Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ready for Hibernation


When I make a little animal - needle-felting, clay, or whatever - I try to add a detail to make it special.  In this case, I remembered a group of flannel fabrics that I had bought some years ago to make a bear theme quilt.  Why not use a bit of it for a quilt for this little bear?  As I worked on the quilt, I realized that the addition of the quilt made this piece a hibernating bear!
I really like this method of needle felting that yields a posable animal.  I could pose him perfectly, holding the blankie and perhaps sucking his thumb.  He is indeed ready for a long winter's sleep!
When I began making him I intended to make something for my Etsy shop to raise some funds for Idaho Black Bear Rehab.  But now that I see him I'm not so sure I want to part with him.  So I'll probably making another for in the shop.
I'm so glad I came across needle-felting - love it!


  1. Wat een schattige beer Kaaren, het plaatje klopt perfect !

  2. Thanks, Simonne,
    I'm very happy with him. There's been a large forest fire near here and I can't help but think of all the poor wild creatures - especially they bears - who have lost their lives. God bless them!