Friday, March 20, 2009

A Pig And A Poke

Yes, yes, yes, I am aware the expression is a "pig in a poke" but it is cuter this way.
For those of you who asked for more information about needle felting and the creation of piggys, this post is for you!
I even made a video so you can watch the process. Um, please ignore my munchkin voice and the fact I sound like an idiot.

View this montage created at One True Media
Needle felting a piggy



Here is the finished ovaly type thing I need for his body.



I made the other pieces separately, and then using the same, poke, poke, poke technique, I attach the pieces. Here is his nose attached to his face.



Next I poke holes for his eye sockets, and then I add black wool to make his eyes.



I needle felt his ears separately, and then poke them onto his "head".



Here he is with his ears.



I do the same thing with his legs, I make them separately, and then needle felt them onto the body. The hardest part is trying to match them for length and circumference. I threw away two legs that didn't make the cut in the leg auditions.

I twist some wool, poke it a bit to make it stay twisted and then I poke it onto the pig's body for his curly tail. Here he is, finished, from the side. I am not entirely happy with the tail thing, so I am working on another way to make his tail curly. We shall see how it works.



And this is his finished self. Cute, huh? This is an original design by me.



Oink, oink. Piggy enjoyed the very nice first day of Spring we got in Utah. Good thing, it is supposed to snow again on Monday. Wahhhhh!

16 Kids Who Want To Play:

Me said...

Oh! He so cute!

I don't think you sounded like a munchkin! I think you did a good job with the video.

Kristina P. said...

Yay! I have my cute little piggy right here next to me!

Jillybean said...

I love my piggy!
She sits on my dresser where I can see her when I wake up in the morning. At first I named her "Hamhocks" but Max pronounced it "Ham Hots" and I liked that better, so the name stuck.

SO said...

Love it!! Oink! Oink!

K J and the kids said...

That's EXACTLY what I wanted to see.
That's amazing. I still don't get how just poking a needle in to felt joins it together....but I'm glad to know how it's done.
Thanks !

wendy said...

Dang, those are cute. I could never do it---I don't Make things --EVER,
I liked the munchkin voice.

Corinn said...

Heee!

And thanks for the tutorial, I want to try felting myself.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Does this post mean that my little felt piggy is not on its way to me in the mail? Do I have to make one myself?

Since Kristina P. already has a piggy, maybe it is for the best. We should do something different for me. How do you feel about a felt bunny?

-Francesca

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Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

You are so good! I don't think I'm talented enough to make one of those cute piggies. I'll just have to try harder at the next blunch to win it! ;o) Or maybe I could get a custom animal like Francesca?!

Kathy said...

VERY cute indeed! I remember him from Meet-and-Greet :)

rychelle said...

i love those little piggies!

and that dreaded snow almost caused me to be stranded in slc this morning. crazy weather!

Bobie said...

How cute. I'm going to try it... someday. Wish me luck.

Debbie said...

So darling! I want kids young enough to enjoy these.

Christa said...

I do so enjoy Phillip. He makes me happy.

Amber said...

CUTE! I don't work well with wool. I've tried.