Thursday, 20 August 2009

Whats New!

Ok, in an attempt to forget my current woes here are some pics of my latest work.

I recently had to make up some samples for a 4 day workshop, so the first ones are a few examples of what we could do over that long weekend. I have something else in the works but don't want to show until it's finished!

These are just some basic wet felted soaps, done with merino, very easy

This ornament is just a ball on a base, it does take a long time to felt it down nice and hard, but then you can decorate it as you wish!

Badges! This was free form onto commercial felt from a photo

This was done using water soluble fabric for the pattern and felting onto a commercial piece of felt. Really pleased with how this works, you could do almost anything with this method!

Henry was felted for my last One day class as an example of the gorgeous romney wool we were using. He is a big boy, almost 4 inches, and he has lovely features!

Twit Twoo is a birdy type thing, another example of decorating a ball

Harley is one of my new favourites. I actually made him during the one day class, his head wasn't felted as hard as I usually would, but it meant that his eyes sank further in giving him a different look. I really like how he finished up!

Gnome Girl!! It had to be done, had seen a pic of one and had to do one for myself. She turned out ok I think. I had to make a second face for her as wasn't happy with the first one!

Finn is a real baby looking bear. He was felted in the same romney we used for the day class. It's amazing how many different looking bears you can get from the same supplies!

Hope you enjoyed looking at the new work. I've just donated 2 bears to a charity auction which is being held in Sept, so hope those go well!
Thanks once again for your interest in my work, I really do appreciate it and all the lovely comments that are sent my way are a balm for my soul!
Beary huggles,

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Latest Bears!!

Hello All!
Time for another update! I thought you might like to see 2 of my latest little bears who I am really pleased with but a little nervous if their new 'Mummies' will like them!

Firstly meet Giselle. She is a sweet little girl bear who wants to be a ballerina when she grows up! She is wears her tutu everywhere she goes and is always leaping and dancing around the house!

Giselle is felted from 2 shades of hand dyed corriedale wools from one of my favourite cottage crafts people!

She has ribbons laced up her little legs, and just look at those amazing tiny rosettes.
I have never seen any so small! She's just gorgeous I think!

Now meet Cody. This darling little boy is wearing his merino pjs and hat. He likes to hang
out with his invisible friend Jack and is always trying to lend a hand at home!

Don't you just love the little pompoms and his sweet little face?

I'm so pleased with Cody, he took a lot of time to sculpt and his corriedale base is covered
lavishly with a merino/silk blend for his pjs and hat, with angora bunny
fibre on his little hat also!

I do hope their new owners are really happy with them, and if they are reading this Yay!! Tell me what you think! :o) lol
Lots on this month. I have a day class out of town which I have almost finished organising. Just as well as it's only a week away! :o) I also managed to create a whole load of work for myself by offering to join in as a tutor for a 4 day craft weekend. And now I have to make up some samples of what we would make over the 4 days. Unless they are good standard I won't get in, but also I have to come up with things that I haven't taught before and don't know how long they will take to make! Eeekk! So lots of experimenting to do in just one week!
Also trying not to worry about driving out of town. It is one year this month since I started driving (yes, I AM 35, truly) and I still haven't driven at 100k yet! lol I'm sure it will be fine! Really,,,,,just fine! eekk
Ok, that's all from me! Back to cooking dinner, feeding dogs, cats and assorted rodents. Trips to school, kindy and the vet. Housework, protest rally (That reminds me, if you are in NZ write to parliment to stop them cutting our night classes!!! We need support to keep the classes running! :o) and then I have work on the weekend again! yay!
Much bear love and happiness to all! Put your feet up for me! :o)