Monday, April 2, 2012

Grandpa Henry turns 1 First full Needle Felted Rock Head Doll

Grandpa Henry and Cousin Alfred

It is hard to believe its been a year since I made my first full needle felted Rock Head doll!    Grandpa Henry has stayed quite busy fishing with all buddies.  He just returned from being at the fishing Expo in "Rock Haven" NY.  I bet he is just full of some pretty good stories and new fishing gear he is going to want. 

This past Holiday season he sure was lucky to get to visit with his Cousin Alfred.  But then again Cousin Alfred was Needle Felted and then flew off to go on his own Adventure to live in NY. 
Alfred was the first needle Felted Rock Head to leave home.

Grandpa Henry and I thought we would show you a few pics of when he was made.  Henry is pretty proud of his rocks!  He does think he is the best looking Rock head around!

Grandpa Henry even had a great time backyard fishing with Clarence and Max last Summer.  I don't think they caught any fish(we didn't stock our man made pond with any fish), they sure did have fun and a lot of stories.

Now don't look at the date of my picture, that would not work in Minnesota.  Now Grandpa Henry has said he would love to learn Ice fishing, you neer know he may head up North this next Winter with some new buddies.  Oh my then we would have more fishing tales! 

Now here is a sneak peek of Tammy Tulip and Moe the Moose.  They are the new reporting team for the "Rising Pebble Newspaper"  its the brand new Rock Head paper.  The 2 of them are so excited.  Guess who their first interview will be with?  No other than Grandpa Henry!

Look at this pic on their first encounter

OOH LALA I do believe Grandpa Henry is pretty excited, Tammy Tulip the hotest Rock head in town so far is going to interview him.  Look his fishing pole even knocked him in the head.  Don't worry about Moe the Moose that little guy, he will get his say in too. 

So much more to come soon you don't want to miss the first ever Needle Felted Rock Head interview.
Until then........................  Hope you all enjoyed reading this.  I do enjoy my Needle Felted Rock Heads
Take Care

Friday, March 30, 2012

Catching up with the Needle Felted Rock Heads

The new Group Photo

WOW!  Where has the time gone?  The "Rock heads"and I have been quite busy this past Winter, couldn't have asked for better weather out here in the MidWest! 
Now the "Rock heads" and I learned some techniques, with a new size needle that is slicker than butter on toast!,  Met some really fun and interesting needle Felters,made new friends that have really inspired me(which does help the "Rock Heads")  and some of the "Rock Heads" made new friends.  In the next few blogs I will show you all some of these. 

Right now I am going to let you all in on how this group picture of the "Rock Heads" took some doing and then with the new Facebook Timeline it wouldn't even work, so we had to take another, this one just wouldn't stretch out right,if you don't get that pic just right, you end up with a pic looking like your at the circus or fair with those mirrors!
My new security

Oh our youngest just begged and begged me if she could help with the group photo.  How could anyone turn her down?  She even made her own camera!  Pretty crafty this one, wonder if Security 1 could learn something from her?  She tried her best, those sneaky little "Rock Heads" left for Ice Cream.  So you all know I called in Security 1 to set everything up. 

Security is back

I do believe they are doing a very good job this time.  Working quite hard but the head cat "Mr. Super Jack"  is not really helping, sure does look like all he wants is tummy rubs! 

Then all of sudden I couldn't find Moe the Moose!  Here he is taking it easy on the new park bench that was just cut out.  Don't we all wish we could take it easy?

It took a better part of an afternoon just to get a picture of the group to post on the new timeline for our Facebook page.   The outcome turned out pretty good for now.

This blog to a bit to get done, I am using a different Lap Top then what I am use too. Takes a bit for me to change! 

Now here is a sneak peek at what is to come.  I have already given clues on my FB page, I am trying  to get a few items finalized.  I am getting so excited and so are the "Rock Heads". 
Watch for my next blog in the next couple of days. 
We have a lot of catching up to do!

Tammy and Moe are just excited they finally get to do ..................
Stay Tuned.  I am glad to finally be back.  Take Care and thanks again for reading. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Grandpa Henry and his Cousin Alfred

WOW! It's hard to believe that 2011 is already gone.  The older ya get it just seems like the years fly by!  This last year was very busy for my family here in Minnesota and alot of changes from being excited over the new house to as my little kids say "Mr. Mean Tornado" made a visit on July 1st and changed all of our plans for the rest of year.  

That was O.K. sometimes it takes a jolt in your life to really make you think and then you get back in the saddle and push on. 

I didn't have much time for blogging or the "Rock Heads" this past year.  I think we finally have some things back to normal shhhhhhhhhhhh!  lets not jinx things yet. 
My "Rock Heads" had a long talk with me,about getting some Characters made.  I have had a lot of inquiries on if I am selling them yet, or I have even gotten some wonderful ideas from some of you.   So I am going to take the bull by the horns and plunge in.  A little scary for me, but exciting.  My plans are in the works so I will keep you all informed. 

I also had many of you ask how the little kids are doing, thank you.  They are all doing great and love my "Rock Heads", I do believe that this wonderful craft of Needle Felting has helped them too.  FAS is a very diffucult disability and it never goes away, and some days are very trying for us, but with all the friends I have made through Needle Felting ,our family and our friends that I call on a regular basis or call me to check in and are always there to yell at me when needed or I can vent to Thank you.! 

Cousin Alfred and Annie

It's time to get back to the fun stuff,my "Rock Heads".  Wow as many of my family and friends said to me this past Holiday Season.  I decided to do a Secret Santa gift Exchange with the Workshop that I belong to. that was started by Kay Petal and her husband,what a wonderful place on the net.  When I told my husband I had signed up for it, he just smiled and said you have to ship a "Rock Head" out for EVER!  Heck I knew that, the very first Rock Head to leave home for real!  Do you know how hard it is to part with a Character you made!  Oh I was excited but then it was oh crap is the person that receives this Rock going to like it.  So the kids and I decided that it would be cool if a cousin left home.  So Cousin Alfred was born, he ended up in New York a place I have never been.  The family that received Cousin Alfred love him, and he couldn't be happier, by the picture I have seen he is smiling. 

Well shipping him out was pretty easy, I did hire part of my summer Security team back, she did a pretty good job of it.  She even stayed awake this time. 

Moe the Moose made sure it was Cousin Alfred in the box.

As you can see Cousin Alfred watched over all he could.  Security did scare him a bit,he had heard some pretty hairy stories from some of the Rock Heads.  Gotta say She did a good job his time. 

But before he left all the "Rock Heads" had a party for him and they also wanted to wish him well,in his  new adventure.  Even my good friends from Germany came out to see him off. (They don't like their picture to be taken so all my little gnomes are on the Christmas house,look hard and you can see a few).  Those little guys (gnomes) really didn't think I had it me to send one off.  Just to make them feel at home Cousin Alfred did spend a little bit of time at the Brewery, little does he know my 3 little children were told it was a Root Beer Brewery.  Hey they believe anything I tell them.  Before Christmas I told the children that Toys 'R" Us closes to all children,hey they believed it.  

Fred and Louise did tell Cusin Alfred if he is ever back this way, to stop in and they would fix him a Martini.  Fred is just hoping for a few good fishing stories.  I am sure as the Rock Heads go they will some how stay in contact.
Here he is by our "Root Beer Brewery"  Alfred sure did have a good time visiting here.
He even made time to sit in Santa's  lap.
So that was Cousin Alfred's stay with us, he was quite busy while he was here, hopefully he was able to get some rest at his new home,before starting the New Year. 

I received the most cutest and wonderful little Gingerbread lady in the mail from an artist that lives in Alabama.  We all named her "Miss Ginger"  Well  Louise tried to make her a welcoming Martini but "Miss Ginger let her know all she drinks is milk.

Look those little gnomes came out to see Miss Ginger.  Everyone is smiling, and happy to have a new friend.
Mrs.  Claus really had a good time snuggling with Miss Ginger,just look at them they were smiling and probably swapping some good cookie recipes.

I hope you all had a great Holiday Season and have a wonderful,prosperous, and healthy New Year.  Take Care and please do let me know what you think about my "Rock Heads". 
Until Next Time ..........................