Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My needle felting purse



The company I purchase my needle felting supplies from sends out a newsletter every week. This week my needle felted purse is featured on it, with a link to their blog. On the blog they have the same 4 photos I have below. I can't figure out how to get the newsletter linked here, but you can click here for the link to their blog to see my purse on their blog.

I 'had' to add a bead for the eye. We need that shine in the eye when we photograph them, so I wanted it in my needle felting.

I put a pocket on the back of the purse (thanks, Wendy of It's Just Me for the idea) and added sead beads in the center of the dogwood blooms.
The purse is listed on Etsy, to see my Etsy listing click here. From there you can go to 'shop' on the right side and see all my needle felted purses that I have currently for sale. I have sold 3 locally.

In the needle felting world the thing to try is 3D. So after needle felting a few of my felted purses I decided it was time to try my hand at the 3D of needle felting. My first (and only, so far) is pictured above. This is a very time consuming art form. Not sure how many of these I will do, but it does have my interest right now. This little bear has moving parts. His head, arms and legs move. Notice the eyes are also beads.
The link to Living Felt for needle felting supplies is http://www.livingfelt.com/ they are great. Real fast shipping. and they accept Paypal.
By the way....here in East Tennessee we were teased by spring last week. Although I was way too sick to get out in the pretty weather. Now I am feeling much better and it is gloomy and cold again. Hopefully before too long Granny Sorrells' daffodils will be blooming and they will drag me away from knitting and needle felting to photograph them.
This weekend is a fiber festival in Townsend, Tennessee. The quiet side of the Smokies. I hope to go and photograph the sheep, some as they are sheared. I am also going to Stitches South in Atlanta late April to learn more about knitting and needle felting. If any of you that knit are going to Atlanta please let me know, maybe we can meet up there.

22 comments:

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh my gosh! That purse is gorgeous!!!!!!!! I just love the little chick-a-dee. But then they are my favorite bird! OK so where do I get this pattern? heeheehee
I don't think I would want to do stuffed animals but I like making purses. Oh the clogs are easy by the way. I haven't felted them yet. I will let you know how they turn out. I hope they are great cause I love clogs!

Leedra said...

Wendy - The purse pattern is my own, fairly simple. There is no pattern for the needle felting, you just go with it. You can needle felt to anything felted, and I know you have some of your own felt purse patterns because you were the one that gave me the idea of adding the pocket. Next time the pocket will be larger.

Connie said...

These are beautiful. They look like a lot of work. The beads do add a really nice touch.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Leedra... You are doing GREAT with your talents and creativity... I love that purse--but you know why!!! It's because of that Chickadee. How Sweet....

Love the little bear also... Congrats on such great work.
Hugs,
Betsy

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Ok, you know what the thing was, I didn't know what "needle felting" was. I thought you knit the chick-a-dee into the purse. But I looked it up online and now know what it is! Cool! It is really really beautiful!

Susie said...

Hey Leedra, Sorry to hear you've been sick. I'm glad you are feeling better. We got a taste of spring last week too but this week, so far, hasn't been much fun.

These items you are making are so cute. That little bear is adorable.

Mildred said...

Leedra, these creations are absolutely beautiful. Wow at the amount of work involved. Congrats on being featured on the newsletter. Hope you begin to feel better soon. I hope your irises from here will bloom this year. We have our home for sale and I keep wondering if I will be here to see ours bloom.

Leedra said...

Mildred - When I saw you post about selling your house I thought about all of your flowers. I am very thankful I received the irises and glads from you last year. Hope they are all beautiful this year, but I know sometimes it does take a couple of years to fill back out. I hope to get enough blooms from them to post photos for you to see.

When we thought we were going to have to sell our home the flowers is what I was the most upset about. I think I could sell here if not for all the flowers that have such memories of people of my past. Especially my Granny Sorrells' daffodils, of which have multiplied over the years to about 2000. I just don't think I can move them again. Hope I get to live here the rest of my life, if just for Granny's daffodils. They are budding now, and I always get so excited about them because she was so special to me.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Eeee! Leedra, I just bought it!

JKoenig said...

How artistic and beautiful. The chickadee is precious. You are so talented in so many ways.

I love sewing but have never tried that. Love it!

Leedra said...

Lynne - I never thought about the purse selling because of me posting about it. I am thrilled that I know somebody that trully loves Chickadees will have it. I will ship it tomorrow.
Thanks for the show of confidence in my needlework.

dAwN said...

Oh my Lynne bought it..I want it..hee hee actually would love to buy one for my mother with Chickadee.something for over the shoulder.
Do you make personalized bags..
thinking I would love one too!
Gorgeous ...

Leedra said...

dAwN - I will let you know when I make another one. I am sending you an email with some questions.

Wendy said...

Both are beautiful!

Bird Girl said...

I want a taupe one with a bluebird and dogwood!!! :-)
You are surely one talented lady!

Leedra said...

Bird Girl - I have been looking through the Bluebird photos to see which I would like to follow for the needle felting. It appears I am going to have to get busy knitting the purses and needle felting. Somebody else has mentioned wanting a taupe one. The bird needle felted purses are $72, plus shipping, for the style I posted here. I will let you know as I get them listed on Etsy.

Rose said...

Leedra, the purse is darling...the bear is cute. I haven't tried nor do I plan to try needle felting, but I do enjoy seeing it. I don't need another hobby!

Jen said...

Love the Chickadee purse!
You are one talented lady!!

Bird Girl said...

Leedra - I would very much love to have one of these. If you need bluebird photos - I have thousands on my smugmug site and you are welcome to use any one of them!
Here is the link:

http://barbi.smugmug.com/Bird/Bluebirds

P.S. I saw the taupe one on your etsy site - very cool and I can only imagine how wonderful a bluebird would look!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness! I just picked up a small kit of this, I've been wanting to try it. I love the 3D it looks so real!

kÄ…cik baby jagi said...

So cute!

Pam said...

They are all lovely, but my personal favorite in the purse with the sweet little bird.

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