Friday, February 25, 2011

...the "new guy"...

Finally ... I'm getting motivated to do some little things.  Part of the reason is...I have a couple of deadlines. Aackk!!  That's me.  The world's best procrastinator.

I pulled out my bag of variegated New Zealand Romney and tore off some pinkish/purple.... trying to get the most purple strands.  If you ever try some felting..don't cut it... it leaves too many blunt ends to stick out all over the place ...it makes it easier to needle if you just tear it off...















Got to try out my new pen shaped needle holder suggested by Paint Granny....  it's a totally different feeling than how I used to do it..but, it worked fine.  I used to put a blog (hahahha.... a blog..hahaha...I meant a blob...got blogs on the brain !) of polymer clay on each of the needles for a handle... and I think there was a bit more fine control because my fingers were closer to the end of the needle...but...this will be better for my hand over the long haul.  I'm also trying to remember not to have a death grip on the pen or the piece of fluff I am holding onto with the other hand.

Here's how the little guys begin.... nothing but a bit of fluff...















Here is the head and a little body about the right size... I say right size...but there is no right size... it is whatever we feel like doing.  No wonder I love bear and doll making... there are no rules.  I make 'em up as I go.

Here... head is stuck on with a needle...and test eyes inserted ...

Do I want little eyes? ...















Or...do I want big eyes?















Posie looks perplexed... she can't make up her mind either....hahahhaha....

The finished little girl is Posie... you have seen her before if you've been coming here awhile. I call her a felted bear...but, she was felted up from strands of fluffy rayon plucked out of a chunk of rayon fabric instead of wool.  A bit difficult to stab ... almost felt sticky when the needle would go into it... and it got more and more difficult to stab it into it.... but, she turned out really cute.

OKay then....arms and legs.....

8 comments:

BIKY said...

so so cute

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Vee,
Oh your tiny bear is just the cutest. I have come by to visit by way of my dear friend Marie Antionette. I have so enjoyed my visit to your wonderful blog. Your talents are amazing.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

frayedattheedge said...

Gorgeous!!

Marie Antionette said...

They are sooo cute Vee!!! How do you make such beautiful bears? OK...Where are the arms and legs!...LOL.
Love ya Dear,
Marie Antionette

Daisy said...

Making those tiny little creatures is almost like magic!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

I love Posie and can't wait to see the other one finished.

Hugs

Catherine said...

hmmmm.... that big bag of fluffy romney (?) looks nice and warm. Can you make us a sweater out of it? :)
xo Catherine

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh what a cutie pie and just out of a bit of pink fluff! I love it.