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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 / 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
3  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.





4  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.
5  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Introduce Yourself / Wavin' shyly from the UK on: January 07, 2017 05:06:19 PM
Hello.

 My name's Sam and I'm struggling to write this in a way that doesn't make me sound like i'm in an Alcohol anonymous meeting heheh.  Im 35, I live in the UK with my husband and cat and I've just recently taken up needle felting so thought I would join this site to sort of make friends and see other peoples projects and basically get tips and work out what on earth i'm actually doing.

 You see i've always wanted to try needle felting but I promised myself I wouldn't start any new hobby until i've finished with one of my other hobbies as I actually have a bit tooo much to do.  But with the new year I just got full of enthusiasm and crumbled.  So got a couple of needles and gave it a shot and loved it...I kind of suck at it at the moment but I know if I persevere I'll get better.  So now I want to make alll sorts of stuff and I really want to get stuck in.  My poor poor husband.

Anyway its nice to meet you all.
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