Posts Tagged ‘holiday ornaments’

…And I just shipped out my last holiday order of the season! Now time to start on holidays 2K11… ; )

I’ve been working on some really great custom orders, people have such great ideas! Lots of dogs – I’m thinking of creating some figurines of popular breeds, to A) get more experience creating dog figurines and B) have a collection of dog figurines by breed available in my Etsy shop! Dog lovers unite!! Nothing against the kitties though – I’m creating a cat figurine for a friend right now, actually! Photos of her to come in the near future.

My boyfriend Greg’s favorite dog figurine I’ve made so far is this little cocker spaniel ornament – it’s modeled after a customer’s coworker’s dog (she was giving it to her as a holiday gift, which I was so psyched to be a part of!):

Cocker spaniel needle felted figurine ornament

Cocker spaniel needle felted ornament figurine

And then here are some pet figurine ornaments, created for a wonderful return customer – with these guys, I tried to make their fur look fluffier to mimick the breed (Bichon Frise) while still maintaining a sturdy structure.

Bichon Frise needle felted ornament figurines

Bichon Frise needle felted ornament figurines

You can’t really tell in the photos but I was pleased with how the eyes came out – I’ve been really working on more realistic animal eyes, and I think including little white flecks to mimick a reflection (while avoiding a cataract-like look!) makes the difference.

If you have photos of custom pets you’ve created for people, please do share! I’d love to see what others are working on!


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I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving!

Mine was very relaxing – spent some quality time with family, ate too much pie… the usual. : )

I’ve also been happily busy, working on orders for the holidays – I’m so excited that people are liking my peppermint acorn ornaments! Those are a lot of fun to make – kind of methodical after awhile. And the colors keep me festive and excited for the holidays.

Speaking of holiday decor… how awesome is this felt doily by plytextiles?

felt doily from plytextiles

I can definitely see this in the center of a big old rustic pine table, or as a base for a little winter display next to the Christmas tree.

I am experimenting this weekend with some new items, in between finishing up some custom orders. I’m trying out some new things with magnets and am excited about some new trees I’m working on. And I can’t wait to make some more birds and mice, I want to get a good collection going in my shop!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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I’ve joined a team on Etsy, Boston Etsy! I’m so excited to network with other local craftspeople! It’s great to have this targeted community for support and to bounce ideas off of – I was so pleased to find out about it. I can’t wait to see where this all takes us as time goes on.

I created a treasury showcasing some really gorgeous holiday/winter-themed pieces created by Boston Etsy team members. Enjoy! Now off to make more holiday peppermint acorn ornaments!! 🙂

Boston Etsy team treasury


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One of my customers recently requested sets of ornaments, for her to give as gifts – a great idea! These little guys were a blast to make – I’m looking forward to making a lot more trees, in particular, as soon as I get a bit more time. Some with snow, some with little stars on top…

Holiday needle felted ornaments

And of course sheep are always a blast to make! And so easy to personalize – I love making them in all different colors, some with scarves or little hats.

Holiday needle felted sheep ornaments

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