Sunday, September 27, 2015

The fish tail, the body and arms were sewn and attached separately. Beading on the metallic crinkle fabric was used as embellishment. The brassier top is made from the wool felt, gold trim, metallic crinkle fabric and beads. The back is fashioned in a racing style.....oh so popular and on trend for Mermaids!

Fish, a Sea Horse, jelly fish, star fish and other assorted under the sea items were created with the wool felt. I did a google images search of sea creatures, coral and anything fun and colorful that would add to the composition of the finished Sea Maiden.

I had no idea of how everything was going to fit was a matter of playing with the finished items, arranging and rearranging. Loads of fun!!!!!

The Sea Maiden is a piece that was created by special request as a donation for the Salina Community Theater in Salina KS.  The Mermaid sits upon a small treasure chest and an old copy of Anderson's Fairy Tales.  All of the sea items were made from wool felt, beads and wire. Fingers crossed that one of my favorite long time collectors wins this special piece. It was a joy to make.

I have had so much fun working with the lovely colors of the wool felt I have found in my travels. Sarah's Fabrics on Massachusetts Ave. in Lawrence KS has had many wonderful colors. Pin cushions and the flower felt fascinator hats for my dolls are perfect ways to use the wool felt.

Ute took me to a great quilt shop in Carpenteria CA and I was able to add to my color pallet.

Monday, September 21, 2015

I finally did it!

Introducing one of my newest creations.......The Demoiselle de Fleur. I have been having so much fun creating these dolls using wool felt from my favorite fabric store in Lawrence KS, Sarah's. This doll has a skirt made from vintage sari border. Yum!