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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Finally, some dogs

I love dogs. And when I first saw a book about needlefelted dogs I knew I wanted that book, and to try make some of my own. I got the book from my mother for Christmas one year. And I tried... and I was very disappointed. It didn't look like I wanted.. And it was hard making dogs, maybe because I love dogs and know how they really look. But still it's hard to know everything about the anatomy, and you need to know some, to make a realistic dog. So I started making teddy bears, sheep and cats instead, I'm quite afraid of cats actually =) and maybe I didn't have that high demands on myself with the cats, as I have for the dogs, so I got quite happy with the result, it didn't really look like a real cat, but it was cute ;) And it didn't have any scary claws! ;)
But I did get pleased with at least one dog, the miniversion of my Chinese crested. I made it out of wool and his fur. Now the miniversion is all I got since he died in May. So I'm very glad I have a mini-version of him at least.
And as always, I write a lot, I could just have wrote: I have finally made some wool-dogs.
But I got caried away ;)

This poodle is actually the first dog I made, I realized some days ago that just because I was finished once, doesn't have to mean I cant work on it some more later, and fix it, so that I would like it better, and I think this dog went through a good make over =) Hope you agree with me, and like the second picture better than the first....
Before
After
I think she looks better after I added that curly wool. =)
And I started a more regular pudle too, the first one is more of a showdog, this one is cuddling at home, with a shorter cut curly fur ;)

And then I made this schnauzer too. I most say it looks like the picture in my book, but when I googled this breed, it didn't really look like this.... But mine is more a cartoon than a real dog I guess ;) I might go for cartoon on every dog I make, and maybe they will finally look like real ones.. ;) Because every time I try making it realistic, it end up cartoonish...

And a group shot of the new dogs =)
 

I hope to make more dogs soon! Many different breeds =) I'll just work on them until I get sick of it, then I'll do something else for awhile, as always, and after awhile, I might feel for more wool again =)
I hope I will get better and better as I practise, I hate to practise, I want to be great from the start... but who can manage that?! In every thing =) I will keep working on the eyes, I'm not really satisfied with my result so far, but I think it has gotten a little better as I go.

Take care
Hannah

26 comments:

  1. OMG!!! They are so awesome! The schnauzer is my favorite, he looks so snuggly and I think he looks perfect.

    Well done honey ;) ..js

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    1. You are to kind Jane!
      But I'm quite happy with the placing of the schnauzers head, I think he is looking at you like a dog does, he might be asking for a bone or something =)

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  2. Hannah, the dogs are so cute! I can't imagine the hours it must take to make one. Thank you for sharing the pictures. You did an amazing job.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa! It takes a lot of time, it took me a couple of days, and I get bored easily, but I manage to finish these 3 before I lost my patience =)

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  3. Hanna , son preciosos!!! Me gustan todos, son tiernos y encantadores.

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  4. Hanna I think they look great, dogs are very hard to do so practice until you feel like you have done well.


    Hugs
    Marisa

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  5. They are adorable! If this is your beginner work I can just envision the perfection that is coming! They are already so cute. You do incredible work!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  6. De er vidunderlige, det er tydeligt at der er kommet mere udtryk i pudlen,efter du arbejdede med den igen. De er alle meget søde og meget udtryks fulde.
    Knus
    Wyrna

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  7. They're adorable and sweet.
    Greetings, Faby

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  8. Hi Hannah, your little felt dogs are looking great, so cute!

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    1. Hi Liduina =) Thank you!! Nice to hear from you again =)

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  9. Dear Hannah,
    What a cute felt dogs. I like needle felting also.
    Hugs Dorien

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    1. Thank you Dorien =)
      Do you needle felt too? I will have to check back on your blog some more =) I only had time to look at a few posts today, but will look more tomorrow =)

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    2. I 'll put my needle felt on my blog later on.

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  10. It looks like you're already great from the start, Hannah! That Schnauzer has so much character--I adore him! Keep going, at least as long as you're having fun! :-) xo Jennifer

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    1. Thank you very much Jennifer!!
      I tried making a new dog yesterday, but the body was very strange, so I'll have to wait for some new inspiration until I keep doing this =)

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  11. Hannah, your little dogs are very cute. You should go on making them. You are becoming an expert felting artist.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank you Drora for you kind words!

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  12. Underbara lilla hundar, lovely dogs :)

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Thanks for reading, I love to read your comments =)
Hannah