I felt inspired to make a felted doll for my young friend, Miss E.
First I made the wire armature.
The citrus is a California Mandarin... (tiny orange)
Then I wrapped Shetland wool around the wire and needle felted it in place.
Next I added hair and I sewed a white cotton dress to serve as her base layer...as in nightgown, shift, or plain white dress.
The miniature kitten, which is suppose to approximately resemble Miss E's pet kitten, Bootsie, was actually the last thing to be made. But it insisted on posing with it's owner. :)
Here is a close up of the kitten. It is 1.5 x 1 inch. Each pupil for each eye only took two individual black wool fibers. TINY!
Miss E's doll also needed some pretty clothes and a few animals to roam around her yard. So I started making felted dresses and capes. They are adorned with tiny ribbons, needle felting, string, and tiny brads and flowers.
Pink fringe dress with flower belt.
Felted blue/green dress with yellow ribbon.
Lavender dress with purple felting and ribbon.
Miniature felted rabbit. (didn't photograph well)
Pink cape with flower belt.
Brown linen & felted (fur trimmed) cape.
Simple purple cape with black brad button.
Mystery poultry. Is it a chicken? Is it a duck? All I know is that it is a bird of some kind and it belongs to Miss E's doll. :)
Purple dress with felted dots and rick-rack belt.
There were a few more clothes in other colors based on these simple patterns. And I'm including lots of ribbons and brads for Miss E to mix and match with her doll clothes.
I hope she has fun!