This blog entry is dedicated to my mom. Because I know she’ll like it and I’m pretty sure a good combination of nature and nurture from her is why I got so excited about this topic. As my dad put it, my mom “likes little things that look like the big things.” (Let’s hope that doesn’t apply to everything.)
It’s a good thing classes haven’t started yet, because then I might feel a little guilty about the amount of time I spent last night browsing Etsy for handmade, pocket-sized animals. Why was I doing this? Well, because I happened to notice that one of my favorite bloggers, Movita Beaucoup, had a page with some needle felted animals she crafted, like Morley.
If I was lucky enough to have Morley live with me, I am pretty sure I would carry him everywhere. And probably talk to him. Because the way his head is tilted clearly indicates that he is a good listener.
So then I got curious. And suddenly it was three hours later and I had flagged twenty-five little fuzzy animals on Etsy. Here are some of my favorites:
This little guy comes with his own home!
Hamster with crocheted play hut by BitsofFiber
Of course there were lots of cats who caught my eye….
Oliver the Orange Kitty Cat by LittleElfsToyshop
Eskimo Kitty by Lazzi217
There are sooo many bunnies I want to share with my sister!
Easter Bunny Baby Rabbit by SteviT
Bunny Friends by darialvovsky
Black & White Bunny by TCMfeltDesigns
Teeny Tiny Gray Bunny by LittleElfsToyshop
Apparently you can actually get custom sculptures of your pets! I told Nick that if we ever find ourselves in a position to lavish each other with extravagant gifts, I would like a custom needle felted version of Bailey and Matilda.
Custom Two Kitty Pin Cushion by BayColonyDesigns
Custom Poseable Dog by GourmetFelted
There are even DIY kits you can purchase!
DIY Brown Cat kit by HanamiBoutique
But my favorite….?
Axolotl by CreturFetur