Needlefelted Hedgehog

Needlefelted Hedgehog

Tomorrow, we will be hosting a give-away from our sponsor, A Child’s Dream. Yippy Skippy! When Debbie, the shop owner, was trying to decide what to give-away, I quickly suggested her WoolPets Needle Felting Kits. I’ve got a history with needle felting. Actually, it’s a tale of woe, but I’ll share that tomorrow, and I thought it was high time to once again dabble in needle felting 🙂 Anyway, thought our readers would love the kits, and Debbie suggested she send me one to play with before hand. I was psyched! 

There are many different animals to choose from, including a bug or 2 🙂 You can check out the WoolPets Kits HERE. I chose a cutie patootie hedgehog! First, because they are cute as a bug’s ear and second, because it said it was a “beginner” kit. I have done some needle felting, but it’s been a while, so I thought I’d start out easy. I was a wee bit concerned when the kit came in because it had a sticker that said “intermediate” on it. So, not quite sure if the sticker was wrong or the description, but since he was pretty easy to make, I’m thinking it is “easy”.

Before I started I gathered together my supplies: the WoolPet Kit from A Child’s Dream, a foam felting cushion, my needle felting needles and holder, a ruler, and yes, a few band-aids so I wouldn’t have to stop when I inevitably skewered myself 🙂

So, let’s take a peek inside the cute little box.

Everything you need to make 2 or 3 hedgehogs. I went through and read all the instructions. I hate surprises when crafting 🙂 Tons of actual photos with written descriptions, which were clear and easy to follow. The only supply not included were the needle and thread needed to sew on the eyes. Make sure you have a very small eyed needle to fit through the little beads.

Started out making the body… Hey, look, I made an owl pellet!

Step by step the instructions took me through process.

So, there you have it. For starters, I had a blast, and I only punctured myself once, and it didn’t even warrant a band-aid. Color me proud!

The whole project took 2 1/2 hours. I’m sure experienced needle felters are much faster, but I moved slow, trying not to become a human pin cushion! The hardest part was adding the curlicues to the hedgehog’s back. By the time I was half through it, though, I had developed a technique and was moving much faster. So, here is my finished WoolPet Hedgehog.

 

I decided he looks more like a mouse in sheep’s clothing! His nose is a bit long and his ears are a bit big, but that’s okay. I still love him. His name is Bob Vila… no relation. One of the lovely things about the kits is there are enough supplies to make 2 or 3 hedgehogs! I’m sure I’ll be faster the next time, and he may even look more like a hedgehog 🙂

So there you have it… my adventures with a WoolPet Kit. I definitely give it 2 thumbs up… even if one has a little boo-boo on it 🙂

Make sure you stop by tomorrow for your chance to win a WoolPets kit of your choice, a foam felting pad, and a felting needle holder with an extra needle from A Child’s Dream. You’ll love these kits!

 

 

 

 

Kimara

9 Comments

  1. I’ve just ordered from A Child’s Dream for the first time. Their customer service is out of this world. I will be ordering from them in the very near future!

    1. Long before we had a professional relationship with A Child’s Dream, I use to shop there. I have always been impressed with their selection and their service, and their shop just keeps getting better and better. Love being able to share their shop with our readers.

  2. Kimara, your hedgehog turned out soooo cute. He is just the way God wanted him. Caongrats for only poking yourself once. I always jab myself. Keep going. Make a family.

    1. Yes, I’ve been covered in pokes before! Must admit, I stayed very focused this time 🙂 Love your idea about making a family. With the roving left, I’ll make one bigger and one smaller. Perfect!

  3. What a cutie you have created! I love him/her! They look very close to the one on the package- be proud of yourself for creating such a sweet thing, please?
    I am in agreeance with an earlier post- I think a whole family of hedgehogs would be grand!!
    Now- what about mice?- you know you hafta make a mouse or two or…. 😉

    1. Hehe… totally are about the mice! I am a huge mouse fan. And these kits are great! Plus, I even like the container which I will repurpose for other crafty things!

  4. I went to the Childs dream site, liked and commented 🙂

  5. What a great website. I thought the Woolpets Guinea Pigs Kit was wonderful – and since I have never done needle felting this looks like a good one to start with!

  6. What a great company A Child’s Dream is! I love their site and especially the Wool Felt mice kit! Love those mice!

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