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More Dogs

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So, the fluffy little Milly inspired me to make another fluffy dog: a Shetland sheepdog. this is the first animal (except a dragon before) that I made its mouth open. It was funny to make a little bent tongue and tiny teeth :) The whole dog is woolen, including the eyes, no wires inside.
I like neat work like that. Small details give the final look to the whole figure.

More of this Shetland Sheepdog

















For sale.


The third and the last dog for now is a cute black dachshund (badger dog). I like her nor less than little Milly (I have to admit, it was sad to send her away). She's sitting on the top of my desk and
It's incredibly hard to make a good photo of woolen things and it's particularly nasty to have photos of the black ones!

More of this BadgerDog










 The doggie has hand-made, hand-painted eyes. She's 6.5"(14cm) tall and 10"(ap.26cm) long (tail not measured :)).

Sale considered :) 






Dogs, dogs, dogs

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Hi everyone!

Recently I've got an interesting customer's order for a dog.
I'm fond of doge you know. But for unknown reasons I haven't been needle-felting dogs much. Really I don't know why.

But orders is orders! I started needling. It was hard (I know dogs' anatomy  much better than that of koalas for example, so I saw every mistake I made while needling and I had to fix them). The customers' orders are always both a very hard and interesting job to do: I have to make an accurate model of a certain kind of animal as I usually do and also give it a likeness to the real customer's pet.
I tried very hard and...  :)


                                               More of the little Milly
The customer was happy (and so was I :)).

The pictures of the beautiful dog called Milly and her little "sister" are published by the kind permission of their owner.




But that isn't the end of the story! :)
Once started needle-felting my favorite pets could I …

Needle felting course in Wyong, NSW, Australia

My Aussie Friends,

If you wish to learn needle felting and can get to Wyong, NSW, I'd be happy to meet you on the needle felting course I'll be running.
This Needle felting course is your chance to learn another way of expressing your creativity, get new friends or just have a good relaxing time while felting :)

All the materials included. Just come and have fun!

When: 14 February to 4 April
            10am - 12 pm Mondays
             (Monday 7 March - Information session from Northern Settlement Services
             Monday 4 April - Energy and Water Ombudsman)

Where: Northern Women's Health Centre, 7 Rose Street, Wyong, NSW, Australia

Cost:  No cost, however gold coin donation appreciated.

Childcare: Childcare will be available for women with children who wish to attend this group. Please advise when you are booking if you require childcare. There is no charge for childcare.

Bookings
essential. Phone: 43 511152 or
Email: nwhc.reception@cccwhc.com.au


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The cat family and two koalas

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After creating the humans I got tired of fine felted features like fingers and felted a lion for a change.
That turned out to be the beginning of the cat family obsession!
Here he is, the First lion. He was sold soon and I missed him so much...


http://picasaweb.google.com/oiolin.gallery/Lion

I felted the Second one.

http://picasaweb.google.com/oiolin.gallery/Lion02

And although I haven't sold him yet ;) I proceeded felting the big cats. I've already made a panther once, so I wanted to try something new. A Tiger?
That was a challenging although very interesting task! And you know... some people say this tiger is my self-portrait :) Cautious and open-hearted, curious and good.



http://picasaweb.google.com/oiolin.gallery/Tiger

At the same time I took an order for a koala. And I felted a nice one. Maybe too nice because my daughter refused to give it away! What could I do? - Felt another one.
So here they are:


http://picasaweb.google.com/oiolin.gallery/EatingKoala#

The eucalyptus spr…

Needle felted... humans?

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It takes me a century to publish a new post but I'm far more productive when it comes to felting :)
So here there are my needle-felted humans:
a couple of human-like Inferno-creatures with their fire-breathing pet :)


http://picasaweb.google.com/oiolin.gallery/Inferno
and a Lady pirate (inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean :))

http://picasaweb.google.com/oiolin.gallery/PirateGirl

The figures have firm wire frame inside, the Pirate is fixed to the wooden stand (pine bark). The most fine and most interesting part of work was about their faces and eyes particularly. Can you catch a glimpse of light in the eye? :)


Oh, and I made the pistol as well! I don't know why I'm proud of it so much, lol :)