Monday, November 23, 2009

Frosty, et al

When my mother was alive, we always celebrated Christmas at her house on a weekend before the actual holiday. One year we decided to exchange Christmas ornaments among the siblings. Can't remember exactly how we did it but it was some kind of a draw so you had no idea who would get whose ornie. I got Daisy's. And of course she made it. (Daisy is one of those people who come so close to perfection in her creations you want to just kick her in the patootie!)

I love this ornament. She said the design was Martha's, though I can't remember if she found it in a magazine or one of MS's books.(It was so long ago I'm not even sure she remembers the ornament much less the making of. I probably wouldn't!)

I believe it's made of rolled fiberfill though I can't figure out how she shaped the head. The carrot nose, which looks perfectly round and carrot-like, is actually a bit of felt.

Based on Daisy's, here's one I created: a needle-felted creature with bits of Texas sage as arms.
Bless his heart, he pales by comparison! (I know his middle button is a bit wonky. Wonky's what I do!)

Another Frosty-type I felted onto a circle of felted wool sweater. You can't tell from this pic but he's actually balls of wool roving felted onto the flat bit, and his carrot nose sticks out. Because he's much more three-dimensional than ones I've previously done, I didn't feel I could felt on roving arms so to him too I gave sage arms.

Gotta run now. Tom's breathing down my neck as we have to go into Marble Falls in a half-hour and I'm not ready yet!

Ta, y'all.


Mary Keenan said...

I love these! Your snowmen have so much *movement* - and the wonky button is perfect ;^)


I've been BIZZY, so I didn't see your post till today. The snowman you got in the ornament exchange is made of fuzzy felt. I haven't seen it in awhile, but it was readily available back then. Then I stuffed it with fiberfill. I have a couple of those, but mine have nests in their hands (made of ... hmmm .... excelsior I think. I just took a few strands and wound them around my finger till they formed a tight nest. Then I made a cardinal out of fimo clay to sit in the nest.

I'm LUVVIN your felted ornaments. They look fabulous and YES you can call them fiber art because they ARE fiber art!