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1  Needle felted miniature birds and mouse in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: April 08, 2008 07:30:39 PM
I've just started felting again after a long break and these are my latest mini items.  A robin, bluebird, raven (or crow) and teeny tiny mouse.  I love mini stuff  Grin  The birds are about an inch long and the mouse is 3/8" tall, all from merino.









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2  *MATURE/ADULT* Felted sheep for Army buddy in Iraq in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: May 30, 2007 12:02:43 PM
Hopefully nobody finds this too offensive...

A buddy of mine stationed in Iraq just found out his tour of duty has been extended another 6 months so he's obviously a "wee bit" down right now.  When asked if he needed anything added to a general care package we were sending he requested a sheep.  Well.  I mean come on...I couldn't help myself  Roll Eyes



He's about 3" long, needle-felted merino over wire armature.  That's the 82nd Airborne emblem tattooed on his butt BTW, my buddy's unit.



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3  Another mini...needle felted teddy bear in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: April 29, 2007 09:01:46 PM
This guy is 1"...yes, I'm on a mini kick.  They're challenging in a very satisfyingly mini way.    Grin

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4  Needle felted mini bunny in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: April 29, 2007 04:24:56 PM
He's tiny...only 1-1/4" long.  Needle-felted merino, done while (oh so patiently) waiting for me cat's medicine time to come up at 2 AM.  At least it's nice to be productive in the middle of the night.

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5  Felted wall hanging "Green Climber" in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: April 21, 2007 10:39:05 AM
I spent about a week on this, blending the colors, laying 'em out, needling in the hopes of keeping the colors defined and then wet felting.  Some day I'm going to attempt prefelts, but they scare me for some reason  Roll Eyes  It was almost painful putting the water on the carefully needled piles of wool I'd spent 3 days getting just right...it looked pretty spiffy, all poofy and 3d, but it really wasn't solid enough to hang.  The sculpted bit up top is needlefelted over wire and then wet felted to blend.  I really had no idea how this was going to turn out at any given point, but I'm totally digging the results.  Yay!  I so freakin love felting   Grin



A closeup of some of the colors used...There was a lot of blending (using kitty brushes) involved:



For anyone who's interested in inspiration and that sort of thing, this hanging was brought on by the Nickel Creek lyrics "we lean another ladder against the wrong wall and climb high to the highest rung to shake fists at the sky".  This guy is so focused on being angry that he doesn't notice what he's accomplished in climbing so high, he doesn't even notice that he's set himself on fire in passing by the sun...he's only interested in reaching the top to shout out his futile indignation.   Okay, so it's not a happy theme, but the colors are pretty, huh?   Roll Eyes
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6  Felted butterflies in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: February 27, 2007 08:24:53 AM
Alright, this is the last of what I've been felting...my dad's opening a shop selling butterfly-related crafts and asked me for some felty things.  Unfortunately, I'm not too keen on butterflies myself, so these weren't nearly as fun to make. 

This is (supposed to be) a mask...I haven't put the ties on it yet...because I'm lazy and bad at finishing things  Roll Eyes  It was wet-felted and then soaked in liquid starch to stiffen'er up.



This is (supposed to be) a pillow...I haven't sewn the wet-felted front to the fabric back yet...because I'm lazy and bad at finishing things  Roll Eyes



And finally, a monarch butterfly.  I needle felted this one and theoretically it's finished, but the backside is kinda blah looking and I haven't figured out what to do with it.  It is definitely the only one of its kind *I* will ever make.  I think it turned out all right, but it was way too much like work (ick Cheesy)





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7  Wet-felted purses in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: February 27, 2007 08:10:11 AM
Here are some wet felted purses I made recently:






This is the other side of the one above...the bird is one of my little girl's drawings needled in and then wet-felted again:



Btw...please someone let me know if I'm posting too many pics or too big... Undecided
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8  some needle-felted projects... in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: February 27, 2007 08:02:26 AM
I wanted to share some of what I've been working on.  These are are all needle felted merino and I've got the wounds to prove it!

A very purple horse for my 5-yo (gee, can you guess her favorite colors?)  I'm not happy with the poor guy's legs, but I've got too short of an attention span to fix em  Roll Eyes:


A 4-way jointed bear for me ma:


A vaguely hummingbird-shaped bird...I now know the meaning of the word "painstaking".  The wings and tail feathers are individually sculpted...OUCH.  Worth it though, since it made my hubby say "Hey, how'd you get it to look like that??"  My cat there in the pic was very interested in this one (he got a taste for wool when he ran off with the bear's head).


And finally a Santa head and a doll's head...I've discovered that I REALLY don't like doing bodies, so if anyone has a body in need of a head, lemme know  Grin
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9  Needle felted chickie a.k.a. "That Kind of Day" in Felting: Completed Projects by PoiToy on: November 09, 2006 06:22:10 PM
Tada...my first ever attempt at needle felting...addicitiv e, eh?  Thanks to all for the buckets of good advice on this forum.  Put a bunch of hours into her, but it looks like it's just going to be one of those hair days.



On top of the joy of wielding sharp needles just for the fun it, there's the added bonus of terrorizing one's husband...who knew a grown man would be creeped out by a hairless, disembodied head waiting on the mantel?  Double thanks!

And since I had a few minutes to kill later in the week, I added a friendly rodent wondering what all the fuss is about:



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