Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fairy Friends....

One of a kind felt fairies

A few weeks ago someone asked me to make some little fairies for her daughter's fairy garden. I had been wanting to make some little fairies for awhile and this was just the inspiration I needed.

Felt Fairies

These are made from wool roving, which is sometimes called Magic Wool. They begin  with a pipe cleaner armature and  then I wrap the wool tightly to make the body. Some have a little wooden head,  others are wool.  
I wrap another color to make "stockings" and the shirt. The skirts are cut from hand made felt that I have made using a wet felting process.

This one is an extra special one that i made for Katie. It is like my larger woll fairies, but I think it may not lend itslef to playing with as much becuase the wool roving is a bit fussier than the felted "skirt"

there are more on my facebook page

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Love Gnomes

Love Gnomes!
Valentine Gnomes... needle felted with love....

I needle felted these sweet little "Love Gnomes" last week!

Inspired by a tutorial on The Magic Onions website, 
I pulled out shades of pink,
 red, fushia, magenta, and purple wool 
and had a delightful time creating these darling gnomes.

Here's the link to the tutorial if you want to try some on your own. 

Let me know how yours turn out!