My little man (almost 19 months) has never been the book fan his sister has been since she was two months old (seriously, could stop a complete screaming fit by opening a book). Until now. He's fallen in love with Jan Brett's The Mitten, and so I made him a little Valentine's Day present to celebrate his new-found book love!
Here are all the animals:
Here they are eyeing the mitten:
And here they are, stuffed into the mitten:
I'm pretty happy with it, especially since it was my first real 3-dimensional needle-felting project (I attempted and failed to make a pumpkin a few months ago). I got the pattern for the mitten itself at a cool craft supply swap fundraiser for a local art group, and the wool for the mitten is from sheep at the working farm our county has close to our house. My kids know the sheep, and I know they don't get eaten, so we're all happy!
I had a little contest on my blog, posting an animal a day until someone guessed what I was doing -- my friend Ellen got it on the fourth animal. Impressive, since she doesn't have kids yet, though her mother is a librarian, so I'm sure that helps!
There are pictures of the individual animals on my blog, in case you haven't seen enough http://www.littlesisterhandmade.com/2009/01/the-mitten/
Thanks for looking!