Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New life, icicles and new felties

We have a new addition at the farm.  I am no longer caretaker there, but I still go twice a day to feed the animals.  We have a new baby lamb.  I found her brother dead, but she is thriving.  One of the yearling ewes also lost her baby.  It was premature and stillborn.  Here is the new one.   She is 5 days old.
I just love her markings.  She has a white ring around the base of each ear and her tail is totally white.  She has the black heart on her left knee that all this ewe's babies seem to have.

There is a cliff area near us that gets the most spectacular icicles every winter.  I finally got some pictures.

That is Zoomer standing in front of them to give you an idea of the size.  He is 5' 10".

I was waiting for his tongue to get stuck.  Didn't happen.  He said they were melting and too wet for his tongue to stick.  I really love this next picture.  Lovely.  I think I will enlarge this one and frame it.
I have a couple new felties done also.  The first one is a bunny rabbit that is on his way to his new mommy in England.  This is his second head.  The first head I made was way to big with a rally big nose.  I like his new head better.  The first picture is with the first head, and the second one is with his new and improved head.
Now, this next one is the old bunny head with new ears and nose, and he has now morphed into a puppy.  The snout works so much better as a puppy then a bunny, don't you think?  I had a hard time giving this one up, but he is on his way to Ohio with the mermaids to be sold in a shop called Really Cool Stuff in West Milton, Ohio.

And lastly, one of my felting groups had a challenge to needle felt a piece of jewelry.  So I made a snake necklace.  It is adjustable and can be worn as a necklace, choker, or wrapped around the upper arm a couple times as an armband.  I think I will make a few more of these to sell.


1 comment:

  1. I think your mermaids,and the snake belt are so unusual. I had no idea needle felting could be used to do so much. Also I did take a look at your Etsy yesterday. Your Alfred doll is outstanding. I would love to see the animals who won the first two places. They must be spectacular. Thanks for the welcome