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Little by little (a custom needle felted guinea pig)

Little by little  (a custom needle felted guinea pig)

Do you ever feel like you just don’t have the time to needle felt? Feel envious of those amazing artists who produce several sculptures a week whilst you work hard at your full time job and dream you could be stabbing some wool but then feel too tired when you finally get home?

Well you are not alone! …I really haven’t had much time at all recently. In fact I have felt so frustrated about it and have had to remind myself that I am not in a competition but this is my hobby and my style and my time.

This month I have proved to myself that you can still take just a tiniest bit of time out to have a little stab here and there even with a full time job …and guess what ? little by little you start to make some progress and when those deep brown eyes from that newly needle felted animal are staring back at you, you soon realise you have managed to create something quite wonderful and all that effort and time passing by has been worthwhile!! 🙂

Of course seeing that end result is very satisfying but it’s time to enjoy the journey too (no matter how long it takes) !!

So, the dark eyes staring back at me? Well they would be from the little guinea pig I just finished for a very doting guinea pig lover in Warrington in memory of her precious loved guinea pig.

This sweetie pie has taken me a while but I got there in the end!…. phew…. Hope you like her.:-)

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  1. Hi!
    stunning site! I’ve just started felting but I still have a long way to go 😉
    can I ask what wool you used to make his (or her) fur?
    Thanks!
    Looking forward to more tutorials!!!
    Did you ever try wet felting?

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  2. Veronica Vatter

    So cute

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  3. Precious! It does look real, love the two colored ears!

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    • Amanda Adebisi

      Thank you Donna for your encouraging comment about it looking real. I love the two different ears as well. That was how the real guinea pig was – so cute! 🙂

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  4. You’ve done a fantastic job, he is very lifelike. Do you work with photos as a reference?

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    • Amanda Adebisi

      Thanks for the nice comment. Yes I tend to just go to google images and get ideas from real animal photos and also look at pictures of clay models, diagrams of anatomy etc for proportion and shape too. For this one i copied photos of a real guineapig (the buyer’s guinea pig had sadly passed away :-()

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  5. Julianne Mason

    That looks so real. I’m just starting felting. I won a machine and am trying to learn. That is just so great!

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    • Amanda Adebisi

      Thank you Julianne. Great you have started. Let me know how you get on. Amazing you won a machine. What sort of machine is it?

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  6. OMG! That is so adorable 🙂

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  7. Love this cutie!

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