Monday, September 15, 2008

needle felting!

OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD!!! OH MY GOD!!! I CAN NEEDLEFELT!!! Ok.. I am really so excieted about it.. You know every now and then you discover some new medium and your mind is flooded with ideas!! I could not sleep last night (partly because I thought our house might blow away it was sooo windy) and mostly because I just had all these ideas in my head! little critters dancing around in my brain!! I know some of you sooo understand what I'm talking about.. Ok.. they wake me up and then I lie there thinking about how they are going to look and what trims I might use and just how I'm going to make them. I have so many ideas swimming around in my head for needle felting, the possibilities seem endless!

I told you about meeting a few flickr and blogger girls at the cheesecake factory a couple weeks ago, well Jenny (be cherry) had three little needlefelted bears in her purse in a baggy... (which I have to tell you, cracked my daughter up, she told me later, she thought that I was the only person in the world who pulled tiny bears out of baggies in her purse! I bet theres really alot of us!) anyways, (I just cant tell a short story!) Jenny thought I should try needle felting , which Ive always wanted to do.. so I bought Jen Dochertys book on it, and my Jenny (I sound like forrest gump) was SO SWEET, and sent me a package with wool roving and needles and a big foam block ... (and some awesome cookies!) anyways.. I havent even thanked her yet.. I just started playing with it.. poked lots of holes in my fingers and before I knew it I was really needle felting! and... this is what I made!hello Kitty!! what a blast! I am so tickled about this.. THANK YOU and HUGS TO YOU JENNY! You really inspired me! I still want one of your little bears though! cant wait til you move here! (heehee...)

In other news... I bought a blythe doll from my friend Gina of (lilysoflondon) I cant wait to get her.. I dont know what I'm going to do with her, but Im very excieted about having a blythe.. Im thinking I can make her some little needle felted friends!

ok.. lastly for tonight.. how is everyone doing on their halloween dolls for the ball swap??? Please let me know that your working on them! Dont forget to email me pictures!!

OK.. going back to play with needles and wool! GOODNIGHT!!


Terri said...

You are so darn cute is your kitty! Hugs, Terri

Michelle said...

Someday I am going to try that too. My doll is finished, I just need to send her off!

CatieAn said...

Hi Viv
Oh what a darling little kittie~~
I would love to know how to needle felt but i am allergic to wool and actuall break out in hives.
I am sending u another email.

Unknown said...

Congrats on being a new Blythe mommy!!!!! Your blythe is invited to our place too next year!

Sandy xox

Jennifer Hayslip said...

YAY VIVIAN!!! You did it and your Halloween Kitty turned out ADORABLE! BRAVO! I just adore this blog post. I can read your excitment and it's FUN! YOu go girl! Cant wait to see more!!! Oh, I have one of Jen's felt kitties. She is a Fall Kitty. I just adore her! Have fun with your new found LOVE! hee! hee! XOXO

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv,
I just wanted to drop in and say that I have NOT dropped off the face of the earth, and I am back home now, and WILL mail your package by Thursday and will mail it priority. This magic wand swap was harder than I thought, when it comes to the added trinkets to send. I hope you like the wand, and enjoy the other stuff I am sending.
Have a great day! Does it feel like fall in your neck of the wood?

randi said...

Good for you! Your kitty is just too cute- I'd never have guessed you're new to needle-felting, it's so well done! I've been in and out lately so I'm catching up with some blog-visiting today. My doll is almost done...I'll email you a pic soon! Love you halloween decorations...makes me want to pull out all of mine!

HopHopJingleBoo said...

darling kitty, yes I want to try needlefelting but have to wait til after Nov. to play.. I see on the comments you wanted to be in the swap, sorry I missed that and sent out all the partners but if you want to be my partner email me..

Julie said...

I swear Viv - you are the most creative person EVER! That Halloween cat is just adorable!

AwtemNymf said...

OMG- you did great for a first project on needle felting! I so want to give it a try too!
I love the kitty!! *claps*
Have fun with your new Blythe doll! They're fun huh?! :O)

Katie said...

Hi! I was just catching up on your blog and thought I'd tell you how GREAT your felted kitty is!! He's so darn cute!

And what great friends to host a pink party! Any horay to the lady who came to kick cancer's butt! Everyone needs friends like your's!!!

Ruey said...

Hi Viv!
Shadow is so adorable! I love these little felt critters and I can't wait to see what else you create. Now that Halloween is around the corner, I'm sure you'll come up with some real sweeties in costume.One day I will attempt to make some of these. I have been toying with the idea of glove animals.Miyako Kanamoni has a book on them and I saw her on Martha Stewart's show awhile ago making a couple.They are adorable too.
Have a wonderful week, dear sweet Viv!!!
xxxooo Ruth