If you don’t fall instantly in love with this little creature, then I don’t know what to do for you! This is Maddy’s needle felted squirrel and I think he’s just divine. As usual, she had a picture in her head and far exceeded what I imagined she would do with the idea. This squirrel pretty much ties up the autumn themed crafts for this year too and what a way to finish!
Our felting box contains plenty of scraps of colours and this is made from what is left of a ball of brown and some flesh beige fleece. My favourite shops for buying felting supplies are World of Wool and Sara’s Texture Crafts. You can pick up a bargain on ebay too by looking for felting supplies. You’ll need some needle felting needles too and a sponge or foam pad (unless you don’t value your knees much).
At some point we’ll feel well qualified enough to do a tutorial; until then, read this 🙂
Little paws, feet and ears are added with small shaped pieces of felting.
Once all his bits and bobs had been attached, he just needed detail adding with some back stitching in black (or dark brown) embroidery thread. The stitching and the button eyes really made him I think . Maddy Makes amazing craft projects, don’t you agree? (She’s very proud of him and only 12, so I think she would love some likes and comments to tell her he’s great 😉 )