Thursday, July 29, 2010

My First Needle Felted Prairie Rock Friends

I have never Blogged before so please bare with me.  I'm new to Needle Felting but I can say I just love it.  I felted 2 Mooses about a year ago, and then haven't had time to continue with it. 
This summer we had the friendly neighbor farmer drop off rock for landscaping, that they picked from their fields,(I am sure they jump at that chance, anywhere to get rid of it). 

1 of my grown daughter was helping do the landscaping, I got to talking to her about the DVD I received from Kay Petal.  (http://www.feltalive.com/) on funny faces. 
Diva Louise and Fred the Fisherman(minus his Hat)
I thought why not needle felt a rock !  (isn't like I have a shortage of rocks). So I scrubbed a rock and started needle felting it. 
Ok now the fun starts.  My 4 year old said "Mom I want you do a purple face, well I used some wool I received from a friend of mine and dyed it with Kool-aid and ended up with a blue purple.(I don't know how I got that color).  All the wool I used on Louise I dyed except for the white,brown and black colors. 
The earrings came from my old stash and then I used a jewel and put that in her nose. 

Miss Louise has quite the story, she is quite the Diva.  She can chase the blues away,would make a great paperweight.  Our 6 year old son was having a fit, I told him he better stop, cause Louise was going to chase his blues away!!!!  He started laughing so hard at her, he forgot what he was mad about,and ran off to play.
Well, she wanted a man so came Fred.  Now he was needle felted from wool I bought from http://www.dreamfelt.com/ ,except for his eyebrows and moustache, they were felted in with a blend I bought from Ebay of silk and angora rabbit.  
Louise is very proud of Fred.  To hear their story you can go to Facebook.com and search Grandma Moose Designs.  Let me tell you Fred has got alot of Fish Stories and good old Louise has made Martini's for them and she just sits back and sigh's while listening to all his tall fishing stories .


So I decided I wanted to keep making Needle felted Rocks,   so I asked my friends what can I call them, and we do live on the Prairie and in farming country.  So that is how Prairie Rock Friends were created.  I do hope to start selling them soon.  Will keep everyone updated. 

Now lets get to my 3rd Rock I have taken pictures from the beginning to where I am at now. 
But before I catch everyone up to the present I need to go put my munckins to bed.

1 comment:

petro said...

I like your rock is fanny to felt a rock oneday I will tray.Good job.
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