A little salt dough figurine has been hanging in our kitchen for as long as I can remember, so when her head broke off, I wanted to find a way to fix her. Unfortunately, the dough was just too old, and she was beyond repair, so I decided to use my skills as a needle felter to recreate her in felt!
It’s pretty amazing that these fluffy balls of wool can be stabbed into the shape of virtually anything!
Here we go! I created the head, arms, body, dress, apron and hat. (The original figurine is in a baggie to keep all the broken pieces together)
I started to attach all the pieces and used light yellow yarn for her hair.
(a bit blurry, but progress!) Hands, sleeves, hair and shoes are done!
Adding more detail…
Face, freckles and glasses!
The final product! I’m so excited to show my Mom on Mother’s Day!