This is the AWARD WINNING felted piece based on traditional Mexican Sugar Skulls. She won First Place in the Tapestry Competition at the L.A. County Fair! She’s now available in my Etsy Shop!
I like this little lady cause she is so feminine. I usually think of my pieces as masculine, but loved making her sweet roses & red lips!
This Skull Wall Hanging was inspired by traditional Mexican Sugar Skulls that are often made for the “Day of The Dead” or “Día de los Muertos”. I love their graphic nature, and think that translates well into felted pieces. This Skull has a was inspired by a Rose theme with 2 giant dimensional roses and a sweet feminine style.
I made this Sugar Skull by first cutting out all the colored shapes of felt on my Silhouette Cameo Die Cutting Machine. Then they were attached to the white wool skull shape using an adhesive interfacing, and needle felting. The black felt background was stiffened with glue & then everything was assembled together.
The piece measures 20″ Wide x 11″ Tall x 1″ Deep
The roses were made by cutting all the petals on my Silhouette Cameo, then gluing them together.
*This post is in Celebration of the release of the Video Game Borderlands 2. It’s been playing on my t.v. non-stop for the past week! It’s a pretty fun game, although definitely RATED M (for mature!)
Here are some pictures from my on-again-off-again day-job. I work as a freelance scenic sculptor when I’m not being totally crafty & making Needle Felt Sculptures.
We work mostly in foam, yes, plain ol’ styrofoam. It’s actually a pretty forgiving medium for sculptures because you can carve it, shape it, sand it, mold it, glue it, etc. Most theme park rides & large movie sets are made from styrofoam!
These were some figures that I got to work on from an upcoming video game called Boarderlands 2. I didn’t work on the figures too much, except for the cool assassin, but I worked on making the guns. There was ALOT of hot glue involved!
A group shot of all the figures at a video game conference
Boarderlands Assassin Figure, “Zero” In Progress
Finished Borderlands 2 “Zero” Figure. I sculpted the head, worked on the body and accessories, & did the gun!
Borderlands 2 Gun in Progress (for “Sal”) Made up of a hodgepodge of materials to get all the different textures & details.
With the internet, especially Google Images & YouTube, why would you need to have actual books in your craft library?
I’m a big fan of physical books. I love quickly flipping to an important dog-eared page, having the physical photograph that I’m using for reference, & the mobility of carrying the book from my desk to the couch. None of those things are easily done with your computer. (well, there are ways to easily do it, but I’m partial to paper…)
Here is a quick video sharing some of my favorite books that I have in my Crafty Library. I use these specific books (plus many more) on a regular bases.
Do you have any CAN’T-LIVE-WITHOUT books in your own craft library?
Just a quick post to remind you that I’ll be hanging out at the L.A. County on Sunday, September 9th from 11:30 – 3:30!
If you are in the area & happen to be hanging out at the fair on Sunday, stop by the Tapestry Building and say HI! I’m excited because 1) I absolutely LOVE the fair & 2) I get to hangout & felt & meet lots of cool people!
The piece I’ve started to work on while at the fair. I gotta get some felting done before Sunday!!
The feathers for my Peacock! I’ve always had it in the back of my mind to make one, so I figured, might as well do it now!
I got my first award!! BUT… it was one of those categories that EVERYBODY gets one… Kinda like in Kindergarden, YEA! YOU’RE A WINNER!!! But it still counts!