this book has an amazing number of cute felt mascots, all make from wool using needlefelting.
these projects are perfect for complete beginners, with some that have simple shapes that are the easiest to make. but the variety and detail and vast number of projects can inspire felt makers with more experience as well.
projects include fruits, veggies, japanese snacks, other foods, sweets, bento food, cheese and beer!
they are all shown on a cord to use for a cell phone strap, and also include a whole number of whimsical facial expressions sewn on.
all written instructions are in japanese, but the very clear diagrams show how to make a basic needlefelted ball, and how to modify it for other shapes, and also how to make the faces.
flickr set here.