So today is the first day of spring. I don't believe it, not with ice and snow on the ground and on my car.
But all of the snow this winter prompted me to take up a new craft -- needle felting! During Nemo I felted my first bunny using wool roving that I had purchased over the holiday break. I posted that one little bunny to my facebook page and ended up with several requests for bunnies for Easter. So I spent a few more storms and many evenings felting away until they were all finally finished.
Felting is not for the faint of heart. If the sight of blood makes you woozy DO NOT DO NEEDLE FELTING. I pricked my fingers many, many times with that little barbed needle. It doesn't draw a lot of blood, but enough to make you stop your work in fear of making polka dotted animals. And you break quite a few needles if you felt a lot. I think they just wear out from too much stabbing into the wool.
If you do decide to take up felting, there are a few really great books out there. Such as Wool Pets by Laurie Sharp and Little Felted Animals by Marie-Noelle Horvath. I found both of these very helpful in getting stared with 3D felting. There are also plenty of other books available for 2D felting and for felting without needles.