Thursday, 24 March 2011

Crafty FO: First Needlefelted Fox

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  I was lucky enough to receive a great little Woolpets needle felting kit for my birthday from my Aunt in December. I've been wanting to try needle felting for a while- all the little kits and animals look so adorable, plus repeatedly stabbing  a bit of roving has got to have some therapeutic qualities, right?

I think this fox turned out rather well for a first attempt, even with the slightly off kilter nose (I've decided to view that as a charming detail, rather than a flaw). I definitely stabbed myself accidentally a couple of times, but no big deal. Just remember- it's not the kind of craft you can do while watching tv.
Needle Felted Fox

I love the result- and I'm dying to make more! I really recommend the wool pet kits, they came with everything you need to make about 3 foxes. I've only made the one so far, but I was thinking about how wonderful they would look as little Christmas ornaments, with  a ribbon loop added on top.Or maybe I'll get more roving and make other woodland creatures. These really are addictive!

EDIT: I can't believe I missed out on making a Fantastic Mr. Fox reference! And I even watched the film again really recently. Oh well. This little fox is pretty fantastic, but lacks the George Clooney of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

27 comments:

mooncalf said...

Aww he is ADORABLE! I can't believe he's your first attempt. It looks really professional.

sauceyjill said...

very cute! I'm amazed at your flush of spring!

Erin said...

He is adorable! Great job!

Sarah said...

Ooh I love it! And I like the cute settings you've photographed him in. I have never done 3D needlefelting, but I've done some 2D flowers on the front of a felted purse. That was fun. I can't wait to see what else you create.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Too cute! I've never tried needlefelting but you are so right, they would absolutely make adorable ornaments! That sounds like a fun excuse!

Jacey said...

I just saw this little guy on flickr. He is so cute! I've only needle felted a small pumpkin, but I'd love to try my hand at such a fun creature like your fox here. I think he needs a name, though. Maybe that's becuase he's got me wanting to watch Fantastic Mr. Fox again...

By the way, did you know you are a no-reply blogger? I wanted to say thank you for the skirt compliment, but I don't have your email address!

CU@5 said...

What a cute creature! I've never needle-felted and I'm impressed that fox is your first project. He's so cute!

hibou said...

Wow, speaking of beginner projects that don't look beginner! He's so cute!

ifandany said...

aw, so cute! your own fantastic mr. fox... he looks great!

CanarySanctuary said...

He is so cute! And that's your first attempt? You're very talented :)

Kara said...

What a cute little guy! I am really intrigued by needlefelting.

KARIN said...

He is so cute! You definitely have a knack for needlefelting.

Knit 1 LA said...

Too cute!

jdknitter said...

cuuute! Haha immediately crossed my mind was 'fantastic mr. fox' =D

Gigi said...

Oh cute -- love him!

WingedStrategos said...

Cute, that off kilter nose adds a lot of charm.

Rainy Daisy said...

cute! I've been playing with the stabbity craft too. nothing quite so charming as a fox yet, but I'll work on that :)

cheers!
Daisy

monikita said...

Adorable!

Hilary said...

Oh, I love him! He is so cute! I love the idea of little fox Christmas ornaments. Looks like a lot of fun to make, too.

soknitpicky said...

He is a sly, charming creature! I love it!

Lucy said...

Cute! I love fox

Ashley said...

Super cute. And you did a fabulous job! I can't believe it's your first attempt. I tried needle felting some foam balls around Christmas time (inspired by Anthropology) and the result was not pretty.

Those kits are adorable as well.

danielle said...

He is too cute. Now I want to try that out..

yoel said...

Too cute for words!!

dawn said...

Oh wow, he is super cute! I've always wanted to try one of those kits.

Michele said...

Very Cute! The first thing I thought was that he looks like Fantastic Mr. Fox. I can't wait to see what other creations you make with the needle felting.

sweet jane. said...

it's official: I'm in love. I've avoided needle-felting until now, but I can't resist foxes.