I just finished little Magda this evening. She took quite a bit of time to create. Each one of her little spines was wet felted, hand painted and then rooted in. I initially intended to da a larger hedgie. But after all the work it took to get this much fur, I deceded small was better. Next I'm wet felting some black and purple merino wool for the crow.
Monday, June 27, 2011
My next project is another commission piece, a life-sized crow. The wool that I ordered for him arrived today. I can't wait to get started on him. Pictured above is my standing hare that I just finished for a client. The hare is 12 inches tall, ears included.
Posted by Robin Andreae at 10:56 AM
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Happy first day of Summer everyone! It's been over 100 degrees here. I put the finishing touches on this commission piece this morning so he'll be ready for the 4th of July. He's kind of a big guy at 10 3/4 inches tall and is my first ever bald eagle. He's also the first I ever used heat set silk paints on. I used a bronze paint which looks very subtle in indoor lighting. But it really sparkled when I got him outdoors. It also has hints of blue which I didn't notice until I put him outside. His head & tail feathers are a mixture of angora rabbit and Merino wool. His brown feathers are Merino and he has a eco-corriedale wool batting for his core. He's both needle felted and wet felted. His eyes are polmer backed german glass.
Posted by Robin Andreae at 10:54 AM
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Here's little Joplin. His eBay auction starts tonight at 6:45 PM PST. He's just 4 1/4 inches tall, ears included and come complete with the hand-sewn mushrooms pictures above. I created them from bits of an old wool blanket, some glass globs to help them to stand and various trims I had. They were kind of fun to create.
Posted by Robin Andreae at 11:43 AM
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I just purchased a new to me flat screen monitor and haven't figured out if the display is correct. Consequently, I'm not sure how my pictures are turning out and whether they need some adjustment in regards to their brightness. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. So here's little Timmy the hamster. His eBay auction starts this Sunday.
Posted by Robin Andreae at 7:29 PM