I haven't been DAISO ($1 value shop chain) for a while, and when I had a look of their "Handmade" section, I was really surprised that they have variety of beginners' DIY kits. Tiny beading animals, faux leather miniatures, UV resin gel , paper weaving baskets, small needle felt / sheet felt plushies, and more.
I'm interested in but never tried needle felt before, so I got DIY cat plushie kit (includes four colored wool felt, a needle, eye parts, round jump rings, a ball chain, fully illustrated JP/EN instruction) and "needle felt starter kit" (includes a needle felting mat and a needle for felting).
I need to confess that I totally ignored the finishing process of the model of the kit. I didn't use cute eye parts and I'd like to make more dreamy cat with long eyelashes...
Yes it was tough challenge for my very first time! I don't know why but my cat plushie became more defiant face like a punk rock girl. I decorated her with a tiny faux pearl necklace, a satin ribbon bow and light brown Swarovski rhinestone eyes. XD