Thank you everyone for the amazing response! It's so nice to be able to share these things with people who appreciate what goes into completing a project like this
She is BEAUTIFUL! So detailed too...Did you start with raw wool or sheets of felt (can you do that?) or both? I've been felting for awhile and never quite gotten details like you have in the hands. Great work!!
I used regular craft felt that you can buy at hobby stores/ Michael's/ Wal-Mart. The hands were executed with a pair of very sharp scissors, much lip-biting and occassional "strong" words! I didn't sew around the edges specifically for the reason that was afraid the shape would be distorted. Next time I will glue thin wire in between the two layers so that her fingers can be "posed".
thats absolutely gorgeous. you could definately sell those for bundles of money.
The hours of work that go into something like this would dictate it would *have* to be bunches of money. Sadly, I don't think many people would be willing to pay what it's worth, except for serious collector's. Even though it is a small scale creation, the amount of supplies needed is quite substantial too. I estimate she cost around $150 to make, excluding labour.
WOW.....you have true talent!!!! I went to your crafty journal and read the stipulations in order to view the pattern, but it still would not allow me to???
Keep up the good work - it is awesome!
Thank you! I didn't password protect the pattern or anything like that, so you should be able to click on the thumbnail image or the link that is in my craft journal post, and that will take you to the full size image. I was just there and I was able to access it (note: modblog has bee up and down for the past 5 days - maybe this is why you had a problem?). Email me if you're still haveing issues and I will send it to you that way [aiarnata (at) gmail (dot) com]
That's just amazing! I love the detail!
And the problem is, you make it look so easy in the 'tutorial'... I want to give it a try knowing I won't get THAT far!
Give it a shot - it really isn't as difficult as it looks. You need:
1. Patience to hand stitch things and fight with rhinestones
2. Access to glittery things and pieces of pretty fabric so that you can play with design elements
3. Someone to massage your neck and back from sitting hunched over for too long!
Felt is _very_ forgiving - if you stuff it gently with little bits at a time and support the piece you are stuffing with your other hand, you can control the shape and fullness of the parts very nicely. It's cheap too, so you can mess up the base with no fear.
If anybody decides to give it a shot, I would love to see the results!