Yellow Pearl from Steven Universe

@justanotherelsen continues to send me photos of Yellow Pearl in her forever home, including this amazing handstitched screen-accurate outfit.

This is just so rewarding to see. Every time I see an awesome piece of art that has a hundred times more notes than I’ll ever get, I think of this. I’m so lucky that I get to see my work being played with and loved.

Blue Pearl from Steven Universe

This was my first time making doll clothes, and it was a big hassle! The first attempt to make her skirt went so badly that it actually caught on fire. Fabricland was having a sale on trim and ribbons, and I went for the glitter one because a Diamond’s Pearl should be as flashy as possible.

Since I started working with this stuff two weeks ago I have been picking glitter out of my clothes, food and hair.

Jasper from Steven Universe

Welcome to the gun show!

As long as I’m playing around with different styles, I figured I’d try felting some muscles instead of my usual noodle arms. And who better for that than a big, buff cheeto puff?

I realised something while working on this one. Steven Universe does a lot of work to associate strength with femininity. The small, physically weaker gems on the show (the real definition of ‘strength’ is another topic the show goes into great detail on, but that’s for a different discussion) tend to have short hair and flat chests. The quartz soldiers, on the other hand, are big and imposing, but they’re also the ones that have hourglass figures, long hair and thick eyelashes, all traditional signifiers of femininity. Rose and Jasper, the two strongest gems we’ve seen, even have pink hair! It’s neat.

I also noticed that she wears Dragonball Z boots, but that’s not as interesting.

My biggest feltie ever – Malachite from Steven Universe

Malachite is here, and she might as well have some fun!

I was worried I wouldn’t finish this one in time for May 12. It’s the biggest feltie I’ve ever made, and the first time I’ve made fully posable hands. They were a lot of work, but I’m really pleased with the results! She can even pick up and hold some of the smaller ones.

Sans is having a bad time, and she could literally squish Sardonyx right now, it would not be hard!






Chibi Sardonyx from Steven Universe

Good evening everybody, this is the tiny Sardonyx! Isn’t she such a little charmer? I could just squish her right now, it would not be hard!

Trying something new, and it turned out super cute! Garnet and Pearl love their baby fusion daughter.

Transforming Mettaton from Undertale


Feast your eyes, beauties! A transforming Mettaton doll!

I’ve been working on this for weeks, and I wasn’t sure I would actually be able to pull it off. If I ever tried making one of these again, I’d make the box a little bigger. It’s a very tight fit, and the velcro just barely keeps it all together.

I decided early on that I didn’t want his original body to be something separate that you take off and put aside, so came up with this battery backpack design. It’s inspired by a creepy duracell commercial from my childhood. My only regret is that it covers up his lovingly handcrafted butt.

His neck is extra long and his body is felted a little more loosely than most of my dolls to facilitate the transformation. I didn’t post any in-progress shots of this one because I didn’t want to ruin the reveal!






Chocobo from Final Fantasy XIV

Who’s that? It’s Fluffernutters!

Fluffernutters likes to run. He is small now, but he can run very fast, and he wants to show it by carrying somebody one day.

He heard that some chocobos can fly. He hasn’t figured out how yet, but he believes that he can do it.

Fluffernutters is a good bird.

This is my first time trying something more realistic than flat cartoon characters, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out!

Click here to see some in-progress shots

More felties:
Undertale | Steven Universe | Gravity Falls | Rick and Morty | Everything else

Lapis Lazuli from Steven Universe

Cracked Gem Lapis Lazuli version 2.0! This new one stands about 14″ tall and has a fully posable wire armature. The mirror eyes are made from rhinestones glued on backwards.

I want to do more things in this scale. I can put in a lot more detail on the faces this way.

Hobbes the stuffed tiger from Calvin and Hobbes

It’s a magical world, Hobbes ol’ buddy. Let’s go exploring!

This is something I’ve been working on between other projects for a long time. Calvin and Hobbes meant a lot to me growing up, and it still does. It taught me that it was okay to have a rich inner life, even if it made me the odd one out.

Bill Watterson’s amazing watercolor Sunday strips made me want to learn more about the visual arts, and his own views that crept into the strip made me more media-savvy and questioning of authority.

I tried to make Hobbes here as authentic to his ragdoll origins as possible. I spent half an hour digging through old jars of buttons to find two that were just the right amount of mismatched. He’s as floppy as I could make him, with hand-stitching throughout to keep him sturdy enough to be dragged around all day.

I’m not keeping him, of course. There’s a kid whose birthday is coming up, and the last thing I’d want to do is keep Hobbes stuck on a shelf when there’s a new best friend out there waiting to meet him.

More felties:
Undertale | Steven Universe | Gravity Falls | Rick and Morty | Everything else

Sugalite from Steven Universe

I finally finished my needle felt plush doll of Sugilite from Steven Universe.

It is fully posable and it’s the heaviest doll I’ve ever made. As much wool went into this one as all the rest of my SU dolls put together!

Little comparison shot I took while I was working. I’ve come a long way with faces in the last few months!

Bird Person from Rick and Morty

Just another free bird who flew too high and loved too deep.

Bird Person from Rick and Morty was a real challenge. The request specified that he had to fit in with an existing collection of 6″ action figures, and that’s a lot of detail to cram in! I drew blood from multiple fingertips for this one.

Bonus behind the scenes shot showing an important part of my creative process. Even if it’s going to end up under multiple layers of sheet felt where nobody will ever see it, I don’t consider my work complete without a lovingly handcrafted butt.

Different angle this time so you can see my messy workshop

Toriel and Sans from Undertale

Goat mom!

I made Toriel extra fuzzy and filled her with pillow stuffing, no wires or pipe cleaners.

Huggability was the first priority, but I’m really pleased with how her face turned out. I think it’s the best doll I’ve ever made.

Sans is extremely tiny, smaller than I was intending to make him, actually. I ran out of wool and had to improvise!

Salad Fingers

Oh my, Mr. Fingers, it’s lovely to see you today. And you’ve brought a friend, how delightful!

He certainly seems to be a jolly fellow.

These Salad Fingers dolls are part of a commission, and they were really fun to work on. Salad Fingers is a cartoon series created by David Firth and it is wonderful and horrifying.

Dipper and Mabel from Gravity Falls

I admit that the hat looks kind of janky, but it was important that it be removable for obvious reasons.

Without it, Dipper is exactly one millimeter shorter than Mabel.