I think I have found my calling! Celebrity Felt Alive – Hmm… This is so new for me – I am in my mid forties and never realized I had any kind of artistic abilities – that is until I discovered needle felting – two […]
I have been up against a challenge ever since I started needle felting of learning how to capture my work in the best light. I am finding that nearly as much as I love creating needle felted characters, I love taking pictures of them. My […]
I invited some of my Felt Alive online students to join me in a challenge to capture the essence of Hilda – A vintage plus-sized pinup caricature by artist, Duane Bryers. Starting at the BOTTOM row- it’s FeltingFever! Then in the middle we have Germa’s […]
I entered several of my characters into the Alaska State Fair – I was thrilled with how well they were received by the judges and it is very exciting to have them on display for Alaskans to see, adorned with all of their pretty ribbons.
Cyrus is the largest Felt Alive character to date! He stands about 23 inches tall and is a pretty hefty guy. He is solid needle felted wool and is fully jointed with seamless needle felted joints. No sewing, no stuffing, just felted wool! My Great-Niece […]
My nephew Nick and his girlfriend, Mindy, stole away to the mountains the other day with several of my characters in tow. They returned with the most fabulous photos! There’s more pictures – Here is a slideshow of their day! http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&user_id=&set_id=72157606216105643&text=Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR.
I can only seem to catch these little critters if I stay up very late at night. I’ve been told they are called Droits!
This guy was so fun to create! I blended 4 colors of wool batting together to give him this wonderful skin tone. My little niece named him Doc Treeboat. She is my official character namer.
Meet Mindy! Mindy loves to play outside in the yard! She is an adventurous little thing; climbing trees and dreaming of sailing away to explore far away lands!
This is little Rufus – He sits about 6 inches tall. He is soft and flexible and such a good boy!! This is my first soft-scultped dogs. I made the little guys in my sled dog team but they are sculpted quite hard and are […]
This is little Gladys! She is such a silly little thing!
This is Alice – Don’t ask why – he’s just Alice! He looks like a laid back old surfer dude to me. I just love him! What a character! And I’m pretty sure Alice is Crackers’ Bro’ I caught them down at the lake shore […]
This is Crackers! He is a fun lovin’ needle felted guy just enjoying a cold one on the shores of an Alaskan Lake.
Meet Mac! He is my crazy little Scotsman with a penchant for Irish Whiskey. I planned on making a grumpy little old man in a wool suit. When I was ready to get Mac dressed, I decided to let him pick out his own outfit. […]
These were SO FUN to create. They are each roughly 8 inches tall and are 100% wool. They are both rather soft and flexible.
http://flash.picturetrail.com/pflicks/3/spflick.swf Here are a couple of my latest creations! I have several more in the works! These are so fun to make – I made these using the same soft sculptural techniques that I teach in my online class. It’s fun and easy to learn! […]
Well, another year down – and what a great year it was! I can’t wait to see what roads my needle felting will take me down in 2008. In my first year needle felting, I have only been able to part with two characters – […]
Bob Dylan Doll – Sculpted with wool using needle felting techniques.
This is Santa during his off time. He is wearing his red Union Suit and wool socks. He is about 20 inches tall and is very soft and huggable. I think I captured the twinkle in his eye!!
I think her name is Hazel. She just jumped off my felting pad today. She is really difficult to photograph and is SO much cuter in person. She is another example of a wool soft sculpture – she is so soft and huggable. In her […]
Here is my latest character to leap off my felting pad. His name is Cheider and he is the largest I have made so far. He stands about 20″ tall to the tip of his hat. He is made of 100% wool with no wire […]
I just can’t help it – these two crazy kids just showed up on my felting pad. I do find it unusual how this old man bears an uncanny resemblance to my late father. I didn’t mean for there to be any resemblance but it […]
I find it unusual how this old man has an uncanny resemblance to my late father. I didn’t mean for there to be any resemblance but it is striking. Dad had a great sense of humor and would love the fact that I put him […]
This is Cookie! She knows that a curve is the sexiest distance between two points and she is proud of her voluptuous figure. From a Yiddish word meaning ripe and juicy, Zaftig has come to be understood as pleasantly plump. Cookie is needle felted out […]
Hi everyone! I’d like to share my fantastic experience that I recently had. In late August, I learned that my needle felting idol, Birgitte Krag Hansen would be in Alaska in early September putting on needle felting workshops. I was so lucky to be able […]
I entered some of my felted creatures into the Alaska State Fair and was pleasantly surprised at how well they did. My little Einstein seemed to be a real favorite. He took first place in the category of Fiber Arts – Needled Felted – Three […]
This Bjarney! He is an Icelandic Night Troll. Icelandic legend has it that these mischievous trolls come out at night. They must be well hidden during the day as even one ray of sun can turn a Night Troll into stone. Bjarney sits about 7″ […]
Finally! I finished my little sled dog team. It’s Grandpa Harry out for a Sunday drive with his pups. Grandpa doesn’t race anymore but he still loves to train and run his dogs. The pups are just mastering their sport. Grandpa taught them well as […]
This was a fun little guy to make. I used local wool from a little Shetland sheep that lives in Palmer named Shiska. Her beautiful, course wool gave JR Slim a very primitive feel. I think he looks so proud against his gorgeous background. The […]
This is Sylvie, a lovely French gal who is young at heart. I created her for a felting challenge at feltingforum.com. The challenge is Felt Me a Tune. Her song of inspiration is La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf.
This is Queenie!! Queenie is a gem in the rough. We are still working on her fingers and toes! She has a bit of attitude so I have to be sure to get her right! She still resides on the foam pad, needing some attention. […]
Having a blast with this needle felting stuff! This is Skye.She stands about 12″ tall and is my first completed doll. Needle felted over a wire armature. Not bad for a newbie!! Here is a work in progress – Her name is Gertie – she […]