Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Latest Cake Topper is so....Deer!

When I was creating the deer for this cake topper...it started with the bride. She was just so feminine...so I was inspired to create a big, strong buck to protect her.
Here they are....he's carrying her over the threshold on his back. :)
 Hey, sometime they just create themselves....

Saturday, May 19, 2012

I think they were meant to be together...

It was during the week when I found her....a puppet hanging behind the counter at a thrift shop. The store was having a $5.00 Bag Sale, which meant all you could fit in the bag would only cost $5.00.
So when I saw her hanging there, it was almost an afterthought to include her with the other items in the bag. No extra cost involved since the bag wasn't completely full anyway.
I'm not a collector of puppets....at all. I do like marionettes, but they've always been animals. But people puppets...they usually creep me out.
But this one was kinda cute.....and I thought maybe I could transform her into a Day of The Dead skull headed puppet, since she's got that Día de los Muertos vibe going on already...
So of course she was added to the pile of other STUFF I have accumulated, another project to work on sometime.
That weekend I went to a flea market (in a different town) and there was a lady that had 3 old marionettes....a jester, another that I can't remember, and this one that I purchased:
I think I paid $3 for it. The lady said that was "a good deal" and that the puppet was pretty old. I'm thinking since it has that "alfalfa" type face that it must have been made awhile ago...but I really have no idea.
It wasn't until I got him home and put him with the first puppet that I realized how strange it was that I came across these two similar puppets from two different towns in a matter of a few days.
Then I noticed how well they looked together...
Strange....but then again, puppets can be that way.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Girly Girl Deer

If you're an artist, you know when your subject leads you in an unexpected direction. I always follow where I'm led....it often leads to places that I never would have headed. But the subject knows what it wants to be!
This deer is just an ultra-feminine deer that would not be held back. She insisted on a skirt and bow and her delicate legs look like she might just be a great dancer too... :)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Different Take on the Bluebird of Happiness

So I've made lots of bluebirds for my Etsy store in the last year and a half....they seem to be the most popular needle felted creations in my shop, and each one looks different and unique. But I thought I would attempt a more traditional looking bird while still holding on to the vintage look and feel.
ImageThis one turned out the perfect size for nesting in my hand. You know what they say....
"A bird in hand is a dirty hand."
Okay, that's not exactly how it goes...

ImageImageImageI do like how this one turned out... but I guess I'm partial to the more vintage Lefton style ones I make.
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