Friday, February 22, 2008

Smallest Mohair Critter

I remembered the day before yesterday that I need to take a door prize to the show on Sunday. Last year I had a beautiful wooden box with a bear couple painted on the lid. The door prize is supposed to be worth at least $10, so I went to the local gift shop hoping to find something Teddy Bear related. A book, or figurine would do. I couldn't find anything I was happy with soooo ... I decided to make something.

I tried a bunnie out of doe suede but I wasn't happy with it. I pulled out my mohair scraps and drew out a small pattern. I needed to keep it simple because of time and expense. I spent yesterday working on the little bunnie(didn't get any other work done) and Choco Bunnie is the result. He is 2 1/2" tall sitting-not including his ears. That makes him the smallest mohair critter I have ever made. Choco's head is jointed with discs and a cotter pin, arms and legs are string jointed. His nose, cheeks and tail are needle felted. I use wool felt for his ears and his eyes are glass. I got the neat little box at Dollar Tree. I'm pretty happy with the way he turned out and hope the winner will be too.

1 comment:

Yvette said...

What a cutie! I just love tiny :o)
His little face is adorable!!