Artist Alyson Gurney is the one behind site littlefeltedfriends who created uncannily accurate felt sculptures of beloved dogs, cats, and even birds. Each tiny replica is handmade from 100% wool and measures approximately 3 inches tall.
Gurney, a 23-year-old artist from Washington, DC, uses needles to craft wool into different shapes and structures. Before long, Gurney was crafting models of her friends’ dogs, and her passion quickly turned from a hobby into a full-fledged business.
To prepare for a sculpture, Gurney learns everything she can about the pet from their owners. Owners will usually send her pictures of the pet from different angles, as well as videos of the pet in action.
Due to the popularity, Gurney has set up a website, which releases a limited number of spots at 10 a.m. on the first of every month. But they sell out in as quickly as three minutes.
Hence, if you want to order a mini version of your beloved pet, set yourself a reminder. Or you can visit Gurney’s Instagram page to see her crafted felted wool pets.