Written by Edwina
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Cute furry animals, who could resist? Our love of all things handmade, unique and Etsy continues with an exploration of the animal kingdom.

Needle felting is a popular craft for creators of cutesy creatures – can you believe the audacity of a lazy polar bear reclining on your window sill or perhaps some curious piggies as pictured below?

I am a huge fan of the Kim Laurenti’s graphic style and the hand-painted wooden wall plaques of smiley cat and small yellow bear are a perfect example of her whimsy. You can grab a bit more of her life and work at her blog when skies are grey.

Ever wondered what to get the friend who has everything? How about an extremely tiny groundhog? Bet they don’t have one of those! Probably not the best for the under 3 set though because it looks like you could swallow that whole! For more of our love of handmade check out our Besty of Etsy archive for more great products and inspiration.

Besty of Etsy: The Best Of The Animal Kingdom

Image Links (clockwise from top left)

Big White Wool Polar Bear $US149 from BinneBear
Linen Bear $US33 from adatine
The Little Piggy $US26 from TCMfeltDesigns
Cat Face $US39 and Small Yellow Bear $US25 from HermanMarie
Extremely Tiny Groundhog $US38 from suami
Red Fox $US28 from mypetmoon
Sweet Stuffed Lamb $US32 from broodbaby