Monday, 19 August 2013

Themed Portraits - Bristol City FC vs Gryffindor?

Morning all!

I've a couple new Themed Portraits that I am very excited to reveal!

Come on you Reds!! 
This Bristol City FC portrait was commissioned as an anniversary present for Ashley, hope you guys are having fun on holiday!

Go, Go Gryffindor!! 
Another sporty portrait, Lyndsay being a Harry Potter fan chose to be drawn as a Gryffindor Chaser in action!

If you like the look of these, or you know someone who might? Take a look at the examples and prices below and get in touch!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

My Neighbour Totoro - Needle felted plush toys

After posting up photos yesterday of my latest needle felted creation I couldn't help myself, I took all three Totoro's for a photo shoot in the little park area near my flat.

This is what happened:

If you missed how I made these guys then click here for little white Chibi Totoro, here for blue Chu Totoro, and here for the big grey ball of fur Tororo himself.

If you're a Studio Ghibli fan and have enjoyed seeing this trio come together, then stay tuned! I've ideas for a load more felted Ghibli creations!

Monday, 12 August 2013

Chu Totoro

Hey there Ghibli fans!

You may remember that I made a needle felted Totoro plushie, then before him the little white Chibi Totoro
Well the other night I finally got round to completing the set by making the blue Chu Totoro, complete with his little sack of acorns!

As always, here's a brief run down of how I made this little guy:

Like with the others I started with a drawn guide to make the initial egg shaped body in scale with the other Totoro plushies I'd made. 
Then, similar to Totoro I felted two small sausages for his arms, then attached them to the body.

 Next felt a small fat teardrop shape for his tail, and two small teardrops for his ears and attach them to the body.

 Now we roll a small amount of white wool and carefully felt it into a circular shape on his belly in very much the same way as I did for Totoro previously. Same goes for his little boomerang like markings, carefully felt the outline in first to get the correct shape, then fill in the middle.

Lastly roll two very small balls of white for his eyes and felt them into place. For the finishing touches I glued on two small black beads for his pupils and felted a simple brown bag, which I curled his arm around and felted it all securely into place to make him carry it.

And there you have it!