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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:58 pm 
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If you make it with your hands, show it here! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:15 pm 
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I've recently taken up needle felting. Here's a wolf I just finished using wool from my sheep.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:40 pm 
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A wolf in sheep's clothing? ;)

I like these. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:19 pm 
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Yeah. :) A relative suggested it. I thought the phrase was based on a fable, but wikipedia says it's as much biblical in origin as anything else.

Anyway... a wolf! The proportions are a tad off. I'm going to use calipers next time instead of just eye-balling it.

This one is about 8 inches tall at the shoulder and about a foot long nose to tail. I thought making it bigger than the bear would make it easier to get details in... but it turned out the extra weight of the wool was heavier than the wire could support and his little legs wouldn't hold him up! They just kind of splayed out sideways. :( So I had to add extra wires to his legs and re-wrap them and re-cover them. They work now. I learn more about how to do this with every creature I make. :)

My mom sent me a handful of horse tail hairs to use as whiskers on things, and they worked quite well for this.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:59 pm 
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Maria, this wolf is amazing!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Wow! For a second, I thought it was a photo you used as a model.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:49 pm 
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You all are too kind! :hug: It has some serious flaws but the remaining ones are too difficult to fix and I'm calling it done. The next wolf or dog I make will be much better.

And I'm getting stronger wire! This poor critter can barely stand up. It's been standing on a file cabinet next to my desk all day and its ankles seem to be flattening out. :( Maybe I should change its pose to have its legs tucked under. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:27 pm 
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These really are amazing, Maria. Thank you for sharing them with us! I can't wait to see what you'll make next.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:56 am 
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A chickadee! :)


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The stripes on the primary wing feathers took forever!


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Wow


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And then my dog tore up her squeaky toy, and her fiber felted frizbee has been holding up so well I decide to make her a felted squeaky toy.
Dr. Who fans will recognize this:


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My husband keeps snickering over this one and is refusing to give it to the dog until he shows it to his friends at work. :rofl:

I had to keep reminding him not to squeak it if he wasn't going to let the dog have it! The poor dog kept running up every time, expecting us to hand her the new toy. She loves squeaky toys that are fuzzy, but she keeps tearing holes in them and puling the stuffing out. :roll: I'm hoping she won't be able to tear this one up.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:31 pm 
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My daughter wanted me to make a sloth. So I did.
She took it home with her.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:53 am 
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Maria, I just can't tell you how amazing these things are. You have an incredible gift! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Ooh, that one's a cutie. :)

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Really beautifully done, Maria. Hard to believe you've been creating these only recently.

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Wow, that's amazing. In a thumbnail on the phone, it looks like a real creature.

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