Tuesday, July 31, 2012

LITTLE ACORN CAFE




Coming right up good Sir!
Acorn Cafe
Another charming cafe for wee folk! the back is open for playing
access , the curved side board table goes inside with two stools.
The eating table is in the front by the counter.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Morel Mushroom Gnome Home

The soft colors of Autumn are here, and special little needle felt gnome.  I have thought about doing a Morel
for a while, but had to work hard at the texture.  Will try another one no doubt!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

BIRCH TREE HOUSE












The Birch Tree Stump House!  this house is about 12" tall and 13" wide. It was made from the idea of a
sketch I had previously done(see earlier post) and the customer decided to go with birch bark instead of something brown. It is shown with my gnomes and playmat , which are not part of the order.

The house from the front with the door closed. The door closes with a button and loop. The little mail box lid does lift up so treasures can be left inside.

The back is essentially open for playing in, like a doll house.  

The house has a ladder made of applewood and felt that goes to the second story.

This large project presented challenges and is the biggest felt item I have made. It was very complex to figure out from the beginning and took a lot of materials.  I worked on over several weeks, sometimes stopping to think things through.  It involves hand sewing, glueing and needle felting. It has layers applied on the outside and inside over a heavier felt base. It has different kinds of wool, silk and alpaca on it.  Getting it to like like birch bark turned out to be more challenging than I expected!  It took about 26 hrs. and $60 of materials.  I think if I do something like this again, I will work at a smaller scale.  This will be a tough act to follow though!!!