Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Wee Wascally Wabbit

This little fellow was started many months ago and then abandoned when the head went terribly wrong. His forehead was really tall and totally out of proportion for the rest of his face.

I taught a needle felting class for a few guild members this afternoon and while the others were working on the heads for their little jointed bears I gave "Wascally" some needed head surgery. I chopped off the top of his head, removed some length and then needle felted it back together again.

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I think he turned out quite cute.

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He's a wee little fellow, only one and a half inches to the top of his head when seated in that position. That's a standard keyboard he's sitting on.

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Lying down he's three inches from nose to toes.

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15 comments:

Lauri said...

he is adorable!!!

~Kristie said...

That's the cutest rabbit I've ever seen!!

dragon knitter said...

you absolutely amaze me with the itty bitty things you do! that is just precious! your grandbaby is gonna be one lucky kid with a mom AND a grandma to make toys for him/her.

Mary Heather said...

That is the absolute cutest rabbit that I've ever seen! I agree with dragon knitter, your grandbaby is going to be very lucky! :-)

Dandy said...

he's too cute!!!

Carrie said...

That is flat-out the sweetest thing I have ever seen. Can you post where you got the pattern? The sheer teeniness of it makes me want to give it a spin...

kristo said...

awwww, sooo cute!!!
that's the cutest needle felted animal EVER!!! good job! :-)

Jo said...

He is so cute! How did you do his ears??

Rabbitch said...

Oh lordy, and I've been resisting the needle felting thingie but I fear I can do so no longer ...

"mmhlm", as my verification word says.

Marlene said...

Thanks everyone. The tiny, thread jointed, needle felted critters are 5 to 6 hours of steady work so I don't exactly churn them out, but your compliments make it seem worth it.

Jo, the ears were done with lots of stab, stab, stab, stabbity, stab stab. Seriously, the ears are just needle felted like the rest of him. The wool is felted firmly enough that they stand on their own. The shaping is just done by forming with the fingers and stabbing strategically to make the folds hold.

Carrie, there is no real "pattern" for needle felting. Each little critter kind of develops as you go along. I couldn't make two exactly the same if I tried. There is a very good instructional booklet that walks you through the steps of making a bear and I just adapted for a rabbit.

http://tinyurl.com/ygkvnl

One hint I could offer is to find a toy or animal ornament that you like the basic shape and features of and use it as a guide.

Anonymous said...

His little feet alone are a desktop picture!
Anne

Marlene said...

I change our desktop picture fairly often Anne, but yes, right now it is the seated picture of Wascally.

Tracey said...

He is too cute, really, I'm speachless, those ears are just darling and the expression on his face...so charming

PJ said...

Oh, it's just TOO cute..and then the last picture of his paws..ahhhh..
Sorry for your bug! yikes. and the the CUTEST little pumpkin ever..that was awesome your daughters baby I feel privledged to see that!...and then Shelby looks just like Nugget in the kitchen. I call her the Golden Rug most of the time...if only we had a bigger kitchen!

Michelle said...

That is the most adorable bunny!