This is Lizzie. I made her for a friend's birthday from photos she had previously sent me of her kitten Lizzie - as she knew I was wanting to make a black and white cat. When I heard she had a significant birthday approaching ie the big 40 I just knew I had to make it for her...she was very pleased.
This is wee Farrago. He is completely needle felted, including his starry ball, and has onyx bead eyes. He is approx 3.5 inches from his head to the base of his ball.
He is off to the USA to live.
As you can see from this and my avatar that I love needle felting cats - I hope to make some other breeds over the next few months.
Ahh yes the joys of needle felting - I usually complete the head, body and one leg and one arm and then put it all away for weeks till I begrudgingly get it out again to do the other arm and leg....and then they take about 3 times longer to do than the originals. Putting aside the wool is a good idea....but usually I find that by the time I get the piece out again the wool I have put aside has found it's way back into the bag with the rest of the wool. :crackup:
I’m a great talking book fan and listen to them while I walk to work, walk the dog, renovate, garden etc etc…and although I don’t listen to them much while making bears I must admit I do get more done listening to them than watching TV.
A nationwide bookstore here in NZ produces an annual top 100 books as voted by the public so I just check out the local library to see if the have the books on that list available as talking books.
A couple I have ‘read’ recently that are good are Kate Atkinson “Behind the scenes at the museum” (great narrator) and Jodi Piccolt “My sister’s keeper”.
I tend to go by the book rather than the narrator but I do prefer woman narrators…and older men are probably my least favourite.
A while ago a Teddy Talker mentioned to me that as a New Zealander I should really make a sheep...well it's taken me a few months to finally complete her but here she is - Baabaara a 3.5" needle felted sheep complete with gingham ribbon and needle felted flower.
Sorry about the dark photos - I never have any luck photographing black.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so much Melissa you are truely a star .
I am very pleased with the picture (and on this occasion I will even graciously accept being called an 'Australian' ) and if I'm not mistaken is that Lisa's little Arid the dryer Fairy on the same page....it is so flattering to be in the company of other such talented Teddy Talkers.
Thank you for all your lovely comments and congratulations Tammy on your piece in the TBR magazine you so deserve it your bears are absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you again Melissa for scanning and emailing it to me what a wonderful way to start a Monday morning.
I have a big favour to ask - I sent 3 photos to Teddy Bear Review for the June Themed Roundup section, which I understand is now out in the US, and I was wondering if someone would be so kind as to scan the page(s) for me. I know that at least one of the photos has been published as I have had some feedback and would love to see them in print......and it is months before the magazine arrives in lil' ol' NZ.
I realise that sending in photos is not as prestigious as being approached by the magazine but I am still very chuffed as this is the first time my bears have been in a bear magazine.
Thanks so much