So I have a friend who's graduating that loves wolves. When I presented this gift to her, she loved it, which is great.
That is to say, not for sale, basically.
I did have a lot of fun making this lil' guy... he's got a wire armature, and a posable mouth + tongue.
I found out something new about my camera when I took his photos, so they're better quality than some of the ones I've taken previously. Woot.
What else? Oh: thank you Zoobooks for already-handy reference (but darn you for sending me the same issue twice, my mom got mad and cancelled our subscription...)
This creation was made with a type of crafting called needle felting. Basically what happens is I take a bunch of loose (i.e. roving) wool and jab it with a needle (many, many times). The wool bonds to itself, slowly getting firmer and firmer. Eventually, it's firm enough to stand by itself in a sculpture-like way. By adding more roving wool, I can sculpt a creature or a person or whatever out of the wool.
Needlefelting is a relatively new craft, having only been invented 30 years or so ago. It's similar to the process of wet felting, but instead of using water, needles are used.
My needlefelt creations almost always include a wire base, so they are extremely posable, and I find the freedom of sculpting and the resulting plushness to be everything I could have asked for in a medium.
I happily take commissions, and my prices range from 20 and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size.