Believe it or not, this is actually the first Christmas ornament I’ve listed for sale in my Etsy shop! This little teddy had a rough beginning – in fact, he was quite awkward and gangly when I first finished him many months ago. Yesterday, I decided to give him a second chance, and I’m so glad I did, because now he’s adorable! And he’s just waiting for a Christmas tree to hang out in! You can visit him on Etsy here.
This is a slight departure from my usual needle felting projects, but with Halloween right around the corner, I figured it was apropos! Michael’s is having a #TrickYourPumpkin contest, so this pumpkin diorama with a witch’s kitchen inside is going to be my entry!
I took a craft pumpkin and carved a large opening in the front. I painted the inside a deep purple and distressed the outside of the pumpkin with black paint. It has a little raven’s nest perched on top, and the whole pumpkin is resting on top of a cake stand draped in black cheesecloth.
Inside the witch’s kitchen, there’s a little table and a hutch featuring polymer clay miniatures I made: potion bottles, a crystal ball, spell books, candles, face jars, a bat, a pumpkin and more!
I hope you enjoy this little Halloween scene!
This little cutie is ready for the Halloween masquerade ball! I made Mariela’s tutu from black and orange tulle, and I used black, white and orange beads with a crystal focal bead for her necklace. Lastly, she has a Venetian-style mask handcrafted from polymer clay. Visit her on Etsy!
I love custom orders. They really challenge me to be creative and push my artistic boundaries. When I was asked to make a fisherman mouse, I was thrilled because fishing has a meaningful place in my family; my grandfather was an avid angler, and my father enjoyed it, as well.
This mouse is larger than most of mine, standing just shy of 7″ tall. Everything is handmade by me with the exception of the miniature rod and the tiny little flies on his hat and vest. I’ve been dabbling in working with polymer clay lately, so I decided the stringer of fish would be the perfect opportunity to work with that medium. I’m just delighted with the finished product and can’t wait to send him off to his new home!
If you’re interested in commissioning a custom piece, please contact me! I will only be able to accept a limited number of orders between now and the holidays.