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Auka the felted hamster (commissioned piece for Penny Dunn)
Auka the felted hamster (commissioned piece for Penny Dunn)
Auka the felted hamster (commissioned piece for Penny Dunn)
Auka the felted hamster (commissioned piece for Penny Dunn)
Auka the felted hamster (commissioned piece for Penny Dunn)

Auka the felted hamster (commissioned piece for Penny Dunn)

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This little guy (girl?) is ready!  I studied the images you sent and tried to recreate Auka's soft brown/grey markings, his size, and personality.

I wet felted the body, ears, front arms/hands, eyes, and nose, and then sewed everything together and needle-felted more wool where appropriate on top of the form (this enabled me to hide any stitching that was visible) The wet felting process gives the body some weight and solidity as it fuses the wool fiber together and makes it more dense.  Wet felting is also how you can create felt fabric, which is perfect for his sweet little ears.

I tried to recreate the position Auka was in from the one photograph you sent, where his little arms were visible and he was looking at the camera.  I think his ears and paws are my favorite - oh and his whiskers, which are brown cotton thread.

Keep Auka up high on a shelf away from any pet cats or dogs.  They will smell the oils on the wool fiber and think he's a real tiny animal that they want to hunt down and shred!  (I have a cat and have learned the hard way long ago)

If you see any tweaks or changes you'd like me to make please let me know.  Felt is quite forgiving and I can easily make some changes.  

I hope you love him/her and thank you so much for allowing me to create this little nugget for you, I had a blast.

Also, I am available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to deliver him to you, email or text me at 585.752.5997 to schedule a time.

Total price = $80 - the $25 downpayment for supplies you've already paid leaves a balance of $55.  Let me know if you have any questions on this and thank you again!