I have always enjoyed being creative. One of the first things I remember making to sell was a turkey made out of fall-colored knit gloves (I cleaned out the local Target) and sitting on small grapevine wreaths. My mom had gotten a table at a local craft fair to sell some items she had made too, and my sister tagged along for moral support. I sold each turkey for $8.00, and sold just about every one! After that I was hooked, but couldn’t continue my craft hobby once I started college, and was only recently able to take it back up again. I’ve enjoyed making several different types of merchandise, and am enjoying being able to be creative once again.
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Needle felting. It is a fairly new art/craft. Originally the needles we use were designed to be used in machines to commercially make felt sheets. Some really creative and adventurous person decided to see what would happen if used manually…and with wonderful and fun results!
I recently saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox and it was the starting point for several pieces. Of course, I had to make some cute foxes. I also made a rabbit wearing a dress that is similar to one of the lesser characters in the film. The aesthetic of that film is just about what I am going for with my art.