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Indiana, United States
I love crafting! I have tried many crafts, and will try just about anything I come across. I love trying new crafts. Right now I am expanding my needle felting. I make jewelry, greeting cards, doll clothes and reborn dolls. I sell my items on Etsy, Bonanzle and Ebay. My other great love is dolls. A year ago I discovered sculpted dolls. I now have a collection of these beautiful dolls.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

My First Reborn Baby

The last couple of weeks I have been working on my first attempt to reborn a baby doll. For those of you who don't know what a reborn baby is I will explain.
First you start with a kit which is the plastic head, arms and legs sometime the torso. I also used a doe suade body. The plastic parts are painted with layers of heat set paints. The paints are heat set between each layer. Then the eyes are glued in. The hair is rooted with a felting needle. Then you weight your body parts. This makes the baby feel like the weight of a real baby. Then you attach the parts to the soft body that has been weighted also.
This little baby is only 10". She was fun to make, I can't wait to get started on another. I hope with practice I will improve with each one I make.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friday, June 6, 2008

My Birdy Necklace in a Treasury

My birdy necklace is in a treasury until Sunday. Check it out.

Look What was in Our Garage!

Last night while I was on the computer upstairs, my husband yells, "there is a hummingbird in the garage!" Well, my kids and I had to see this. My husband said he heard it and thought it was a big moth, then saw that it was a hummingbird. It would circle the lights in the garage and rest on the bicycles hanging from the ceiling or the bars for the garage door. We opened the garage door, but it still was not finding its way out. So, out came the kids butterfly nets and I was able to gently trap the little bird between the two nets and lower it to the outside. We were able to get one last picture before it headed straight up into the night sky. What an exciting night!

Friday, May 30, 2008

Blue Bird in Flowering Tree

With spring here I love to see all the flowering trees as I go down the road. The pinks, lavenders and white trees all make for a great show. The birds can be seen trying to find a mate and then the nests start popping up. I decided to needlefelt a tapestry to show of the colors of spring, not only the flowering tree but of the colorful blue bird. The leaves are some curly locks that have been dyed green. The finished art is 5x7" with an 8x10 dappled brown mat. I will be listing this in my Etsy store.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baby Noah

This is the latest OOAK (one of a kind) baby that I have added to my collection. His head, arms, and legs are made from Prosculpt clay. He has a soft body. Noah measures 15" with his kness bent, the size of a preemie. This is the largest clay baby I have. Most are 2"-8". The artist who created Noah is Joni Inlow. You can find out more about her and her babies at http://www.dolly-street.com/. Noah is so fun to hold. He has a precious face.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Felting Forum May Challenge

For the month of May the challenge is flowers. I hadn't made a flower before so I was procrastinating. I started last night and finished this morning. This is my Blackeyed Susan. The first picture shows the flower almost finished and the supplies to make it. The next picture shows it complete. It measures 4x6", now I just need to get a mat for it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Needlefelted Pendants

It all started with a leaf, now I can't stop! I love creating these needlefelted pendants! In the first one a bird flies over a field of flowers. The next one is a lake scene with tall grass. I added metallic thread to catch the highlights of the sun and water, then a dragonfly charm. Both of these are in my Etsy store.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Leaf and Ladybug Necklace

This is my first wearable needlefelted creation. This leaf is made out of Merino wool which is very soft next to the skin. The Merino wool is alittle more difficult to felt than wool roving. All the fibers are going the same direction. I would pull off bits of wool and later it in opposite directions. This way the barbed needle could catch the fibers and mesh them together quicker. This is also for the Etsy NFEST Challenge this month.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sunset 1-Needlefelt Art

I bought a mat the other day for my needlefelted sunset. I am so happy with the way this came out. This sunset is my first needlefelted landscape. I had a great time doing it. I can't wait to do another one. It measures 5x7 and I used layers of colored wool to achieve just the right look. I felt like I was painting which I haven't done for years. I have listed this lovely piece in my Etsy store, cuttingedgecreations.etsy.com. While there you have to check out another Etsy store, Deebs.etsy.com, she has some lovely needlefelted art.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


The other day I was upstairs on the computer and looked out the window when a male Goldfinch landed in our Redbud tree. He sat there for awhile looking around. So I grabbed my camera a took a picture. It is through the screen and window, but not to bad. The next thing I knew Mrs. Goldfinch came along. So, I took a picture of both of them.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

NFEST Team Challenge For May

I just joined the NFEST Team at Etsy. This is a group for the needlefelters. They have a challenge for each month and in May is was to needlefelt a bug or insect. I have been wanting the try a butterfly for awhile now, so here was a reason to get to it. I looked at my butterfly book and decided to create my own species. This is the Purple Passion Butterfly.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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