This latest post has been quite delayed… With Spring being here, everyone being active and the land becoming warm again there’s always so much to do! I haven’t had as much time to create new little curiosites as usual, but I’ve still had fun thinking up new and neat ideas for creations!
This little fellow is a good example! I love a bit of magic and mysticism, an the mandrake root is pretty high up there with auspicious plant-lore. I think most people these days have heard of them from Harry Potter, so I thought I’d quite like to create my own version! I needle felted a small tin bucket of ‘soil’ for him to hide in when he’s sleepin’.
And following on from this theme, I thought I’d have a go at plants too! This is the first, a little needle felted cactus with needle felted stones and soil. I think it ended up pretty funky actually! I have a needle felted bonsai tree in the works too but that one’s taking quite some time. I’ll keep you posted! 🙂 I was also thinking I could do some little saplings and flowers. Why the devil not?!
I do enjoy a bit of myth-making too. This little cutie is an Aztec Llama. You can see much more of her detail on the site https://www.etsy.com/listing/100042593/needle-felted-llama-miniature-amigurumi and I’m quite in love with her! She’s definitely a sweetie, but just still has a bit of eerie hauntedness. Just what I like! I’m working on a few more creatures in this same style, like horses, deer, goats… I do love the oddities! Particularly the mandrake and llama have been the most fun to do, I wonder which one finds a new home first?
And with her own little backstory, here’s the Dream Bunny. I think having a story gives these little curiosties some context. This little rabbit shows how I can’t quite get away from going back to the plain old deliriously cute. You can read her story here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/99796081/needle-felted-rabbit-miniature-amigurumi .
I’m still working on the crochet. I honestly am in awe of anyone who can just pick up a hook and loop away. I can’t understand it! One skill at a time though.. I already always feel so torn between all of my favourite crafts, I’m not sure how I’d cope with another on right now! I think I would like to learn how to do dome tiny little jackets for my imps though, I think that’d be just too sweet.
For now though, I will bid you adieu. Dream of small imps, walking plants, and mandrake wars with llamas. Have fun everyone! 🙂