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Topic: Craftster inspired me to needle felt! My fiber arts challenge entry!  (Read 1957 times)
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zamdor
« on: August 12, 2013 11:18:53 PM »

Well this is my first topic and what a time for one right? Craftster inspired me to try to needle felt and I just LOVE it! What Craftster means to me is trying new things and becoming addicted! Checking my emails and spending countless hours browsing the site finding new and awesome "why didn't I think of that?" moments and the pride of even coming up with a few of your own! Craftster means no longer hiding and worrying if my work is good enough for others outside my family to see. I am happy to show off my crafty hand to all you happy people! So without further ado here is my entry.




 For this challenge I decided to show off a needle felt I made, it is of a friends gelding that recently passed. His name was Buckshot. (photo belongs to buckshotsmom)

He was a beautiful horse I was asked to be made in to a needle felt I decided to make him from 100% alpaca fiber. So he is lanolin free Smiley. I honestly felt like I scalped the cast from Golden Girls here lol. I love Alpaca fiber, to knit with, make yarn from and now needle felt! A friend of mine gives me it from her Alpaca boys and this was after washing it turning my sink black and before carding it into fluffy roving. (fun fact the light grey is Suri Alpaca soooo soft!)

Buckshot's legs are poseable, he is 11" long and 8" at the withers. He took me a month to make and I couldn't be happier the way he turned out. He was my first Horse Smiley.

I decided to make his mane on one side as his was usually when he was still with us.

I am officially addicted to needlefelting.  I can't wait to make more and spread more joy Craftster has inspired me with and encouraged me to continue my needle felts.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013 04:29:37 AM »

Your intro made me smile, and happy. Your horse is beautiful and I think incredible. Good luck with the challenge  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013 04:57:43 AM »

Love his face! Nice detail there. Lovely inspiration too Smiley.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013 06:52:05 AM »

Wonderful! Great inspiration, and great work! Lovely horse!
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013 07:32:59 AM »

You did an amazing job on this.  And what a wonderful tribute.  Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013 08:59:18 AM »

Your intro made me smile, and happy. Your horse is beautiful and I think incredible. Good luck with the challenge  Smiley

Well thank you! I wanted to be honest and down to earth with my intro and what this lovely site really means to me lol. Thank you so much for your kind words they really mean a lot and thank you for the wonderful wishes! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2013 09:02:36 AM »

Love his face! Nice detail there. Lovely inspiration too Smiley.

Thank you so much! I think his face is what took me the longest to get to where I wanted it lol. Thank you his mom went off to college recently and her felty meant a lot to her Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2013 09:03:46 AM »

Wonderful! Great inspiration, and great work! Lovely horse!

Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2013 09:05:00 AM »

You did an amazing job on this.  And what a wonderful tribute.  Beautiful!

Oh gosh I am so blushing right now lol! Thank you so much for your sweet words! I appreciate it so much! Smiley I can't wait to post my next project now lol!
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2013 11:15:30 AM »

Your horse is very adorable.

I was surprised at how big it is. He is intended for play or display? because I sure wouls like to hug him and touch him if he were mine!
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