Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WOYWW

Found this tiny needle felted mousie (and the panda head too; he wonders.. can he have a nose please? ) during the whirlwind week of desk tidying.  Sort of 'forgot' where I put her too in the wildness of it all.  Oh, man....somehow I must get more organized.  And then...must give away some of the stuff I just never get around to using.  We know we won't be able to ever do the many and varied crafty things we want to try...but, we keep on trying ...don't we? ..















But, this week, I am definitely looking in all the bags and boxes and containers to  make sure exactly what I do have. ...and there she was. Half finished. .... well, more than half actually...but, I do wonder what I was using for that dainty pink of her toesies.... hmmm.... maybe I'll come across some of whatever it was if I continue to tidy. I know it was not wool...I have never had any pink wool. I'm sure of that. Nobody will want a mousie with only one or 2 toes...must find it....

She doesn't look much different from my little felted bears... although, if turned sideways...she does have a bit of a longer and point-ier snout.... and those are just test eyes and a test nose.... on pins. To check for size and placement.  She is just all pinned together and her little flower pinned on too...















And, they are not even on my workdesk.  They are hanging out on the dining room table...so I don't forget about them.  They want action.  And, they want it now.  Good for them.  So tiny and yet so insistent...ahhahha.... kind of remind me of me.
Karen stopped by and asked if they were felted.... and I thought I should just pop back to say...yes..they are.  See that little bit of purplish fluff at the front of the foam block they are sitting on?... that is how she began.  Needle felting is bits of wool that have been stabbed ...many hundreds and thousands of times with a barbed needle...til you get them into the shapes you want.  Then I join the limbs and head to the body with upholstery thread.  The eyes are black onyx beads and the noses will be embroidered with Perle cotton.  The pink bits...I'm not sure...hahha...but, I think they were tufts of rayon pulled from some pieces of fluffy rayon fabric... and then needled in.  I have discovered that all sorts of things felt up alright..















Aha.  She found him a nose.  Too tiny.  Makes him look more like a racoon....but, it'll keep them happy for now.

I have no idea how it can possibly be Wednesday again...already.  This is craziness.  Another week shot.  Warp speed.  Sigh...

Check out all the other ladies and their workdesks at Janet's on a Wednesday...

27 comments:

Karen said...

They are so cute and adorable :) Are they made from felting?

Have a fab WOYWW and a great week, Karen #108

Dolores said...

I'm thinking they want to be finished so that those darn pins aren't sticking into them anymore.
My little Polish snowman arrived today and he is bigger than I anticipated. Very well made little guy.

Laura said...

Hi, what a great desk, I love your felted teddies they are so cute. I read with interest that you stab the wool many time with a barbed needle, how often do you stab your fingers I know that I would. Have a lovely Wednesday, Laura

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love little mousie - she is so cute! You must have way more patience than me, I like instant gratification when it comes to making stuff. Your ladies and gents are amazing too - simply wonderful!
Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

Petrine said...

Isnt they lovely ! I`m sure you find the things youll looking for and make them beautiful as you do with the other stuff you make :)

big hugs from me:)

Serena Lewis said...

OMG..they are looking so darned cute, Vee! It's already Thursday here! lol

P.S. - Finally got around to doing a post for The Primrose Donkey Sanctuary if you're interested in taking a look.

Twiglet said...

I love your little felties they are so cute - clever you.

BetteK said...

Have never seen work like these before ... I just LoVe your little felted animals! Debbie #84

Jumbleberries said...

To Bumblebearies from Jumbleberries - lol!

Thanks for all the lovely comments you left on my blog.

Happy WOYWW.

Jumbleberries xx

sandee said...

I love your little felties, and it's amazing that the size of one's nose matters, but your right it does make him look like a racoon! Hope you find your pink material so the toes can be finished!waving hi from the hills of NC :)

May said...

lovin the little felties, so cute, Hugs May x x x

Lou said...

They are just sooo cute, i saw felting on a TV programme last year and it looked fun and i thought i would like to try it but it wasn't 3d like yours, well wasn't anything like yours fullsop, Your creations blew me away, of to check out some more of your blog now, Hope you have a good week Lou @#26

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

well at least the panda isn't going to wonder off :p

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

That cushion looks like some kind of weird torture chamber for little bears;-0

peggy aplSEEDS said...

your projects are fascinating. sooo cute and detailed. and when you say "somehow i must get more organized, it echoes in my head! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Stephanie said...

I'm a sucker for anything "panda." So adorable!

okienurse said...

your little critters are so cute and adorable! I think Miss Mousey is awesome. Hope you find the pink to finish her up! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #90

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super cute! Hope you enjoyed this WOYWW. Zo x 89

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh they are so adorable!! Love your tiny furry beings always so adorable. It is Thursday here almost halfway through and freezing cold but at least the sun is shining.

April said...

ahhh so cute! Good luck with the tidying, hope you find the pinky feet stuff :o) x

Lisa-Jane said...

How cute are they?! Not tried felting but as you say, so many crafts so little time!

BetteK said...

Thanks for your message on my blog ... I'm afraid I never know where to post a reply so have popped back here to do so!
Don't feel out of touch! A Vagabond is just a die-cutting machine but, being electric, has had a few teething problems and it seems quite a few - including mine - have gone up in smoke! It was VERY scary, I have to say. Love Debbie (BetteK) xXx

Judi W. said...

super cute, pin nosed or not!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness. those are so sweet.

lisa said...

These are adorable. I've just come across felting and it's really interesting to see it in action.
I think all us crafters are guilty of wanting to try more new things than we have time in the day for.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #116

Sheena said...

They're so cute!
I'm working my way through this weeks WOYWW - I’m slowly getting there!

Sheena
xxx

Shoshi said...

Love your little felted bears! Needle felting is something I'd like to try my hand at one day. Sorry I didn't make it onto WOYWW this week but had to get ready to go to the craft show on Thurs and have had very little energy all week...

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! I've been doing a bit of tidying up since the craft show, putting things in my smashing new boxes lol!!

I have in mind to do a mixed media canvas with a clay face in the centre, with loads of texture and embellishments forming the hair and jewellery surrounding the face. Still mulling over the ideas!