Saturday, 28 March 2015

needle felted rat-like creature


I've been looking at a lot of incredible needle-felted animals on Pinterest lately. Some people are so talented! The expressions, the realistic shapes...

I decided to make my own little dressed up mouse. Its been a while since I made a needle-felted animal. I love working with felt but I'm not exactly consistent.

I had planned to make a mouse but he looks a bit more like a rat. Not to worry. He's still cute.


I needle felted him entirely, except for the white collar on his little orange vest, and his yellow bow tie. 


His eyes are needle felted, with a little white twinkle highlight. I stitched his nose and mouth with black thread.


I had these little metal shavings in my shed... I don't know what they're from, I found them on the ground when we took a load to the tip last year. Hard to see in the photos, but they look like little flowers to me. I made a little stem and leaves out of wire and gave them to my little rat-like creature to hold.

Yep. He looks cute in his perpetual grovelling, apologetic, flower-offering stance.

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1 comment:

  1. Your creature is marvellous, so cute, for sure. I, too, enjoy needle felting but have not been adventurous enough to create a creature...love him...

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