Monday, August 11, 2008

Felted footie

I have made a few inchies in the past, but they are small. I was looking for a way to make something bigger that could be changed with the seasons and mood. I decided on a 12 inch squared (footie) with grommets in the corners. I have been trying to use up stuff, so I found some hair from my old dog Rufus (1990 - 2004). Took a picture from the computer enlarged it and cut out his body.
I got the idea from the latest Quilting Arts Magazine. Pet portraits. Felted his hair, with a little wool and cut it out Needlefelted some more of his hair and a bit of wool. Put him on the background. He always smiled and his tail was set to permanent wag mode. He had gorgeous hair that was long since he was a golden retriever. I still have lots of his hair to be creative with.

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