Sunday, June 28, 2009
Sunset Goblin is available on Etsy
Saturday, June 27, 2009
These two are available on Etsy!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I can't wait to card all these colors!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I gave him a very simple face, with of course the big cute eyes...I have mixed feelings over his face being multi-colored. I Love his mane, I used a Clump of tie-dyed Merino that I got with my Drum Carder.
He can be seen on Etsy as well.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Baby Goblin and her Rainbow Elf Rag doll is my third completed Goblin. I have several more before her that need to be
finished, but I had so much fun with her, it pushed me to finish her off. This sweet Goblin was inspired from my own baby, Bailey. I bought a hand carded batt of soft popcicle greens from my favorite place down on Government Street called Knotty By Nature. The girls down there have been so very helpful. I started this Goblin one morning when Bailey was looking up at me with her big blue eyes. This time around I decided to put wire in her arms, legs and fingers. MAN!!!! What a pain in the butt that is. I can't even guess how many needles I broke. But she is bendable and I did end up jointing her arms and legs. I wanted to make her a big Mushroom rattle, but George chimed in and wanted me to make her a rag doll. Her little Rainbow Elf is what I came up with. Oh yeah, and I stuck her in a little white felt diaper. Very sweet!
I had a lot of fun taking pictures of these two. Being bendable and jointed made for many very cute positions.
I almost could not part with her, but I put her up on Etsy anyway. She has had a lot of great feedback. I think it's those big adorable eyes!
He can be adopted from Etsy.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My second Goblin was inspired by the Merino I bought from Beehive here in Victoria. It came from Aurelia Wool in Merrit BC. The twist was called Jelly Bean. It was an amazing mix of vibrant teals, pinks and blues. The main body of the color was a brilliant Orange. I picked it because it is my husband George's favourite color is Orange. I pulled the twist apart and made the main body from the the Orange, then I used the rest to detail the mane, tail and tummy. I added a dark Magenta and Royal Purple to create a super gradation on his finger and toes. half was through I had cut his arms off and then re attached them with bamboo thread. So his arms are now fully jointed. In the end I loved him, but felt he looked more like a crazy lion.
He now lives in California.
So, after doing about a half dozen small scale projects to learn how my needles work and what I can do to manipulate wool, I started a little blue Goblin with detailed eyes and soft fingers and toes. I really enjoyed sculpting him. I say sculpting because I basically used my needles, fingers and hands to work the wool into my desired design. It was alot like working with Polymer actually. Although without the sore hands after. I bought a two ounce braid of blue and purple dyed wool from "Fleece-Artist" down at Beehive. From one braid and a little white, I was able to complete my first Woolie Wog Goblin. Which has me making more because I love the fact that they can all look so different and I can go crazy with the colors. I can add wings, manes, horns and whatever else I can think of. How exciting!
This first Goblin took me awhile, but only because my Bailey-Bear takes up all but two hours of my time a night. (literally) since she is still waking up atleast three times a night. OMG!!!
Goblin is for sale on Etsy.