Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Commission Cancellation

Well, My first ever Commission Cancellation was this week. I can't complain. It was not that the customer saw the creature and hated it, although he is a strange little beast. It was just that the funds weren't there. So...Up for adoption on the Ebay Auction-Block he goes. I have to admit I love to auction. So since the cancellation came when he was 90% finished, I just finished him off and up he went.Now, I'll have refrain from checking every hour like I used to do when I was in design school and selling my sculpted fairies. Addict I was!

Have to say my indoor picture taking has not improved as you can see. Not that my outdoor leaves anything to be desired. Can't master everything I guess.

Named after Italian Fizz Candy...Here is Rainbow Zotz Goblin!

3 days on Ebay starting tonight!

Goblin Auction!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

5 Months Later...

It's been 5 long months since I made my last Blog post. And I only have my husband to blame. :) Actually, he was trying to help me by giving me new blog tools and a new layout package, but in the end it only confused me and it made uploading pictures a pain in the butt. So, I have come back to my original format and I am ready to post again.

My whole summer and now all of fall and winter has been trying to get to the end of my commission list. It really is never ending. I have unfortunately, for most new customers, had to put a hold on taking any more. I feel a massive burn-out coming on if I continue on like's now been 15 months of back to back commission with no break. And when I say that I literally mean I worked at least a few hours every single day this past year including Christmas day. I have maybe had one felt-less day in 365. I need to try and create some other things, and being on a time limit for the most part is stressful. So, I think my current customs will take me until after Valentines Day and then I a free felter!!!!! If only for a month or so. I think it would be awesome to do some smaller creatures for my poor neglected Etsy store. I already have a waiting list for the new custom season which will start after Valentines day sometime. I am also pleased that I will gain around 16 much needed hours to my creating work week! That should help me get through these orders in a much more timely manner. Now with that being said, I can only work as fast as my creations are big. They have doubled in size this past year. From 6-8" to in some cases over 3 feet!

This Post will be short due to the fact that I have a snowed-in bored 2 year old pawing at me for undivided attention. She hates me on the computer and or on the phone. So I have to sneak it in. :)

If you are interested in a custom and have no looming deadlines you can contact me to be on my new commission list. I am not taking deposits until after Valentines day. I also have a new customs wish list sheet to send you as well to make things a lot more easier...for me! :) (in 2011 no more 7 page wish lists!!!)

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bumble Berry Pie Goblin

This is BumbleBerry and LittleBerry Pie Goblins. This is my most recent creation/custom order. Seems like all I have time for these days are custom orders, which is great - although I must admit I'm feeling a bit swamped with all of them right now.

This was another creation featuring a little "pet", in this case - LittleBerry. That's becoming a bit of a theme as well these days, more and more people are looking for a little companion for their Goblins. Which is fine by me - it's fun to pose them together and I enjoy creating two complementary pieces.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tanglewood Gralumph with Brownie Rider

The "Goblin Gralumph" was an attempt at something a bit different. I wanted to create something that was true to my style, but would allow me to try some different mediums (leather, specifically). This was also the first real collaboration between my husband and I. The concept of this goblin quadruped was his, while my contribution was the pixie/brownie rider. We both liked the idea of expanding on the world of tanglewood thicket to include these large "beasts of burden" that would be ridden by other fairy folk.

As usual I handled the detailing, but the grunt work of forming up the basic body was all my husband. You may also notice that the rider does not have felted eyes, but instead uses real plastic doll eyes. Again, an attempt at trying something a bit different. Overall we were both very pleased with the effect. We hope you are too!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rainbow Twizzle Stick Goblin

Goji Berry Bean Goblin Nub

Citrus Fizzle Goblin

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Night in the Thicket

Just a quick post and a glimpse into the Tanglewood Window while at work. Tonight I am hanging out with George, listening to Sade's new album and sipping diet coke. I have 5 projects I am working on all at once. This means I spend an hour on one, get bored move to the next and so on. Maybe not the best time management, but it keeps things interesting any way. I am hoping to have these done by Wednesday so that I can finish the next batch before the end of May. OMG!!! I am very tired. Understatement there! And this is not because I was up at 3am with darling Bailey, which by the way resulted in me not being able to fall back asleep. So what is a girl to do? Count sheep? Na, how about count stabs as I felt a hand. It worked too! I only had to do it for two hours. terrible morning, but I finished a whole arm and hand.

Can't wait to post the final projects!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sweet Tart Dragon

Finished this week: Sweet Tart Dragon! My last commission request from the month of December. Yes. some day I will catch up. Luckily though, this was a little Dragon. Well, when I say little I mean 17" long and 13" wide. 10" tall. So, about the size of a toaster. Does that help?
I also have been very busy dying wool. With my new stash of Jacquard Acid dye I have made some amazing colors. I can't wait for them to dry..(with no help of the cheap crappy drying rack I purchased at Walmart!..Grrr...that's another story) Anyways. Now that little Dragon is finished I can start on the five goblin cores I have waiting in the side lines. Yes Five!!! All Large!!! I am trying to do them all at once. I would love a picture of them all together before they part ways. Thought it would make a great Christmas card for all my past customers!

And...The first Husband wife collaboration is in the works. George has started this amazing four legged Goblin creature...He is awesome. Now, I get to detail and bring it to life. I can't wait to show him to everyone! I am considering a leather saddle with a goblin riding him, but George will have the final say since it's his baby.