Anna Yastrezhembovskaya crafts adorable, needle-felted animals by hand. This Russian artist makes sure that each animal she creates is perfect. Scroll down to see some of Yastrezhembovskaya’s charming felted animals. From textile birds to a tiny fuzzy hedgehog, her growing portfolio of handmade toys pays homage to the many creatures that inhabit the artist’s nearby forests.
“My first toy wasn’t nearly as pretty, it was rather funny. But I enjoyed the process so much that I kept trying. I was felting during my free time, even at night, and I got better with each toy I made,” she said. The talented artist’s persistence clearly paid off, as she’s not only perfected her craft, but she now has a business selling her felted animals on Etsy.