Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Needle felted bishop fish

Someone asked me, a while back, if I could make a sea bishop (which looks a little something like this by the way). I didn't really give it much thought until over Easter when I finally ate the last of the Hallowe'en chocolate I bought (which was a silly purchase really, as I wasn't even at home on the evening.) The net bagging that the chocolate came in - strawberry and white chocolate eyeballs, they were disgusting - struck me as looking much like scales when pulled tight so I dug out some scraps of roving that I'd dyed and here you go!

Here's his ... dorsal cape?
This was actually the first time I'd ever done wet felting, so that was pretty exciting. Bubble wrap and soapy water.

 Hug me! HUUUG ME!

He fit in quite nicely on the shelf of mythical beasts, but it's time for him to spread his fins and seek new pasture-waters.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Needle felted Totoro in a frame

Combining two things of my favourite things - embroidery hoops and needle felting!

He is supposed to be sitting on the edge of the hoop, rather than standing, but I am not sure if that is really obvious when you look at it.

Fun fact, I couldn't get any whiskers in Ely, so I dipped some 3 strand embroidery thread in a mixture of PVA and water and let them dry.

Little snub nose!

I had a lot of fun making the umbrella.

I like how 3D this is, it really adds interest to the wall!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Tooth Fairy

I made this little lady last week to send to someone as a present. I'd like to say that it was for a small child who'd just lost her first tooth but.... Yeah, actually, let's stick with that.
Small child, first tooth, and you can't prove otherwise.
Her arms are bendy and she has sparkles on her dress.

 Because a fairy without wings is really just a very small person.

I rouged her cheeks (or rather, I pinched them - ladies pinch, whores use rouge.) The little tooth on her dress is really the only thing that makes her a tooth fairy rather than any other type of fairy

But we know what she is, don't we? Just you, me and that [ahem] small child.