The lips really help to give the dog expression and life
To make these I tease out a few strands of fleece twisting them to make a cord like a thin peice of yarn - the thicker it is the easier it is to felt but of course too thick will look too clunky
Then I take the center of the cord and felt it in below the dogs nose
Felting one side at a time I make an upside down V from the nose to the mouth felting the cord to the nose.
I then take the cord from the front of the mouth all the way to the back corner in a U shape
This helps define the dogs smile, it takes tiny delecate stabs with the needle to secure without burying the cord.
I then felt along the bottom lip to meet the ends of the cord in the middle of the bottom lip