I love things made out of chenille wires (aka pipe cleaners). My Dad was a smoker while growing up and he also enjoyed smoking a good old fashioned pipe (seems very weird to think that was normal to me and acceptable at one time) so pipe cleaners were always around me. I loved taking a few new pipe cleaners out of the package and making little tiny creatures. I wish I still had them all.
Now when I see anything made out of chenille I'm captivated. It's the same way I feel about vintage beaded creatures. I like to study them and see how they were made. Lately, I've been hunting and collecting vintage chenille and beaded creations and supplies to make my own. Here's just a few from my collection: