Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Summer Crafting



My friend asked me to make her a nature table doll with a face. Here is my first attempt. I was worried that she would look a bit hard looking. My friend liked it but I wasn't too fussed with the face. It's actually quite hard to needle felt. I'm sure there is a technique to needle felting faces but I couldn't find any free links.

The tree I needle felted on her dress was inspired by the flowering crabapple tree in my front garden. The flowers, I made with silk.
I found this on my craft table..... My son's kindy teacher had this tree that was in her store room. It is broken - the base is made of clay and wire with wool wraped around it. I was going to reuse the wool and make a needle felted tree for the nature table in her kindy room.

My son made a bird nest for his budgie. He raided my craft box for the thread - I thought it was so cute but he did leave my craft box in a mess (LOL).

9 comments:

Appleshoe said...

She's lovely! Here is a tutorial that I found helpful (though I'm not any good at felting yet). http://www.owning-alpaca.com/needle-felting-tutorial.html

Mette aka mettuska said...

Lovely doll! And you have so beautiful gingerbread house (is it the right word?)! I wish you Happy New Sock Year :D

Earth Mama said...

Your needle felted dolls are so inspirational...the tree on this little lady's dress is wonderful! I always get upset when my littles go digging through my craft boxes without asking and leave it a mess.

:)Lisa

Jodaeodesign said...

Darling...

softearthart said...

Hi, The dolls dress is lovely, I have never had any luck doing faces at all. Thanks for showing my poppy child. Cheers Marie

Simple Mama said...

I love the doll! She's gorgeous.

I keep forgetting that my friends down south are experiencing summer. We've just received our first snowfall today.

sunnymama said...

Your doll is adorable! :)

Leanne said...

Beautiful as always!

Greenlee's Forest said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love her!!! :)