Saturday, September 19, 2009

Magic Rainbow Pin-Wheel Goblin












This is my latest Creation. I finished her today as I have been taking brief breaks from Custom orders this week. I have a attention span of a flea these days. So, I'll start a project, or be mid project and I will need to stop and start something else. This Creation is actually a Goblin I already had. You can see her under Goblin Girl and Dragonfly. My husband George has been hounding me for weeks now to change her hair color and add some accents to her to jazz her up. I don't think he expected what I was about to do. It took me almost 20 hours just to detail her face, body and hands, create new horns and give her new toe socks and a mane. But she is so worth it. I just love her. In fact I had almost convince myself that she was mine last night when I set her on my night table with her long rainbow legs dangling off the edge. I bought some soya silk from Knotty By Nature which I also love to work with. It make her mane so soft. I used some many colors. I didn't hold back on the Angelina Fiber either. I used Watermelon, Hologram, Black Onyx, Ruby Red, Peacock Blue and Mother Of Pearl. I am hoping to eventually have all 48 colors. I don't create to my full potential until I have a "full box of crayons" as they say.

I have put her up for adoption on Etsy.
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31222004

I'm off to work on custom ordered Dragonfly followed by another custom Rainbow Goblin due to be finished in two weeks. I'll still find time for Muffet and Spider. Looks like they will be my only Halloween creations this season. Then moving on to Mermaids and Sea Monsters.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Custom Dragon & Dragonfly







This is a custom Dragon ordered on Etsy. I call him Ocean Wonders Dragon, not because he lives in the ocean, but because the customer asked that the colors be of a Ocean theme. I love custom orders for two reasons, first I love the surprise element or not knowing what the client will want and second I love shopping or hand dying the colors I need for a project. For this Dragon, I made him a lot like Rainbow Sherbet Dragon, although as per my husbands request I changed the wings a tiny bit. This Dragon is denim blue. His feet pads are Seafoam, baby blue, teal and leaf green. You can't tell from my bad pictures, but those areas as well as the horns are laced with Angelina is Mother of Pearl. I had a lot of fun looking for him Mane. I went to my favourite store here in Victoria, Knotty by Nature and picked up some smokey teal Merino and some Peacock Angelina. I love that I can buy that local! Then I popped over to Beehive and purchased the most amazing roving. It's from Fleece Artist and it's a mix of Merino and Silk. It is Teal, white, smokey blue, greys and a bit of moss green. It's so soft and awsome. I normally don't buy those colors, but I just love it on the Dragon. The customer also wanted the Dragon holding a Dragonfly. The one in the pictures is the first one I made, but both the customer and I both thought it was too large. So he will be set aside and a new smaller one is being made.

I am taking more Dragon orders. Choose your theme and colors!
www.tanglewoodthicket.etsy.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Etsy Poster Sketch


This was my attempt at trying out the Etsy Poster Sketch tool. I seem to always miss my chance to start a treasury because A) I am not ready with a flashy interesting title..and B) I am never that organized enough to have all my ducks in a row so to speak. This Treasury test is made up of all my own items of course. I must say they look good together!

Grrrr..Still trying to figure out how to get around in Ravelry. I can't seem to upload and add projects etc..etc. If anyone reading this can come to my rescue I would appreciate it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Custom Order Dragonfly! Finally Finished!



Ah! Finally finished the little custom request order all the way from Norway! Dragonfly is four tones of green sculpted over a wire armature. The client wanted gold and copper wings, so I used Enchanted forest Angelina Film for the wings, Copper Flash Angelina fiber and tiny iridescent glass balls to adorn the wings! He's leaving on his flight tomorrow morning!

Next up, Rainbow Dragonfly Mobile!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I love Etsy Treasuries!


Yeah! I found myself in a really nice and colourful Treasury in Etsy's Treasury West. I am still new at blogging and have not figured out how to insert a treasury properly, so I just did a screen shot. I actually cut off the bottom row of items, so if you want to see the whole treasury click on the treasury box.

Tonight I am working on My next Custom order. Ocean Dragon. Pictures will be posted soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tomboy Goblin Girl and Bullfrog





This is my newest Goblin. Tomboy Goblin Girl and her pet Bullfrog. Just finished this afternoon. Goblin girl is wearing Denim Jean overalls which is basically my attempt to make clothes but without a needle and thread. Since I can not sew, I basically felted a pattern for overalls and then felted the shape onto the Goblin Girl. Worked out nice. I would have loved more details such as stitching and or real buttons, but I got tied up with the Frog and just wanted to finish her off and start my new project. She is Aqua green which I used Wilton’s cake icing colouring to make. The frog gave me a bit of trouble because I made his legs so long, but in the end I think he workd out well. Next time I think I will add wire to make him bendable.

My next project will be a Halloween Party Goblin Girl.

Check her out on Etsy

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30358378

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