Thursday, October 13, 2011

Squirrel!!!

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Remember these pieces?
 
That got nice and felted?
 
They have become a real squirrel!!!
 
Sadly, this is the best picture I could get with the dark and rainy weather we've been having. This is the "rainy" version.

And here's the "dark" version.
 

This is probably the best picture to see his mouth, which is black on the dark brown, but actually shows up pretty well in "real life".
 
I like this "Halloween glamour shot" where it looks like he's scurrying away from the menacing bird whose shadow you can see in the background.

I did something weird and sewed the white details onto his eyes before I sewed them onto his head.
 
It didn't turn out too badly, but I'd sew the eyes on first next time. I was frustrated from fighting with the fleece I used in lieu of felt. I would not use the fleece again; I'd use felt. But the problem was that I couldn't find felt that was a nice, pale pink rather than electric Pepto-Bismol pink.

And here's a side view, where you can see his puffy tail.
 
More puffy than "bushy", but still cute, I think!

I'm very pleased to declare victory!!

Edited to add: My squirrel needs a name!! Please share your suggestions in the comments. =)

Edited again to add: I'm also linking this to Finished Object Friday at Tami's Amis. Go there for more finished things!

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14 comments:

Calophi said...

It's adorable. I approve!

I've been having a hard time getting pictures of tiny toys myself. I had to take the ones of Cthulhu in the kitchen just to get him lit well enough.

Aimee said...

He's cute!

Possible names:

Eamon
Ladd
Frank
Quincy
Mr. Cutie McSnuggles

Sarah said...

Very cute! If you want a geeky name I suggest Sciurus the Squirrel. Its the genus name for many of the tree squirrels in North America.

Jenny said...

Aaaw, what a cutie - love his big tail and his little face. That tiny pink nose is adorable!
Names, oh that is hard... what to pick!? Noel Nutts, Mr PuffyTail, Herr Skutt (means "Mr Jump" in Swedish), or Missy Moo... (yep, I know that the last one is strange - believe it or not, that's what I call DH when I am having half-serious discussions with him about where to put his dirty socks... a topic that can be discussed into eternity, I think... Good to have a hobby together! LOL)

Delusional Knitter said...

For some reason, Bushel McNutter comes to my mind, LOL!!! It came out awesome!!

paula said...

OMGosh, he's SO cute! Excellent job with the felting and getting everything to come out just the right size. He's perfect! Oh, and he looks like a Ned to me. :)

Amy said...

O_O he. is. too. stinkin'. cute.

You did a great job on this little guy.

He looks like a Chess Nutt to me :)

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Hmm, a name? How 'bout "Rocky". I can't help it; I'm a Rocky & Bullwinkle fan from way back. I think his tail is fab!

Jean in Georgia said...

I have seen the squirrel up close and in person, and he is even more adorable than the pictures show.

Kathleen said...

Oh, I'm in love. I need to make more felted ami like, right this second. He came out beyond adorable, the felting worked some real squirrely magic, I love the fluff it adds, and the shaping on the tail is too cute. Also, ajklsdfj; his little mouth. Someday, I will be able to embroider mouths that well. Someday.

Meg said...

Omg I love it! That's too cute. Especially the tail.

Melanie said...

Too cute! How about Acorn for a name? Though I have to admit I call all squirrels and chimpmunks 'Chippy' in my head. lol

Sandra Kaye said...

This little squirrel is adorable. Thanks again for coming over to see me. Hugs

Tony Vila said...

Aww, Emo Squirrel is Emo.

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