Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Santa Claus is coming to town

So it turns out that the holidays are a busy time, and I have not been able to felt each day. Today, however, I was able to carve out some time to make something fun, felted and festive.

Meet Nick.

My idea was to make a ball like Santa. He came out less ball-like and more like a Santa who has lost his legs. But in today's culture where Santa and snowman come in every shape, size and design I figure that he will fit in.

Anyone who needle felts will tell you that claws and fingers are really hard to do. My solution? Mittens! I only had to do two fingers.

His Hair, beard and fur trimmed was made out of some fleece I carded. The fleece has a very fine micron count and in the carder developed a lot of noils (tangles). Noils in needle felting are just great for texture.

His arms are raised to invite a kiddie in for a hug.

Even though it is cloudy today I was able get some good photos of him thanks to my brand new 5 in 1 reflector and my 50mm lens. My husband also just order a big book about digital photography I am hoping to study. It is in Spanish so I suppose I will be studying two things at once.

I hope everyone's December is jolly so far.


  1. Kay, I am totally floored, Nick is just perfect. Your work is remarkable ! You are a super -duper talent ! Felterissimo !!!! (Okay , I'll stop yelling at you) ... I just hope that you soon do something big with this talent of yours!

  2. Define big Jen. ;) You know that I am always up for a challenge. Thanks for the compliments!