Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mr. Bluebird On My Shoulder

Again, at the risk of turning this into a crafty blog (shudder) I am including a couple of pictures of my newest needle felted creations. The first is a second rendition of the bunny that was requested by my friend Marie. I told her I would give her a bunny only when I had achieved a "Bunny of Perfection". After felting a couple of creatures, I realized that the longer you look at these the worse they look to the person who created them. I am always surprised and taken aback at how much people like these because, frankly, I only see all of the little details that didn't quite come out how I wanted them to. So here, with no further ado, is Marie's bunny:

The next creation is supposed to be a robin, and was requested by Joanna. I told her I would make it as a housewarming gift. May I say again Joanna, how pleased I am to have to back in San Jose!!? The reason I say it is "supposed" to be a robin, is that the picture in the book shows this bird felted up in what could only be described as blue. I loved its colors and wanted to do it exactly as it appeared in the book. The instructions say to use gray roving, which is a more accurate portrayal of how the critter would look in real life. Screw reality, I say. Blue and orange look great together, so I prefer to think of him as the Bluebird of Happiness, and as such, he was posed for his photo on Weston's shoulder:

2 comments:

Steve said...

Your little creations are amazing and each one is better than the last. I can't wait to see what your little poking needle whips up for me someday. :-)

Joanna said...

Yay for my little bluebird of happiness! I love it! The cat did not find it over the weekend of being left alone in the apartment (thank god).