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Needle felted ferret!!

Needle felted ferret!!

After 7 weeks I finally stepped back into my office in London today. Pneumonia and pleurisy was not at all nice to have and definitely took away my energy (even to the point of not being able to needle felt at one point! )but I managed it in. Yay!!

I have so been blessed by my parents (who looked after me for 2 weeks at theirs in Lincolnshire) as well as my friends who have made me feel very loved indeed with texts and cards and gifts ! I have also been able to rest and slow down! I am now home with my lovely hubby again and getting back to normality gradually..

Today was not just about accomplishing the commute and seeing my colleagues who I have so missed, but I have been working on a surprise secret birthday buddy gift for my CEO who celebrated her big 40 at the weekend and today she got to see her new ferret. Of course she knew it was me as she knows I needle felt but never mind. 🙂 I just loved the look on her face. I have planned this since January when I found out I was her birthday buddy!

She did at first jump with a delighted shock when she opened the wrapping as I had found a picture of her beloved pet ferret on facebook and copied the colours and pose as best I could.   So worth the hours spent when I can make someone smile 🙂

I started with the head with core wool, very similar to when I made my badger, adding layers of soft merino colours on top.

01-Ferret (14) 02-Ferret (121) 03-Ferret (1) 04-Ferret (15)

05-Ferret (16) 10-Ferret (3) 11-Ferret (4) 12-Ferret (5)

Ferrets are beautiful creatures and very unique with having such a long body and neck. This one has just been asleep and woken up so is still curled up tightly but face looking at you with those adorable big eyes and twitchy nose and whiskers asking for a cuddle. I made the eyes bigger than in real life as .. well I couldn’t help myself- a bit of a fit to be loved interpretation 🙂

You can see more pictures in my facebook Ferret album, but here are a few of the finished ferret. Hope you like them  xx

37-Ferret (90) 24-Ferret (32)

32-Ferret (42)  39-Ferret (99)

26-Ferret (35)  42-Ferret (114) 46-Ferret (119)

44-Ferret (117) 35-Ferret (84)

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  1. I don’t suppose you could do a tutorial on the ferrets head? My daughter asked for two ferrets for her kids for Christmas, and I’m really having a difficult time with the head… Please?

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    • Hi Suzi, Its not one i am planning to do but happy to offer tips. As you can see from the photos on this page of the head i started off with basic core wool head shape then added layers of the wool to get the fur look. I started out a bit similar to the badger head – have you see that tutorial? ttobeloved.com/2013/09/04/how-to-needle-felt-a-badger-head-photo-tutorial/ .Please let me know how you get on. I would love to see photos and happy to offer help as you go. Amanda

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  2. I am just a beginner too, and am in a lot of trouble with my obsessive/compulsive – ness! Very relaxing and very tedious at same time! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and amazing picture tutorials. I hope to get as good as you. In the meantime I’m leaving my DNA all over everything!

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  3. Love the ferret … had a real ferret that looked just like this one. Her name was Pheobe.

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  4. Great job! He’s so cute!

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  5. Your work is amazing! Just getting into felting. I won the felting sewing machine.

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  6. You are so talented with all of your animal felting that I have seen. Your animals are so life like. I’m just starting out felting I didn’t know there was so much out there to do with felting. I think you for sharing your talent and helping me with my felting. My grand children will be the ones to enjoy what I have learnt. Think you!

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  7. Glad to hear you are feeling better, love the ferret

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  8. fantastic.. i only wish i can get a third as good as you.. thank you for sharing

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  9. Fit to Be Loved, Your ferret is fabulous! Wow, it is so beautiful, your felting is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! Donna

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