These tiny little creations are so cute I just had to talk with the woman who makes them.
Karen Nordstrom of Kingston makes one-of-a kind, custom felted miniatures of pets and other animals using baby alpaca wool, merino wool and angora.
She sells her designs – from a trio of pugs with New Year’s party hats to a Westie dressed like a pumpkin - via her Etsy page called "Nose to Tail." All you have to do is send her a photo of your animal friend and she will create a mini version.
Karen says she’s only been felting for about a year-and-a-half and she found it to be addicting.
“I had all these little animals piling up in my house and just decided to put a golden retriever on Etsy,” she said. “The woman who bought it was so happy because it reminded her of her dog that had died.”
Karen says it takes several hours to make one of her creations.
You can enter her Halloween pet photo contest for a chance to win a custom miniature of your pet. Enter via the Nose to Tail Facebook page.