Needle Felted Bunny Rabbit Figure Made With Cat Hair

Meet “Little Timmy Bunny” … for he is actually the little guy that got me into needle felting little characters in the first place!
Timmy Bunny
Timmy Bunny
Before my introduction into wool roving I started working with wool yarn – knitting it and using the washing machine to felt it. I’d make purses and then needle felt designs on the front. However, knitting is so boring that as soon as I discovered wool roving I stopped doing it and even misplaced my needles so I couldn’t do it even if I wanted to. Fast forward a year and I’ve constantly got needle felted projects going on! I truly love it.

Anyway, I made Timmy bunny using un-dyed wool batting for the inside and cat hair for the outside. A friend of mine loved her cat dearly and upon its natural death, she shaved its long hair to keep for sentimental purposes. Over the years she didn’t do anything with it and was cleaning out her closet so she gave it to me. I rarely turn down unique crafting materials. (Yes, I washed it, carefully, in a nylon pantyhose sock with mild soap – much like washing wool.)

Just yesterday the Etsy blog posted an article about crafting with cat hair. My little Timmy bunny is up on the article in the ‘related items’ section. Way cool! My favorite thing about the whole article is the comments people wrote on it… “I love my cat, but EWWW!” .. hehehe. Read it!: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/how-tuesday-crafting-with-cat-hair

And order one of your own little Tim my bunnies through my Etsy shop!

Custom Hollow Book Project Complete

I got a request for a custom book project at the beginning of this month and finished it tonight. As always, I cut the pages out by hand and then apply glue, let it dry, trim it some more and then paint it. Sometimes I add colorful paper. This one is a lot of black paint. The book is a vintage copy of Pet Sematary by Stephen King.

Custom Hollow Book Secret Stash Box Money Box- Pet Sematary by Stephen King Custom Hollow Book Secret Stash Box Money Box- Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Awesome Recent Etsy Favorites

Awesome Embroidery Necklace
The design, colors, size, photos to show off the product, everything! Are awsome!

Mini Theater Prints
I’m really inspired by this and would love to try and put on a show with my friend and her paper puppets. Great work. There are many more cool prints – I just have a soft spot for rabbits 😉

Tamari Ball
Unique – Colorful! What is it exactly?? It’s so interesting..

Sun Run
No explanation even needed.

Felt Hat
Whoah! Cool Hat.