h-holy bamboozles and shenanagins I got a DD while I was watching Dr.Who Season 3 finale
WHAT A WAY TO GO. GUESS WHAT MIGHT BE NEXT UP. Aaaaah, sadly it isn't Dr. Who related at all.
For all of you well-wishers and people whose comments consist of single words, I do appreciate them, but I find myself inundated with other things to do at the moment, so if I don't get around to saying it personally, thank you so much!
Yes, this was a present for a friend this past Christmas. Literally 4 days straight of work, at the least.
Usually my photos are better but considering it was finished really late at night the day before it had to be given away... you get the backroom carpet.
Momo was both a challenge and a blast to needlefelt, though.
Thank you `UnicornReality
for the feature!
Those of you who have been around me in chats for the past... oh, four or so days have likely heard of this creature.
I can't say the background is pretty, but I had literally stayed up half the night making this cutie and the next day he had to be delivered out, as he is indeed a Christmas present. I am happy to say he's found a loving home already, and perhaps in the future I can snab up a few more pictures.
Anywho, ladies and gents, meet Momo, the flying lemur from the beloved series Avatar, the Last Airbender.
That is a ruler he's holding in the bottom right, 12 inches-- for you metric folks, ~30.5 cm.
Needlefelting large things is always surprising. I forget how much work it takes so easily...
Momo 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. Please see my commission sheet