Teeny Tiny Needle Felted Terrarium

Oct 20, 2014

I’ve been in Beaumont helping mom and dad with a few of their aches and pains these past few weeks so while I’m sitting in the evenings I’ve been doing some needle felting. Over the weekend, I decided to give it a go at making a teeny tiny terrarium. The jar for this terrarium is only 2″ x 2″. Which means the mushrooms and gnome house are really tiny. The tallest mushroom measures 1″ and the gnome house is only .75″ and I LOVE the teeny tiny acorn cap used as the roof. Mom and dad have some super tiny acorns on their oak tree that are perfect for these little houses. It’s a battle between me and the squirrel on who gets them first. I plan on making several more of these teeny tiny needle felted terrariums because...

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Needle Felted Doll

Oct 14, 2014

I’m in Beaumont for a bit getting mom and dad taken care of, they are nicknamed Gimp 1 and Gimp 2, at the moment. Dad has a nerve in his leg bothering him and mom has a knee that wont straighten. Between the two of them they are quite the pair. When I arrived last week my youngest niece, Isabella came down with a 24 hour tummy bug so while watching her for a few hours I made her a needle felted doll. She picked the wool colors and instructed me on how she wanted her doll to look. Collaborating with kids on a project is really fun. She loves her doll and I was ever so happy to make it for her. The tummy bug hit my niece Madelyn, last night. I’m really hoping...

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Needle Felted Santa with Fir Tree

Oct 13, 2014

I’ve been having loads of fun needle felting. I started this Santa over the weekend and thought I would share with you a few photos of him in the works. If any of you are interested in learning this art form let me know and I will gladly put together a tutorial of a simple project for beginners. Here is my Santa before adding his rosey cheeks, eyes and eyebrows. It’s fun to see the personality of your piece come to life once you add these features. Every needle felted piece has it’s own unique look. And here is Santa with his facial features and a bit more fluff added to his beard. Love his rosey cheeks. I decided this Santa needed a prop so what better item than a small fir tree for him...

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Needle Felted Santa Ornament

Oct 2, 2014

Yesterday, I thought I would try and needle felt a Santa ornament. Today, I’m going to try to make him a pair of glasses. I love trying and discovering new art forms. One never knows if they can until they try. I will always try. I hope I inspire you to do the...

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New Listings in My Etsy Shop

Sep 30, 2014

I really enjoy needle felting and as you can see I’ve been busy. I find creating something out of a rolled up piece of wool fun and rewarding. If you live in the DFW area and are wanting to learn needle felting Carolyn Ross (The Crafty Scrapper) and I are trying to figure out when I can teach a class. So be on the lookout. This needle felted cupcake or petit four holiday ornament is created from brown, beige, red and green wool. It measures approximately 1.75″ in width and 2″ in height. The cupcake sits in a vintage candy mold and can be found in my Etsy Shop.  Each acorn base is needle felted from wool in colors of Teal, Red, Orange, Gold, Green and Light Green then accented with a dried acorn cap. The...

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Needle Felted Oak Leaf

Sep 26, 2014

I always love a creative challenge so when a customer asked if I could create a pendant from one of my dried acorns I of course said sure. As I thought more about the necklace I felt (no pun intended) having a needle felted oak leaf would look adorable along side the acorn. The challenge came when I realized I had never needle felted an oak leaf. Amy picked the color of the felt for her leaf and away I went. I think this is the cutest pendant and I already have another customer requesting a similar necklace, this time with a teal leaf. Amy’s oak leaf is made using the #3 felt color and Diana’s will be created using #9. If you would like a necklace created with a dried acorn pendant and needle felted...

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Needle Felted Acorn Necklace

Sep 24, 2014

Here are a few items I created yesterday using some of the acorn caps from all those dried acorns I’ve been showing you. I love needle felting in the fall so I decided to needle felt some acorns. Once I had the acorn felted I decided to accent each acorn cap with a slight amount of metallic gold paint. It’s just enough to give the cap a slight shimmer. To make the hanger so it can hang from a necklace I first drilled a small hole in the top of the dried acorn cap, then wire wrapped a hanger and attached the cap to the needle felted acorn. The acorn pendant hangs from a 24″ silver ball chain and looks adorable.  I had so much fun making the first felted acorn I decided to make 9 more in different colors....

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