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11  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Mushroom house on: May 30, 2013 07:08:57 AM
Thank you everyone!
12  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: felting newbie: Needle felting is so tiring! on: May 29, 2013 10:18:55 PM
Yes, needle felting takes a lot of work and a lot of pokes. A big reason why they are so expensive to buy as a craft.  The best way to make it easier is to get comfortable. Find the right hight to work on, find a chair with arm rests and ignore the lopsided extra muscles forming Wink
13  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: consistency on: May 29, 2013 10:14:46 PM
Mine were squishy at first and like you said it was not about time...

Try using a bigger needle to do the core, the bigger the needle (lower gauge) the less pokes you will need to do to compact the fibres. The more compact the fibres are the less they will shift when manipulated and the shape will stay consistant with handling. You really want ther to be very little give when you poke it so that it will keep its shape. it will also make it easier to get less fuzzies Smiley  hope that helps....
14  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Dragon Set with Princess, Prince and Treasure... on: May 27, 2013 01:54:08 PM
This Dragon could be a friend or a foe and the girl and boy are simple but could easily be children from a nearby village or could be a princess and a prince. They all have gold to share with a treasure chest that fits perfectly in the dragons paws. What adventures could be in store for them? Only imagination will tell....

The people are 3 inches tall and the dragon is 5 inches tall.

Thanks for looking!
15  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Mushroom house on: May 11, 2013 07:05:53 AM
I am learning more with each creation. Techniques, what work and what doesn't. I am self taught and started just a few month ago but I am having so much fun.

This is my newest creation...

The house, with the roof on, is 12 inches tall and the diameter of the mushroom stem is 7-8 inches wide. The door and window both open and there is a wire frame deep in the core of the house above the door and around the bottom to help keep its shape. The door knob is a button that has been securely sewed on and then secured agin with more wool. Besides those three elements, the entire house is made of wool.

Below the window there is a cute little flower box and there are small mushrooms growing out of the grass around the base with vines spanning the walls.

This is the perfect size for the creature that I make..

Thanks for looking!
16  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Emma's Garden on: May 11, 2013 06:59:55 AM
Thank you so much everyone... I really enjoyed creating this set and I love when things are interactive.
17  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Emma's Garden on: April 27, 2013 08:08:41 PM
This is my newest creation Smiley It started with a base that was originally going to be something else but then became this garden scene.

When I was a little girl living in the mountains of BC there was a woman in my neighbourhood that would give me sugar snap peas from her garden when I would pass by and this memory came out as I was making the woman for my scene.

Emma is about 4" 1/2 high and the grass and garden itself is 8 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches and has a little flower garden in one corner lined with rocks.

She has a raised garden with carrots, radishes, leeks and cabbages which can all be taken out of the garden and replanted. There is a tomato plant in a recycled tire and a bowl that has tomatoes.  Her apron that can be removed, and there is also a pot with two flowers in it, a watering can and a spade.

18  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: A few new items... on: April 15, 2013 07:19:43 PM
The pig and the sheep are so cute, I could just squee!

Thanks.. I love them too... they are quite fun to make also so I can't wait to make more Smiley

They are all wonderful! I especially love the little scenes on the magnets. Nice work!

I enjoyed making them but I have a lot to remember when it comes to painting and building up colour...
19  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / A few new items... on: April 14, 2013 02:22:43 PM
I have been busy felting and though I would share my latest creations...

These are some Magnets I made... I was practicing painting with wool.

This last one is for fellow breastfeeding advocates... I call it "for the love of breastfeeding"

These sheep were made with undyed canadian wool. The wool felts very well and is so "sheepy" I love working with it!

I made this pig also and am planning on making many other farm animals...

Here is my daughter playing with the pig and sheep...

My next creation was this vegetable set...

The last things that I have done (and finished...) are these pin cushions. I went out and found these cute little planters and gave them a new life. I love the way they turned out and I can't wait to go find a few more....

20  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Re: Woodland scene... on: April 02, 2013 08:35:55 PM
hehehe... then I will have to keep on doing it...  Wink

I just got some amazing locally source wool in the mail today that inspired me.... sigh... I think I am addicted.
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