Originally I made these for my Etsy shop, but now that I have them I like them so much that I'm not ready to part with them. So I've decided to make my first collection as "prorotypes," and then make others for the shop. I've also finished a mouse - which I will post soon - and am working on a raccoon.
These little pieces fit so nicely into a fantasy world that I guess I've enjoyed for a very long time. As a child I played in the woods, and I've long wanted to make animal dolls. Of course, I've made some. But this combination of needle-felting and clothing from vintage fabrics just feels right. When I first started working with needle-felting I didn't think I could achieve the level of detail that I wanted in this medium. But now I think I can.