Wednesday 29 April 2020

Hello Mr Fox Needle Felting

As we no with all of this self isolating the wild life is reclaiming its land and here is Seaham we have spotted a few Foxy Loxy's about. I decided I would like to make a needle felted Fox and I love him so much I may do some more to keep him company.

I wont say he was easy as he wasn't and I left his face until last as I was scared to do it haha!

Just look at that bushy tail.
His legs were tricky little beggers trying to keep them skinny whilst wrapping them.

Did I say he was bendable? well as he has a wire armature it allows you to bend him to the pose you want.

I think he looks right at home in the garden. I need a name for him, can you help? I would love you to give me suggestions in the comments, I quite like Mr --------

Sunday 26 April 2020

Baby Elephant needle felting.

I moved on with needle felting to a baby elephant, we've named him Edward, he's as cute as a button.

it's quite funny as I didn't really like him until I felted his head to the side.
I also made a learning curve in that i had been using the wrong wools, who knew that there was so many.

so the Marina wool is fabulous for angels and hair but not so good for building shapes.

His backside brings a song to mind " I like big butts and I cannot lie"

Just look at that face, butter wouldn't melt.

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Needle Felted Grey Bunny

I couldn't leave my first needle felted bunny without a companion so here is Oscar a little grey bunny and companion to Rosie, I think you can see that they have become firm buddies.

Isn't he gorgeous? I think Rosie loves him.

He's a real sweetie, I made him more fluffy than Rosie using more Merino fine wool.

I start with using Carded wool for all of my figures as it builds the shapes quickly, the refined and coloured parts are a more refined wool.

Friday 17 April 2020

Baby Bunny Needle Felting

Still learning the needle felting and I think I've fell in love with this sleeping baby bunny one.

I've trid to capture him from different angles so that you can see how cute he is.

I have added a video below just to try and show how tactile he is.

I have been studying other needle felters work and found this and fell immediately in love

I'd love your comments on this one and I may need to do another in a different colour so that he doesn't get lonely.

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Needle Felting Fairy and Baby

There's nothing more special than a new baby so this Needle Felting mother and baby would make a lovely gift.

A baby wrapped in swaddling, a flower to the mothers hair, cute.

With lock down in the UK these little darling are keeping me sane, I am getting loads better at not stabbing my fingers too haha!

I hope everyone is keeping safe and well xxx

Saturday 4 April 2020

Needle Felting Edwardian Lady

I was itching to try my hand at a free standing needle felt figure, to be honest I didn't really know what I was going to make when I started this.
She took loads of carded course core wool to to make her body but I think the end result was worth it.

I love everything about her, I made her a coat and matching hat, then added tiny roses and leave to decorate.

I gave her an up-do hairstyle fitting for the outfit.

I also thought a hand muff would finish her perfectly.
I'm really rather pleased how she turned out all 6 inches of her.

Thursday 2 April 2020

Needle Felting Fairy Amy Felthouse

Maybe I'm going a little housebound crazy but this little fairy totally reminded me of Amy Winehouse, I sang her songs all the way through giving her the hairstyle.

I love the rich colours on this one and thankfully when needle felting now I hardly ever need a band aid for my fingers (yay).

I now have quite a collection of these fairies so may need to do a give away once it's safe to go out.
How is everyone else entertaining yourselves? Have you learnt a new craft?