Yes, I know it’s August but that’s the time I begin creating Christmas ornaments here. I’ve already added a new design for 2016 – the chilly owl. He’s named the Chilly Owl because my oldest daughter said he looked cold so we decided to add a scarf to warm him up.
I’ve also begun work on my most popular line of needle felted ornaments – the gnomes. They’ll be available in a slightly wider range of colors this year and I have opened up the custom gnome ornament listing again, but I will be accepting a very limited number of custom orders this year. Order early before my calendar fills up! In this photo you see a few of this year’s finished gnomes waiting for their hangers to be added.
Some of my first needle felted sculptures were animals and it’s still a category that enthralls me. I lean away from exact realism into a more fantastic style. I try to keep these sculptures small, but the elephant became much larger in the creative process.