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.


Monday, February 15, 2010


I have just completed two needle felted mermaids.  There is a store in West Milton, Ohio called Really Cool Stuff that sells my artwork.  They asked for some mermaids.  So I made these to send there.   The first one is my favorite.  I found this wonderful multi-color  roving with a silvery white silk going through it.  It made the perfect mermaid tail.  The hair is combed wool, and she is holding a starfish.  
I am still having trouble with faces but I think they are getting better.  Mouths seem to be the most difficult for me.  I need to study some pictures, look at my own face in the mirror, and my hubby's face a little closer to see how all the parts fit together on a face. 
The second one is smaller and also has hair of combed wool.  I think she looks a little more cartoonish then the bigger one.  That's okay.  I will also be sending some of my Best Little Catnip Balls ever and Best Little Catnip Mice Ever.  These are my best sellers on my Etsy shop and at shows that I do.  I will also be doing some Easter related items to send.  Got to get back to work now.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Fantasy - Day 3

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Okay, I am not sure what kind of stone this donut is, but I decided to try my hand at wire wrapping.  This is my first attempt.  I included a little silver Unicorn.  I think this may be too big to just hand on a small silver chain, so may hang it on cord instead.  I really do not think I will keep up with the wire wrapping.  It is beautiful, but just not my thing.  I am glad I tried it though.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Thing-a-day #2 Turquoise Necklace

I absolutely love turquoise and it is getting harder and harder to find 
really nice pieces and so many people are selling dyed howlite as 
turquoise.  Anyway, I found this beautiful chunk of green turquoise 
and just fell in love with it and knew I had to make a necklace with it. 
So, I used the Big chunk for the focal and smaller chunks for the rest 
of the necklace.  I then added copper beads and toggle.  I am 
beginning to like copper  alot.  Really gives the pieces a great look.