Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Needle Felting Dogs

As promised, here is some artwork from my daughter.  DD the elder has been slowly refining her skills at needle felting and we finally got her some glass eyes so she can really get creative with felted animals.  This is our dog, made with real hair from the dog.
What was especially nice about this, aside from it being a wonderful tribute to our dog Candy who died back in November, is that even though I knew she had made the dog, the girls kept the whole gift a secret.  DD the younger sewed up the dog bed, and DD the elder used micron pens to add the pawprints, just like the real bed.  DD the elder made the book they used as a photo album at school, but said she had to leave it there so I never knew what it looked like.  They printed the  photos and card while DH and I were at a Christmas party, after asking for dog photos on the pretense of needing a couple for a school project. You can see the complete gift below.  I purchased the leather dog collar that holds the album closed but DD the elder said it was for an art project. My SIL took them out to get the engraved dog tag though, so I didn't have the wool pulled over my eyes on that one.
DD the elder also made a felted basset hound for my SIL.  This one is wearing a t-shirt that says 'bad to the bone' because the real dog loves wearing dog clothes and she is rather bad.


Doris said...

what i can see?,,they are amazing! and so cute! congratulation to yours DD for this beautiful work.

Jane said...

What lovely gifts. So much thought and effort, what talented daughters (and lucky recipients).

Debra said...

Very personal and unique--I have often wondered as I clean up all the Golden retriever dog hair at my house how well it would felt up. Apparently, pretty well.

Radio Dog Fence Australia said...

You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post. I will try to get the hang of it!