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May Birthday Giveaway: Made By Moxie

examples of Moxies work

Today I have a wee finger puppet made by the amazing Moxie for one lucky person. Moxie is a fiber artist and needle felting wool by hand is her usual (but not only) medium. She creates breathtakingly amazing sculptures, both large and small, some are lifelike and some hilarious while at the same time a bit heartbreaking. You can see some of her most recent work on her site: icons & totems & pieces of the past, a recent show in NYC, and her sets Hungry and Hungry 2 are hilarious. If you’re interested in learning to needle felt keep an eye on her schedule, she teaches classes.

finger puppet from Moxie

If you’d like win this sweet bit of the genius please leave a comment with this post. If you don’t mind I’d love to know: Have you ever tried needle felting? I have, but I’m afraid it’ll take a lot more practice for it to become something that could be called presentable. You’ve got until 10 a.m. PST Friday, May 6th to enter, the fine print applies, good luck! Closed, thanks for entering!

· comments [203] · 05-5-2011 · categories:craft ·

203 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Holly // May 5, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I have tried needle felting and while I’m a very patient knitter I am NOT a very patient needle felter. You can get nice results but it’s just not my bag.

  • 2 Brenda Boo // May 5, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I have never tried needle felting but would LOVE to. These are so very cute! I would love one!

  • 3 kirida // May 5, 2011 at 3:05 am

    I have never tried needle felting. But this is so cute and lovely!

  • 4 Jamie // May 5, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I haven’t tried it, but these are adorable. I want one!

  • 5 Megan // May 5, 2011 at 3:34 am

    Haven’t tried needle felting– yet! These are so cute. My little guy loooooves monsters :)

  • 6 cora // May 5, 2011 at 3:46 am

    these are adorable! i love the hungry set. i have never tried needle felting, but after receiving a big armful of felted birds from a friend last christmas, it’s on my new-craft-skills-to-learn list.

  • 7 bryssy // May 5, 2011 at 3:56 am

    No at all. We live in FL and felted sweaters are few and far between!

  • 8 Kathy // May 5, 2011 at 4:02 am

    These are adorable! Wonderful giveaway. I have tried needlefelting and found the book Wool Pets to be really helpful. I made little needle-felted songbird ornaments for friends and family last year as Christmas gifts, and I have needle-felted some little animals for my daughter.

  • 9 Seanna Lea // May 5, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Moxie’s work is adorable.

    I just started my first needle felted piece almost two weeks ago. I’m going pretty slow, so I expect that it will take me a month to make the tiny thing unless I decide I’ve finally gotten it and can stop aiming for perfection.

  • 10 Lauren // May 5, 2011 at 4:23 am

    I have never tried needle felting, only in the washing machine. These little guys certainly are cute and inspiring though!

  • 11 Marie Biswell // May 5, 2011 at 4:36 am

    I tried once – almost gave myself tetnus! Maybe next time I won’t use my fingers to support the project but a piece of foam instead!

  • 12 Jack // May 5, 2011 at 4:36 am

    I have, and I was hopeless! These are amazing!

  • 13 Yolan // May 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I’ve tried a few dolls and dogs several years ago, and hope to get back to it soon. These are very sweet.

  • 14 Kate // May 5, 2011 at 4:38 am

    I have never tried it, but I should considering how cute this is!

  • 15 Trisha C // May 5, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Man, oh man! I have not tried felting, but my Etsy Favorites is basically a huge page of various felted items. I love these little monsters!

  • 16 Lou // May 5, 2011 at 4:41 am

    My older friend Janet tried to teach me to knit in hopes of one day felting, but I gave up 1/100th of the way through a washrag.

  • 17 Jackie // May 5, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting, however I do other crafty-type things with felt.

  • 18 Leah F // May 5, 2011 at 4:51 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting. I love Moxie’s stuff – amazing!

  • 19 Valerie // May 5, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting. It seems like such a magical process, though, and I’ve been intrigued by it for a while now. Maybe I’ll try it someday :)

  • 20 Katrina // May 5, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I’ve never tried it. I’ve drooled over some knitting projects that would incorporate some needle felting, but I haven’t done anything about it yet.

  • 21 Leigh // May 5, 2011 at 5:10 am

    no, but i have wanted to for years… i’ve seen demos on PBS and looked it up online but i just don’t think i know quite how tomanage it!

    but i do love her stuff! quirky and adorable! (i’d love 2 have some of her creations!)

  • 22 Ruth Ann // May 5, 2011 at 5:13 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting, but some of those little monsters in the pictures are just adorable…I’ve never been a fan of Barbie (or any of her “friends”), so I find the little guys chewing on the Barbie body parts hilarious.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 23 knittingshelley // May 5, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I have used needle felting to repair moth holes in my boyfriend’s sweater (inspired by http://www.woolfiller.com, but I see Martha Stewart has also done this http://www.marthastewart.com/how-to/stylish-repairs-felted-sweater-patches). I think it would be interesting to learn how to make needle-felted characters but I’m not sure I have the artistic ability!

  • 24 priscila ferreira // May 5, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I have never tried it, but this is so LOVELY!

  • 25 Regina // May 5, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Is needle felting different from regular felting? Off to google. :)

  • 26 Michelle // May 5, 2011 at 5:37 am

    I have never tried needle felting, but I am dying to take a class and learn.

  • 27 Laurie // May 5, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting but, since I’ve done most of the other fiber crafts, it’s probably about time to give it a try! It seems intimidating somehow, in a way I can’t quite explain

  • 28 Stephanie // May 5, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I have not tried needle felting but I will be seeking out her site. The little guy with the barbie leg in his mouth is perfect! My neighbour has set up a little (barbie-sized) gazebo in her front garden. Complete with itsy bitsy patio furniture and I have been looking for something to stick in there. She’d LOVE this.

  • 29 Stephanie // May 5, 2011 at 5:54 am

    Just found your site today! What lovely little monsters…. heeheehee

  • 30 Kerry // May 5, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I love felted things! I’ve never created one myself, but these are adorable!

  • 31 latenac // May 5, 2011 at 5:55 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting. I’d like to. Although frankly I keep hoping my 7 year old will want to as well and we could learn together.

  • 32 Kristen // May 5, 2011 at 5:56 am

    I do a bit of needle felting from time to time, since my house is awash in roving. But, I’ve never made anything as cute as her stuff. I need to follow her for inspiration :)

  • 33 Natalie // May 5, 2011 at 5:59 am

    not yet …

  • 34 SarahB // May 5, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I have never tried needle felting. Right now I’m trying to teach myself to knit and I’m failing miserably.

  • 35 Beth K. // May 5, 2011 at 6:07 am

    These are darling! And no, I’ve never done any sort of felting, but I love it.

  • 36 oonaballoona // May 5, 2011 at 6:13 am

    another never here– though i always want to when i see how awesome it can turn out, and moxie’s are amazing. they look like they’re going to speak at any moment.

  • 37 caroline // May 5, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I have tried before, it didn’t have a happy ending. I failed miserably :( haha. Anyway, I would love one of these adorable creatures! They are so cute! :) it would surely brighten my day… ;)

  • 38 Ana // May 5, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting, but I’ve been a fan of it since I saw a lady do it at a crafts fair a few years ago. A friend of mine took it up some time after that and I’ve liked what she’s made, but I feel like if you want to make really nice things that will stand the test of time (and trend), you have to go beyond what’s available in the big box stores, and right now, I can’t afford another costly hobby. And much like spinning, felting would take time away from knitting!!! But I always make time to admire someone else’s felting projects. It really takes patience and a lot of creativity!

  • 39 patina // May 5, 2011 at 6:30 am

    i have tried needle felting several times, but can’t manage to make more than a lopsided ball. these are awesome! i want to snuggle with one!

  • 40 Laura // May 5, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Never tried it! Seems too daunting. I’m lucky enough when it works in the washing machine!

  • 41 jody // May 5, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Love it!

  • 42 Melissa // May 5, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I’ve never done the needle felting, but my sister gave me a book of it, so at some point, I need to get some fiber and needles and go at it. I’ve done knitting/felting, though. Yeah, not the same.

  • 43 sangeetha // May 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I have not – always looked too hard and in any case I have been knitting only for 4 years, so still consider myself a knitting newbie to try something else new

  • 44 Amy // May 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

    I haven’t ever tried it but I would love to. Those are adorable.

  • 45 Jessica // May 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Haven’t tried it, but it’s on my long list of things I’d like to do!

  • 46 Yolande // May 5, 2011 at 6:43 am

    My daughter’s wonderful preschool teacher does felting and gave my daughter a beautiful little felt doll for her birthday. I told her about Moxie’s work (Hungry and Hungry 2) and she thinks it’s hilarious and strange. I’d love to give it to her. She is really a wonderful teacher.

  • 47 Jen // May 5, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Oh my goodness, these are awesome. Yes, please!

  • 48 Dana // May 5, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I’ve tried needle felting and I have to agree. It takes a lot of practice (or natural skill) to get something that looks that good.

  • 49 Alysia // May 5, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I would love to learn how to needle felt, the results are always so adorable! I’ll have to stick with knitting until I stumble across more free time.

  • 50 roya // May 5, 2011 at 6:59 am

    I have never tried felting. I was once very tempted to try it but I think you have to have a washing machine of your own which I didn’t.

  • 51 Amy // May 5, 2011 at 7:02 am

    LOVE the barbie leg in the monster mouth! Too cute

  • 52 Carolyn // May 5, 2011 at 7:04 am

    I have tried needle felting- without foam to support it and do not recommend it- I bled on my poor mis-shapen butterfly…

  • 53 Bonnie // May 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I’ve done needle felting to put flowers onto a woven scarf, and I’ve also needle felted some styrofoam balls that live in a glass bowl. All that stabbing is therapeutic!

  • 54 abi // May 5, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting, but it’s definitely on my list of Crafts To Try One Of These Days.

  • 55 Katie // May 5, 2011 at 7:13 am

    I have not entered the world of needle felting but after you spotlighted that amazing dahlia I have wanted to explore all things felt!!

  • 56 Adrienne // May 5, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Love, love, love Moxie! I have needle felted but it never quite works out the way I’d hoped.

  • 57 Out2lunch // May 5, 2011 at 7:23 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting. It looks interesting, but there really isn’t anywhere local that I can buy the supplies. Also I’m really into recycle/re-use crafts ATM.

  • 58 Sarah // May 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

    No– right now I only admire needle felting :)

  • 59 Christa // May 5, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I’ve never tried it–it looks fun.

  • 60 Debbie // May 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I have needle-felted but I’m not very good at it (probably due to lack of practice!). Love the little monster!

  • 61 Jessica // May 5, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I’ve never tried but those are oh so cute!

  • 62 J Nowal // May 5, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I have tried it, with Moxie’s Octopus Friend kit! It went better than I expected but I’m not sure I have the patience and talent to get good at it.

  • 63 Christina // May 5, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Love the toofs on those monsters gnawing on the Barbie limbs. Yes, I’ve done some needle felting, was really having fun with it until I had to stop for a year due to neck arthritis–what a pain, both literally and figuratively. Have just started back with it. It’s a wonderful medium–I do cartooning and needle felting was like cartooning in 3-D.

  • 64 Candace // May 5, 2011 at 7:46 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting but I really would like to! I love the Hungry series!

  • 65 Rebekah // May 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I have not tried needle felting yet, but its products are so wonderfully tactile and beautiful!

  • 66 punkrawkknitter // May 5, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I bought a needle felting kit off Etsy and made myself two hearts. I love Moxie, and her “Puppets need puppets too” puppet was what got me into needle felting. Unfortunately wool roving is really expensive, so I haven’t been able to do felt anything recently, but if Moxie ever wants to start selling her starter kits again… I’ll be first in line.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/moxie_/3404687501/

  • 67 linz // May 5, 2011 at 7:50 am

    No, I just assume my stubby fingers will be unsuitable for such an activity.

  • 68 RLJ // May 5, 2011 at 7:52 am

    It’s on my list of things to do. I keep looking at the packages of roving that my LYS has and I want them all…

  • 69 mrscharlemagne // May 5, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I’ve done a bit of needle felting – it’s pretty simple as long as you remember to keep your fingers out of the way of the needle =).

    I made my husband a Stellar’s Jay, and it actually looked pretty good. My second project was a tropical penguin…

  • 70 Winter (like the season) // May 5, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I have no idea what needle felting is…so I guess my answer is no!

  • 71 Elizabeth // May 5, 2011 at 8:00 am

    I haven’t tried needle felting, I love the look of items that are needle felted. Alas I just can’t pick up another hobby. So guess I’ll just have to suport others awesome needle felted stuff. This is my sons birthday month too!

  • 72 YVONNE // May 5, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I love to look at the needle felted creatures on Esty, although I have not tried it yet. I would love to win!

  • 73 liz // May 5, 2011 at 8:06 am

    ooh! so cute. i’ve never tried needle felting… though i’ve had thoughts of trying to learn how to felt to start. thanks for the chance to win!

  • 74 Natalie // May 5, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I don’t know what needle felting is – but felt in general intrigues me. Her products are adorable!

  • 75 Andi // May 5, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I’ve never tried it, I’m afraid of a finger accident!

  • 76 Beth // May 5, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I have felted a few knitted projects (with interesting results), but have never tried needle felting.

  • 77 jennifer // May 5, 2011 at 8:25 am

    i love needle felting… the look! :) i’m not patient enough for that, but love the final outcome of needle felted items.

  • 78 Sarah K. F. // May 5, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I would love to win this. So cute and whimsical!

  • 79 Betsy // May 5, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Knitter here, but have never tried needle felting.

  • 80 Bubbles // May 5, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I haven’t. I’m fairly certain it would end poorly, much like my crochet and bobbin lace attempts.

  • 81 Catie // May 5, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I’ve never tried any felting or knitting at all for that matter. I crochet sometimes and do needle point but that’s as far as my sewing crafty skills have taken me!

  • 82 shannon // May 5, 2011 at 8:47 am

    these are terribly cute. friends and i tried needlefelting at one of our monthly crafting groups; our creations they turned out pretty ok but i was surprised about the amount of wool needed to make one small piece. Also, my cat ended up getting his paws on my creation and ripped it to shreds.

  • 83 Wendryn // May 5, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Never tried needle felting, but those are adorable!

  • 84 margie s // May 5, 2011 at 9:01 am

    no, but it’s right up my alley.

  • 85 Amy // May 5, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Haven’t tried it yet but it’s on my list of hobbies to pick-up!

  • 86 mel // May 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

    There are so many cute ideas out there, but this is one I haven’t tried yet.

  • 87 Natalia // May 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I’ve never tried it… but I’d like to!

  • 88 kay // May 5, 2011 at 9:19 am

    OMG, so very, very, very cute!

  • 89 nwnonna // May 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Would love to try it..especially love her trip down memory lane i.e. the F.Price boy!

  • 90 stephanie // May 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting (only washing machine) but to be honest, I don’t think I have the patience for it! BUT, these are just about the cutest things ever!

  • 91 Maura // May 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

    never. I love the weeble finger puppet! I had the original, back in the day.

  • 92 Emily Lindberg // May 5, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Wow! This is a timely contest! I say that because just yesterday I went out and bought my first set of felting needles. A co-worker of my husband has a needle felted vampire pickle pin and asked if I’d be able to make her a ware wolf carrot and a zombie radish (they work together at Trader Joe’s). So since yesterday I’ve been practicing. I’ve made two eggplant pins with felted google eyes, a sweet little mouse and am now working on the zombie radish. A while back I saw Moxie’s video on how to make a felted pin ball bumper. Very informative, which is why I was able to jump right in with these projects. Thank you Moxie! and thank you Megan for showcasing her amazing work!

  • 93 Dot! // May 5, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting, but these cute critter might inspire me to!

  • 94 Lydia // May 5, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Wow, these are impressive! I haven’t tried needle felting before, but this gives me an idea of the capabilities, for sure.

  • 95 Shelley // May 5, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Her work is soooo cute! I knit and have felted something after I’ve knit it and I love to sew, but I’ve never needle felted although it is on my list of things to do!

  • 96 jen // May 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I tried needle felting and don’t think I had the patience for it — my piece sucked.

  • 97 Jarrah // May 5, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I haven’t tried needle felting – felted a knitted purse once and it took so much time/effort to make the purse the right size that I gave up on felting. But these little guys definitely make it look worth the effort of trying again!

  • 98 Emily // May 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I have not tried it, but those are so cute!

  • 99 Susan // May 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting. I’m just in awe of Moxie’s work!

  • 100 Rachel // May 5, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Yes! With Moxie’s gentle guidance, actually! Needle felting is really fun and very therapeutic & the great thing is that you don’t have to worry about perfection at all. Moxie’s work and thoughtful teaching style are very inspiring – Adore her! :)

  • 101 dinny // May 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Have all the stuff, just haven’t found the time to get to it… yet. These are adorable. Now I know what to do with my spare Barbie arms :)

  • 102 Katie // May 5, 2011 at 10:00 am

    These are so cute! I haven’t tried needle felting, but with how cute everything is, I’d love to someday. :)

  • 103 Liz // May 5, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Not me, but my friend makes some lovely felted birds that hang on mobiles :-)

  • 104 debbieo // May 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Yes, I have tried needle felting. It is very fun, possibly addicting, but seems to be something that takes practice!

  • 105 Mary // May 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I have never tried needle felting but I have a kit a friend gave me. I don’t know what is holding me back. Moxie’s work is really inspiring though and REALLLY cute too!

  • 106 Jennevieve // May 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I am obsessed with needle felting! And now I am starting to combine wet felted with needle felting. Very satisfying!

    http://houseinsideout.blogspot.com/2011/04/freedom-with-felt.html

  • 107 Sammy G. // May 5, 2011 at 10:16 am

    These are very nice, little and cute. I would like to hold it my hand. :)

  • 108 Elis // May 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I haven’t tried it. The first time I heard of it was via the Craftzine blog, which posted a set of multicolor needle-felted Peeps for Easter. Seems like a very cool medium.

  • 109 Sammy G. // May 5, 2011 at 10:22 am

    In an attempt to try needle felting, I got distracted, put it down, and my idea of creating a felted red apple is still sitting on a pile of “things I’d like to finish while my kids still might enjoy them”. The pile is slowly getting taller, I am embarrassed to say. However, the height of the pile won’t stop me from dreaming!

  • 110 Sarah Rose // May 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

    I haven’t, but the prospect of crafting wee fluffy monsters is incentive to try!

  • 111 amanda // May 5, 2011 at 10:29 am

    those are awesome! i’ve done a bit of needle felting, but seem to lack the patience it requires!

  • 112 Breanne // May 5, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Moxie! I love that we live in the same city, and that I get to see some of her work now and then.

  • 113 Theresa Sisson // May 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

    How cute! My Mollybug would love this! She adores drawing little cute monsters.

  • 114 Shana // May 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I started wet-felting last fall and needlefelting a few months ago. I’m hooked!! Now I split my time between painting and wool sculpture and have a whole area of my studio dedicated to wool.

    When I saw Moxie’s article on CNN, I just about flipped and have been following her ever since.

  • 115 michelle f // May 5, 2011 at 10:42 am

    oh, i have tried needle felting. I’ve made a few *ok* things and even attempted a finger puppet after seeing Moxie in action. But, I don’t have the patience for it and also my husband hates the sound it makes. ha!

  • 116 Elana // May 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I’ve tried it, and no matter what I do, I suck at it. I’m lucky tho…I keep missing my fingers.

  • 117 Laura J // May 5, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting before

  • 118 Heather // May 5, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I bought all the stuff for it, roving and the comb- thing and the brush-y thing…and never did it!

  • 119 Sarah S // May 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I haven’t tired it. I love watching DYI and HGTV but I can’t do anything myself!

  • 120 Anna // May 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting. I don’t have the supplies or really know where to get them. I’m still getting the hang of felting knit things. That little guy is really cute. He would go with a lot of my other toys on display.

  • 121 Amy N // May 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I have never tried needle felting but I love crafts and seeing what everyone is making online.

  • 122 Monica // May 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Oh PLEASE?! that barbie arm eating monster is awesome!! I’m always looking for something to make my boy smile. This would do the trick!!

  • 123 Henderica // May 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Ooh hose look adorable :)
    Never tried needle felting. First I should try to learn to crochet and perhaps I will give this a go after that ;)

  • 124 Ashley // May 5, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I’ve never tried it, but I think I would really like it.

  • 125 Sabrina // May 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve never tried it, but this stuff is really, really cute!

  • 126 Anne // May 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I have tried it. I’d like it better if my results were half as cute as Moxie’s. I have a board on Pinterest with needle felted goodies- I felted my heart go zoom.
    Would love a finger puppet !!!!

  • 127 Holly C // May 5, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    i have never tried it, but would love a finger puppet

  • 128 Beth // May 5, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I have never tried it, though I have friends who do this as a hobby and they are always looking for discarded wool sweaters and socks to felt things out of. These are so cute.

  • 129 Frances // May 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Felting is one thing I haven’t tackled yet. I will put it on my list of things to explore. Those felted creature are wickedly cute!

  • 130 Sheri // May 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    No, but I just picked up spinning and I’m sure felting will soon follow.

  • 131 Adrienne B. // May 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I’ve never tried, but it is a very interesting technique. I would love to give it a shot!

  • 132 Erin L // May 5, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Yes! I needle felted our nativity set. I’ve actually got a couple more critters to felt before the set is complete, but I got burnt out and never picked it up again.

  • 133 Cat // May 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    No! I LOVE felted sculptures, but I’m not quite ready to try it. Yet.

  • 134 Elsa // May 5, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    I haven’t tried needle felting, but I think I’m going to take a whack at it soon. My favorite spring jacket (an unstructured Alice-blue boiled wool) felt prey to moths in storage, and I thought needle felting would be the best way to repair it.

  • 135 Jessica // May 5, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Two Christmases ago I felted soaps for gifts – some were done regularly and some I tried to needle felt designs on… the regular ones were better :) I also tried needle felting animals inspired by http://www.laurenalane.com/… they came out ok, but I never seemed to be able to get the hang of it. I kept all my materials though to try again later.

  • 136 K // May 5, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Never tried it. But my sister has a very similar photo that strikingly resembles “Hungry”. She had a bite of a Barbie leg, though :)

  • 137 Patsy // May 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I have never tried needle felting but would love to give it a shot.

  • 138 Lorri // May 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I haven’t tried it yet, but am keeping it on my very short to-do list!

  • 139 willa // May 5, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    I have not tried needle felting. I remember Martha Stewart once demonstrating a craft on her show where she had an needle felting tool that was several needles all together, like a more extreme floral frog sort of. It looked like fun.

  • 140 Wendy // May 5, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    I never have done needle felting, but those pictures are amazingly adorable!

  • 141 Martina // May 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Hello. I’ve never tried needle felting but it sounds interesting. I’ll try it.

  • 142 Reetgray // May 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    These are absolutely adorable!! FELT ON!

  • 143 Emjay Kay // May 5, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I’ve admired needle felted creations but I’ve never
    tried it myself. Super giveaway! Thanks for all you do, I have learned a lot from your web site, and it’s always enjoyable.

  • 144 Jen // May 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Nope! But it is something I’ve been interested in trying but not got around to.

  • 145 jennie // May 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve never tried full-out needle felting. I have needle felted eye circles onto a felted knit owl, though – does that count?!

  • 146 Christina DV // May 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I love needle felting, but mostly do christmas ornaments and easter eggs. I don’t think I have the patience for much more.

  • 147 Nana // May 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Very cute…but my knitting and sewing stashes are taking over the house…so no new hobbies (for a while)

  • 148 Lara // May 5, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Fun! I love felting things.

  • 149 rebecca // May 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    yes! i love needle felting! its fun to create little animals and shapes.

  • 150 jolene // May 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    oh my gosh those are sooooo CUTE! never tried felting… not enough time in the day…
    thanks for the chance :D

  • 151 rachel // May 5, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    never tried felting, but i always stop and look at the supplies at the craft store. ;)

  • 152 jolene // May 5, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    super duper cute!!! never try it tho.

  • 153 Sarah // May 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I have briefly tried needle felting. My cousins took a half-day class in needle felting and became really proficient really fast. One needle felted an ambulance (for her sister who is an EMT).

  • 154 kathy b // May 5, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I love everything I see that has been needle felted. I love the look…but it sounds like it is painful…is it? I have never needle felted…

  • 155 Megan // May 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’ve tried needle felting, but wasn’t very good at it. I gave up rather quickly :( I wish I hadn’t, now that I’ve seen these puppets!

  • 156 Deb // May 5, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I have needle felted; I am no where NEAR this good. Wow is all I can say.

  • 157 Buttery Tones // May 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    When my girlfriend saw these she produced sounds of such pure joy that angels cried out from the heavens. Please I would like it!

  • 158 Jen // May 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    No, I’ve never tried needle felting, but I’m seriously considering it. I love her portfolio.. her work is adorable!

  • 159 Dawn Richardson // May 5, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve never tried needle felting and I wouldn’t even know what it was without googling it, but if it results in those delightful little monsters then it seems worth looking into!

  • 160 Gwen // May 5, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Love the felted creatures!

  • 161 MJ // May 5, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Several friends have tried needle felting, but I have yet to give it a chance. This little guy is pretty inspiring! :)

  • 162 Susan // May 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve bought all of the stuff, but I’m intimidated by all the warnings about the sharp needle.

  • 163 Leslie // May 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    After a 3 month needle felting obsession (and wonderful stress relief) I’ve put my needles in their holsters for a year now. The best tip I have is to start off with a needle felt, get the piece to where it is almost done, then do the water/soap thing. If you are making something simple it finishes much faster!

  • 164 Sarah Blue // May 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    These are amazing! I love that she finds a use for discarded barbie doll parts!

  • 165 Tasha // May 5, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    I have tried it. I made a supremely ugly flower. I anticipate make more at some point. But these are MUCH cuter.

  • 166 Angela // May 5, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I’ve not tried needle felting – but the ones made by Moxie look amazing!

  • 167 Carla // May 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I love wool felted creations and have always wanted to try making my own someday. I remember holding the cutest little bear once, light as a feather and just darling.

  • 168 Sara // May 5, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Nope. I’ve never tried needle felting, but I’ve admired the results! Darling finger puppets!

  • 169 Isabel // May 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Ahh. Adorable! :) I’ve not tried needle felting. But it looks awesome!

  • 170 Janice // May 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I have all the equipment to needle felt, but I haven’t summoned up the nerve to try it yet. I absolutely adore those monsters!

  • 171 soho // May 5, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    So cute! My fiance would love one of these. I never tried needle felting. Perhaps one day.

  • 172 Julia // May 5, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I haven’t tried felting before
    But my 6 year old and I love the monsters

  • 173 Kaitlin L // May 5, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I’ve never tried needle felting, although I do work a lot with both felt and needles ;)!

  • 174 Kathy // May 5, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Haven’t tried it but the monsters are adorable!

  • 175 Kim L // May 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I have tried needle felting. Beware the jagged needle and rapid poking actions! Dangeroux!
    I needle felted some little sheep-sters on to a quilt earlier this week. Uber cute!

  • 176 Lois // May 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I haven’t tried felting yet but I have a whole box of supplies. Does that count? Thanks so much.

  • 177 Ellen // May 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I tried needle felting at a workshop, but was a dismal failure. I’m down in Olympia, but found your site by accident a few minutes ago from a link in the Guardian in UK!!

  • 178 Amanda // May 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Haven’t ever needle felted, but it doesn’t stop me from wanting a little monster!

  • 179 Kate // May 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    These are awesome… must try needle felting a wee monster.

    How does one felt a finger puppet without felting a finger?

  • 180 Carry // May 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Sadly I have tried needle felting. I was not good at it. At all. I really wanted to, I’ve seen so many cute needle felted things.

    Sadly I will be forever forced to buy my needle felted cuteness.

  • 181 Samantha // May 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve never tried it, but these are so cute!

  • 182 Diana // May 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I’m more of a felt roller. On soap or making pincushions.
    I don’t have the patience for 3-D works of art, I do much appreciate them.

  • 183 Sandra // May 5, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve never tried, but the repetitive stabbing is mighty appealing!

  • 184 Beth Rang // May 5, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    I haven’t yet but it’s something I’d like to try someday

  • 185 Marisol // May 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    She’s so talented! I have tried needle felting and there is something very satisfying about the process. However, my creations were limited to very simple round ornaments.

  • 186 Eileen // May 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Tried it? Never heard of it until now but they are adorable! Would love to have one! (plus May is my birthday month too!)

  • 187 Leah // May 5, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Those are super cute… too bad I can’t knit!

  • 188 jennb // May 5, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i love love LOVE her stuff! i haven’t tried needle felting, but it’s on my list of crafts to try.

  • 189 Laura - Manchester UK // May 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Needle felting is awesome and I’ve even got my Dad addicted. He had some roving as a stocking filler and was thrilled! Ive only ever tried needle felting onto a background or polystyrene. Both of which are effective but these creatures crack me up. Love ‘em. If being in the UK doesn’t discount me I’d love a chance to win the little critters. :)

  • 190 Erin // May 6, 2011 at 12:03 am

    I’ve never tried needle felting…I’ve only just started to sew. I’m afraid if I try, I might end up wrapped up in some horrible felt-needle mess. I did have an work friend who needle felted – is that the past tense verb? – she kept on bringing in oversized really strange stuff – brown flowers, large moss-like lumps of green. She was obsessed and it turned me off. I love the look of these though – I think you might have changed my mind!

  • 191 Natalie // May 6, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Those are so adorable, yes I have needle felted before and am OK, I made a mushroom. :P

  • 192 Beth // May 6, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I JUST did last month when I visited my daughter in Seattle who wanted to give it a try. We both bought supplies and had a ball! Of course, we put a bird on it!

  • 193 lacey // May 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

    So so awesome!

  • 194 Shawnty // May 6, 2011 at 6:54 am

    I have tried needle felting. Poked the heck out of my fingers – don’t ever share your needles people:-) I loved it though and it was seeing Moxie’s work several years ago that inspired me-would love to have that little guy.

  • 195 Anne // May 6, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I haven’t tried felting, but I would like to.
    I really like the things Moxie is making!

  • 196 Priscila // May 6, 2011 at 8:00 am

    No, I haven’t tried, in my contry is difficult to find material to do that… I would love to try it! It’s a shame…

  • 197 JeanC // May 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I have tried it, and like the results. I do stick myself, however. My lack of coordination always catches up with me.

  • 198 Steph N // May 6, 2011 at 8:13 am

    My aunt gave me a kit, but I haven’t sat down and done anything with it yet. These give me some ideas, though.

  • 199 Charity // May 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

    I have never tried needle felting but I do love how all needle felted objects look great! I would love to try it sometime. These little monsters are hilarious:)

  • 200 Sandy // May 6, 2011 at 8:42 am

    I’ve done some needle felting, and it’s pretty easy. The hard part is the repetitive motion – all that stabbing gets hard on the arm!

  • 201 Cassie // May 6, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’ve tried a few times, but haven’t had much luck making anything more than a small flower. Must practice more!

  • 202 Christine Fiedler // May 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Love this little creature. Never heard of this type of craft but would love to learn! Congratulations on a wonderful site. I love browsing on your site. Very interesting and fun stuff!

  • 203 Holly // May 6, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I have never tried needle felting but have always been intrigued by it. Someday…..