Monday, March 31, 2008

Sidney Gnome

My two year old niece, Sidney, named one of my new needle felted figures today, "Sidney Gnome."  She apparently saw herself in this little gnome!  I can sort of see it now in the cute, chubby little cheeks, but the green curly beard prevented any earlier associations between the two.

I have also listed a new needle felted grandmother witch on etsy.  My first attempt at needle felted people figures came during the Christmas season, when I made a handful of Father Christmas figures and tree top angels.  These figures materialized fairly quickly and gave me much joy, but I've been unsure how to translate this joy outside of the Christmas season. Several ideas have been swirling around in my head the past few months:  fairy tale collections such as snow white, fantasy figures such as witches and wizards, and little woodland figures.  I have been afraid to try my hand at them.  

The mood struck yesterday, however, and my little hands began to fly in anticipation of who would emerge.   I thought I was making a wizard to start, but after seeing the face that was appearing, I knew that she was in fact a 'she' and a witch.  After her completion, I proceeded right into making the little gnome companion.  It is such a thrilling feeling of anticipation to discover who these figures will become.  They each have such a unique personality.  My hands will often not move fast enough for me!

I have such excitement now to see who will emerge next.  I think you will be seeing quite a few more of these figures on etsy from now on.

I have also joined two etsy street teams this week:

The {NewNew} York Etsy Street Team-  a team of crafters and artists in and around the New York City Area.

NaturalKids Street Team-  a team devoted to creating all natural items for children.

I hope you will check out their blogs.

1 comment:

Cary said...

the pictures look really good! thanks for not mentioning she called me the witch!