Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holiday Needle Felting

Here are the latest needle felted dolls I recently created for a Christmas sale. These are sculpted with a barbed needle from 100% wool. The eyes and lips are also entirely made with small bits of colored wool felted into place with the needle. To the right is a tree full of holiday characters. You'll see a couple Jack Frosts, a brownie at the bottom, a playful little pixie or two and a jolly old elf in red. (Sorry pics are so small. Please click on photo to enlarge.)
Old Man Winter (below) is blowing up a storm of ice and snow. He's wired onto a wooden base. This is one of my first experiments with wrinkles and baggy eyes and I'm pleased with how he turned out.
And on the bottom left is a little dark haired angel peeking out of a felted sweater stocking. She was created for an annual gift exchange and I'm glad my good friend Mary ended up with her. I like her (the angel and especially Mary) a lot!


countrymouse said...

You know how sometimes the photos don't quite convey the beauty of art? Not in this case : ) The photos are wonderful, as are the real life pieces! I can't tell you how glad I am that my mer-me is signed by you--I have an Angie original : )

Mary said...

I *love* my little angel (and you!) a lot too. :-) I can't tell you how thrilled I was to receive her! She's been carefully and lovingly nestled in a place of honor on our tree.

My mother was telling me, after she saw your post this morning, how beautiful your pieces are. She mentioned especially the lovely and kind expressions on each face - something that I know completely reflects the heart of their creator.

Thanks again for my sweet angel!

Mrs. Staggs said...

These are charming! I especially like Old Man Winter. What a wonderful world you've created.

Happy Christmas to you!

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

I saw your post on the Waldorf_Craft and I wanted to visit your site...I didn't make it very far down your BLOG when I saw these. You are so skilled! It is hard to make such lovely and detailed faces using needlefelting. What beautiful pieces! I just had to say something as they are some of the best needle felted items I have seen :) - Blessings & Health, Kristie

Chas said...

Wow that is VERY cool
Say hi Elisabeth