Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rapunzel Marionette Show

A Summer's Fairy Garden Party took place recently in our yard with much gala affair!! We produced this production...sit back, relax, and enjoy!!
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Giraffe-Schmiraffe

Needlefelting a Giraffe

I was asked to needlefelt a giraffe for a girlfriend's son. He loves giraffes and, she wanted to surprise him with something really special. I agreed but had never made such a structure before so, I felt a bit unsure yet was glad for the challenge...or so I thought.

I started out with the natural, cotton pipecleaners and began wrapping with wool as the pic shows above.

Then,
I continued wrapping the white wool and realized I had better look at pictures of giraffes so I could continue to sculpt the correct physique. I did make sure that my girlfriend was fine with a bit of artistic interpretation...she was so I knew if it look a bit askew, I could pass this off as my artistic flair :)
After some time, I was ready for giraffe type colors and began to layer yellows and oranges with some Peace Fleece and Child's Dream Come True wool.
As time continued to pass and I continued to rely on pics of giraffes, it grew more life-like with additions such as horns, felt ears, glass bead eyes until...


...Walla, it was finished. Now all told, this project took me sixty-five hours...YES the big 65...and I was burned out with needlefelting. This giraffe is rock solid and can be played with gently. My children have needlefelted animals and if they are not rock solid, they often fray and do not last as long as I would like. Therefore, I decided to make this as durable as I possibly could.

My girlfriend really likes this creation, so did everyone else who saw it whether during the process and/or as a finished project, and her son adores his giraffe...HOWEVER...I must ask you mamas out there...is there a quicker, easier way to get a finished project? Although crafting is almost always a labor of love, does it mean less than a dollar an hour for time? I figured this is what I made after sixty-five hours. Any help is appreciated and, I always adore your comments!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Summer Musings

Our first swarm from one of our hives...
Summer In Colorado
...these are beautiful days to enjoy a tree house and read a book, gaze out and imagine far away places...here is the puzzle- how many fairies do you spy on the magic tree house?
Mailboxes are a fascination...this one I painted and have tended the surrounding garden for years...what does your mailbox look like?

A permaculture, veggie garden, completely organic and non-gmo, where the children find "jeweled delights" to pick and often pop into mouths to enjoy an instant tasty delight...


One of our bees working in the summer sun, enjoying one of my heirloom sunflowers...I soooo enjoy the hues of the petals often stopping to examine every detail, getting lost in the thought of such romance until I hear, "WHERE'S MAMA?" and then I snap back into my reality zone...
One of God's angels sent my way...
Oh look what I came upon while wandering the gardens...a fairy garden where the fairies delight each day and night...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, my witches brew for dinner tonight...
A children's garden kitchen...is that a fairy I spy?...
One of our hives complete with bearding...the arthropod inhabitats much too warm thus utilizing aircondition instructions from fathernature...

AND last but not least, where do Coloradans go to keep cool in high ninety-degree weather? We trek to the rink for ice time mojo...where else?...enjoy!

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Russian Sheshok

These cute little fellows are always full of some such fun mischief...
...should your blankie be found on the floor upon waking in the morn', a sheshok had fun tugging on it while you dreamed sweetly, or,
...should you discover crumbs on your supper table that you are sure you carefully washed prior to bedding in for the night, yep-your sheshok help himself to a tasty midnight snack, or,
...where or where has my other sock gone o' where o' where can it be, surely I might add that it has been turned into a comfortable bed for the wee-little-one and good luck ever finding it!

These sweet fellows love children and kitty cats best and ONLY come out at night...
...should you be fortunate enough to have one take up abode in your home, he will be with you for life,
...so, enjoy and remember that he if full of fun such mischief and does love goodies from time to time to fill his tummy!
Will you ever catch him or even just a glimpse...very few have ever been this fortunate although if you have a kitty, he can tell you all you want to know :)

How big are these you might ask? My creations pictured here are full-sized Sheshoks accompanied by a winter fairy overseeing the care of this lot of seasonal sheshok, wee pumpkins, and darling mice with acorns for munching in their little baskets.

Some dear individuals are receiving these creations I crafted including some hedgies not pictured but similar found on my flikr site and go here to see hedgies, I sincerely hope you all enjoy my gifts for Christmas cheer! Some of my best from me to you.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Client...Oh My!

Our liebchen, Seraphima, had her first client. Here's the scoop...When she and our other liebchens made a fairy pouch for Missy's Fairy Pouch Swap, one of her participant's, Kat, asked Missy about the rabbit, hedgie, and other items sewn on our pouch...well, one thing led to another and Kat placed an order with Seraphima: five inch owl, five inch rabbit, three inch hedgie all to scale. Seraphima worked and worked finding time around her schooling to needlefelt these cuties. She decided she wanted to send an extra gift or two to say thank you for the order, hence the felted acorns and a sweet thank you note. She tagged the items with little stories for each critter, wrapped them carefully in tissue paper and packed them with love...she had a hard time parting with them...she is hopeful Kat loves them!! By the way Kat, what are you going to use them for? :)


Rabbit found a carrot and turned to look at hedgie because she did not want to share her carrot...
Owl stares into the night...
Hedgie sniffs Rabbit's carrot hoping for a nibble...