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Desktop Feltidermy and how they came about!

Lions and tigers and feltidermy, Oh my!

I know I’ve been a bit absent from the blog again the past couple of weeks, but now you can see one reason why. Alright, yes, I’ve also been enjoying the spring we’ve been having…but also creating! For about the last week the new desktop feltidermy pieces have had most of my attention.

The desktop felidermy came about from a custom request. The request was for 2 tigers (pictured above) looking like they are leaping out of the plaque. Well, of course I loved this idea, but I had to figure out how to make it work. I spent a couple days just researching images of tigers leaping, jumping, diving and well anything but standing still. After I finally had that stuck in my head I started building my pattern, once I had it ready all I had to do was get to cutting and stitching. I started stitching the first tiger and the shape was exactly what I wanted, they were just a bit small for the size I needed.

*light bulb moment*

Desktop Feltidermy!

Now I just had to figure out how to make them stand on their own. Notice how I said “just” haha… I thought about how to make them stand as I was stitching, browsing the hardware store, walking the dog, cooking dinner, watching the new season opener of Doctor Who, I think even while sleeping. I finally did figure it out and I was still able to attach the plush to the wood as usual, the stand just cover my hardware for attaching. Believe me, these guys and their stands are not separating!

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been up to…Now to hope that everyone else loves them as much as I do! You can find them in my Etsy shop.

I hope you are all having a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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First Collaboration

This feltidermy is a collaboration between myself and my husband, Shannon. He does sketches that he calls sketchmonsters and paintings too. This feltidermy is based on his alien sketchmonster painting, pictured above with the feltidermy! We worked out the pattern together, then Shannon painted the plaque andĀ  I stitched up the monster head and mounted it.

We hope to be doing another one in the near future. You can find the Alien Monster Feltidermy by clicking on the photo at the top of this post or in my shop!

I’m having a hard time adjusting to the time change this week. Today I was up at 4:15! I don’t think my brain is processing this “spring forward” thing correctly. *yawn*

I hope you’re all adjusting well. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Something a Little bit Different

Today I introduced the first Unibunny Feltidermy to my Shop!

The unibunny is a small woodland creature from the island of Mythalogia. They claim to have many magical powers that come from the horn on their small heads. Some of these claims involve the creation of moss, and rainbows. The unibunnies also claim to be responsible for the creation of the first jelly bean.

* No actual unibunnies were harmed in the making of this feltidermy*

I’m so happy to be back to feeling like myself again! I’ve been fighting a cold for the last month…finally this week I seem to be over it (knock on wood).

Tomorrow I hope to have a new collection of Feltidermy Brooches available!

Hooray for for Spring being on the way, colds going away and the start of many new creations!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

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The Spring Hare

This is another animal I saw at theĀ  Field Museum. springharemuseumThe spring hare resembles a tiny kangaroo with long powerful back legs. It is actually neither a kangaroo nor a hare but in fact a rodent. The spring hare lives only in south-eastern Africa, feeding on plant matter and even occasionally insects. Spring hares are hunted to a degree for their meat and sometimes culled to protect crops and are also at risk from habitat loss.

Here is my feltidermy version of a spring hare, you can find it in my Etsy shop.

springharecuI love how his paws really make it look like he is up to no good! Maybe he is plotting evil plans to overthrow all the hunters!

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New Feltidermy, inspired by the museum trip

suniI created this guy after seeing a Suni at the Field Museum. The Suni is a very small species of antelope or dwarf antelope. It is found in south-east Africa in dense underbrush. Suni are around 12-17 inches high at the shoulder and weigh 10-12 pounds. You can find this feltidermy in my Etsy shop.

This is the example I saw at the museum.

sunimuseumThanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Misty Mouse at Vanderbilt

This past Saturday we had the most beautiful day of the year so far. It was warm and sunny, just perfect to get out for the afternoon. We decided to take a short drive across the river to the Vanderbilt Mansion, Misty Mouse got to go along!

mouse at mansion

She thought the house was massive, but from this view it looks just about right to her.

misty rose gardens

She loved the gardens and the shapes left by the planting beds. You can see my husband and Bean in the background. Bean likes how little pieces of lawn lead you around the gardens.

misty garden sculpture

Misty thought the detail and scale of this sculpture in the water garden was quite accurate. Those toes are in pretty good shape after so much time out in the elements.

After all of the wandering around the property we were all pretty tired and ready to go home. Bean had one last lounge on the lawns and posed for a photo before leaving.

beanonlawn

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