Thursday, September 13, 2012

Felted Sun Conure

 After finding Feltmeup Designs and treating myself to this sweet little felt Toucan, I was inspired to give 3D needle felting another go. My first attempt, I quit after making a blob. Silly me, I thought I could just figure it out, but this time around, I watched some vids on YouTube and actually made a REAL attempt. I'm pleased as punch! I made this teeny tiny replica of my sun conure, Peanut. 
 I didn't realize how SMALL of a piece of felt the fibers would become once it gets going with the felting. You start out with this big fluffy puff, then get a firmly packed little shape. Thus, the size of my little bird. It only turned out about 1.5 inches tall. 
 I cheated a little on the wings and used a little bit of yellow felt. I had stabbed myself quite a few times working with the tiny bits of wool, and I was getting a little tired.
 I think he has a kind of smug look to him, just like the real Peanut Button. Not bad for my first needle felted creature.
 Bahaha! When I showed it to Peanut, she was so scared. "What.... is....THAT?!"
 Testing...
It's no use, Peanut is endlessly suspicious of this little feltie doppelganger. 

I hope everyone is having a splendid week!

10 comments:

QuirkieCraft said...

I love this tiny felted critter! And the interaction pictures with Peanut are priceless =)

sandee said...

Your little felted sun conure is adorable, but wow, Peanut is simply gorgeous! You can really tell how well taken care of he is! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Tina said...

Fantastic! The little felted birdie came out so great, and I too love the interaction between Peanut and the little feltie.

JennJill said...

The photos with Peanut make me smile. You've got two beautiful birds, one felted and one feathered!

- Jennifer @ JennJill Designs

LimeRiot said...

This post should come with a cuteness warning!! I think I just fainted from the adorableness.

Laura said...

This is awesome!! Big Peanut doesn't look convinced but I am :)

Cody said...

Oh my goodness. This is so precious. I think I have fallen in love with your art and your blog!

Sande said...

OMG! Your tiny tiny Sun Conure is too sweet for words. I don't felt but might be pushed to give it a try and make a tiny Lady Buttercup...my sweet rare budgie.

Thank You Jesus said...

Your work is awesome! I'm a grandma with worsening eyesight who has to pick and choose what to really concentrate on to look at while my eyes are cooperating each day. What a joy to find your birds! I was on Craftster and I searched for a recent new love of mine -- "parrots" and found your little guy here. It is just incredible. (I see you also have a purple toucan and that will be my next voyage.) I'd never even heard of a "sun conure" until last month. They are so colorful & beautiful, and you have truly captured their unique beauty perfectly. I loved your Peanuts' look of wonder/ horror/ awe/ confusion when he met your little creation. Thanks so much for posting! -Judi

Anneke (An) Wijers said...

Hi, i came here via Pinterest. I like your work very much! These photo's (of the birds) are hilarious. LOL!
Greet, Anneke