Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Autumn Owl


I have just finished my first custom order. I hope she likes it.

I have been needle felting on and off for nearly over a year now and I have either donated my work to the school craft stall or given them way as pressies. This is the first time I'll be actually making money from my craft. I meant to do this for her over a month ago. I have kind of been procrastinating. I had a little fear that it might not be what she wanted. I just had to push my fear aside and just get on with it... and here she is - Autumn Owl.

I love owls and I thought the branch needed a bird on it. The owl is made with mulberry silk. The eyes and beak are wool. I love the colour of the red wool on the doll's dress - I used up the last of it. I'm going to have to dye some more wool.

17 comments:

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE your work:) I've been getting into needle felting for the first time over the past 6mths or so and I'd love to dye some wool. The red on her dress is beautiful - the only red colour I can get my hands on looks too garish and synthetic I think. Do you have any tips or links for dying wool? Nice to meet another OZ needle felter:)

willow and moo said...

OH I bet your customer would be thrilled with her. Totally gorgeous!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Your customer will be in love! What gorgeous creation!

Lisa said...

She is so beautiful!!! Who wouldn't want one for their very own?!
have a great week
lisa

Stacy said...

so pretty!

Alicia said...

She's beautiful, you're going to get a flood of orders!

Kel said...

She is beautiful!

karisma said...

Its beautiful, love the detail. You are so creative!

Lynne said...

Lovely work, Anne.

See you on Saturday at the KG meeting; we have a demonstation of (you guessed it) needle felting by Jenny Dunne. ;-)

Louise said...

Your little needle felted dolls are always so exquisite, and your divine autum owl is no exception- simply beautiful

Appleshoe said...

Your dolls are always so lovely. Wow, this is your first time selling your art. I thought you had an Etsy store?? I would wish you good luck but you won’t need it. You are very talented. Everything you make is so beautiful. Take care.

Mette aka mettuska said...

Beautiful Autumn Owl! Can´t say anything more :D

Saints and Spinners said...

As others have said, this doll is truly lovely.

Cords said...

whats not to like? she is amazing!

nocton4 said...

love this, would be thrilled if it was mine x

Kimara@weefolkart said...

This turned out lovely. I adore the tree and owl. I'm sure you'll be very successful in your new business :) I'll be linking on Facebook.

Jewels said...

Wow! So adorable! You've inspired me... This is my year to learn to felt!