This softy is made of lambs wool and fawn corriedale , after this ebay auction I am having a breaky-break to save my wrists and concentrate on orders. I will post again to say how the auction goes , at the moment Frenchy is very popular , I will cross my stabbed fingers! Be Seeing You.....
This Blue Chihuahua
is another commission order .... lovely lilac colour a mixture of several colours of corriedale sliver and merino tops . The eyes are larger than my usual at 12mm . I used them as some Chihuahua's have large eyes.
This made modelling the head a bit more difficult but the final result was so worth it. Lilac Blue Chi now lives in U.S.A.
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This truculant little felty is now winging his way to the USA... Be happy Bully!
A full armature in craft wire and made with lambs wool inner body and a corriedale outer.
My dogs seem to be very popular at the moment and I am now taking commissions ! Big surprise all this , I will have to get organized now.... no floating about from one creation to another. I try to make each one into a real creation , they really are O.O.A.K. a little character shines through each little dog soul.
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This little cutie was made as a custom order for a very cool client , happily she is very happy with her Chihuahua.
This tea cup Chi has a carded lambs wool inner and a fawn corriedale and merino outer coat.
The coat was a painted effect using tiny fluff layers of colour.
This has taken me a while to perfect , I swear if I had not been a painter before I could not do it , the technique is time consuming but well worth it.
Chi has a full armature so is fully poseable.
I am very happy with this one and I am already making a Blue Chihuahua , this time with bigger eyes.
Hope you like Chihuahua - if you would like one please email me at email@example.com
Here is an English Bullie ...... I made him with a scoured lambs wool inner body . Scoured lambs wool needs to be carded to make it fluffy. This is quite a job .... I wish I had a Picker machine. His outer coat is corriedale and shetland with merino paws and pinky belly. I made up a wire armature so he can be posed all ways. I put him up for auction on ebay and he was super popular. I had several people asking for custom creations from the people who did not win the auction. I have been very wary of making to order but decided to take the plunge. I now have orders to keep me busy until late November. It is a very personal thing , you get loads of pictures of someones beloved pet and off you go. This English Bullie now lives in the U.S.A , I am sure he will be very happy with his new Mistress.
Here is a surprise , I know it is just supposed to be dogs on this here blog , but I could not resist posting this cat. This Rexi Cat is fully armatured with wire , Rexi can pose and hold onto the little Mouse. I painted the eyes myself - I use enamel and fine glitter and Mica. This brings the syes to life.
Rexi was pretty popular on ebay and sold for £60 approx on 30 August.
The dogs seem to be more popular and generally I will stick to these in the future.
Rexi is very soft in lambs wool with a corriedale skimming over the top. I had to look at so many pictures on Flickr to get the head shape right . Hope you like Rexi.
My latest little chap is winging his way to his new home.
I found him a little difficult because I only had merino black fibre .... Merino is very difficult to needle felt in a sculptural way. Despite this he turned out quite nicely , a cute little guy.