Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Needle felted silkworm moth / Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Needle felted Silkworm Moth / Venezuelan Poodle Moth. They do resemble each other so I took some artistic freedom in creation my version. ;-) 
It is about 9" (23cm) in length. It´s wing span measures a 13 1/2" (34 cm).
Made with nice soft Mohair wool and definitely a one-of-a-kind creation. 
The wings are made with silk gauze and a fine wire. The antennae´s are made of wire and linen thread. The legs are also made with wire inside and can be posed. The moth is very lightweighted.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Dying wool naturally - this time it´s Avocado seeds soft pink

I´m not sure why I bother to post here anymore as blogging is rather dead, isn´t it? Anyhow. I made another wool dying experiment. This time I was on the hunt for a skin tone.  I´ve been rather unhappy about the skin tone of my newest little wool girl. The skin toned wool I bought was either to grayish or to pinky for my taste. Using hand carders and mix them with white left it spotty. What to do? Hmmm .... googling around for dying my own wool again. I got lovely results with Rhubarb and Tumeric already so why not try another natural dye? Can you see that strange stone on the left side of the pot? Any ideas? It´s an Avocado seed. And just look at that lovely soft pink color I got. Happy here! :-) Now off to get my girl an even nice skintone.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Monday, November 14, 2016

Santa´s Helper / Christmas elf

I´ve finished this year´s Christmas vignette in 12th scale. This time it´s Santa´s little helper. :-) 
He is 1:12th scale, one-of-a-kind and made of polymer clay. His goat is also made of polymer clay and flocked with fine mohair wool. The ski are wood, painted and has hand stitched details. The basic sleigh has been bought with adornment from me.