All of my supplies have arrived, the pet-sitting has concluded, and my creative block has been successfully squashed. Let the felting begin! I took hourly photos of my needle felting progress so you can see the creatures taking shape. Fair warning: these are the needle felting orders for my Indiegogo contributors, so if you are one of those lovely people and want to be surprised, DON’T LOOK!
Are you ready?
Ok, here’s the first project – a penguin. I already formed the basic body shape during an evening hanging out with friends (probably took me about 3 hours).
For the first hour I added some color to neck and chest. I also decided the penguin looked a bit too skinny so I started to bulk him up a bit.
After fattening him up and making some more color adjustments, I started working on the wings. First I made the white undersides as the base shape.
Then I added the black on top.
Finally, I attached the wings and started working on the legs.
That’s as far as I got yesterday. I’ll be working on it more tonight!