Sunday, August 5, 2012
Pictorial for adding eyes and ears to needle felt animals
The first step is choosing what eye to add and for my extra large critters and low budget, I chose to use a nice quality/plastic safety eyes ...(if you click on the picture you will be able to read the label on the bag of the seller I use .) A pair of eyes is around a dollar compared to the $10 glass eyes cost . Also, instead of sewing eyes on, I cut off the back nub of the safety eyes using a wire cutter and glue them down with small drops of super glue . The lid will also help them stay in place just be very careful with the glue as it will ruin any wool it drips on .
Once the ears are attached where I sort of want them, I firm and shape them as evenly as possible . If one ear ends up larger then the other just make sure and call it "whimsical" and all is forgiven : )