I made this purse with a long snout to put tampons or lipsticks in! It’s made from a shrunken sweater and has a zipper mouth.
I needed a bag to hold my new blackberry so I whipped up this little guy from a felted sweater, using the zipper for the mouth.
Binky the baby bunny just ventured out of the rabbit hole leaving his mother and 17 siblings for the first time. He really is much too young to go wandering alone. But he has a burning curiosity about the world and hopes to someday be an anthropologist like Margaret Meade.
This is Daniel, he came to America from Ireland and can’t seem to find the local bar. He really loves living here but he sure misses his Guinness beer! He promises to sit quietly on the bar , if you bring him along.
How it was made:
- The white wool was gathered on our trip to Ireland this year. Danny (my husband) gathered it as the family made the treacherous climb up the mountain to the giant Saint Patrick Statue. I stayed at the bottom and drew pictures, since my artificial knees won’t make a climb like that!
- I first made a wire skeleton of the sheep
- I wrapped black wool around the wire and jabbed it with a needle-felting needle repeatedly until it became pretty solid.
- Once I had the black body and tiny ears together I began adding the Irish found wool (after washing it ) it is much courser than the store bought American wool (probably processed and beat into soft submission).
- I glued on blue seed beads for the eyes.
Mr. P is prepared for the rainy days! He hates to wear his raincoat even though he knows he should! He really prefers his pretty pink umbrella. It goes so well with his dapper hat that he carefully slants to obtain that famous rakish look. The truth is he is – Irish and sometimes leans to the left when he’s had way too much Jack Daniels, so he thinks if he slants his hat no one will notice he’s had a few too many. After a hard day at the ole bump and grind he really needs to relax.
How was it done?
This is a gift I recieved from my dear friend, Pam Mann. She made this cute little guy with wool and then she needle-felted it down at the beach on her anniversary. Guess where her mind was? Of course this is not representative of her husband, Andy. It would take a whole sheep to make a model of his Mr. P! Lucky girl!