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« on: September 09, 2011 10:57:03 AM »

Hello All,

This is my first posting to the Fiber arts board Grin! For Christmas last year I asked my family for needle felting supplies, because I was interested in learning the craft. The first project I did was a small bear, that I was happy with, but I realize I never posted it. Here is my second needle felting project. My brother and sister-in-law had their forth child this summer (June 4th) and I always like to make something special for the new baby. So I decided on a needle felted animal, which turned out to be a lot more work that I realized, being it was my second attempt at needle felting. The project turned out to be more of a keepsake than a toy, but overall I am happy with it.
 

I picked an elephant and I thought the red and blue would be prefect for a new baby boy. The baby has four names, I embroidered them on to the "blanket" (a piece of wool felt) on the back of the elephant and sculpted the four initials around the ball the elephant is standing on.



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I ended up not finishing it in time for the birth. I would have liked to have spent some more time on it, doing some final touch-ups and maybe adding a few things, but I didn't want to give it to my sister-in-law a long time after the baby was born. When I did give it to her, she loved it!

Thanks for looking! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011 09:35:49 AM »

very cute elephant!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011 04:22:11 AM »

What a great keepsake too!!! And impressive for being your second needle felted project!! =^..^=   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2011 04:15:15 AM »

That's one really cute elephant! I have just started felting and needle felting is so far my absolute favorite. I really like the way you have made him stand on the ball - everything is correct with the pose. Good job!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011 07:35:46 AM »

Thank you Belladune, Harlan, and Kitiza!!!!!! Grin
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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011 07:52:36 PM »

Holy Cow! That looks amazing! I'm always so fascinated with the whole needle felting craft. Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011 09:31:48 AM »

Thanks d3v14n7!
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011 12:58:08 PM »

I love it.  Love the color combination.  Adorable and very special!
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011 07:02:39 PM »

Super cute! What a fun elephant personality. And great job for your second project!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011 12:56:20 PM »

I think you did a great job on this -- the shaping and everything is very well done! I imagine the trunk would have been a challenge to get just right. And I love the jaunty hat! Smiley
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