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?!"
It's no use, Peanut is endlessly suspicious of this little feltie doppelganger.
I hope everyone is having a splendid week!