We'd thought about it for a long while, we'd bought the book, some wool, needles and mats so today Oly and I made ourselves a cat each. Just the ONE cat each and they took all day! We nearly missed lunch and I couldn't come home until mine was finished. Maybe we're a bit slow or too meticulous but we had expected to have made a few more animals after 7 hours!
It was really good fun, we really enjoyed making them although we both started off with a strange shape looking more like a duck, then a penguin, a dog.... but finally they started to adopt the right posture and the right faces for cats - well, we thought so, maybe wishful thinking but we are really happy with our first ever attempts and despite a few stray finger jabs here and there, neither of us drew blood!
Here is my little cat, he's very tiny so as I couldn't use beads for eyes, I jabbed in some green wool. His little pink nose looks a bit like a pig from the wrong angle but he's been welcomed by the children, even if the little girl is being rude to him!
We used the book 'Little Felted Animals' which is a great starter book with loads of different animals to make. We scanned the pattern page, reducing it roughly to1/3rd which made it a bit easier to make dollshouse size. Oly made the standing cat which turned out lovely. I'll try to get her to show him on her blog.
Bye for now,