends of the wire into loops and covered them with pink felt to make little paws.
I felted the center of two little flat bits of wool.
Folded them in half and felted some more.
I added a wee bit of pink to the inside of each. They're ears!!! This is soooooo much fun and way too addictive!
I attached the ears.
I found some teeny black teardrop beads in my stash and sewed them into the head.
I tightened the threads to sink the eyes into the face a bit. I cut off the extra thread and felted a bit of white wool over the thread exit point at the back of the head.
I added a bottom jaw.
I wrapped some pink wool around the pointy tip of a wooden skewer and felted it.
These little pink worms made excellent thumbs!
Have you tried needle felting yet?