Archive for May, 2013

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May
13

Needle Felted Beauty and the Beast

Run Red Run Needle Felted Beauty and the Beast Belle

For weeks and weeks I’ve been working on a secret project. Normally, my work isn’t classified top-secret, but this time it was a secret commission for a friend.  Here’s the story…  My friend Lisa and her husband Dave — both of whom I’ve known since they first met in high school — are celebrating their 16th wedding anniversary this month.

Dave approached me about constructing a one-of-a kind gift for Lisa. He told me Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a favorite of Lisa’s, and that he wanted to recreate the characters as seen in the ball room dance scene with Belle in her yellow ball gown and Beast dressed in tails (I’m sure that’s a pun).  PLUS, Dave wanted it to be a surprise.

It’s been hard keeping the project a secret, but the gift has been given and now I can share it with you!

For this specific project I used wool from different sources than I usually do and ended up really liking the Merino Wool Top from Marr Haven Wool Farm (marrhaven.com).  Barbara ships out the orders super fast and has a great product! Thanks Barbara!

I also sculpted each figure around a wire armature, Beast’s goes right through to his tail to help him stand.

Happy Anniversary Lisa & Dave! You’re great friends and I’m honored that you allowed me to be some small part of your celebration!

See more photos in the gallery!
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May
13

Needle Felting Hits the Big Time: Web Comics!

murdercake_wolverine When I tell people what I do, I often get confused looks and I have to explain what needle felting is.  Lately, though, it seems more and more people are becoming aware of needle-felting and that makes me happy.  Recently, a friend of mine came across a comic on the web that actually mentioned needle felting.  I enjoyed it so much (actually laughed out loud!) that I thought sharing it was a good idea.  Of course, this is the only episode of murdercake (by Steven Lewis) that involves needle felting. But finding even one is practically a miracle. Feel free to check out the rest of murdercake (murdercake.com) for Lewis’ off-kilter gags and dark humor.  He also has a fun, family-friendly comic about monsters called creepy crowley at http://creepycrowley.com.  Take a look! There’s some funny stuff on both sites!




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