Here’s some needle-felted potted cacti I’ve been working on. They are decorative but also functional; they are pincushions so the pot is entirely filled with 100% wool. Just so you know, wool is expensive and needle-felting is time-consuming. The details on the third cactus from the left, are embroidered coral glass beads and felted pebbles.
I made a needle-felted kitty. It looks black in the pictures but actually it’s a very dark charcoal. The eyes are hand-painted glass cabochons and the limbs are movable and string-jointed. It’s the first “jointed” stuffie that I made. I’ll probably experiment with more jointed systems. Overall I think I’m satisfied with the way it turned out.
A little story about this bear-piglet: in German there is a term called Innerer Schweinehund. It means “inner pig-dog” which is equivalent to “inner devil” or personal demons. I thought would be funny to make different personifications of hybrid animals in little stuffie form.
This little bear-piglet is the first stuffie I ever made, fully crocheted with pure wool and needle felted. The eyes are handmade.