Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Time for another Show!!

Hello!!! How is everyone doing?? I hope all you crafty peoples are happily creating to your hearts content! There is just nothing like that sence of achievement when you finish something you are really pleased with!
Speaking of which, I have some new things to show you. I am really pleased with some of them, and they are all pretty good really, I guess, kinda, lol.

First up is more of a 'sculpt' as it were. Missy is a big girl at almost 9 inches tall. She is felted in natural wools over a wire armature! I wanted to do something a bit different as the show that is coming up is the Arts Festival and I wouldn't consider a lot of my work to be 'Arts' really! (wonders what the heck she is doing having a table at THIS show! eeekk)

Her tail is wired also and enables her to stand alone.

Her clothes are felted on, tre chic!!

Trying to decide if she needs whiskers, she will probably get some!

This is how she started out, the wire armature has had one layer of wool in this pic.

Wilber is felted in a mix of corriedale which was hand dyed and a fibre called Glitz so he is a little shimmery and sparkly. It's a really fine fibre.

Not sure of this guys name yet, currently it's Jim. He's a bit different, felted from a lovely hand dyed Alpaca which is quite unique.

This little guy is felted from a gorgeous hand dyed rainbow mix!

Dress ups! This little girl bear has gotten into Mums best dress and her pearls!

Alpie is felted from natural Alpaca and I'm really pleased with how he turned out! He was my first bear for 2008 and I think I am off to a good start! :o)

Well, that's it for this posting. I have lots to do tho, working on my next piece already and I have plans to do more 'sculpting' for the show so that I can fit in a bit more! :o) Thanks for taking the time to look through my work once again!



Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Hello and welcome to my blog for 2008! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! We sure had a great time with the kids and got up to lots of mischief! I have had a lot of trouble getting going with my bears again, having lost my inspiration for about a month over christmas, only making balls and the odd sewn creation.

I have a show coming up in February and I've been stressing over not having enough to put on my table! This is probably the reason why I couldn't create, putting to much pressure on myself. But I am off and running now, having created my first bear for 2008 and almost finished my second creation which is really different.

As I haven't taking pics of my first creations for this year yet here are some pics of the last bears of 2007. I didn't get to show these earlier so I thought you might like to see them now!

This is Harris! He is just a nice simple bear, I get a lot of requests for 'traditional' bears so I try and make the odd browny coloured one occasionally!

And this is Molly, she is made from Merino which as you know I don't use very often. I love the colour combination and she went to a new home over christmas!

My newest bear is made completely from natural Alpaca and turned out really well. I'm working on another Alpaca bear and something a bit more along the sculpting lines as well. I'll be sure to show them off to you soon!

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for dropping by yet again!

Huggles, Liza