Somewhere in Khabarovsk, Russia, there lives a passionate felted wool artist that makes the cutest woodland animals that seem like they came out of a Disney movie. Her name is Yulia Derevschikova, and she's been doing this since 2015. Over the years, she has created over a hundred of these adorable little critters, and it doesn't seem like she's going to end any time soon.

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The artist uses a felted wool technique, which is not to be confused with wool felt that is a totally-different-yet-very-similar technique. To put it briefly, the first one involves threading and weaving, while the latter doesn’t. The felted wool technique adds extra puffiness to the wool, and it translates into a soft and fluffy texture, which fits so well when making these cute little fluffballs. The artist has a knack for creating forest creatures, as well as more exotic types, out of this felted wool.

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Panda Kicki 6 days ago

Cuteness overload, cuteness overload...shutting down in 10, 9, 8...

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

why isn't this one higher!?

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Needless to say, she has an eye for spotting cuteness, hence her art has a distinct style. The artistry requires great dedication since one animal takes at least 20 hours to make. She says her source of inspiration comes from her love for animals. In our eyes, her portfolio is very impressive, and quite something to look at. So check out this adorable collection of her works and try not to fall in love with these cute little critters.

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Lucia Nichols 3 days ago

Where do I buy these??? I need one in my life :D

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Awwwwwwwww 😍😍😍😍

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Russian Artist Creates Animals From Wool That Are Incredibly Realistic

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Omg I want to cuddle it and squeeze it

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Her works have a great mix of realism and aesthetics. The fur looks almost real, and you can’t resist their googly eyes and adorable small features. When you look at them, a whole range of emotions sweeps over you: an overwhelming cuteness, the desperate need to cuddle them, an urge to crush them with a hug! By looking them in the eye, you risk giving away your fortunes to them.

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Sarawyn 5 days ago

Aww he’s adorable!

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Molly Porter 3 days ago

AWW IT HAS A TEDDY BEAR!!

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

Baby donkey from Shrek, damn

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Judging by her work, it’s no wonder that Yulia acquired many fans over the years. She even started selling and sending them to other cities, and she claims that people get excited about each and every delivery: “The positive emotions I get when I deliver an order to the customer are very valuable to me, it gives me inspiration,” the artist told Bored Panda. We’re delighted that such a hard, dedicated work of hers gains traction across the internets, and we’re happy to share it with you.

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Sarah Storm 1 week ago

Those are adorable. I had to look for a moment deciding whether they're real or fake.

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Megan Fossi 4 days ago

i wAnt one nOw

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Emily Ashcraft 2 days ago

it looks so cute and realistic. shout out to this guy who has a talent and is using it to better the world with cuteness

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Russian Artist Creates Animals From Wool That Are Incredibly Realistic

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How Terribly Unfortunate 1 week ago

OMG THEY'RE SO PRECIOUS!

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Russian Artist Creates Animals From Wool That Are Incredibly Realistic

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Nancy Carpay 2 days ago

What an artist you are! So perfect in every way!

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mermaidgirl960 4 days ago

One of my favorites

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Nancy Carpay 2 days ago

What a tiny fluff ball!

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Zaerhin Sk 1 week ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SO CUTE I CAN'T HANDLE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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mermaidgirl960 4 days ago

Another red squirrel, so beautiful

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Nancy Carpay 2 days ago

These animals are so perfect it must be hard to part with any of them.

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Lucia Nichols 3 days ago

I wish my cat were that tiny :D I would put her in my pocket and bring her to school T-T

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Megan Fossi 4 days ago

P i G E S T of all P i G E

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Sarawyn 5 days ago

Oh I love his.claws!

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Megan Fossi 4 days ago

im dying guyssss

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Lucia Nichols 3 days ago

it looks like BABY HEDWIG XD

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Sarah Storm 1 week ago

*Storm has died of cuteness* 2/3 Lives have been used. Please Revive.

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Lila Scruggs 3 days ago

I think the red squirrels 🐿 are my favorite

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