Needle Felted Pet Portraits by Yana

Most people respond really well to small cute furry toys.  Alright, Mr. Macho Man probably would not break out with a loud "Awwwwwwwwwwww", but we know that he is an exception.  My house contains a huge number of Beanie Babies, Zhu Zhu Pets, little doggie key chains and some other animals that I would be unable to identify.  Most of them belong to my kids, but I have to admit, there are a few that are mine.

My friend Yana makes wonderful cute toys in a needle felting technique.  What is so special about it, you will ask…  Well, there is something pretty special: they look incredibly realistic.  Yana makes custom order pet portraits meticulously and with amazing detail, even complete with claws!   

You will definitely know what breed each of these little dogs is provided you know enough about breeds ;) - Yana definitely does!  I think she is also a talented sculptor, she has to be, to be able to create these lifelike figurines.  They are so cute and soft you will not be able to put them down once you hold them!