Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Here's Oliver and Vinny!

I've been bursting to share this with you for sooo long but I've had to contain myself, so in a time long ago before the mini-mojo went AWOL, I started a little project!

This is Oliver and Vinny... aren't they adorable?

They are Maltese Terriers owned by a friend in the US. After I had made a few needlefelted miniatures for her she asked if I could try my hand at replicating her wee dogs. Maltese terriers have long silky coats but hers are kept clipped and she was having difficulty finding ones that looked like her little dogs. My needlefelting has always been the 'stab-it-and-see-how-it-turns-out' technique so it was quite different to work to a photo but here's the result...

The dogs are built onto wire frames using merino wool, the longer hair on them is alpaca, they have little black eyes, black silk noses and, like the real Oliver and Vinny, have fetching neckwear! I've been asked if I can make a cat next so best get busy x


  1. just as adorable as the original =)

  2. ¡Igual, igual! Me gusta este reto tuyo. Has conseguido unos perros muy tranquilos y cariñosos.
    Besos Clara

  3. Los perritos te han quedado como los originales, fantasticos.
    Me encantan!!
    besitos ascension

  4. They are so cute you have done really well!


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