Custom Felts

Saturday, 28 June 2014

You need hands.

Whenever im asked to make a character, there are two things I worry about. One is whether I can get the face right... That will be another blog. And the other is the hands.
When I first started felting I cheated and always put 'hands' in pockets or mittens on. But it comes to a point you just cant get away from it. 
My first 'real' hands were done on 'Arthur' a character I made for myself based on my grandad.

When I did them I was really pleased with them but looking back I could see they needed improving.

The hard thing about felting very small hands, is the amount of stabbing your finger ends take. 
Ouch ouch ouch

I had to make quite few pairs of hands for the Alice in Wonderland characters I made..see previous blog pages... 

These ones are for another 'Alice' but with a this space.

As you can see they are better an 'Arthurs' hands but I still have some way to go before I'm happy with hands.

Feel free to leave a comment.

Lisa xx

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Can you guess what it is yet?

Write your answers in the comment box and I will let you know if you are right! 

Happy guessing 
Lisa xx

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Nightmare before christmas!

Its strange sometimes how one thing can lead to another isn't it.

Tonight my daughter finished her degree by exhibiting her final pieces. She is now a qualified photographer and I thought it was time she showed her images and opened a facebook page.
It made me remember how scared I was about starting my page 
www.facebook/ but soon orders started to come in and things are going strength to strength slowly but surely. 

I started to think of how one person tells another and how I ended up with some of the orders I have done.
A while ago a friend me asked if I would make the characters from nightmare before christmas. I was excited to make them.
Here they are

When I posted them, a lady who liked my page, shared it on her wall and it was one of her friends who asked me to make the delightful Alice in Wonderland characters and from making them, I have been asked to make more! 
Funny how things turn out isn't it

Thanks for reading

Lisa xx