r/aww 7d ago

Here are three needle felted white bats :)

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u/McPoyal 7d ago

THEY'RE NOT REAL AND I FEEL DUMB!

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u/AyeBonito 7d ago

We are all dumb on this blessed day!

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u/eman00619 7d ago

I thought it was some kind of rare species for a second ahaha.

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u/McPoyal 7d ago

I hella did and I wanted them

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u/onomatopoetix 7d ago

SHIKAKA!

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u/McPoyal 7d ago

ChicagoOOOO

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u/twright1026 7d ago

You're out! Go on, get out.

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u/karrs 6d ago

*Drops to the ground in reverence*

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u/dreamweavur 7d ago

Speak for yourself

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u/AmazingChickenWings 7d ago

I am all dumb on this blessed day!

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u/--5- 7d ago

I FEEL BLESSED ON THIS DUMB DAY!

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u/HeyTherehnc 7d ago

I literally was like oh I never heard of a needle felted bat… ohhhhhhhh a needle felted bat! 😂

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u/FuryVonB 7d ago

Same ahahahahhaha

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u/hobbes64 7d ago edited 7d ago

If they’re not real, why are they staring at me as if asking for snacks?

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u/mangarooboo 7d ago

Might as well give them grubs and/or grapes to be sure

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u/kstill93 7d ago

To your credit, most of the posts in this subdeddit are real animals

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u/InevitableHospital94 7d ago

How do you know they aren't needle felted too? I no longer can trust it.

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u/i_speak_penguin 7d ago

I was like "holy shit flying Maltipoos exist". Then I realized they're fake 😂

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u/mogli_quakfrosch 7d ago

Yeah, I realized after wondering why their wings look so soft. I'm disappointed now!

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u/Legitimate_Mess_6130 7d ago

I was coming in here to make a joke about how those real bats looked cute enough to be stuffed toys....

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u/raindrop777 7d ago

Wow, great work. I thought they were real for a second!

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u/toebandit 7d ago

I came to the comments to ensure that they weren't real. Damn cute though.

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u/bradland 7d ago

Me looking at the thumbnail and description: "So, needle felted white bats are a type of bat, right?"

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u/sahmackle 7d ago

That was me too.

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u/BothTortoiseandHare 7d ago

"How did they get them so still?"

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u/msnmck 7d ago

Now I'm sad.

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u/DarthBen_in_Chicago 7d ago

I’m sad they’re not real and I’m also sad I fell for it.

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u/TheDarkestCrown 7d ago

Same. 🙃

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u/XLoveCam 7d ago

if you look closely you can tell by the wings that there is some fabric involved there, anyhow he did a great job, these bats looks amazing

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u/PoeReader 7d ago

You can tell by the way it is. Neat.

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u/miktoo 7d ago

raise hand

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u/GabrielleWick 7d ago

Those are so Cute. I thought those were real.

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u/phormix 7d ago

Yeah, I was actually thinking that "needle felted white bat" was a specific species of bat for a moment there.

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u/170458 7d ago

Exactly

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u/Potato_Boner 7d ago

Lmao same.. and I even thought to myself “wow those wings really do look like felt.. no wonder they’re called that!”

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u/Ewok28 7d ago

Same!

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u/[deleted] 7d ago

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u/Romantiphiliac 7d ago

I remember being slightly unnerved by most of the characters in that, but I think the last time I saw it I must have been 5 or 6 years old. I might have to give it another watch and see how it holds up some 40 years later

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u/snowangel223 7d ago

Wow. I just skimmed the title and thought "Needle Felt Bats" was a type of bat!!

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u/legeume 7d ago

My first thought was kittens in costume

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u/filthworld 7d ago

Air kittens

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u/bis223 7d ago

Same. 🐱

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u/GhOsT_wRiTeR_XVI 7d ago

Falcor had a family!!!

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u/Armenian-heart4evr 7d ago

So did I !!!!!!!

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u/Pejta98 7d ago

At first I was wondering why a species of bats are called needle felt as I didn't see anything spiky on them.... until it hit me.

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u/simfire 7d ago

Don't worry, you will see this post again in a couple days saying they are.

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u/munkykiller 7d ago

I was super sad when I read your comment and realized super floofy bats aren’t a thing. (Outside of plushies)

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u/Harambeeb 7d ago

I still think they are real and you can't convince me otherwise

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u/c4tmother212003 7d ago

I thought they were real till I read the title lol

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u/ZogNowak 7d ago

Wait! They're not real??

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u/lisabobisa46 7d ago

Same, you got me!

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u/Dr_Silk 7d ago

They each have such personality! OP did a great job

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u/generic-things 7d ago

I thought they were real but looked too cute that they seemed a little fake XD

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u/mama_bear_82 7d ago

Oh my goodness, I thought they were real! Either way, they're adorable 😍

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u/durameter 7d ago

Here’s my thoughts on Needle Felted White Bats. If I can feel them, they’re real!

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u/XLoveCam 7d ago

Real or not they look super cute

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u/autalley 7d ago

My heart is broken at the realization that these are not real bats 😥

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u/jaycuboss 7d ago

I am constantly amazed by beautiful animals I didn’t know existed when I’m browsing Reddit. It seemed perfectly reasonable that these animals could exist and I’m equally sad they are not real…

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u/irishspice 7d ago

White bats do exist and they are even cuter than these.

https://www.rainforest-alliance.org/species/honduran-bat/

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u/JonatasA 7d ago

That's the most Pokémon looking creature I've ever seen.

Either that or a winged hamster.

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u/jaycuboss 7d ago

And just like that you brought me right back into happiness! Thanks for sharing!

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u/babylon331 7d ago

How cool is that!?!

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u/EleventySixToFour 7d ago

White bats would be too visible.

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u/Mechya 7d ago edited 7d ago

There are atleast two white species of bat. The honduran white bat and the northern ghost bat, but they sadly aren't this cute.

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u/CoGLucifer 7d ago

they sadly aren't this cut.

Idk, these ones don't look all that muscular to me

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u/Poafro 7d ago

TBF you have to shave their fur to see their amazing pecs and abs, so it’s an easy thing to miss.

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u/Fre_shavocado 7d ago

You forgot the third white bat species, the shikaka.

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u/OsiyoMotherFuckers 7d ago

Those Honduran white bats are adorable little cotton balls that make little tents in leaves.

https://ychef.files.bbci.co.uk/624x351/p091xb7n.jpg

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u/BarklyWooves 7d ago

As other bats have mastered the darkness, these bats have mastered the light

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u/JonatasA 7d ago

And now they struggle in an eternal war

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u/cometsuperbee 7d ago

I thought “needle felted” was the specific bat breed 😢

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u/Admirable-Deer-9038 7d ago

Right?! I was like wow! What a cool species. Then continued to scroll and brain was like ‘wait a minute! ‘Needle felted’ probably means made by hand! Props to the artisan. Extremely realistic! Would prefer they were real!

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u/hollywoodbob 7d ago

Don't worry, every week for the rest of your life some jackwagon will repost these claiming they're real bats and you'll get to feel that same disappointment over and over until we all die in the cataclysm that awaits us.

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u/rightsomeofthetime 7d ago

Same. But I guess at least I don't have to rethink Batman now.

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u/allfornon 7d ago

I was wondering what kind of species a Needle Felted White Bat was...

Then I realized that was the technique and color 🤦

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u/GammaGargoyle 7d ago

Same. I'm not a smart man.

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u/FatFueledFreak 7d ago

Same same.

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u/RedIsPositive 7d ago

Chikaka!

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u/darwin-rover 7d ago

Bumblebee tuna

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u/Dr_Mantis_Teabaggin 7d ago

Excuse me…

your balls are showing

Bumblebee tuna!

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u/eggrollin2200 7d ago

I’m chortling on the toilet

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u/Goddstopper 7d ago

Ugh.

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u/eggrollin2200 7d ago

It was quick ok

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u/Il_Nessuno 7d ago

They say laughter is nature's laxative

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u/Goddstopper 7d ago

No. That's the sound I make when i chortle on the toilet

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u/notjasonlee 7d ago

that's not chortle

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u/eggrollin2200 7d ago

Depends on which end

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u/numismatic_nightmare 7d ago

Lemme guess... white devil, white devil??

I did not know you speak wahchootoo!

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u/VanDammeJamBand 7d ago

Nobody told me the WACHOOTOOS... were BITERS

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u/squirrlycellist 7d ago

This how they know you.

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u/Squeek_the_Sneek 7d ago

They found me Ace! No sweat!

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u/jussikol 7d ago

...Don't beat yourself up

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u/numismatic_nightmare 7d ago

Chiiiishkabob, Chiiiiaashank redemption, CHI-CA-GO!!! YOU'RE OUTTA HERE!

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u/just_a_handle 7d ago

Pretty neat that the warden from Shawshank ends up being the main antagonist in this movie too.

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u/SlayerJB 7d ago

Wow sudden realization that yes they are the same guy holy shit how did I miss that. Thank you lmao

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u/Oh_Archie 7d ago

Only reason I’m here haha

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u/awesom-o85 7d ago

Guano bowls! Collect the whole set!

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u/ChrisDeBruyne27 7d ago

Came here to make sure someone commented this

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u/nessman930 7d ago

Kinda hot in these rhinos.

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u/Operator_Six 7d ago

Loooooo-oo-Serrrrrrrrrrr

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u/JH_Rockwell 7d ago

“….they can tell?”

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u/TheSirMontyPython 7d ago

"Guano bowls....collect the whole set!"

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u/Doomepicrock 7d ago

“Die, Devil bird!”

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u/Emetos 7d ago

Take THAT you WING-ED SPAWN of SATAN!

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u/Igmohump 7d ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllllrrrrrrrrrriiiiiighhhhhhhttttttttyyyyyyy then.

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u/PM_MY_OTHER_ACCOUNT 7d ago

kneels in reverence

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u/bayonettaisonsteam 7d ago

LIKE A GLOVE

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u/rapalosaur 7d ago

Ace could’ve saved a lot of time and aggravation had he just bought one of these off OP.

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u/SickBearBro 7d ago

Chikasha!

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u/litshredder 7d ago

I noticed you referred to me as white devil...

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u/mTbzz 7d ago

Came here to find this comment, and feel so bad that it's the 7th top comment. Upvote right now!

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u/Mastersword87 7d ago

CHICAAAA-GO!!!

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u/CaptainMegaNads 7d ago

Chi....cah...GO! You're outta here!

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u/conceitedpolarbear 7d ago

Take that, you winged spawn of Satan!

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u/uthinkther4uam 7d ago

Ashamed I had to scroll this far down to see this.

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u/theresonly151 7d ago

I had to scroll far to far down to find this quality comments

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u/yeahimafurryfuckoff 7d ago

They’re sky Pomeranians!

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u/TRN18 7d ago

Fly poms

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u/Nyckname 7d ago

Pretty fly for a white bat.

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u/KingRalphKlein 7d ago

Uno, dos, tres, guano, cinco, cinco, seís

At least that's what all the girlies say anyways.

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u/cookieman7890 7d ago

They actually look like they could have flown straight out of a Jim Henson studio. They have that adorable muppet Dark Crystal feel to them.

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u/Iromaw 7d ago

Am I the first one that though "needle felted bats" was a species or bats because of how realistic they look?

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u/EleventySixToFour 7d ago

Same, and I even know what needle felted means.

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u/Rheukala 7d ago

Wait, how did you take the photo?

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u/_bufflehead 7d ago

The fourth bat is on her shoulder with a camera.

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u/eldroch 7d ago

I'm gonna need to see a picture of that

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u/ThaneVim 7d ago

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u/King_Mosabi 7d ago

1 DECADE ago?! Time, where'd you go?

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u/jtablerd 7d ago

Oh lordie are we old now? In my mind that was way more recent

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u/kailikitty 7d ago

I though those were real. So cute!

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u/armoured_lemon 7d ago

Sorry I'm out of the loop and slow. What are they then?

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u/shiroe314 7d ago

Felt. They are art pieces.

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u/armoured_lemon 7d ago

ah

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u/Broken_Petite 7d ago

It’s ok, we’ll feel dumb together

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u/LockAzzy 7d ago

Do you sell your bats by chance?

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u/AnneNonnyMouse 7d ago

Their bio says to search for ArtistYanaFedorova on Etsy

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u/shiroe314 7d ago

Looks like they are about 200 usd each.

I don’t needle felt, but… a lot of these crafts take a LOT of time. So seems like a not insane amount for the level of craftsmanship. Just not the kind of thing in a “ooohhh thats neat” impulse purchase.

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u/SathedIT 7d ago

My daughter needle felts and is not even close to the level of OP. It does indeed take a LOT of time. Not just the time to make it, but the time to learn the craft as well. Hundreds or thousands of hours went in to getting that good.

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u/Kckc321 7d ago

And stabbed fingers. By the time you finish a piece your soul is partly attached to it 😩

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u/Muffin278 7d ago

Making them white is an added layer of difficulty because you can't get blood on it.

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u/SathedIT 7d ago

I stay away from it... Those needles look like whale harpoons. I'll keep my fingers hole-less.

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u/palpablescalpel 7d ago

That is WAY less than I'd expect for work of that detail using such a time consuming technique.

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u/Lichruler 7d ago

In a few days, someone will be posting this in aaw and claiming they are real bats

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u/Practice_NO_with_me 7d ago

Yup. I was just happy the title actually cops to them being not real. I have watched this trend of coyly inserting plushes into the r/aww stream for a while and always disliked it. If all the posts were like this one - that would be fine. Sigh.

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u/crispygrapes 7d ago

This is a stupid, ridiculous, and frankly, UNSAFE amount of cute. I am not okay.

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u/Ok_Schedule_2885 7d ago

Those are CUTEEEE, do you sell them?

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u/EleventySixToFour 7d ago

They’re $200 lol. Those probably take weeks.

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u/jessa07 7d ago

Looking at the rest of their stuff, $200 is an amazing price! I'm on her Insta now and just squeeing my heart out omggg lol

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u/Gendark 7d ago

Shikakah !

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u/stephelan 7d ago

SHIKAKA.

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u/missread99 7d ago

Beautiful job OP! So amazing life like, could’ve fooled most people into thinking they were alive!

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u/utahhiker 7d ago

I never wanted a bat until now...

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u/JoNimlet 7d ago

Ummmm, they clearly want to live with me..

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u/bl00j 7d ago

I'd buy these! Beautiful

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u/anothersadadult 7d ago

Wow, what lovely work! I thought these were real! And now I suddenly need three white needle felted bats in my house....

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u/Raskov75 7d ago

Lies. Those are Pokémon.

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u/ArtemisCoco 7d ago

I’m not a fan of live bats, but ngl, I was a little disappointed that these adorable guys weren’t real.

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u/GAPanther79 7d ago

Gorgeous!!!😯😍😍😍

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u/AmbitiouslyWoke 7d ago

Look at those smiles 🥺

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u/sofa_queen_awesome 7d ago

Adorable! Like little kitten bats. Good job.

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u/EmpathicAnarchist 7d ago

But those are clearly angels

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u/trumansayshi 7d ago

Your work is so good I can always tell it's you!

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u/BadAshess 7d ago

I WANT ONE! I BEG!!!

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u/HiramNinja 7d ago

...I thought, wow, they certainly do look happy...and then I thought, hmmm...let's look into this a bit, shall we?

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u/lyricron 7d ago

Sha-ka-kahhhh

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u/mylast2fuckstogive 7d ago

CHIIIIII-cago!

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u/lionmomnomnom 7d ago

I was like “omg a new bat species” 😱🤣

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u/fluteluke 7d ago

They're so cute! They remind me of Gelflings! (Females, obviously.)

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u/Impressive-Baker2549 7d ago

They're very nice and up vote for mentioning they are felted right off the bat.

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u/Qwerowski 7d ago

oh boy, its gonna be like with this white-pink bat plushie that everyone was reposing everywhere claiming its real

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u/itsperiwinkle 7d ago

Legit thought they were real while I was scrolling by and had to scroll back up. Those are so cute! You are very talented!

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u/ShiroNoOokami 7d ago

SHIKAKA!!!

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u/Mondashawan 7d ago

Shut up and take my money

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u/AdAstra10254 7d ago

Oh god…my dumbass thought “needle felted” was supposed to be the species name…

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u/numismatic_nightmare 7d ago

You never said aaaaanything... about... A bat!

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u/SugarMag1976 7d ago

Amazing!

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u/k4Anarky 7d ago

ILL TAKE YOUR ENTIRE STOCK

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u/LilPrimo 7d ago

I need one so bad 🥺

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u/donnacross123 7d ago

Soooo cuteeeee

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u/LightningSpearwoman 7d ago

wow fantastic! i wish i could do one like those!

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u/Dandelione88 7d ago

Too cute! Beautiful job creating these sky puppies.

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u/Jenny_O7 7d ago

I felt that bats were cute for the first time🤣

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u/dorytheforgetfulone 7d ago

Absolutely gorgeous

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u/King0fthewasteland 7d ago

ohhh god they are adorable!!!

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u/R_Charles_Gallagher 7d ago

those are awesome!!! i totally want those!!!

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u/Peachy_Pastel 7d ago

I thought these were real at first. They look awesome!

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u/Karzack999 7d ago

AAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW