Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fleur de lapin

I have been experimenting with felting lately. This pretty flower came from the fur of my Angora rabbit. I hand felted it with, of all things, felting needles. They are rather long needles with barbs on them. You take a bit of angora, lay it on a bristle brush and punch the needle into the fur over and over and over again. Actually it's a bit thereputic. Then I dyed the petals a pale shade of pink, and added a vintage earring for some bling. Voila!!!! A pretty in pink flower brooch. This is my fluffy bunny, Peter, who is worth his weight in fur.


He's not a bit camera shy. He insisted on a close up.

Here is another look!!!! By the way it's super soft.





5 comments:

Betty's corner of the world said...

OMG! ... your bunny flower is soo sweet and soo pretty.
Beautiful!
Hugz ...Betty

The Feathered Nest said...

What a gorgeous felt flower!!! How cool that you made it with your sweet bunny's own fur, too!! What a cutie pie, I just love him ~ xxoo, Dawn

SharDon Exclusives said...

Now you are one thrifty lady. Fur on legs to go. What a precious bunny! Does Peter live in your home or his own? I think he is gorgeous. Does he have a mate that you get babies from? I am amazed that you made something so beautiful with his "extra" fur. Does he shed that much or do you just brush him? You MUST blog more about Peter, please. I absolutely love the flower. We ladies know how to use all things from our nest, don't we? Thank you so much for sharing this clever idea...sharon

LynneForsythe said...

So now I have to go get a rabbit....
What a beautiful flower....creating is a great thought diverter!!!

Your neverending talent is.........NEVERENDING!!
HUGS...
Lynne

suzeeez said...

Peter is adorable !..... and your brooch is beautiful!
:o) Sue