Ok, I've been wanting to show this one off for a while. It has been a project for over 2 months, but yesterday I finally finished the life size sloth. I was very worried about the hind legs as they looked very awkward when attached, but than again sloths are weird anyway. Another worry was if the sloth was going to hang on its own, and luckily it did ^_^
So meet Taida the sloth. I crocheted her entirely and used a dog brush to give her the typical sloth scruffy look (PlanetJune has a great tutorial on this technique) . Her legs are jointed with aluminium wire and her nails also have wire in them. She's partially filled with lentils for added weight and for the rest she has polyfill in her. In size she would be a young adult at 19 Inches from nose to "tail".
I'll be making better pictures soon, but isn't she just adorable...
And another little project, also done with the brush technique is this little mouse. It was a gift to a friend ^_^