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Blossom Tree: In A Bottle by pahein Blossom Tree: In A Bottle by pahein
So this is another of my "boredom projects," but I like it a lot. It was a pain to needlefelt the ground against the glass, but I needlefelted the cherry blossom tree outside of the bottle, so that wasn't hard at all.

A boredom project, so I don't really have much to say, other than it looks pretty cool sitting on a desk. No watering required. :D

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This creation was made with a type of crafting called needle felting. Basically what happens is I take a bunch of loose (i.e. roving) wool and jab it with a needle (many, many times). The wool bonds to itself, slowly getting firmer and firmer. Eventually, it's firm enough to stand by itself in a sculpture-like way. By adding more roving wool, I can sculpt a creature or a person or whatever out of the wool.

Needlefelting is a relatively new craft, having only been invented 30 years or so ago. It's similar to the process of wet felting, but instead of using water, needles are used.

My needlefelt creations almost always include a wire base, so they are extremely posable, and I find the freedom of sculpting and the resulting plushness to be everything I could have asked for in a medium.

I happily take commissions, and my prices range from 20 and up, depending on the complexity but mainly on the size.

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:iconmaycausemadness:
MayCauseMadness Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very dreamy. I adore this. :3
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:iconashnightmareglitch:
AshNightmareGlitch Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Now I wanna try doing that o.O...
maybe a star...
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:iconcraftyflareon:
CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sooo cute
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:iconpiercedsalvage:
piercedsalvage Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
O_O it looks like the lorax's forest in a bottle!
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:iconbottle-me-up:
Bottle-Me-Up Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ do more i have like no money is there any way you could make one i could buy once i get some?
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KiyiyaTheWolf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this! It is so beautiful!!!! I love cherry blossom trees and this immediatley caught my eye! I love it!!! :love:
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pahein Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaaah, thank you very much. ^^; I don't do much bottle work, but for some reason this has gotten a lot of love. Maybe I should think about more. ;)
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:iconmake2bake:
Make2Bake Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
would you sell that i would love to own it
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:icondirtscraps:
DirtScraps Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is SUCH a cute idea! I love it! I think it would make a fantastic necklace pendant! :XD:
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
It's a bit big, but if that's your style~ ^^; It's, oh, three inches tall?
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:iconpigletluver:
Pigletluver Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
W-O-W !!!
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:iconreyn3n:
reyn3n Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
SOOO cute!
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:iconrikuwuvsme:
RikuWuvsMe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
its so cute!
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:iconpushnpulk:
Pushnpulk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
loved it!
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:iconwasabili530:
wasabili530 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student General Artist
wow this is amazing!
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:iconbuttoneyecritters:
ButtonEyeCritters Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
I have not seen anything like this done with wool before. Very, very well done!
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you. :meow:
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:iconcheriestar:
cheriestar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
That is so cute :) Glad such a cute and pretty thing came out of your boredom :)
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Cute things tend to thrive on my boredom. I don't know why, but they infest every section of my imagination.
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:iconmichelleness:
michelleness Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Such a great project idea, and such a beautiful result!
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Ah ha ha. Thank you. :D

For the fave ans watch as well. :meow:
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:iconaznmushi019:
aznmushi019 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
quite outstanding work
this is very pretty :)
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! :meow:
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:iconpunicorn:
punicorn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Aw, super cute
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
^^
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:iconshapiru:
shapiru Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps boredom but in a very poetic way.
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Uh, I guess.

When I'm bored, I do weird things. Like carve pencils. And try to needlefelt inside of bottles.
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:icondragonmarkaleb:
dragonmarkaleb Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011   General Artist
That's so awesome! 8D It really does look like a tree too, pretty dang cute. <3
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:meow: Thank you.
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:icongrace5150:
Grace5150 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this makes me think of Dr. Suess truffula trees from The Lorax. It's pretty cool.
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:meow:
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:iconlobster-ball:
Lobster-Ball Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Nifty
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:meow:
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:icontheharley:
TheHarley Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*wants to needlefelt something in a bottle*

I like the simplicity of it, without sacrificing its form ^^ ...I always have trouble not going into extreme detail ^^;
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
*go do it: if you know any nurses, ask them for used medical bottles. wash off the labels, and then free bottles galore!*

It was pretty hard to go into any detail for this one. ^^;
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:icontheharley:
TheHarley Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BRILLIANT!
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconmab-overthrown:
Mab-overthrown Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool! thanks for the description :nod:
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconbirdman-hwah:
BirdMan-Hwah Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
That's a really interesting idea! It turned out extremely well. :D
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you. :meow:
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:iconbirdman-hwah:
BirdMan-Hwah Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Thou art welcome!
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:iconmoonwolf17:
moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
ooh this is nice! You don't usually see something like this. I've seen plenty of polymer things in jars, but this is the first felt one I've seen! nice work :) very cute!

x
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you. :meow:
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:iconkatieshmatie:
katieshmatie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Artist
So awesome! I love how delicate it is :)
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
:meow:
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:iconmachapanta:
MachaPanta Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love it! How much would you charge for something this small? =3
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
For this one? Since it didn't take much effort (all that is pretty loose needlefelting), 20 USD.

If you want this particular one, you can buy it. I don't really need any more cute things clogging up my shelves. XD
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Inzim-1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Pretty! :wow: I really love it! Fav x5
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:iconpahein:
pahein Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student General Artist
:meow:
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