Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This little fellow is the tiniest three dimensional thingie I've ever needle felted, measuring in at 2" from hiney to tip of nose and 1 1/4 inches tall. This one is a prototype for my tic-tac-toe game, which I now know will take me forever to make, since this little guy took me three nights to complete. Actually, I don't think I'm quite done with him. I ordered some gray corriedale and may add some subtle highlights to his face to bring out the details. Black is not a good color for details and if I make the tic-tac-toe game, it will consist of four tiny black pugs in addition to five fawn pugs. I'm definitely having second thoughts about the game though. Two months of making nothing but tiny pugs may drive me insane and I have too many other ideas competing for my meager free time. Tomorrow I'm going to the fabric store to pick up an iron on transfer pen so I can get started on my celtic knotwork design. I have a couple of patterns that I blew up on the copier from Great Book of Celtic Patterns, by Laura S. Irish, and Draw Your Own Celtic Designs, by David James and Vitor Gonzalez. I think I'm making a tapestry, but I'm not sure what will come out of it.
UPDATE 10/13/2009: The tiny pug is for sale in my Etsy shop!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A flurry of creation

Having finished the spring semester and sold one of my favorite dolls, Ossian, at the Crone Cottage in Bellevue, KY, I have been working feverishly on some new felted creations. My brain is blooming with ideas and I can't wait to get started on either my pug tic-tac-toe set, or the celtic knotwork letters that I've been thinking about for the past year or more. Which one will come first?