Felted Taxidermy Bear at Kooky Krafts

No, no animals we know of were harmed in the production of Rosie Bear, but you could certainly put your eye out with the long-ass needle artist (and high school senior!) Amanda Williams uses to create her needle-felted wool animal heads. You've seen them in Quick PHX -- New Times' pocket guide to Phoenix -- and we know where you can buy them. 

She's hanging on the wall at Kooky Krafts. Rosie Bear is priced at $150, and you can dibs her right now on Kooky Krafts' Facebook page

Or visit Kooky Krafts (it's worth the visit!) at 1500 Grand Avenue, but it does have limited hours, so you might be better off calling owner Beatrice Moore at 602.391.4016. 

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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at amy-silverman.com.