This is one of 4 hats that I've made using needle-felted details. I bought a needle felting kit back in Toronto in 2008 and didn't actually use it for anything until this year, which isn't really like me, to sit on art supplies, but I was sort of intimidated by the whole thing. Then, I actually used it for the project I had intended when I bought it -- to felt and bead foxgloves onto slippers. Equally unlike me, to not change my creative plan.
Oh wait, I had another idea for it that I'd forgotten until right now! To make slippers with antlered creatures on them. Huge antlers that wind around the legs. I'd been inspired by fabric Tibetan boots that I had seen in the Bata Shoe Museum, and some... very old figurine I'd seen in the Royal Ontario Museum, a small metal animal with disproportionately large antlers. Something from early Medieval Europe. I have a thing about antlers.