Sunday, May 6, 2007

Bjarney The Icelandic Night Troll.



This Bjarney! He is an Icelandic Night Troll.
Icelandic legend has it that these mischievous trolls come out at night. They must be well hidden during the day as even one ray of sun can turn a Night Troll into stone.
Bjarney sits about 7" tall. With the exception of his hair, Bjarney is made from 100% Icelandic Wool. I used three natural colors of wool - black for his body, light brown for his eyes and natural white for his teeth and the whites of his eyes. Icelandic wool is rather coarse and hairy. This gives Bjarney a very primitive look. His hair and beard are made from a course, wool yarn.


Thursday, May 3, 2007

Mush!!










Finally! I finished my little sled dog team.
It's Grandpa Harry out for a Sunday drive with his pups. Grandpa doesn't race anymore but he still loves to train and run his dogs. The pups are just mastering their sport. Grandpa taught them well as they navigate the trail like old pros. They love to run!
Grandpa Harry is a true Alaskan Sourdough. You can tell by the Bunny Boots - that's what we call those big, white, rubber Army issue boots that are insulated with air. He's also wearing his green wool army pants and his trusty old Buffalo Plaid jacket. His fur trapper's hat and mittens keep him warm and cozy. If he gets too hot, the hat comes off!

The pups are made from a variety of wool and even have shading done with Alaskan Husky fur.

Grandpa stands about 6 1/2" tall and the pups stand 2" tall and 3" long.