Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring is in the air

Yes, you can definitely feel it, smell it, hear it and in my kitchen there is a sign . . . . . 
I'm so pleased with the new "reversed "barbs" needles I can't stop making the new needle felted Barn owls .
You can see the difference : both wings are needle felted with the "ordinary" needles and after that I used the Reverse needle on the wing on the left side. See how the colours blend in ? 

I particularly love the part around his head and on the chest. All fluffy and soft looking :-)
Here is Mom laying on her nest and Pa and the "real " stuffed :-( owl are watching the progress.
She needs a beak and the little dots on her feathers.
I couldn't needle felt the dots, the fluffy effect would be gone so I used Norwegian sock wool ( it's a mixed colours wool) and I embroidered the wool on the grey parts.
Here they are : Mom and Dad :-)
The only thing I have to do is attach her to the nest .
Doesn't she look happy and comfy ?

Helen X

29 comments:

  1. They are so SWEET! That reverse needle is a great find, I may try it!

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    1. Thank you Laura ! You should try them yes !

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  2. Oh nee Hellen, wieder soooo bezaubernd. Ich glaub ich muss dir beizeiten mal eine abkaufen. :-)

    Liebste Grüße Jessi

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    1. Danke Jessi :-)

      Liebe Grüße aus Holland :-)

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  3. hu,hu.... dank jessi weiss ich jetzt, dass ich auch deutsch schreiben kann : )))

    helen, deine filzeulen sind so phantastisch..... sehen echt und lebendig aus. traumhaft schön!!!

    liebe grüsse aus der schweiz,
    monica

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    1. Bitte schreibe im Deutsch Monika ! Danke für deinen liebe Kommentar ! Ich soll es lernen :-)
      Liebe Grüße aus Holland

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  4. Love them! Cannot wait for my needles to arrive!

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    1. Thank you Helen, do you notice the effect? I think it's great !

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  5. I love thes owls so much and have been admiring them on another blog. Will you be selling them? Or can I commission one from you?

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  6. Your second picture looked like two taxidermy owls instead of one. They're beautiful. I'm using some reverse needles on cottontail bunny. It's fun to experiment.

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    1. Ha ! Robin, thank you and I'll be looking forward to your opinion on these needles :-)

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  7. Beautiful and fluffy! You are amazing at what you do! Hmmm, I will order a needle too, it could be fun to play with! :) xxx

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  8. Lovely work Helen, it's always nice to find a tool that makes life easier :-)

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    1. Juliet, so nice to see you here ! And you are right !

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  9. I think Mama Owl looks very content and a bit serious about her job..she is going to be a Splendid Mama!!!!! Everything you touch turns to Felted GOLD, Helen P!!! I am excited to receive my reverse needles too! These Owls are so very beautiful and so full of Life and character...you are a Magic-Maker!

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  10. I fall more in love with your owls every time I see them.

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  11. An incredible life like effect! Beautiful!!!

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  12. Ohhh Helen they are magnificent! I love the reverse needle look! Mine are on the way. Fuzzy mice? Time will tell.....

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  13. wow! what a great work! warm greetings from Paris!

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  14. Yes, definitely there is a difference, and they comes out great:)

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