First rule - be careful not to poke yourself. This may be obvious, but the needles are sharp LOL.
I started with a pansy - nope, doesn't look too much like a pansy, but I figured out the movement with this project.
Next, I tried a bunny face - hmm - maybe I should have started with a dog face as that is what it looked most like. It had bunny ears, but I felted them down so it looked more dog like.
Well, the ball for the body went fine. The head was ok, but I forgot the neck. However, I think the little guy is kind of cute, so, depending on who is looking, he is either a little bear or a sheep who woke up a bit strange.