I have recently taken up needle felting as a new hobby. Most of what I have learned has come from a book I came across while my daughter and I were out browsing craft materials for inspiration. Little Felted Animals by Marie Noelle Horvath features directions to make 16 cute little creatures. Apparently it is a tough copy to find as it is out of print. No wonder Amazon has it starting at $60.00. I picked my copy up at Joann Fabrics for cover price less my 40% coupon. Anyway, if you can find it pick it up. It has easy to follow directions and the photography is precious.
If you are interested in learning more here is a basic needle felting tutorial on YouTube by feltalive. I have not had time to watch the entire series but it is on my to-do list. WordPress hint: if you hover over the link to the video a small window should appear. If you click on it you will be redirected to the video. If you just click play in the center of the frame you can watch the video here and not leave the blog.