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:Needle Felted Rat Stumpy: by Kinky-chichi :Needle Felted Rat Stumpy: by Kinky-chichi
Sorry the photos aren't all that great, but I wanted to share my first felted creation!

I found felting to be really fun and easy for me, I have lots of patients to just sit there for 10 hours stabbing him a million times with a needle until he becomes the right shape. LOL. It's a very intuitive art, it's closest to clay sculpting, but without the mess.

He's entirely solid felt, with 7mm glass teddy eyes, and clear jewellery elastic for his whiskers.

If you'd like to know more about needle-felting I suggest you search for tutorial videos on youtube.

This is a life-sized statue of my late rat, Stumpy, may he RIP. Unfortunately he passed away over new years, I was devastated. :'C

Here's an old video of his antics from when he was younger, he was such a little joker, always making me laugh- [link]
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Rattenmutter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha your real rat is like ''well who the fuck is that!?'' hahaha!
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RomKom Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww I wish I could do that for all 3 of my baby ratties! So jelly
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable! Looks so much like the real rat, all the details.....you even made the balls *giggles* :D
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Aspenwolves Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cute and amazing. I wish my parents would let me own a rat. I myself am getting into needle felting but I plan to needlefelt my dog's long soft undercoat she's in the process of shedding.
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Rathands Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You even made testicles. I am truly impressed.
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waddledeedidi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
You're awesome.
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akabeko Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Beautiful, he looks so life-like!! :love:
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Kezra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just watched that video and fell in love. :3
I adore this needle felt. I don't have the patience for this sort of thing.
Would you ever consider taking commissions? I would love one of my heart rat Vegas, may he also rest in peace.
We're getting two new boy rats soon and I can't wait! Though I know no one will ever be able to take his place.
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Kinky-chichi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
I will consider taking commissions, but something of this size and detail will cost over $100.00AUD. I'm going to try and make a miniature "baby" sized rat and see how long it takes and offer commissions of those for probably around $40-$50.
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shadechristiwolven Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional
i love needlefelting and i love rats! you've combined two of my favorite things into one! haha! it definitely looks like your new rat-buddy is confused by the felted rat :3
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Kinky-chichi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
lol yes, she stood there shocked of a second and then ran off! I don't think she knew what it was. :P
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Ulla-Andy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
this is oober cute, i want to make one now but needle felting takes so much time and patience and im sure ide screw it up XD
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :D what happened to his tail?
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Kinky-chichi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
His mum ate it off at birth by accident. I found him in a pet shop "ON SALE: Special Needs" The petshop workers carried him around in their shirt pockets or sholders all day at work so that's why he was so crazy tame, and when I met him I fell in love.
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dandypandy12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HE IS SO AWSOME!

would you think of commishioning these?
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Kinky-chichi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
Maybe, but one of this size and detail would be well over $100, as the time put into it is extensive and I used $25.00 worth of materials.

I may try making miniature "baby" or "mouse" sized rats and commissioning those for about $40-$50 depending on how many hours they take to make.
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dandypandy12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mmmm... i wouldnt be able to aford that.. pity.. they are pretty awsome!
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MissMayonnaise Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
:iconwantplz: Thats so beautiful! :heart:
The video is very cute, he's just like my Dobby :aww: The biting in the clothes, he's full of mischief. :iconproudplz:
Was he a tailless rat or what happened to his tail :?
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Kinky-chichi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011   Digital Artist
His mother accidently ate it off at birth, some others in the litter that I saw had some half-tails or back toes missing.
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MissMayonnaise Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Oh wow. Poor babies :/ But I guess he had a awesome life even without a tail :)
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pornchips Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly amazing!! I am sorry about your loss, but really glad you've found a way to make such a beautiful tribute to him :)
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh wow, he's awesome!
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RaynYuki Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so realistic! i love it!!
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dingbat-doodles Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow so cool! It's like a real rat in the top right corner!! Felting you say? Interesting
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aprilclash Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats some major Skill!
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RighteousRose Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
That is such a cool rat! Amazing!
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kenshin-chan64 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
*snicker* yep, he's a boy :iconteheplz:
i love how you made it life-sized, it's so cute~
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dragontamer363 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
that is just too adorable :) beautifully done
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SymphKat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
I like how he's anatomically correct. CX
dang this is pretty awesome, though. I've always thought of trying needle-felting but I haven't gotten around to it yet. hahaha
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