Thursday, January 29, 2009

Li'l Elton John Needle Felted Wool Doll




My Li'l Elton John was SO FUN to bring to life. Even his li'l glasses are made of wool - I didn't even have to use wire. My proudest accomplishment is the lenses - they are wool, they are felted and you can see his eyes through them. I just love his flashy, flamboyant li'l personality.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Felt Alive Music Video

My husband had been making training videos for his work; he brought his new found skills home and made this silly video for me. I'm much more comfortable behind the camera filming my little characters but here I am - stepping out of my little box!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Needle Felted Willie Nelson

My Little Willie Nelson!

Needle Felted Willie Nelson

Needle Felted Willie Nelson Rear View

Willie is about 12" tall and is 100% Needle Felted Wool. His hair is a blend of Alpaca and Icelandic Wool. Like all my characters, I start with a basic body structure using what I call "core wool" which is basically wool batting that has not been dyed. The outer layers of the skin and clothing are made with Norwegian C1 Felting Batts. Willie was a wonderful, fun challenge for me - and he stands on his own!

Here is Willie with his buddy, Conan O'Brien!

Needle Felted Buddies

And here is a video so you can see how lifelike he is!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Willie Nelson coming to life in Needle Felted Wool

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

willie wip

What fun I am having!! Willie will look much more like Willie when he gets a neck - I am learning that our necks really define what we look like! I will post again when Willie is complete but I love this stage and had to share!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy Felting in 2009!!

Felt Alive Wool Sculptures by Kay Petal

Conan O'Brien - Needle Felted Wool

I think I have found my calling! Celebrity Felt Alive - Hmm...

Needle Felted Conan O'Brien

This is so new for me - I am in my mid forties and never realized I had any kind of artistic abilities - that is until I discovered needle felting - two years ago! I am having so much fun with it - My new Li'l Conan is really a Felt Alive star. Somehow I captured Conan in wool - from his piercing look in his eyes, right down to his swagger, this truly is Mini Conan.

Li'l Conan is a HUGE FAn of the real Conan O'Brien and he plays in front of the tv every time Conan is on - it's hilarious. He dreams of being Conan's little desk buddy on his new Tonight Show....a li'l fella can dream...

What's going on here?

Conan and his horse??

Here is a little video so you can see how lifelike Li'l Conan is!