Well, apparently I didn't have enough faith in myself. After reading the directions on the website of the store that sold the kit (wildethymeart.com) and looking at Craftster's basic directions (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=51271.0) I got to work. Of course, I couldn't do exactly what the directions for the kit said. I had to improvise.
I ended up entering the little snowman I made in the Needlefelting Challenge on Craftster. I didn't win, but I was really pleased with my entry, anyway, since it was my first try at it!
And a side view, so you can see the 3-Dness of his little nose.
I've got some more wool left over and I might try my hand at another or use it for something else. This little guy was a gift for my mom for Christmas. I've recently purchased a set of small cookie cutters that I might use as templates to make some flat, needlefelted ornaments. Yes, I know it's only January, but getting a start on Christmas gifts is never a bad idea!