Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bella, Wet Felting Beyond the Basics

BELLA is first crocheted from a wonderful quality wool yarn. Then wet felted, fulled and sculpted all by hand, no machine involved. There are many techniques and opinions on how to create hand-made felt, and I feel that all methods have value and are worth exploring. With Bella I started to experiment with the amazing sculptural flexibility of wool and crochet and went beyond the basics of wet felting. I gave BELLA bent legs and wrinkles in her tummy.To be able to do this you need to understand the process of wet-felting and sculpting.  I took classes from famous and experienced Felt-Artist.  The pro of felting by hand is that I can stop the felting process were ever I like. I am in control. It took a lot of time to create BELLA, but it was soo worth it. I hope you love BELLA as much as I loved bringing her to life.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spring Bunny

Why I called these Spring Bunnies... ?  I could have called them Jumping Bunnies (because that's what they do) but I liked the combination Spring Bunnies better.... Spring..because bunnies are part of  the Spring season..Easter.. but also..the translation for Spring in "Dutch" is "Jump". For that this is a:


A little over 4 inches tall, made from a wonderful thin chenille yarn.  I experimented  with sculpting his muzzle, which turned out very cute. The eyes are embroidered, I gave him a sleepy look as he is just awaking for Spring to come. 

More Spring Bunnies will jump from my hook soon. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Another thread bear ready to leave...

SPIKEY is all ready to leave. With his warm woolen hat and matching scarf he is prepared for the cold.

In case he does not need the hat were he goes, he looks good without too.....

SPIKEY is going on eBay tonight..seller ID; threadteds 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fabrics with flaws

Hand dyeing fabrics not always goes as I hope for..  sometimes the fabric it self has flaws, sometimes the dyeing process does leave stains, or does not dye even on all spots.
I save these up and add those in small lots in my webshop for half price.  These are 3 of the 8 Lots available right now. It`s a Bargain..Lots of useful Fabric. With some fantasy you can even make that stain/flaw part of your design.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

First Show of 2015 and Addy Quick Pro !!

The first show; the Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Maastricht MECC, in 2015 is already over. It was a good one!!  Several little bears and animals found a new home.

I also brought lots of hand dyed mini-fabric to choose from  I am sure these will turn out in lovely bears/animals!!

During the Show I had the opportunity to demonstrate the brand new Addy-Quick Pro !!  Myself I am very exited about this tool. I have worked several years now with the  Addy Quick (Hobby) and it always served my needs. But..using this new machine now.. wow!! 

The Addi-Pro is meant for Professional needle felters. You can work longer after each other, the machine is stronger and you are able to control speed. 

Visitors were exited to try the new Machine. The price for the Addy-Pro is €298,50. I think this is not for everyone affordable, so it is good to know the Addy-Hobby with the price off  €95,- is still available. The shop  MoederAarde is shipping world wide.  Info and order  by email .


Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Happy 2015 !!

May it be a good  and creative one for everyone!! 

Marie the Christmas Tree in above picture, was made by me and finished before Christmas. She was again a test for 
Besides Marie I tested and finished a few other creations in the past months and will add these soon to the LittleOwlsHut Section in this Blog. You might want to buy one of the pieces I have made, or make your own with the patterns from LittleOwlsHut.  

I hope to test more in the future, but also have to start preparing for the next Teddy Bear shows to come. First Show already the end of this month..eeeek..better start working. 

Also like to share the Article in the latest Teddy Bears and Friends magazine. Enjoy reading! 

The Article ends with the information that we will visit USA in June 2015 to attend the Teddy Bear Reunion in the Heartland in Clarion.  We looked so forward to it, but unfortunately the Reunion is canceled. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

George finished and another test

After finishing George (More pictures and link to the pattern HERE)  I started another pattern-test for Little Owls Hut, and continue enjoy doing these tests.

Pattern-test was for the above 3 Friends (Bear, Panda and Rabbit) and will be available in a few weeks.