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1  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / bunny girl on: March 20, 2017 09:09:30 AM
It was my friends birthday yesterday and I wanted to make her a little spring bunny girl needlefelt thingumy so came up with this

She stands about 25cms tall.  I think im getting better at doing this maybe

though her hands are waaay too big...or her head is too small i cant decide which it is.

2  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Raccoons collection on: March 20, 2017 09:00:54 AM
I really love the mama and baby racoon, but i also love how expressive their facial expressions are.  They're all amazing!
3  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Doing Digital on: March 19, 2017 02:25:22 PM
Awe thanks everyone for the vote of confidence. Yeah I'm mainly a digital artist. Recently been working on artwork for a puppet show which has been a lot of fun and also working on a chunk of stuff for Glastonbury festival which is very exciting and terrifying at the same time. So plenty of interesting projects on at the moment
4  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mausie on: March 06, 2017 10:20:20 AM
Thankyoo for the lovely comments.  Ive been a crochetter for quite a few years (again just making up stuff as I go along) so I guess my head just equates needlefelting as a much more violent version of crochet.  For some reason my brain thinks in shapes pretty easily (which is good because my brain hardly thinks in anything else HAHAHA)  I think maybe because my creations have been pretty big too that makes projects easier than some of the very small highly detailed stuff i've seen here.  I dont think i'd fare quite so well in making animals that look realistic but because my stuff is quite chunky/cartoony I think I have a bit more space to not be quite as exact.
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mausie on: March 05, 2017 08:19:38 AM
Thanks for teh vote of confidence.  truthfully i'm not really sure if im doing things right or not im just kinda making it up as I go along, so im always open to constructive criticism  and suggestions on how to improve.  Like....I can see that his two eyes dont quite match...and it bugs me im not as a skill level yet to fix that as such.  but it's still early days.  I also would have liked to have given the skirt a more...pleated look but again im not entirely sure thats within my current skill level.
But onward and upward I wont get better if i dont keep at it hehe
6  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A Couple of Foxes - Giant and Little on: March 05, 2017 07:34:18 AM
I love both those foxes, but am particularly smitten with the first one especially it's tail.  I love the mottled effect it looks fantastic!
7  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Mausie on: March 04, 2017 09:42:47 AM
So for my 3rd ever needlefelting project I promised a convention that I am going to next week that I would make them something to submit to their charity auction.  So I made their mascot dressed up in a kawaii japanese theme as the theme of the convention is everything japanese.
So here is Mausie

He stands about 30cm tall

As only my thrid project I learnt a lot from this

Im amazed by how solid he is considering he's only made out of wool poked with a needle.  Its pretty incredible when you think about it. 

Anyway my next project...is probably going to be a badger exploding out of a clock.  HAHAHAHAA... if I can do that then I can do anything
8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: New at this on: March 04, 2017 09:12:46 AM
Hihi Yes I just used polyester filling (the stuff that says "supersoft toy filling") for the first project adding a bit of black roving to the feet and tail.  I was just worried about buying lots of roving before actually seeing if I was any good or not, so since I had a bag of polyester filling laying around I thought i'd try giving that a shot and it seemed to work.  I dont think i had much difficulty but not knowing what doing something similar with real wool feels like maybe im just oblivious to how hard I made it for myself HAHA. 
Thankyou heaps for teh kind words both fo you.  Im really enjoying needlefelting a lot though Ive certainly bled more than through any crochet project ive undertaken
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Doing Digital on: February 21, 2017 04:15:47 PM
I've looked all over and cant seem to see any rules saying digital art isn't allowed...is it allowed??

 I work as a freelance digital artist but recently I've been wanting to wind down a little and do some art I've been wanting to do for ages, mainly fanart of shows I love. 
My primary tools is a intuos 4 graphic tablet and a paint package called painttool sai.  So heres some of my steven universe fanart ive been doodling over the past few days. I've had these images in my head for months but had too much real work to do so sneakily snuck them into some random free time I had.

10  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / New at this on: February 13, 2017 05:22:55 PM
So a week into the new year i finally cracked and allowed myself to start a new art project despite the several projects sat half done. I've been seriously wanting to try needle felting for years and decided to just stop putting it off and give it a go.  I can crochet fairly well..ish....so thought needle felting would be just a more violent version of that really.  I bought a cheap full needle felting kit on amazon to gauge whether needle felting was for me. it was a little teeny hedgehog and it was fun to do and was reasonable successful.  i think i lost a litre in blood....gosh those needles are sharp.  but despite the pain I was undeterred.  After the little hedgehog kit i decided to just jump right in to making stuff on my own...so here's my first err *make it up as you go along* project.  Well its actually based on a white ferret character my friend created
I thought since the character was mainly all white I could just practice with needlefelting toy stuffing instead of spending money on lots of roving.
So I ended up creating this...

Its not brilliant not by a long shot but for my first random solo project it's not too bad.  plenty of room for improvement.
My next project is going to be a mouse dressed in a japanese sailor outfit a little over ambitious I think but I never seem to make things easy for myself but heres the start at least

So hopefully it goes okay I guess only time and perseverance will tell.
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