Each and every animal owner loves to take pictures of their pets playing, sleeping, or just fooling around to preserve the memory of the best moments of their lives. However, one artist discovered a better way to immortalize our companions. That's by felting seemingly tiny doppelgängers of our best friends.

Alyson Gurney is a 23-year-old artist from Washington, DC, who is behind an Instagram account called Little Felted Friends. She creates uncannily accurate felt sculptures of beloved pets—dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, and sometimes even hedgehogs. All of them are inspired by digital photos sent to the artist. Each tiny sculpture is crafted with 100% wool and has hand-painted glass eyes. What's really interesting is that there's also a tiny heart felted within each sculpture to make it even more lovable.

"With a background in graphic design and printmaking, I’ve always been interested in creating art. When I discovered needle-felted mystical creatures on Instagram, I knew I had to try it; so, I started by creating my favorite subject: my dog. It grew from making my friends' pets to selling them all over the world," the artist explains to Bored Panda. "I never imagined the demand for Little Felted Friends would be so high—I currently have a 3-month-long waiting list that continues to grow! I release a set number of slots every month and they sell out within 3 minutes. After all, our pets are our most cherished friends, and it’s such an honor to craft each one."

More info: Instagram | littlefeltedfriends.com

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 week ago

head tilt captured perfectly

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Doggo Lover
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1 week ago

OMG I WANT THIS FOR MY DOG

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

They have the exact same look on their faces.

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Doggo Lover
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1 week ago

I NED TINY DOPPLEGNAGERS FOR MY DOGS

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Kailyn Patin
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1 week ago

the bandana

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

This is the sweetest thing I've ever freaking seen.

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Lucas
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1 week ago

Love the loppy ear!

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Lilli Stanard
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1 week ago

Kissie kissie

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Annabelle Fonseca
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1 week ago

The bird i like : COME TO ME MY CHILD

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Lilli Stanard
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1 week ago

Awww that's cute

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Lilli Stanard
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1 week ago

AAwwwww now that's cute

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This Artist Immortalizes Her Pet In The Form Of An Adorable Felt Doll

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Doggo Lover
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1 week ago

WHERE CAN I GET THIS DONE

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Juniper
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1 week ago

This dog is like Mom what is this?!

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 week ago

Handsome fella!

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