Wearing her new windbreaker, Clara romped about on the spongy backyard today. Finally our snow melted! She resembles an Easter egg, with her purple pants and her green polka dot coat and boots. So good to get some time outside!
I’m beginning work on some new Spring critters…I have been working on designs for licensing, and it has wiped me out creatively, so I tend to not have anything left over for my one of a kind work.  BUT I am going to try to squeeze in a Spring/Easter update in the next few weeks. Easter is fast approaching, so I better hurry!
This is the beginning of a critter head. I like to make a core out of inexpensive wool stuffing. This creates a nice firm center to the work, and it also cuts down on the amount of pricier wool roving that you have to use.  A little bit of technique revealed! I show how to make a critter in my book, which looks like it will be out in stores by St. Patty’s Day!

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  1. I’m really looking forward to the book and making a critter. I taped you when you were on Martha but still have yet to make the cute bird.
    I’ve been knitting and wet felting some but, haven’t done any needle felting in a few months. I think the last time was the strawberry brooch. It’s so much fun though. Any tips on not pricking yourself in the book?

  2. yay! I preordered mine at Amazon today. :-)

  3. Interesting tool you have for making the wool head base. It reminds me of one of the toys from Sids house in ‘Toy Story’. :)
    Great picture of your ‘Easter Egg’. I am going out to get some rain boots for my son today. Hers are very cute.

  4. It’s fun to see how Clara is growing up. She is really getting to be a big girl.
    I am so excited to see your book. I have my order in for one at my local Barnes and Noble Store.
    Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.

  5. Oh that photo of your daughter is so lovely! Just makes me smile remembering childhood and going for little walks (wandering along and observing the world), so nice :) Your blog is looking lovely – I really like your header :D

  6. I’m glad to know that you make some new critters !

  7. Vanessa Newton

    what a talented young lady you are. Your characters are right out of the storybooks. Have you considered maybe doing a children’s book with photographs of your fun little creatures? I’d be the first in line to purchase one. I’m looking forward to getting your book in the mail. I wish you all the wealth and happiness that creativeness can bring.
    Keep being creative!!!