first etsy order

20 Jan

This is a quick post. I got my first etsy order! It was a customer order of a beluga whale. It’e for the customers 2 year old grandson who adores whales. I loved whales growing up too, so I was excited to do this as my first order. I grew up in southern California and spent a fair amount of time at sea world.  I used several different whale pictures I found off the internet as a model. I hope he likes it and gets years of fun out of this cute whale.

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felted lambs for baby mobile

20 Oct

I was commissioned by my friend Laura to felt 5 little lambs so she and her husband could turn them into a mobile for the little girl they are expecting. She wanted 4 white and 1 black.

Here is the core wool shape. If you are having a hard time with your core or shaping of animals I recommend getting the book Little Felted Animals. It really helps you get perspective on making good cores.

The whole family together! I really like how each one has there own expressions and hairdos! I used cotswold locks form LaTeaDaDesigns. For the eyes I used glass beads with wire ends and for extra support I used fast grab glue.

A close up of little black’s face. I used a different darker pink of the cheeks of this one. The light pink looked weird on the black. The locks were dyed black and the believe the black was purple based. There are some cool tiny purple pockets that come out.

I hope Laura enjoys these little guys as much as I do. My boyfriend’s mom can’t get over how cute they are. She even told me she tried counted sheep the other night to fall asleep and imagined these little ones! Check out Laura’s blog about her pregnancy and she what her journeys all about : young, broke, and pregnant.

Thanks!

Woah! Let’s try this again.

25 Sep

Ok – It’s been awhile. I know, I know. But considering from my last post I’ve moved twice, and the second time was to another state (Maryland to Tennessee) I think you’ll understand. I’m looking for a job right now, but with all this free time I have come back to crafting and felting. I’m so glad I have found my way back.  I am currently working on a flock of sheep for a friend to make into a mobile for her little baby girl! Once I get my wool locks in the mail I will take pictures to post  the progressions of making these little guys.

I also went to the 2012 maryland sheep and wool festival and took a felted dying class with Chad Alice Hagen! It was amazing. Pictures of that to follow soon too.

But until those posts enjoy this little video of sheep making art themselves. Those crafty beasts.

featured artist : vital temptation

14 Jan

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When I first saw vital temptations work I was awe struck. Bold, whimsical, and flowing.  This is the type of felting that I love and would love to create. I was inspired to say the least. I actually created this blog after I saw her items for the first time.  She does have her own blog : http://vitaltemptation.blogspot.com. Also an ETSY shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VitalTemptation. Vital temptation is one of my all time favorite felters. The above pictures are from her etsy shop. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by her items as much as I am.

a longer wait

15 Aug

Sorry for no new posts! I am going through some life changes at the moment, so I can’t focus on the blog. Expect more felted goodness at the end of September.

Michelle

rotary phone sheep sculptures

3 Jul

These are wonderful. They are Jean-Luc Cornec’s Sheep Sculptures that were displayed at the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt. There are a few different blogs that I saw these showcased on, so I am going to continue keep on sharing! I love seeing sculptures made out of unexpected items and since it’s paying homage to sheep, it’s just that much more awesome.






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