Friday, January 29, 2010
Grinn and Friends
Grinn Goblin is finished. Another Epic Felted Creature is now alive and kicking. Grinn, named by his new owner is one of my favourite and best creatures to date I think. This Goblin was made for my first male customer and I had a great time working with Doug. He was a perfect customer to work with. Knew his theme and colors and gave me lots of details to work with. I really enjoy that in a client. I have to say I was a little worried to show it to him though. He based this Goblin off Starry Night Goblin who was custom made in the Fall. He said he wanted him exactly the same in face detail and color. That was the hardest part and no matter how hard I tired I could not duplicate the face. They are OOAK for a reason. Grinn is the biggest Goblin I have done. He even would tower over the Fiery I did which I thought was massive. Grinn sits at 24" tall and 24" long. His is made from both hand dyed wool and Ashford merino, silk and bamboo. Although I must say I want to get away from the bamboo. It's too fine and breaks my needles. I love the colors I get and the soft silky quality, but adding hair and a mane with bamboo adds at least 14 hours I would say.
Once I posted both Grinn and the Dragons to the various sites and clubs I am a part of it started a flurry of Etsy customers asking for unique and amazing custom creatures. I took a custom order despite my promise to my husband George (I have a 4 foot dragon core waiting for my attention) which will put me into April. If I took all the custom requests I got this week it would put me in July. I hate to turn people down. I just wish I could work more. George thinks he can make a hand powered needle felting tool for me. I think not. I already stab myself with one needle and it kills, I can't imagine drilling a cluster of needles into my hands and legs at full speed. Anyways, I am wasting valuable creating time.
Next to be completed Peacock and Pinkie Goblin Duo along with Another large curly horned Goblin...
Someday I'll get to my unicorns, sea monster, mermaids and Wonderland creatures!