Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Owls and Gnomes

I've learned a new craft this year - Needle Felting.  It all came about after I ordered a kit from Fancy Tiger Crafts to make an owl  (I think I bought it on Blitsy?)  more than a year ago.  Anyway - I didn't make it right away after I purchased it - as I looked quickly at the directions and thought it was going to be difficult - so I put it away and then lost it in my craft room (you know how that goes!).  Then when I was cleaning up my room a bit a month or so ago - I found the Owl Kit - and ended up making an owl in about 10 minutes while watching TV!!!  You may have seen the project I made using that first owl here.
So - I decided to make a few more of them to give as Christmas gifts. Aren't they sweet??!! Every time you make one it comes out a little bit different - just like in real life!
 I love them so much - they just crack me up - and it's so hard to part with them - even though I know I can make more.
 So then I ordered the Gnome Kit and made these little guys
I made the bodies different lengths so they'd be different heights.
Another little craft creation that I find hard to part with!
I bought this lovely bird and nest piece in a craft shop in Wolfeboro, NH a couple of years ago. It was the perfect prop for my creations!  The owls are about 2" tall and the gnomes are  3" - 4" with their tall hats!
And since I'm on the topic of Owls and Gnomes -  here are couple of cards I've posted in the last few months on the topic!
 Owl stamp and die from Great Big Owl set by Waltzingmouse
 Gnome, pine branch and sentiment stamps from Jolly Old Elf set by Waltzingmouse
 It's almost Christmas!!!

Owl Switchplate cover Stamps:  Great Big Owl Paper:  Kraft - PTI Ink:  Versamark, Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Accessories:  Brown Embossing Powder - Ranger, ScorTape, Xyron 510, Double Sided Laminate for Xyron, x-acto knife, Zutter Corner Rounder.

Fall Blessings Stamps:   Great Big Owl, Peace and Plenty - Waltzingmouse Paper:  White and Smokey Shadow - PTI,  DP Pyrus Paper Pad - Basic Grey. Ink:  Versamark, Archival Orange Blossom, Potting Soil and Jet Black. Accessories:  foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, glue pen, Ranger Distress Markers Stormy Sky and Dried Marigold.  Big Owl Die set - Waltzingmouse.

Have Your Elf
Stamps:  Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Dark Chocolate, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Potting Soil and Fern Green
Accessories:  Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Glue N Seal - Ranger

Gnome for the Holiday
Stamps:  Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Summer Sunrise - PTI, DP Christmas House Paper Pad - Teresa Collins
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival - Dandelion and Fern Green


Vicki Dutcher said...

I just adore these little needlettes! SO.CA-UTE!!

Annette Allen said...

wow you have done it again.. those little felt friends are SO CUTE...great projects..

Merry Christmas

~amy~ said...

Did you hear me gasp? owls and gnomes...oh my! I love them!
All your projects are fabulous but oh boy, those owls and gnomes...lovin' them. I think I might have to check out that needle felting.

Peggy said...

Love your owls and gnomes! You are so amazingly creative!

Redanne said...

The owls are so cute but those gnomes are an absolute delight Julia! I love them! It was lovely to see some of your projects again too.

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year. Huge hugs from across the ocean - Anne xx

Unknown said...

I love the owls. You say you made more of them? Do you need a kit for each one?

Jenny Marples said...

Fantastic owls but those gnomes have it! Desperately cute! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

Vicki Dutcher said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Enjoy your time with family~