Friday, May 27, 2011
Part of the creative process for me means that sometimes I just need to let the idea percolate. I've wanted to make my own little Faerie Cottage for some time, I've seen some really great creations, I just needed to wait for...the right idea to come to me. I've made this faerie cottage and the faerie using the wet felt technique of layering feltable fibers, wetting the layered fibers and rolling them up around a foam tube (water noodle) and then rolling the whole wet, soapy business until it felted.(Here's a tip, when I do the rolling part, I use the top of my washing machine and all the excess water seeps around the washer lid and into the washing machine. It sure saves a lot of clean up!) This created wonderfully textured and sparkly felted fabric. I then needle felted the fabric into the shapes you see here.
This is my little Faerie Cottage and Faerie so far. I actually did this back at the end of February beginning of March. For some reason I thought I should have it 100% complete before I shared it with anyone. But I'm looking at it differently now, maybe you will find it just as interesting to see it as a work in progress?
Here's a close up of my wild little faerie, she's a colorful little thing!
The roof comes off the little cottage so you can see inside her house. I have been adding embroidered embellishments, with much more planned. I'm picturing an entire felted, magical faerie forest. As things progress, I'll post more pictures.
Have a delightful and safe holiday weekend! Blessings Friends! Melissa
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